Share:  

Counting in Folkspraak

Language overview

Forty-two in Folkspraak Folkspraak (also spelled Folksprak), which means language of the people, is an international auxiliary language started in 1995. It is based on Germanic languages (mostly Danish, Dutch, English, German, Norwegian Bokmål, and Swedish) and can be defined as a zonal constructed language aimed at facilitating communication between speakers of the same linguistic group. Created on the internet, it has evolved in different dialects depending of the languages used at its source.

Folkspraak numbers list

  • 1 – een
  • 2 – twee
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – fier
  • 5 – femf
  • 6 – six
  • 7 – seven
  • 8 – acht
  • 9 – nien
  • 10 – tejen
  • 11 – eenliv
  • 12 – tweenliv
  • 13 – tritejen
  • 14 – fiertejen
  • 15 – femftejen
  • 16 – sixtejen
  • 17 – seventejen
  • 18 – achttejen
  • 19 – nientejen
  • 20 – tweentig
  • 30 – tritig
  • 40 – fiertig
  • 50 – femftig
  • 60 – sixtig
  • 70 – seventig
  • 80 – achttig
  • 90 – nientig
  • 100 – een hondrad
  • 1,000 – een tusend
  • one million – grottusend

Folkspraak 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: nul [0], een [1], twee [2] (but tween when compound), tri [3], fier [4], femf [5], six [6], seven [7], acht [8], and nien [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with tig, except for ten: tejen [10], tweentig [20], tritig [30], fiertig [40], femftig [50], sixtig [60], seventig [70], achttig [80], and nientig [90].
  • Eleven and twelve are formed by suffixing the unit with liv: eenliv [11] and tweenliv [12]. Teens are formed by suffixing the unit with the word for ten (tejen): tritejen [13], fiertejen [14], femftejen [15], sixtejen [16], seventejen [17], achttejen [18], and nientejen [19].
  • Other compound numbers are formed by separating the ten and the unit with a space (e.g.: tweentig femf [25], sixtig een [61]).
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hondrad) separated with a space: een hondrad [100], twee hondrad [200], tri hondrad [300], fier hondrad [400], femf hondrad [500], six hondrad [600], seven hondrad [700], acht hondrad [800], and nien hondrad [900].
  • The thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (tusend) separated with a space: een tusend [1,000], twee tusend [2,000], tri tusend [3,000], fier tusend [4,000], femf tusend [5,000], six tusend [6,000], seven tusend [7,000], acht tusend [8,000], and nien tusend [9,000].
  • The word for million (106) is grottusend.

Write a number in full in Folkspraak

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

Source

Auxiliary languages

Afrihili, Babm, Bolak, 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, Pandunia, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

Other supported languages

As the other currently supported languages are too numerous to list extensively here, please select a language from the full list of supported languages.

This site uses cookies for statistical and advertising purposes. By using this site, you accept the use of cookies.