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Counting in Idiom neutral

Language overview

Forty-two in Idiom neutral The Idiom Neutral language is an international auxiliary language published in 1902 by the International Academy of the Universal Language (Akademi Internasional de Lingu Universal) under the leadership of Waldemar Rosenberger, a St. Petersburg engineer. Developed from Volapük, it was abandoned by the Academy in 1908, even though Rosenberger published in 1907 a reformed version of Neutral called Idiom Neutral Reformed, followed by another one in 1912, named Reform Neutral.

Idiom neutral numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – kuatr
  • 5 – kuink
  • 6 – seks
  • 7 – sept
  • 8 – okt
  • 9 – nov
  • 10 – des
  • 11 – desun
  • 12 – desdu
  • 13 – destri
  • 14 – deskuatr
  • 15 – deskuink
  • 16 – desseks
  • 17 – dessept
  • 18 – desokt
  • 19 – desnov
  • 20 – dudes
  • 30 – trides
  • 40 – kuatrdes
  • 50 – kuinkdes
  • 60 – seksdes
  • 70 – septdes
  • 80 – oktdes
  • 90 – novdes
  • 100 – sent
  • 1,000 – mil
  • one million – milion
  • one billion – billion
  • one trillion – trillion

Idiom neutral 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], un [1], du [2], tri [3], kuatr [4], kuink [5], seks [6], sept [7], okt [8], and nov [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (des), except for ten itself: des [10], dudes [20], trides [30], kuatrdes [40], kuinkdes [50], seksdes [60], septdes [70], oktdes [80], and novdes [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit with no space (e.g.: desdu [12], septdesnov [79]).
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (sent) with no space, except for one hundred itself: sent [100], dusent [200], trisent [300], kuatrsent [400], kuinksent [500], sekssent [600], septsent [700], oktsent [800], and novsent [900].
  • The thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (mil) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: mil [1,000], du mil [2,000], tri mil [3,000], kuatr mil [4,000], kuink mil [5,000], seks mil [6,000], sept mil [7,000], okt mil [8,000], and nov mil [9,000].
  • The Idiom Neutral language follows the short scale numbers rule to form big number names, in which every new term greater than one million is one thousand times the previous one: the word for million is milion (106), then we have billion (billion, 109), trillion (trillion, 1012), kuadrilion (quadrillion, 1015), and kuintilion (quintillion, 1018).

Write a number in full in Idiom neutral

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Idiom neutral. 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, Glosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Ro, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Uropi, and Volapük.

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