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Counting in Assiniboine

Language overview

Forty-two in Assiniboine The Assiniboine language (Nakʰóda), also known as Assiniboin, Hohe, Nakota, Nakoda, Nakon, Nakona or Stoney, belongs to the Western Siouan language family. It is spoken by the Nakota people, known as Assiniboine (or Hohe) in the United States, and as Stoney, in Canada. It counts about 150 speakers.

Assiniboine numbers list

  • 1 – wąží
  • 2 – nųpa
  • 3 – yámni
  • 4 – tópa
  • 5 – záptą
  • 6 – šákpe
  • 7 – iyušna
  • 8 – šáknóğą
  • 9 – nąpcúwąka
  • 10 – wikcémna
  • 11 – akéwąží
  • 12 – akénųpa
  • 13 – akéyámni
  • 14 – akétópa
  • 15 – akézáptą
  • 16 – akéšákpe
  • 17 – akéiyušna
  • 18 – akéšáknóğą
  • 19 – akénąpcúwąka
  • 20 – wikcémna nųpa
  • 30 – wikcémna yámni
  • 40 – wikcémna tópa
  • 50 – wikcémna záptą
  • 60 – wikcémna šákpe
  • 70 – wikcémna iyušna
  • 80 – wikcémna šáknóğą
  • 90 – wikcémna nąpcúwąka
  • 100 – opáwįğe
  • 1,000 – koktópawįğe

Assiniboine 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: wąží [1], nųpa [2], yámni [3], tópa [4], záptą [5], šákpe [6], iyušna [7], šáknóğą [8], and nąpcúwąka [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed prefixing the unit with aké: akéwąží [11], akénųpa [12], akéyámni [13], akétópa [14], akézáptą [15], akéšákpe [16], akéiyušna [17], akéšáknóğą [18], and akénąpcúwąka [19].
  • Tens are formed starting with the word for ten (wikcémna), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for ten itself: wikcémna [10], wikcémna nųpa [20], wikcémna yámni [30], wikcémna tópa [40], wikcémna záptą [50], wikcémna šákpe [60], wikcémna iyušna [70], wikcémna šáknóğą [80], and wikcémna nąpcúwąka [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word sąm (more, beyond), and the unit separated with spaces. When the multipliers two (nųpa) and four (tópa) appear in a compound, they are respectively shortened to nųm and tóm. Thus, we can for instance form the numbers wikcémna nųm sąm yámni [23], wikcémna tóm sąm šáknóğą [48], and wikcémna šákpe sąm nąpcúwąka [69].
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the word for hundred (opáwįğe), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for one hundred: opáwįğe [100], opáwįğe nųpa [200], opáwįğe yámni [300], opáwįğe tópa [400], opáwįğe záptą [500], opáwįğe šákpe [600], opáwįğe iyušna [700], opáwįğe šáknóğą [800], and opáwįğe nąpcúwąka [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the word for thousand (koktópawįğe), followed by the multiplier digit separated with a space, except for one thousand: koktópawįğe [1,000], koktópawįğe nųpa [2,000], koktópawįğe yámni [3,000], koktópawįğe tópa [4,000], koktópawįğe záptą [5,000], koktópawįğe šákpe [6,000], koktópawįğe iyušna [7,000], koktópawįğe šáknóğą [8,000], and koktópawįğe nąpcúwąka [9,000].
  • The word for million is wówayathąka [1 million].

Write a number in full in Assiniboine

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Assiniboine. 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.

Books

Nakón-i’a wo!: Beginning Nakoda Nakón-i’a wo!: Beginning Nakoda
by , editors University of Regina Press (2019)
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Siouan languages

Assiniboine, and Lakota.

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