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Counting in Livyáni

Language overview

Forty-two in Livyáni Livyáni is an artistic language created by the linguist Muhammad Abd-el-Rahman Barker in the late 40s and published in 1978. It is spoken in the empire of Livyánu, in the lands of Tékumel, in the role-playing game Empire of the Petal Throne. Livyáni has 17 classes of verbs and a system of proclitics and enclitics that mark tense and aspect, among other things.

Livyáni numbers list

  • 1 – prí
  • 2 – hé
  • 3 – pü
  • 4 – mí
  • 5 – tlí
  • 6 – sésh
  • 7 – jái
  • 8 – kól
  • 9 – pór
  • 10 – prí-dlo
  • 11 – prí-dlo prí
  • 12 – prí-dlo hé
  • 13 – prí-dlo pü
  • 14 – prí-dlo mí
  • 15 – prí-dlo tlí
  • 16 – prí-dlo sésh
  • 17 – prí-dlo jái
  • 18 – prí-dlo kól
  • 19 – prí-dlo pór
  • 20 – hé-dlo
  • 30 – pü-dlo
  • 40 – mí-dlo
  • 50 – tlí-dlo
  • 60 – sésh-dol
  • 70 – jái-dlo
  • 80 – kól-dol
  • 90 – pór-dol
  • 100 – prí mrésh

Livyáni numerals

1
1
2
2
3
3

Livyáni 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, namely zúth [0], prí [1], [2], [3], [4], tlí [5], sésh [6], jái [7], kól [8], and pór [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by either -dlo after a vowel, or -dol after a consonant: prí-dlo [10], hé-dlo [20], pü-dlo [30], mí-dlo [40], tlí-dlo [50], sésh-dol [60], jái-dlo [70], kól-dol [80], and pór-dol [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: sésh-dol tlí [65], jái-dlo pü [73]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier, followed by the word for hundred (mrésh): prí mrésh [100], hé mrésh [200], pü mrésh [300], mí mrésh [400], tlí mrésh [500], sésh mrésh [600], jái mrésh [700], kól mrésh [800], and pór mrésh [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier, followed by the word for thousand (tukál): prí tukál [1,000], hé tukál [2,000], pü tukál [3,000], mí tukál [4,000], tlí tukál [5,000], sésh tukál [6,000], jái tukál [7,000], kól tukál [8,000], and pór tukál [9,000].
  • Livyáni has a special word for hundreds of thousand: ngúmal. Hence we can form prí ngúmal [100,000], hé ngúmal [200,000], pü ngúmal [300,000]…
  • The word for million is ’ürdún (106): prí ’ürdún [1 million], hé ’ürdún [2 millions], pü ’ürdún [3 millions]…

Books

Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne
by , editors Guardians of Order (2003)
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The Tsolyáni language The Tsolyáni language
by , editors Barker (1978)
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Articles

Source

  • Grammar of Livyáni, Tekumel Netbook #4

Tékumel languages

Engsvanyáli, Livyáni, Tsolyáni, and Yán Koryáni.

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