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Counting in Plautdietsch

Language overview

Forty-two in Plautdietsch Plautdietsch, also known as Mennonite Low German, is an East Low German language from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family. Spoken by the Mennonites, a group of Christian Anabaptists, in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Honduras, Belize, and Argentina, it counts about 300,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 99 in Plautdietsch. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Plautdietsch numbers list

  • 1 – eent
  • 2 – twee
  • 3 – dree
  • 4 – vea
  • 5 – fiew
  • 6 – sas
  • 7 – säwen
  • 8 – acht
  • 9 – näajen
  • 10 – tieen
  • 11 – alf
  • 12 – twalf
  • 13 – drettieen
  • 14 – vieetieen
  • 15 – feftieen
  • 16 – sastieen
  • 17 – säwentieen
  • 18 – achttieen
  • 19 – näajentieen
  • 20 – twintich
  • 30 – dartich
  • 40 – vieetich
  • 50 – feftich
  • 60 – zastich
  • 70 – zäwentich
  • 80 – tachentich
  • 90 – näajentich
  • 100 – hundat
  • 1,000 – dusent
  • one million – eene Milliion

Plautdietsch 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 and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: null [0], eent [1], twee [2], dree [3], vea [4], fiew [5], sas [6], säwen [7], acht [8], näajen [9], tieen [10], alf [11], and twalf [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits root suffixed with the word for ten (tieen): drettieen [13], vieetieen [14], feftieen [15], sastieen [16], säwentieen [17], achttieen [18], and näajentieen [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -tich at the end of the multiplier digit root form, with the exception of ten: tieen [10], twintich [20], dartich [30], vieetich [40], feftich [50], zastich [60], zäwentich [70], tachentich [80], and näajentich [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the conjunction un (and), but the unit is placed before the ten (e.g.: eent un dartich [31], fiew un vieetich [45]).
  • Hundreds are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hundat), with no space, with the exception of one hundred itself: hundat [100], twee hundat [200], dree hundat [300], vea hundat [400], fiew hundat [500]…
  • Compound hundreds with numbers from one to twenty are formed by linking the hundred with the ten or unit with the conjunction un (and): hundat un twee [102], dree hundat un drettien [313]. From twenty to ninety-nine, the conjunction disappears: hundat een un twintich [121], dree hundat sas un feftich [356].
  • Thousands are formed by putting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (dusent), except for one thousand itself: dusent [1,000], twee dusent [2,000], dree dusent [3,000], vea dusent [4,000], fiew dusent [5,000]…
  • One million is eene Milliion

Write a number in full in Plautdietsch

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