# Counting in Azazilúŝ

## Language overview

The Azazilúŝ language has been designed by Romain Filstroff, better known under the pseudonym Linguisticae, for the French Canal+ TV series *Calls*, aired from December, 15 2017. Holder of a master’s degree in historical and Indo-European linguistics, he was inspired by Semitic languages, including Akkadian, Sumerian, Hebrew and Arabic to create this artificial language which has eight declensions. The word Azazilúŝ means *from/to Azazel*.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 19 in Azazilúŝ. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

## Azazilúŝ numbers list

- 1 – mus
- 2 – dus
- 3 – tyus
- 4 – kudus
- 5 – (i)gis
- 6 – musus
- 7 – dusus
- 8 – tusus
- 9 – kusus
- 10 – (i)gzus
- 11 – mir
- 12 – dir
- 13 – tir
- 14 – kir
- 15 – (a)gas
- 16 – mirsu
- 17 – dirsu
- 18 – tirsu
- 19 – kirsu

## The vigesimal system

The Azazilúŝ language follows a vigesimal numeral system, which is a base 20 system. To better understand this numeral system, let’s start with a more familiar one: the decimal system. In the decimal system (or base-10), we have ten digits, from zero to nine. When we add 1 (one) to 9 (nine), we get 10 (ten), or the unit 1 (one) followed by 0 (zero). This system is *positional* (the digits represent the units, and their rank the matching power of ten). Thus, 132 decomposes in 100 + 30 + 2 = 1*10^{2} + 3 *10^{1} + 2 *10^{0}. This system is also known as a positional decimal numeral system.

Base-20 uses digits from 0 to 19. Its first ten is twenty in decimal (20_{10} = 10_{20}), the base is noted in subscript. The decomposition of a vigesimal number (in a positional system) is the same as the one of a decimal number, only the base changes: (132)_{20} = 1*20^{2} + 3 *20^{1} + 2 *20^{0}. If we carry it out, we get the matching decimal number, here 461.

## Azazilúŝ numbering rules

- Azazilúŝ digits from zero to nineteen (or nine in base 20) are:
*ŝus*[0_{10}],*mus*[1_{10}],*dus*[2_{10}],*tyus*[3_{10}],*kudus*[4_{10}],*(i)gis*[5_{10}],*musus*[6_{10}],*dusus*[7_{10}],*tusus*[8_{10}],*kusus*[9_{10}],*(i)gzus*[10_{10}],*mir*[11_{10}],*dir*[12_{10}],*tir*[13_{10}],*kir*[14_{10}],*(a)gas*[15_{10}],*mirsu*[16_{10}],*dirsu*[17_{10}],*tirsu*[18_{10}], and*kirsu*[19_{10}]. - Let’s talk about etymology. The word
*ŝus*[0] comes froms the Sumerian*buzur*(*hand*), but*ŝus*sometimes also means*five*. We can easily imagine a closed fist representing zero, and an open hand with its five fingers extended representing five.*Mus*[1] is related to the pronouns of the first person.*Dus*[2],*tyus*[3], and*kudus*[4] come respectively from the Proto-Indo-European digits*dwóH*,*tréyes*, and**kʷetwṓr*. Eurasian prehistoric language, Proto-Indo-European is reconstructed from Indo-European languages to find the common root of the languages of this family. - Other numbers are also attested. The first of them is
*tususdiŝúŝ*[160_{10}or 80_{20}]. We can recognize in it the root*tusus*for eight, which would indicate*diŝúŝ*as a suffix for tens (in base 20). - The second one,
*dusvigisdiŝún*[900_{10}or 250_{20}], gives us an indication about the formation of the hundreds. We first recognize*dus*for two,*vigis*where shines the word for five,*(i)gis*, followed by*diŝún*, the suffix of tens in the oblique case. 250_{20}would thus be read as*twenty-five tens*. - As for the third,
*tirsutiŝún*[144,000_{10}or 18,000_{20}], it sheds light on the formation of thousands in base 20. We directly find there*tirsu*, eighteen, then the suffix*tiŝún*which would stand for thousand.

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## Sources

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