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Counting in Ingrian

Language overview

Forty-two in Ingrian The Ingrian language (Ižorkan or Ižoran), also known as Izhorian, belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finnic group. Spoken by the Izhorians in the Ingria region of Russia, it counts about 360 speakers.

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

Ingrian numbers list

  • 1 – üks
  • 2 – kaks
  • 3 – kold
  • 4 – neljä
  • 5 – viis
  • 6 – kuus
  • 7 – seitsemän
  • 8 – kaheksan
  • 9 – üheksän
  • 10 – kümmenän
  • 11 – yksitoista
  • 12 – kakstoist
  • 13 – koldtoist
  • 14 – neljätoist
  • 15 – viistoist
  • 16 – kuustoist
  • 17 – seitsemäntoist
  • 18 – kaheksantoist
  • 19 – üheksäntoist
  • 20 – kakskümmend
  • 30 – koldkümmend
  • 40 – neljäkümmend
  • 50 – viiskümmend
  • 60 – kuuskümmend
  • 70 – seitsemänkümmend
  • 80 – kaheksankümmend
  • 90 – üheksänkümmend
  • 100 – sada
  • 1,000 – tuhad

Ingrian 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).

  • Numbers from zero to ten are specific words: null [0], üks [1], kaks [2], kold [3], neljä [4], viis [5], kuus [6], seitsemän [7], kaheksan [8], üheksän [9], and kümmenän [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the -toist(a) suffix at the end, which means from the second (ten): yksitoista [11], kakstoist [12], koldtoist [13], neljätoist [14], viistoist [15], kuustoist [16], seitsemäntoist [17], kaheksantoist [18], and üheksäntoist [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the -kümmend suffix (partitive case of kümmenän, ten) at the end of the matching multiplier digit, with the obvious exception of ten: kümmenän [10], kakskümmend [20], koldkümmend [30], neljäkümmend [40], viiskümmend [50], kuuskümmend [60], seitsemänkümmend [70], kaheksankümmend [80], and üheksänkümmend [90].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: kakskümmend viis [25], koldkümmend seitsemän [37]).
  • One hundred is sada, and one thousand, tuhad.

Write a number in full in Ingrian

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

Ingrian Laments Ingrian Laments
by , editors Finnish Literature Society (2002)
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Ingrians and Neighbours Ingrians and Neighbours
by , editors Gazelle Distribution (2000)
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Ingrian Finnish: Dialect Preservation and Change
by , editors Coronet Books (1996)
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Source

Finno-Ugrian languages

Estonian, Finnish, Ingrian, Karelian, Kven, Livonian, Veps, and Votic.

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