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Counting in Alutiiq

Language overview

Forty-two in Alutiiq The Alutiiq language (sugpiaq), also known as Pacific Gulf Yupik, is a Yupik language that belongs to the Eskimo–Aleut language family. It is divided in two closely-related dialects: Koniag Alutiiq, spoken on the upper part of the Alaska Peninsula and on Kodiak Island, which is the dialect used on this page, and Chugach Alutiiq, spoken on the Kenai Peninsula and in Prince William Sound. Together, these two dialects count about 400 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 99 in Alutiiq. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Alutiiq numbers list

  • 1 – allringuq
  • 2 – mal’uk
  • 3 – pingayun
  • 4 – staaman
  • 5 – talliman
  • 6 – arwilgen
  • 7 – mallruungin
  • 8 – inglulgen
  • 9 – qulnguyan
  • 10 – qulen
  • 11 – qula allringuq
  • 12 – qula mal’uk
  • 13 – qula pingayun
  • 14 – qula staaman
  • 15 – qula talliman
  • 16 – qula arwilgen
  • 17 – qula mallruungin
  • 18 – qula inglulgen
  • 19 – qula qulnguyan
  • 20 – suinaq
  • 30 – pingayun qula
  • 40 – staaman qula
  • 50 – talliman qula
  • 60 – arwilgen qula
  • 70 – mallruungin qula
  • 80 – inglulgen qula
  • 90 – qulnguyan qula

Alutiiq numbering rules

Now that you’ve had a gist of the most useful numbers, let’s move to the writing rules for the tens, the compound numbers, and why not the hundreds, the thousands and beyond (if possible).

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely allringuq [1], mal’uk [2], pingayun [3], staaman [4], talliman [5], arwilgen [6], mallruungin [7], inglulgen [8], and qulnguyan [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the plural form of the word for ten (singular: qulen; plural: qula) separated with a space, except for ten and twenty: qulen [10], suinaq [20], pingayun qula [30], staaman qula [40], talliman qula [50], arwilgen qula [60], mallruungin qula [70], inglulgen qula [80], and qulnguyan qula [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: suinaq pingayun [23], arwilgen qula talliman [65]).

Write a number in full in Alutiiq

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Alutiiq. Will you guess how to write a number in full? Enter a number and try to write it down in your head, or maybe on a piece of paper, before displaying the result.

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Yupik languages

Alutiiq, and Yup’ik.

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