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Counting in Pite Sami

Language overview

Forty-two in Pite Sami Pite Sami (Bidumsámegiella), also known as Arjeplog Sami, belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken in Sweden along the Pite River by about about 20 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Pite Sami. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Pite Sami numbers list

  • 1 – akttá
  • 2 – guoktte
  • 3 – gålbmå
  • 4 – nällje
  • 5 – vihtta
  • 6 – guhtta
  • 7 – gietjav
  • 8 – gákttse
  • 9 – åkktse
  • 10 – lågev
  • 11 – lågenaldneakttá
  • 12 – lågenaldneguäktte
  • 13 – lågenaldnegålbmå
  • 14 – lågenaldnenäl’jje
  • 15 – lågenaldnevihtta
  • 16 – lågenaldneguhta
  • 17 – lågenaldnegietjav
  • 18 – lågenaldnegákttse
  • 19 – lågenaldneåkttse
  • 20 – guokttelågev
  • 30 – gålbmålågev
  • 40 – nälljelågev
  • 50 – vihttalågev
  • 60 – guhtalågev
  • 70 – gietjavlågev
  • 80 – gákttselågev
  • 90 – åkttselågev
  • 100 – tjuohte
  • 1,000 – tuvsán

Pite Sami 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).

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: ákkta [1], guäkkte [2], gålbmå [3], nällje [4], vihta [5], guhta [6], gietjav [7], gákktse [8], åkktse [9], and lågev [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by prefixing the unit with a form of the word for ten (lågenaldne from lågev, ten): lågenaldneakttá [11], lågenaldneguäktte [12], lågenaldnegålbmå [13], lågenaldnenäl’jje [14], lågenaldnevihtta [15], lågenaldneguhta [16], lågenaldnegietjav [17], lågenaldnegákttse [18], and lågenaldneåkttse [19]. They can also be formed prefixing another form of the word for ten (lågenan) with the unit: akttálågenan [11], guokttelågenan [12], gålbmålågenan [13], näl’jjelågenan [14], vihttalågenan [15], guhtalågenan [16], gietjavlågenan [17], gákttselågenan [18], and åkttselågenan [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (lågev), with the exception of ten itself: lågev [10], guokttelågev [20], gålbmålågev [30], nälljelågev [40], vihttalågev [50], guhtalågev [60], gietjavlågev [70], gákttselågev [80], and åkttselågev [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: guokttelågevguoktte [22], nälljelågevguhtta [46]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (tjuohte), separated with a space, with the exception of one hundred itself: tjuohte [100], guoktte tjuohte [200], gålbmå tjuohte [300], nällje tjuohte [400], vihtta tjuohte [500], guhta tjuohte [600], gietjav tjuohte [700], gákktse tjuohte [800], and åkktse tjuohte [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tuvsán) separated with a space, with the exception of one thousand itself: tuvsán [1,000], guoktte tuvsán [2,000], gålbmå tuvsán [3,000], nällje tuvsán [4,000], vihtta tuvsán [5,000], guhta tuvsán [6,000], gietjav tuvsán [7,000], gákktse tuvsán [8,000], and åkktse tuvsán [9,000].

Write a number in full in Pite Sami

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Pite Sami. 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 Sami People: Traditions in Transitions The Sami People: Traditions in Transitions
by , editors University of Alaska Press (2005)
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Parlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et culture Parlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et culture
by , editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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Source

Sami languages

Inari Sami, Lule Sami, Northern Sami, Pite Sami, Skolt Sami, Southern Sami, and Ume Sami.

Other supported languages

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