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Counting in Pandunia

Language overview

Forty-two in Pandunia Pandunia is a constructed international auxiliary language created by the Finn Risto Kupsala since 2005. It is used by about a hundred speakers on social networks, notably Reddit and Telegram. Pandunia grammar has evolved to its version 2.0 in September 2021 (its last version was released in May 2019). Its lexicon is based on a selection of the 15 most widely spoken languages, the endings of words marking their grammatical category.

Pandunia numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – nelu
  • 5 – lima
  • 6 – luka
  • 7 – cheti
  • 8 – bati
  • 9 – tisa
  • 10 – des
  • 11 – des un
  • 12 – des du
  • 13 – des tri
  • 14 – des nelu
  • 15 – des lima
  • 16 – des luka
  • 17 – des cheti
  • 18 – des bati
  • 19 – des tisa
  • 20 – du des
  • 30 – tri des
  • 40 – nelu des
  • 50 – lima des
  • 60 – luka des
  • 70 – cheti des
  • 80 – bati des
  • 90 – tisa des
  • 100 – un sento
  • 1,000 – un kilo

Pandunia 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: siro [0], un [1], du [2], tri [3], nelu [4], lima [5], luka [6], cheti [7], bati [8], and tisa [9].
  • The tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for ten (des), except for ten itself: des [10], du des [20], tri des [30], nelu des [40], lima des [50], luka des [60], cheti des [70], bati des [80], and tisa des [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed the unit separated with a space (e.g.: des du [12], bati des luka [86]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (sento), separated with a space: (un) sento [100], du sento [200], tri sento [300], nelu sento [400], lima sento [500], luka sento [600], cheti sento [700], bati sento [800], and tisa sento [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (kilo), separated with a space: un kilo [1,000], du kilo [2,000], tri kilo [3,000], nelu kilo [4,000], lima kilo [5,000], luka kilo [6,000], cheti kilo [7,000], bati kilo [8,000], and tisa kilo [9,000].
  • The powers of ten from one million on are based on the prefixes of the International System of Units: mega (million, 106), giga (billion, 109), tera (trillion, 1012), peta (quadrillion, 1015), eksa (quintillion, 1018), zeta (sextillion, 1021), yota (septillion, 1024)…

Write a number in full in Pandunia

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

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Auxiliary languages

Afrihili, Ba kom, Babm, Bolak, Ceqli, 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, Nove Latina, Pandunia, Panglobish, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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