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Counting in Menominee

Language overview

Forty-two in Menominee Menominee (Oma͞eqnomenēw), also spelled Menomini, is an Algonquian language of the Algic language family. Spoken by the Menominee people mostly located in the Menominee Indian Reservation, Northeastern Wisconsin, the Menominee language, while being revitalized, is a highly endangered language with about 20 to 30 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 699 in Menominee. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Menominee numbers list

  • 1 – nekot
  • 2 – nīs
  • 3 – naeqniw
  • 4 – nīw
  • 5 – nianan
  • 6 – nekūtuasetah
  • 7 – nōhekan
  • 8 – suasek
  • 9 – sāka͞ew
  • 10 – metātah
  • 11 – metātah nekot-enēh
  • 12 – metātah nīs-enēh
  • 13 – metātah naeqniw-enēh
  • 14 – metātah nīw-enēh
  • 15 – metātah nianan-enēh
  • 16 – metātah nekūtuasetah-enēh
  • 17 – metātah nōhekan-enēh
  • 18 – metātah suasek-enēh
  • 19 – metātah sāka͞ew-enēh
  • 20 – nīsinoh metātah
  • 30 – naeqniw metātah
  • 40 – nīw enoh metātah
  • 50 – nianan metātah
  • 60 – nekūtuasetah metātah
  • 70 – nōhekan metātah
  • 80 – suasek metātah
  • 90 – sāka͞ew metātah
  • 100 – nekūtuak
  • 1,000 – nekūtīhnakōhsaeh

Menominee 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 rendered by specific words, namely nekot [1], nīs [2], naeqniw [3], nīw [4], nianan [5], nekūtuasetah [6], nōhekan [7], suasek [8], and sāka͞ew [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit followed by the word for ten (metātah), except for ten itself: metātah [10], nīsinoh metātah [20] (literally twice ten), naeqniw metātah [30], nīw enoh metātah [40], nianan metātah [50], nekūtuasetah metātah [60], nōhekan metātah [70], suasek metātah [80], and sāka͞e metātahw [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit separated with a space, directly followed by enēh, linked with a dash (e.g.: metātah nekūtuasetah-enēh [16], nōhekan metātah nianan-enēh [75]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier, directly followed by a form of uak/wak: nekūtuak [100], nīsuak [200], naeqnwak [300], nīwuak [400], niananwak [500], nekūtuasetāhnwak [600]…
  • Thousands are formed starting with a form of the multiplier, directly followed by īhnakōhsaeh: nekūtīhnakōhsaeh [1,000], nīsīhnakōhsaeh [2,000], naeqnīhnakōhsaeh [3,000], nīwīhnakōhsaeh [4,000], niananīhnakōhsaeh [5,000], nekūtuasetāhnīhnakōhsaeh [6,000]… metātahnīhnakōhsaeh [10,000]…

Write a number in full in Menominee

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

The Struggle for Self-Determination: History of the Menominee Indians since 1854 The Struggle for Self-Determination: History of the Menominee Indians since 1854
by , editors University of Nebraska Press (2007)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Algonquian languages

Innu, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Menominee, Miami-Illinois, Micmac, Mohegan-Pequot, and Ojibwa.

Other supported languages

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