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Counting in Lingua Franca Nova

Language overview

Forty-two in Lingua Franca Nova Lingua Franca Nova (or Elefen) is an international auxiliary language developed by Dr. C. George Boeree of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, in 1965. It is a combination of romance languages (namely Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) with a creole-style grammar.

Lingua Franca Nova numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tre
  • 4 – cuatro
  • 5 – sinco
  • 6 – ses
  • 7 – sete
  • 8 – oto
  • 9 – nove
  • 10 – des
  • 11 – des-un
  • 12 – des-du
  • 13 – des-tre
  • 14 – des-cuatro
  • 15 – des-sinco
  • 16 – des-ses
  • 17 – des-sete
  • 18 – des-oto
  • 19 – des-nove
  • 20 – dudes
  • 30 – tredes
  • 40 – cuatrodes
  • 50 – sincodes
  • 60 – sesdes
  • 70 – setedes
  • 80 – otodes
  • 90 – novedes
  • 100 – sento
  • 1,000 – mil
  • one million – milion
  • one billion – mil milion
  • one trillion – milion milion

Lingua Franca Nova 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 zero to nine are rendered by specific words: zero [0], un [1], du [2], tre [3], cuatro [4], sinco [5], ses [6], sete [7], oto [8], and nove [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (des), except for ten itself: des [10], dudes [20], tredes [30], cuatrodes [40], sincodes [50], sesdes [60], setedes [70], otodes [80], and novedes [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit with a hyphen (e.g.: cuatrodes-ses [46], sincodes-sete [57]).
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (sento) with the multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself: sento [100], dusento [200], tresento [300], cuatrosento [400], sincosento [500], sessento [600], setesento [700], otosento [800], and novesento [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by linking the hundred and the unit, or the hundred and the ten (and the unit) with a hyphen (e.g.: sento-un [101], tresento-dudes-un [321]).
  • The thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (mil) separated with a space, except for one thousand itself: mil [1,000], du mil [2,000], tre mil [3,000], cuatro mil [4,000], sinco mil [5,000]…
  • The word for million (106) is milion, then we have mil milion (billion, 109), milion milion (trillion, 1012), and mil milion milion (quadrillion, 1015).

Write a number in full in Lingua Franca Nova

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Lingua Franca Nova. 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

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Afrihili, Babm, Bolak, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Globasa, Glosa, Guosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Interslavic, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Pandunia, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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