Counting in Illitan

Language overview

The Illitan language has been designed by the British linguist Alison Long, for the BBC’s adaptation of China Miéville’s novel The City and The City broadcast in April 2018. Spoken in the city of Ul Qoma, Illitan is written in the Georgian alphabet, or Mkhedruli.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 10 in Illitan. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Illitan numbers list

  • 1 – ხაბ (khab)
  • 2 – კვოტ (kvot)
  • 3 – ტროსტ (trost)
  • 4 – ჭედი (fedi)
  • 5 – გლილ (glil)
  • 6 – გრახ (grakh)
  • 7 – მლახ (mlakh)
  • 8 – ჰატოკ (hatok)
  • 9 – დემატ (demat)
  • 10 – დეკატ (dekat)

Illitan numbering rules

  • Illitan digits from one to nine are: ხაბ (khab) [1], კვოტ (kvot) [2], ტროსტ (trost) [3], ჭედი (fedi) [4], გლილ (glil) [5], გრახ (grakh) [6], მლახ (mlakh) [7], ჰატოკ (hatok) [8], and დემატ (demat) [9].
  • The word for ten is დეკატ (dekat) [10].

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The City & The City The City & The City
by , editors Del Rey (2009)

La ciudad y la ciudad La ciudad y la ciudad
by , editors Nova (2018)

A Cidade e A Cidade A Cidade e A Cidade
by , editors Boitempo (2014)


Other artistic languages

Atlantean, Atrian, Azazilúŝ, Barsoomian, Belter Creole, Dovahzul, D’ni, Giak, Hylian, Illitan, Ithkuil, Itláni, Kiitra, Láadan, Na’vi, Shiväisith, Trigedasleng, Va Ehenív, and Wardwesân.

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