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Counting in Mondir

Language overview

Forty-two in Mondir Classical Mondir is an artistic language, an artlang, created by Liu Ting-Hao (aka. Salum the conlang). It is derived from a proto-language called *Gnixwaxb, a relexification of Proto-Indo-European (PIE), to which he applied the sound changes from Indo-European to Latin and Romance languages, resulting into Classical Mondir. It is spoken in the constructed world L’ourldĕ, on the Nonige Continent. Classical Mondir has three noun genders (masculine, feminine, neutral), and seven noun cases. Other languages are formed from Classical Mondir in the same manner as Romance languages from Latin: Battonir, Belinir, Kaisanir, Esinir, and Uluinir.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Mondir. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Mondir numbers list

  • 1 – toga
  • 2 – kore
  • 3 – ero
  • 4 – kurba
  • 5 – rura
  • 6 – higo
  • 7 – esia
  • 8 – tosigno
  • 9 – esora
  • 10 – tora
  • 11 – tottora
  • 12 – korora
  • 13 – erora
  • 14 – kurbora
  • 15 – rurora
  • 16 – hittora
  • 17 – esittora
  • 18 – tosindora
  • 19 – esorora
  • 20 – kesira
  • 30 – kesiroun tora
  • 40 – kubra
  • 50 – kubroun tora
  • 60 – higra
  • 70 – higroun tora
  • 80 – tosira
  • 90 – tosiroun tora
  • 100 – fama

Mondir 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 iesa [0], toga [1], kore [2], ero [3], kurba [4], rura [5], higo [6], esia [7], tosigno [8], and esora [9].
  • Classical Mondir follows a vicesimal numeral system, or base-20. Tens are formed alternating between the last multiple of twenty and the same plus ten, expressed by suffixing the multiple of twenty with the clitic oun, which means and. Thus, we have tora [10], kesira [20], kesiroun tora [30] (20+10), kubra [40] (2*20), kubroun tora [50] (2*20+10), higra [60] (3*20), higroun tora [70] (3*20+10), tosira [80] (4*20), and tosiroun tora [90] (4*20+10).
  • Compound numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the root of the unit, directly followed by the end of the word for ten (ora): tottora [11], korora [12], erora [13], kurbora [14], rurora [15], hittora [16], esittora [17], tosindora [18], and esorora [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one and above are formed starting with the ten suffixed by the clitic oun (and), followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: kesiroun toga [21], kesiroun tosindora).
  • The word for hundred is fama [100].

Write a number in full in Mondir

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

Brief Grammar of Classical Mondir Language Brief Grammar of Classical Mondir Language
by , editors Independently published (2020)
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Source

  • Brief Grammar of Classical Mondir Language, by Ting-hao Liu (2020)

Other artistic languages

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