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Counting in Guosa

Language overview

Forty-two in Guosa Guosa is a constructed zonal language (an international auxiliary language) created by Alex Igbineweka in 1965. Designed to serve as a lingua franca to West Africa, Guosa draws its lexicon from more than 118 indigenous West African languages, but mostly from Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo.

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

Guosa numbers list

  • 1 – dáyá
  • 2 – ejì
  • 3 – ètá
  • 4 – ìnàng
  • 5 – ìsén
  • 6 – ìsíì
  • 7 – asáà
  • 8 – asáto
  • 9 – essé
  • 10 – góma
  • 11 – gódáyá
  • 12 – góejì
  • 13 – góètá
  • 14 – góìnàng
  • 15 – góìsén
  • 16 – góìsíì
  • 17 – góasáà
  • 18 – góasáto
  • 19 – góessé
  • 20 – jì
  • 30 – tá
  • 40 – nà
  • 50 – sén
  • 60 – síì
  • 70 – sá
  • 80 – sát
  • 90 – ssé
  • 100 – gógó

Guosa 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: dáyá [1], ejì [2], ètá [3], ìnàng [4], ìsén [5], ìsíì [6], asáà [7], asáto [8], and essé [9].
  • The tens are formed by shortening their multiplier digit to their root, except for ten itself: góma [10], [20], [30], [40], sén [50], síì [60], [70], sát [80], and ssé [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the root of the word for ten (), directly followed by the unit, with no space: gódáyá [11], góejì [12], góètá [13], góìnàng [14], góìsén [15], góìsíì [16], góasáà [17], góasáto [18], and góessé [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine are formed starting with the ten, directly followed by the unit with no space (e.g.: sénìsíì [56], ssédáyá [91]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gógó, or ten by ten), separated with a space, except for one hundred: gógó [100], ejì gógó [200], ètá gógó [300], ìnàng gógó [400], ìsén gógó [500], ìsíì gógó [600], asáà gógó [700], asáto gógó [800], and essé gógó [900].

Write a number in full in Guosa

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

Books

The Complete Dictionary of Guosa Language The Complete Dictionary of Guosa Language
by , editors Iuniverse Inc (2019)
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Source

  • The Complete Dictionary of Guosa Language, by Alex Igbineweka, Iuniverse (2019)

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, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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