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Counting in Globasa

Language overview

Forty-two in Globasa Globasa is a constructed international auxiliary language designed by Hector Ortega, linguist, translator and expert in adult language acquisition and teaching. Its design is reminiscent of the world’s creole languages. It follows the guiding principles of optimal simplicity with the goal of maximum learnability and ease of use for both speaker and listener, optimal balance between opposing linguistic parameters, and internationality. Globasa’s grammar and lexicon are stable since its phase 2, in December 2019, with over 1,000 root words and over 2,000 total words and expressions.

Globasa numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – dua
  • 3 – tiga
  • 4 – care
  • 5 – lima
  • 6 – sisa
  • 7 – sabe
  • 8 – oco
  • 9 – nue
  • 10 – des
  • 11 – des un
  • 12 – des dua
  • 13 – des tiga
  • 14 – des care
  • 15 – des lima
  • 16 – des sisa
  • 17 – des sabe
  • 18 – des oco
  • 19 – des nue
  • 20 – duades
  • 30 – tigades
  • 40 – caredes
  • 50 – limades
  • 60 – sisades
  • 70 – sabedes
  • 80 – ocodes
  • 90 – nuedes
  • 100 – cen
  • 1,000 – kilo
  • one million – un mega
  • one billion – un giga
  • one trillion – un tera

Globasa 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 words, namely: un [1], dua [2], tiga [3], care [4], lima [5], sisa [6], sabe [7], oco [8], and nue [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for ten (des), except for ten itself: des [10], duades [20], tigades [30], caredes [40], limades [50], sisades [60], sabedes [70], ocodes [80], and nuedes [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit digit, separated with a space (e.g.: des lima [15], sisades oco [68]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for hundred (cen), with no space, except for one hundred: cen [100], duacen [200], tigacen [300], carecen [400], limacen [500], sisacen [600], sabecen [700], ococen [800], and nuecen [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for thousand (kilo), with no space, except for one thousand: kilo [1,000], duakilo [2,000], tigakilo [3,000], carekilo [4,000], limakilo [5,000], sisakilo [6,000], sabekilo [7,000], ocokilo [8,000], and nuekilo [9,000].
  • Big scale numbers starting with million are the International System Unit prefixes: mega (million, 106), giga (billion, 109), tera (trillion, 1012)…

Write a number in full in Globasa

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

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

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