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Counting in Ba kom

Language overview

Forty-two in Ba kom Ba kom is an international auxiliary language (an auxlang) designed for communication between people who don’t share a common language. Its vocabulary is based on many languages, including English, Mandarin, Russian, Swahili, Hausa, Arabic, Hindustani, Malay, Ojibwe, Quechua, and Inuktitut. Ba kom can be written in Latin, Cyrilic and Arabic alphabets, as well as in Indic script and Déné syllabics.

Ba kom numbers list

  • 1 – nan
  • 2 – do
  • 3 – sam
  • 4 – tau
  • 5 – lip
  • 6 – yap
  • 7 – sit
  • 8 – teim
  • 9 – ning
  • 10 – ku
  • 11 – ku u nan
  • 12 – ku u do
  • 13 – ku u sam
  • 14 – ku u tau
  • 15 – ku u lip
  • 16 – ku u yap
  • 17 – ku u sit
  • 18 – ku u teim
  • 19 – ku u ning
  • 20 – ku do
  • 30 – ku sam
  • 40 – ku tau
  • 50 – ku lip
  • 60 – ku yap
  • 70 – ku sit
  • 80 – ku teim
  • 90 – ku ning
  • 100 – nan puk
  • 1,000 – nan kuk

Ba kom 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 zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely ne [0], nan [1], do [2], sam [3], tau [4], lip [5], yap [6], sit [7], teim [8], and ning [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the word for ten (ku), followed by its multiplier separated by a space, except for ten itself: ku [10], ku do [20], ku sam [30], ku tau [40], ku lip [50], ku yap [60], ku sit [70], ku teim [80], and ku ning [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the conjunction u (and), and the unit (e.g.: ku do u yap [26], ku sit u teim [78]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier, followed by the word for hundred (puk) separated by a space: nan puk [100], do puk [200], sam puk [300], tau puk [400], lip puk [500], yap puk [600], sit puk [700], teim puk [800], and ning puk [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier, followed by the word for thousand (kuk) separated by a space: nan kuk [1,000], do kuk [2,000], sam kuk [3,000], tau kuk [4,000], lip kuk [5,000], yap kuk [6,000], sit kuk [7,000], teim kuk [8,000], and ning kuk [9,000].
  • Big numbers are formed combining the word for thousand (kuk) and the word for billion (biyun): kuk kuk [million, 106], biyun [billion, 109], biyun kuk [trillion, 1012], biyun kuk kuk [quadrillion, 1015], biyun biyun [quintillion, 1018].

Write a number in full in Ba kom

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Ba kom. 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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Auxiliary languages

Afrihili, Ba kom, Babm, Bolak, Ceqli, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Globasa, Glosa, Guosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Interslavic, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Nove Latina, Pandunia, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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