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Counting in Lezgian

Language overview

Forty-two in Lezgian The Lezgian language (лезги чӏал, transliterated to lezgi č’al) belongs to the Northeast Caucasian, or Nakh-Daghestanian, language family. It is spoken by the Lezgins people, from southern Dagestan and northeastern Azerbaijan. The Lezgian language is one of the official languages of Dagestan, alongside Aghul, Avar, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Dargwa, Kumyk, Lak, Nogai, Russian, Rutul, Tabasaran, Tat, and Tsakhur. It is written in the Lezgian Cyrillic alphabet, and counts about 655,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Lezgian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Lezgian numbers list

  • 1 – сад (sad)
  • 2 – кьвед (qʷ’ed)
  • 3 – пуд (pud)
  • 4 – кьуд (q’ud)
  • 5 – вад (vad)
  • 6 – ругуд (rugud)
  • 7 – ирид (irid)
  • 8 – муьжуьд (muʒud)
  • 9 – кIуьд (k’yd)
  • 10 – цIуд (ts’ud)
  • 11 – цIусад (ts’usad)
  • 12 – цIикьвед (ts’iqʷ’ed)
  • 13 – цIипуд (ts’ipud)
  • 14 – цIикьуд (ts’iq’ud)
  • 15 – цIувад (ts’uvad)
  • 16 – цIуругуд (ts’urugud)
  • 17 – цIерид (ts’erid)
  • 18 – цIемуьжуьд (ts’emyʒud)
  • 19 – цIекIуьд (ts’ek’yd)
  • 20 – къад (qad)
  • 30 – къанни цIуд (qadtsud)
  • 40 – яхцIур (jaxts’ur)
  • 50 – яхцIурни цIуд (jaxtsurtsud)
  • 60 – пудкъад (pudqad)
  • 70 – пудкъанни цIуд (pudqadtsud)
  • 80 – кьудкъад (q’udqal)
  • 90 – кьудкъанни цIуд (qudqaltsud)
  • 100 – виш (viʃ)
  • 1,000 – агьзур (aɣzur)

Lezgian numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered as specific words: ноль (ud) [0], сад (sad) [1], кьвед (qʷ’ed) [2], пуд (pud) [3], кьуд (q’ud) [4], вад (vad) [5], ругуд (rugud) [6], ирид (irid) [7], муьжуьд (muʒud) [8], and кIуьд (k’yd) [9].
  • The Lezgi tens follow a vicesimal system (based on twenty): цIуд (ts’ud) [10], къад (qad) [20], къанни цIуд (qadtsud) [30] (20+10), яхцIур (jaxts’ur) [40] (2*20), яхцIурни цIуд (jaxtsurtsud) [50] (2*20+10), пудкъад (pudqad) [60] (3*20), пудкъанни цIуд (pudqadtsud) [70] (3*20+10), кьудкъад (q’udqal) [80] (4*20), and кьудкъанни цIуд (qudqaltsud) [90] (4*20+10).
  • Compound numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed by suffixing the unit to the word for ten (цIуд, ts’ud): цIусад (ts’usad) [11], цIикьвед (ts’iqʷ’ed) [12], цIипуд (ts’ipud) [13], цIикьуд (ts’iq’ud) [14], цIувад (ts’uvad) [15], цIуругуд (ts’urugud) [16], цIерид (ts’erid) [17], цIемуьжуьд (ts’emyʒud) [18], and цIекIуьд (ts’ek’yd) [19].
  • Compound numbers with multiples of twenty (20, 40, 60 and 80) are formed by adding the suffix -ни to the ten (which can change the previous letter, for instance, къад + -ни gives къанни), the unit being separated with a space (e.g.: къанни кьуд [24], яхцIурни кьвед [42], пудкъанни вад [65], кьудкъанни кьуд [84]).
  • Compound numbers with a ten not multiple of twenty (30, 50, 70 and 90) are formed by adding the suffix -ни to the previous ten, followed by matching number from eleven to nineteen separated with a space (e.g.: къанни цIерид (qadtserid) [37] (20+17), яхцIурни цIипуд (jaxtsurtsipud) [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred, виш (viʃ), except for one hundred: виш (viʃ) [100], кьвед виш (qʷ’ed viʃ) [200], пуд виш (pud viʃ) [300], кьуд виш (q’ud viʃ) [400], вад виш (vad viʃ) [500], ругуд виш (rugud viʃ) [600], ирид виш (irid viʃ) [700], муьжуьд виш (muʒud viʃ) [800], and кIуьд виш (k’yd viʃ) [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed suffixing the word for hundred with -ни (e.g.: кьвед вишни къанни цIикьуд [234]).
  • Thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand, агьзур (aɣzur), except for one thousand: агьзур (aɣzur) [1,000], кьвед агьзур (qʷ’ed aɣzur) [2,000], пуд агьзур (pud aɣzur) [3,000], кьуд агьзур (q’ud aɣzur) [4,000], вад агьзур (vad aɣzur) [5,000], ругуд агьзур (rugud aɣzur) [6,000], ирид агьзур (irid aɣzur) [7,000], муьжуьд агьзур (muʒud aɣzur) [8,000], and кIуьд агьзур (k’yd aɣzur) [9,000].
  • Compound thousands are formed suffixing the word for thousand with -ни (e.g.: агьзурни кIуьд вишни кьудкъанни кIуьд [1,989], кьвед агьзурни вад виш [2,500]).

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Books

A Grammar of Lezgian A Grammar of Lezgian
by , editors De Gruyter Mouton (1993)
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