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Counting in Intal

Language overview

Forty-two in Intal Intal is an international auxiliary language created by the German linguist Erich Weferling in 1956 as a compromise to unite the most important IALs like Esperanto, Ido, Occidental/Interlingue, Neo, Novial and Interlingua. It was forgotten after his passing in 1982.

Intal numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – kvar
  • 5 – kvin
  • 6 – siks
  • 7 – sep
  • 8 – ok
  • 9 – nin
  • 10 – dek
  • 11 – dekun
  • 12 – dekdu
  • 13 – dektri
  • 14 – dekkvar
  • 15 – dekkvin
  • 16 – deksiks
  • 17 – deksep
  • 18 – dekok
  • 19 – deknin
  • 20 – dudek
  • 30 – tridek
  • 40 – kvardek
  • 50 – kvindek
  • 60 – siksdek
  • 70 – sepdek
  • 80 – okdek
  • 90 – nindek
  • 100 – sent
  • 1,000 – mil
  • one million – un milion
  • one billion – un milarde
  • one trillion – un bilion

Intal 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: un [1], du [2], tri [3], kvar [4], kvin [5], siks [6], sep [7], ok [8], and nin [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (dek), except for ten itself: dek [10], dudek [20], tridek [30], kvardek [40], kvindek [50], siksdek [60], sepdek [70], okdek [80], and nindek [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed by suffixing the word for ten (dek) with the unit: dekun [11], dekdu [12], dektri [13], dekkvar [14], dekkvin [15], deksiks [16], deksep [17], dekok [18], and deknin [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine are formed with the ten followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: dudek un [21], siksdek kvar [64]).
  • 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], kvarsent [400], kvinsent [500], sikssent [600], sepsent [700], oksent [800], and ninsent [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], kvar mil [4,000], kvin mil [5,000], siks mil [6,000], sep mil [7,000], ok mil [8,000], and nin mil [9,000].
  • Large numbers names follow the long scale principle, in which each new term is one million times the previous one, alternating the ion and arde suffixes. Thus, we have milion (million, 106), milarde (billion, 109), and bilion (trillion, 1012).

Write a number in full in Intal

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

Afrihili, 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.

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