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Counting in Lachixío Zapotec

Language overview

Forty-two in Lachixío Zapotec Lachixío Zapotec is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in West Oaxaca, east Sola de Vega, Santa Marma María Lachixío and San Vicente Lachixío towns, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 6,500 speakers.

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

Lachixío Zapotec numbers list

  • 1 – tucu
  • 2 – chiucu
  • 3 – chuna
  • 4 – tacu
  • 5 – ayu’
  • 6 – xu’cu
  • 7 – achi
  • 8 – xunu
  • 9 – quie’
  • 10 – chi’i
  • 11 – chi’i tucu
  • 12 – chi’i chiucu
  • 13 – chi’i chuna
  • 14 – chi’i tacu
  • 15 – chi’i ayu’
  • 16 – chi’i xu’cu
  • 17 – chi’i achi
  • 18 – chi’i xunu
  • 19 – chi’i quie’
  • 20 – ala
  • 30 – ala llichi’i
  • 40 – chiu’a
  • 50 – chiu’a nu’ chi’i
  • 60 – ayuna
  • 70 – ayuna nu’ chi’i
  • 80 – tacu nu’ ala
  • 90 – chuna ala lli chi’i
  • 100 – tucu ayu’u

Lachixío Zapotec 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 specific words: tucu [1], chiucu [2], chuna [3], tacu [4], ayu’ [5], xu’cu [6], achi [7], xunu [8], and quie’ [9].
  • Lachixío Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chi’i [10], ala [20], ala llichi’i [30] (20+10), chiu’a [40], chiu’a nu’ chi’i [50] (40+10), ayuna [60], ayuna nu’ chi’i [70] (60+10), tacu nu’ ala [80] (4*20), and chuna ala lli chi’i [90] (3 * (20+10)).
  • When composed with a digit, numbers from eleven to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: ala ayu’ [25], chiu’a nu’ chi’i achi [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (ayu’u): tucu ayu’u [100], chiucu ayu’u [200], chuna ayu’u [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as ayu’u is formed on ayu’ (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.

Write a number in full in Lachixío Zapotec

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

Oto-Manguean languages

Aloápam Zapotec, Choapan Zapotec, Copala Triqui, Isthmus Zapotec, Lachixío Zapotec, Rincón Zapotec, Santa Ana Yareni Zapotec, and Tezoatlán Mixtec.

Other supported languages

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