# Counting in Kinuk’aaz

## Language overview

Designed by David J. Peterson, Kinuk’aaz is the language of the Omec people in the universe of the *Defiance* TV show. Newly arrived in the third season of the series, they are known to raid the Votans worlds every 76 years. They have their own alphabet, the Zaduusel, and not a syllabary like the different Votan races (namely, the Castithan, Irathient and Indogene).

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,999 in Kinuk’aaz. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

## Kinuk’aaz numbers list

- 1 – nit
- 2 – tsin
- 3 – höp
- 4 – ir
- 5 – voüt
- 6 – pek
- 7 – ros
- 8 – diim
- 9 – zats
- 10 – muz
- 11 – muz nit
- 12 – muz tsin
- 13 – muz höp
- 14 – muz ir
- 15 – muz voüt
- 16 – muz pek
- 17 – muz ros
- 18 – muz diim
- 19 – muz zats
- 20 – tsimmuz
- 30 – hömmuz
- 40 – irmuz
- 50 – vimmuz
- 60 – pemmuz
- 70 – rosmuz
- 80 – dimmuz
- 90 – zammuz
- 100 – kval
- 1,000 – t’ür

## Kinuk’aaz numerals

The Omec people use a decimal base and not the vigesimal base shared by the Votans. Their numbers are grouped in three-number chunks separated with a comma, the first one of each group being written in its initial form, while the others are written in their plain form. As written in isolation, the nine digits are thus written in their plain form.

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

## Kinuk’aaz 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
*nit*[1],*tsin*[2],*höp*[3],*ir*[4],*voüt*[5],*pek*[6],*ros*[7],*diim*[8], and*zats*[9]. - Tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (
*muz*) with the root of the multiplier digit, except for ten itself:*muz*[10],*tsimmuz*[20],*hömmuz*[30],*irmuz*[40],*vimmuz*[50],*pemmuz*[60],*rosmuz*[70],*dimmuz*[80], and*zammuz*[90]. - Compound numbers are formed by putting the ten, then the unit digit separated with a space (e.g.:
*tsimmuz nit*[21],*höp tsin*[32]). - Hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (
*kval*) with the root of the multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself, with some alterations:*kval*[100],*tsinkval*[200],*hökkval*[300],*irval*[400],*vikkval*[500],*pekkval*[600],*rosval*[700],*diimbal*[800], and*zatsval*[900]. - One thousand is
*t’ür*. - The biggest number we can spell at the moment in Kinuk’aaz is
*t’ür zatsval zammuz zats*[1,999].

## Write a number in full in Kinuk’aaz

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Kinuk’aaz. 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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David J. Peterson After his linguistics studies at University of California, David J. Peterson has been chosen by HBO to create the Dothraki language for its series Game of Thrones. He then invented many other languages for television, the movie industry, and literature. |

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