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Counting in Jaqaru

Language overview

Forty-two in Jaqaru Jaqaru belongs to the Aymaran language family. It is spoken in Peru, in the districts of Tupe and Catahuasi, in the Yauyos Province, Lima Region. The Jaqaru language counts about 600 speakers.

Jaqaru numbers list

  • 1 – maya
  • 2 – paja
  • 3 – kimsa
  • 4 – pushi
  • 5 – pichqa
  • 6 – sujta
  • 7 – qantrisi
  • 8 – pusaqa
  • 9 – isquña
  • 10 – trunka
  • 11 – trunka maya ni
  • 12 – trunka paja ni
  • 13 – trunka kimsa ni
  • 14 – trunka pushi ni
  • 15 – trunka pichqa ni
  • 16 – trunka sujta ni
  • 17 – trunka qantrisi ni
  • 18 – trunka pusaqa ni
  • 19 – trunka isquña ni
  • 20 – paj trunka
  • 30 – kimsa trunka
  • 40 – pushi trunka
  • 50 – pichqa trunka
  • 60 – sujta trunka
  • 70 – qantrisi trunka
  • 80 – pusaq trunka
  • 90 – isquñ trunka
  • 100 – patraka
  • 1,000 – waranqa

Jaqaru 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, namely maya [1], paja (or pani) [2], kimsa [3], pushi [4], pichqa [5], sujta [6], qantrisi [7], pusaqa [8], and isquña [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit (with sometimes an elision of its last vowel), followed by the word for ten (trunka), separated with a space, except for ten itself: trunka [10], paj trunka [20], kimsa trunka [30], pushi trunka [40], pichqa trunka [50], sujta trunka [60], qantrisi trunka [70], pusaq trunka [80], and isquñ trunka [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit separated with a space, and the conjunction ni (e.g.: trunka qantrisi ni [17], sujta trunka kimsa ni [63]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit (with sometimes an elision of its last vowel), followed by the word for hundred (patraka), separated with a space, except for one hundred: patraka [100], paj patraka [200], kimsa patraka [300], pushi patraka [400], pichqa patraka [500], sujta patraka [600], qantrisi patraka [700], pusaqa patraka [800], and isquñ patraka [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit (with sometimes an elision of its last vowel), followed by the word for thousand (waranqa), separated with a space, except for one thousand: waranqa [1,000], paj waranqa [2,000], kims waranqa [3,000], push waranqa [4,000], pichq waranqa [5,000], sujta waranqa [6,000], qantrisi waranqa [7,000], pusaqa waranqa [8,000], and isquña waranqa [9,000].

Write a number in full in Jaqaru

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

Jaqaru Jaqaru
by , editors LINCOM Europa (2000)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Source

  • Vocabulario Jaqaru-Español Español-Jaqaru, by Neli Belleza Castro, editors Centro de Estudios Regionales Andinos Bartolomé de las Casas (1995)

Aymaran languages

Aymara, and Jaqaru.

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