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Counting in Belter Creole

Language overview

Forty-two in Belter Creole Belter Creole (lang Belta) is the language spoken by the Belters, the inhabitants of the asteroid belt, in the world of The Expanse, a series of science fiction novels by James S. A. Corey, the joint pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, which has been adapted as a TV series by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby for the SyFy channel and Amazon Prime. In this universe, the people working in the asteroid belt originating from Earth and Mars developed a creole language from German, Chinese, Romance languages, Hindi, Slavic, and Bantu. The lang Belta has been created by the linguist Nick Farmer for the TV series.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Belter Creole. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Belter Creole numbers list

  • 1 – wang
  • 2 – tu
  • 3 – serí
  • 4 – fu
  • 5 – faf
  • 6 – sikesh
  • 7 – seng
  • 8 – et
  • 9 – nang
  • 10 – teng
  • 11 – wang-un-teng
  • 12 – tu-un-teng
  • 13 – serí-un-teng
  • 14 – fu-un-teng
  • 15 – faf-un-teng
  • 16 – sikesh-un-teng
  • 17 – seng-un-teng
  • 18 – et-un-teng
  • 19 – nang-un-teng
  • 20 – tuteng
  • 30 – seriteng
  • 40 – futeng
  • 50 – fáveteng
  • 60 – síkeseteng
  • 70 – séngeteng
  • 80 – éteteng
  • 90 – nángeteng
  • 100 – xanya

Belter Creole numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words: wang [1], tu [2], serí [3], fu [4], faf [5], sikesh [6], seng [7], et [8], and nang [9].
  • Tens are formed prefixing the word for ten (teng) by the mutliplier digit, except for ten itself: teng [10], tuteng [20], seriteng [30], futeng [40], fáveteng [50], síkeseteng [60], séngeteng [70], éteteng [80], and nángeteng [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the unit, then the coordinator un linked with hypens, and the ten (e.g.: tu-un-seriteng [32], et-un-séngeteng [78]).
  • Hundreds are formed prefixing the word for hundred (xanya) with its multiplier, except for one hundred: xanya [100], túxanya [200], seríxanya [300], fúxanya [400], fávexanya [500], síkesexanya [600], séngexanya [700], étexanya [800], and nángexanya [900].

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Books

Leviathan WakesLeviathan Wakes
by , editors Orbit (2011)
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El despertar del LeviatánEl despertar del Leviatán
by , editors Nova (2017)
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L’éveil du LéviathanL’éveil du Léviathan
by , editors Actes Sud (2015)
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Leviatã despertaLeviatã desperta
by , editors ALEPH (2017)
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