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Counting in Interlingue

Language overview

Forty-two in Interlingue The Occidental language is an international auxiliary language created by the Balto-German naval officer and teacher Edgar de Wahl. Published in 1922, and very popular in Europe during the 15 years before World War II, it was renamed Interlingue during the Cold War in order not to worry the Soviets.

Interlingue numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – quar
  • 5 – quin
  • 6 – six
  • 7 – sett
  • 8 – ott
  • 9 – nin
  • 10 – deci
  • 11 – deciun
  • 12 – decidu
  • 13 – decitri
  • 14 – deciquar
  • 15 – deciquin
  • 16 – decisix
  • 17 – decisett
  • 18 – deciott
  • 19 – decinin
  • 20 – duant
  • 30 – triant
  • 40 – quarant
  • 50 – quinant
  • 60 – sixant
  • 70 – settant
  • 80 – ottant
  • 90 – ninant
  • 100 – cent
  • 1,000 – mill
  • one million – un million
  • one trillion – un billion

Interlingue 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: null [0], un [1], du [2], tri [3], quar [4], quin [5], six [6], sett [7], ott [8], and nin [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with ant, except for ten: deci [10], duant [20], triant [30], quarant [40], quinant [50], sixant [60], settant [70], ottant [80], and ninant [90].
  • The hundreds are formed like the tens, i.e. by prefixing the word for hundred (cent) with its multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself: cent [100], ducent [200], tricent [300], quarcent [400], quincent [500]…
  • The thousands are formed setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (mill) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: mill [1,000], du mill [2,000], tri mill [3,000], quar mill [4,000], quin mill [5,000]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the biggest number first, and going down the scale to the lower, separating them by a space, except between the ten and the unit (e.g.: decidu [12], quarcent quinantsix [456], du mill tricent quarantquin [2,345]).
  • Higher scale numbers follow the long scale numbers rule in which every new term greater than one million is one million times the previous term: million [million] (106), mill million [billion] (109), billion [trillion] (1012), mill billion [quadrillion] (1015), trillion [quintillion] (1018)…

Write a number in full in Interlingue

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