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Counting in Ceqli

Language overview

Forty-two in Ceqli Ceqli, also known as Tceqli or Cheng-lee, is a constructed language (and an auxiliary language) created by Rex F. May in 1996. Inspired by Loglan, its grammar is mostly based on English and Chinese Mandarin.

Ceqli numbers list

  • 1 – han
  • 2 – dwe
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – kwar
  • 5 – fay
  • 6 – xey
  • 7 – cil
  • 8 – pal
  • 9 – gaw
  • 10 – han zoy
  • 11 – han han
  • 12 – han dwe
  • 13 – han tri
  • 14 – han kwar
  • 15 – han fay
  • 16 – han xey
  • 17 – han cil
  • 18 – han pal
  • 19 – han gaw
  • 20 – dwe zoy
  • 30 – tri zoy
  • 40 – kwar zoy
  • 50 – fay zoy
  • 60 – xey zoy
  • 70 – cil zoy
  • 80 – pal zoy
  • 90 – gaw zoy
  • 100 – han sto
  • 1,000 – han sen

Ceqli 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: zoy [0], han [1], dwe [2], tri [3], kwar [4], fay [5], xey [6], cil [7], pal [8], and gaw [9].
  • In Ceqli, numbers are read digit by digit. Hence tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for zero (zoy): han zoy [10], dwe zoy [20], tri zoy [30], kwar zoy [40], fay zoy [50], xey zoy [60], cil zoy [70], pal zoy [80], and gaw zoy [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the multiplier digit of the ten, followed by the unit (e.g.: han han [11], dwe pal [28], fay cil [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for two zeroes (sto): han sto [100], dwe sto [200], tri sto [300], kwar sto [400], fay sto [500], xey sto [600], cil sto [700], pal sto [800], and gaw sto [900].
  • When composed, the numbers are still read digit by digit (e.g.: kwar fay xey [456], and not kwar sto fay xey).
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for three zeroes (sen): han sen [1,000], dwe sen [2,000], tri sen [3,000], kwar sen [4,000], fay sen [5,000], xey sen [6,000], cil sen [7,000], pal sen [8,000], and gaw sen [9,000].
  • When composed, the numbers are still read digit by digit, using the word for three consecutive zeroes (sen) whenever possible, then the word for two consecutive zeroes (sto) whenever possible (e.g.: dwe sto gaw [2,009] or rather [2,00,9], han sto han sen [1,001,000] or rather [1,00,1,000], fay sen tri sto [5,000,300] or rather [5,000,3,00]).

Write a number in full in Ceqli

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