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Counting in Gallo

Language overview

Forty-two in Gallo Gallo (Galo) is a langues d’oïl dialect belonging to the romance group of the Indo-European language. Traditionally spoken in Upper Brittany, Maine (around Le Mans) and some neighbouring portions of Normandy in France, it counts about 20,000 speakers. Gallo is considered seriously endangered by Unesco.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Gallo. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Gallo numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – doez
  • 3 – treiz
  • 4 – catr
  • 5 – ceinc
  • 6 – seiz
  • 7 – sèt
  • 8 – oet
  • 9 – noe
  • 10 – deiz
  • 11 – onzz
  • 12 – dózz
  • 13 – treize
  • 14 – catorze
  • 15 – qhinze
  • 16 – seize
  • 17 – deiz-sèt
  • 18 – deiz-oet
  • 19 – deiz-noe
  • 20 – veint
  • 30 – trantt
  • 40 – carante
  • 50 – cincante
  • 60 – seissante
  • 70 – seissante-deiz
  • 80 – catr-veint
  • 90 – catr-veint-deiz
  • 100 – cent
  • 1,000 – mill

Gallo 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 one to nine are rendered by specific names: un [1], doez or dóz [2], treiz [3], catr [4], ceinc [5], seiz [6], sèt [7], oet [8], and noe [9].
  • Tens are formed from the multiplier digit root, except for ten and twenty. The Gallo language follows a vigesimal system from sixty: deiz [10], veint [20], trantt [30], carante [40], cincante [50], seissante [60], seissante-deiz [70] (60+10), catr-veint [80] (4*20), and catr-veint-deiz [90] (80+10).
  • Numbers from eleven to sixteen have specific names: onzz [11], dózz [12], treize [13], catorze [14], qhinze [15], and seize [16].
  • From seventeen to nineteen, the numbers are formed starting with the word for ten (deiz), followed by the unit linked with a hyphen: deiz-sèt [17], deiz-oet [18], and deiz-noe [19].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit linked with a hyphen (e.g.: veint-catr [24], trantt-treiz [33]). When the number ends with the unit one, ten and unit are linked with the hyphenized conjunction -e- (and): cincante-e-un [51].
  • Compound numbers with seventy or ninety are formed with the preceding ten linked to the numbers from eleven to nineteen with a hyphen: seissante-qhinze [75] (60+15), catr-veint-treize [93] (4*20+13).
  • The word for hundred is cent [100], and the word for thousand, mill [1,000].

Write a number in full in Gallo

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