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Counting in Llanito

Language overview

Llanito, or Yanito, is a mixed language spoken in Gibraltar. It mixes vocabulary mainly from Andalusian Spanish and British English, using a lot of code-switching between those two languages, with loanwords from Arabic, Genoese, Haketia, Hebrew, Italian, Judaeo-Spanish, Maltese and Portuguese.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 20 in Llanito. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Llanito numbers list

  • 1 – wan / uno
  • 2 – tu / dô
  • 3 – fri
  • 4 – kwatro
  • 5 – faiv / sinko
  • 6 – siks / seî
  • 7 – seven / siete
  • 8 – eit / oxo
  • 9 – nain / nweve
  • 10 – ten
  • 11 – ileven / ontse
  • 12 – twelv / dose
  • 13 – fetin / trese
  • 14 – fotin / katorse
  • 15 – fiftin / kintse
  • 16 – sikstin / disisèî
  • 17 – sèventin / disisiete
  • 18 – eitin / disioxo
  • 19 – naintin / disinweve
  • 20 – twenti / veinte

Llanito 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).

  • The Llanito numbers exist in two forms, one derived from Spanish and the other from English. The numbers to words generator at the top of this page uses the English-based numbers. Besides, the new orthography is the one used on this page.
  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely wan / uno [1], tu / [2], fri [3], kwatro [4], faiv / sinko [5], siks / seî [6], seven / siete [7], eit / oxo [8], and nain / nweve [9].
  • The word for ten is ten, hence a direct English loanword. Numbers from eleven to nineteen are as follow: ileven / ontse [11], twelv / dose [12], fetin / trese [13], fotin / katorse [14], fiftin / kintse [15], sikstin / disisèî [16], sèventin / disisiete [17], eitin / disioxo [18], and naintin / disinweve [19].
  • The word for twenty has two forms, either twenti or veinte.

Write a number in full in Llanito

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

A new New English Language, Politics and Identity in Gibraltar A new New English Language, Politics and Identity in Gibraltar
by , editors Books On Demand (2014)
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Sources

Mixed languages

Caló, Llanito, and Michif.

Other supported languages

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