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Counting in Kutenai

Language overview

Forty-two in Kutenai The Kutenai language (Ktunaxa) is a language isolate spoken by the Ktunaxa people of Montana and Idaho in the United States and British Columbia in Canada. The Kutenai language counts about 170 speakers.

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

Kutenai numbers list

  • 1 – ʔuk̓i
  • 2 – ʔa·s
  • 3 – qaǂsa
  • 4 – xa·¢a
  • 5 – yi·ku
  • 6 – ʔinmisa
  • 7 – wist̕aǂa
  • 8 – wuxa·¢a
  • 9 – qaykit̕wu
  • 10 – ʔit̕wu
  • 11 – ʔit̕wuǂaʔuki
  • 12 – ʔit̕wumǂaʔas
  • 13 – ʔit̕wumǂaqaǂsa
  • 14 – ʔit̕wumǂaxa·¢a
  • 15 – ʔit̕wumǂayi·ku
  • 16 – ʔit̕wumǂaʔinmisa
  • 17 – ʔit̕wumǂawist̕aǂa
  • 18 – ʔit̕wumǂawuxa·¢a
  • 19 – ʔit̕wumǂaqaykit̕wu
  • 20 – ʔaywu
  • 30 – qaǂsanwu
  • 40 – xa·¢anwu
  • 50 – yi·kunwu
  • 60 – ʔinmisanwu
  • 70 – wist̕aǂan̓wu
  • 80 – wuxa·¢anwu
  • 90 – qaykit̕wunwu
  • 100 – ʔit̕wunwu

Kutenai numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to one are rendered by specific words: ʔuk̓i [1], ʔa·s [2], qaǂsa [3], xa·¢a [4], yi·ku [5], ʔinmisa [6], wist̕aǂa [7], wuxa·¢a [8], and qaykit̕wu [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with (n)wu: ʔit̕wu [10], ʔaywu [20], qaǂsanwu [30], xa·¢anwu [40], yi·kunwu [50], ʔinmisanwu [60], wist̕aǂan̓wu [70], wuxa·¢anwu [80], and qaykit̕wunwu [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by suffixing the ten with mǂa, followed by the unit with no space, with some vocalic changes (e.g.: ʔit̕wumǂaʔas [12], ʔaywumǂayi·ku [25], yi·kunwumǂaqaǂsa [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit directly followed by the word for hundred (ʔit̕wunwu), except for one hundred: ʔit̕wunwu [100], ʔasǂʔit̕wunwu [200], ʔit̕wunwuqaǂsa [300], ʔit̕wunwuxa·¢a [400], ʔit̕wunwuyi·ku [500], ʔit̕wunwuʔinmisa [600], ʔit̕wunwuwist̕aǂa [700], ʔit̕wunwuwuxa·¢a [800], and ʔit̕wunwuqaykit̕wu [900].
  • When compound, hundred, ten and unit are joined with the particle mǂa (e.g.: ʔit̕wunwumǂaʔuk̓i [101], ʔit̕wunwumǂaʔaywumǂaʔuk̓i [121]).

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