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Counting in West Frisian

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Language overview

West Frisian (Frysk) is a language that belongs to the Indo-European family, in the germanic group. Official language of the province of Friesland, in the Netherlands (alongside with Dutch), it counts about 600,000 speakers.

West Frisian numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: nul [0], ien [1], twa [2], trije [3], fjouwer [4], fiif [5], seis [6], sân [7], acht [8], njoggen [9], tsien [10], alve [11], and tolve [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching unit digits, adding the word for ten (tjin) at the end: trettjin [13], fjirtjin [14], fyftjin [15], sechtjin [16], santjin [17], achttjin [18], and njoggentjin [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -tich at the end of the multiplier digit, with the exception of ten: tsien [10], tweintich [20], tritich [30], fjirtich [40], fyftich [50], sechtich [60], santich [70], tachtich [80], and njoggentich [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the word -en- (and), but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: ien-en-tritich [31], fiif-en-fjirtich [45]).
  • Hundred (hûndert) and thousand (tûzen) are not separated from their multiplier by a space (e.g.: twahûndert [200], trijetûzen [3,000], tsientûzen [10,000]).
  • The West Frisian language uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. Thus we have ien miljoen (106, one million), ien miljard (109, the US billion), and ien biljoen (1012, a thousand US billions).

Numbers list

1 – ien
2 – twa
3 – trije
4 – fjouwer
5 – fiif
6 – seis
7 – sân
8 – acht
9 – njoggen
10 – tsien
11 – alve
12 – tolve
13 – trettjin
14 – fjirtjin
15 – fyftjin
16 – sechtjin
17 – santjin
18 – achttjin
19 – njoggentjin
20 – tweintich
30 – tritich
40 – fjirtich
50 – fyftich
60 – sechtich
70 – santich
80 – tachtich
90 – njoggentich
100 – hûndert
1,000 – tûzen
one million – ien miljoen
one billion – ien miljard
one trillion – ien biljoen

West Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, English, German, Luxembourgish, North Frisian, Pennsylvania German, Plautdietsch, Saterland Frisian, Swiss German, and West Frisian.

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