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Counting in Quetzaltepec Mixe

Language overview

Forty-two in Quetzaltepec Mixe Midland Mixe, or Central Mixe is a Mixe language that belongs to the Mixe–Zoque language family. Spoken in Northeastern Oaxaca, Mexico, it has different dialects, including the Quetzaltepec Mixe, or Mixe of Chuxnabán, detailed here, which counts about 6,700 speakers.

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

Quetzaltepec Mixe numbers list

  • 1 – tu’uk
  • 2 – määjtsk
  • 3 – tëkëëk
  • 4 – taxk
  • 5 – mëkooxk
  • 6 – tëtuujk
  • 7 – wxtuujk
  • 8 – tuktuujk
  • 9 – taxtuujk
  • 10 – maajk
  • 11 – maajktu’uk
  • 12 – mamääjtsk
  • 13 – maajktëkëëk
  • 14 – mamaajks
  • 15 – mamokx
  • 16 – mamokxtu’uk
  • 17 – mamokxmääjtsk
  • 18 – mamokxtëkëëk
  • 19 – mamokxmataxk
  • 20 – i’px
  • 30 – i’pxmaajk
  • 40 – wxiikx
  • 50 – wxiikxmyaajk
  • 60 – tëkë’px
  • 70 – tëkë’pxmaajk
  • 80 – mata’px
  • 90 – mata’pxmaajk
  • 100 – mëko’px

Quetzaltepec Mixe 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 names: ka’aptij [0], tu’uk [1], määjtsk [2], tëkëëk [3], taxk [4], mëkooxk [5], tëtuujk [6], wxtuujk [7], tuktuujk [8], and taxtuujk [9].
  • The tens follow a vicesimal system (of base twenty): maajk [10], i’px [20], i’pxmaajk [30] (20+10), wxiikx [40], wxiikxmyaajk [50] (40+10), tëkë’px [60] (3*20), tëkë’pxmaajk [70] (3*20+10), mata’px [80] (4*20), and mata’pxmaajk [90] (4*20+10).
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, directly follow by the unit, with no space (e.g.: wxiikxmyaajktëtuujk [56], tëkë’pxmaajktuktuujk [78]).
  • Hundreds are formed prefixing the word for hundred (mëko’px) by the multiplier digit, with no space: mëko’px [100] (5*20), määjtskmëko’px [200] (2*5*20), tëkëkmëko’px [300], taxkmëko’px [400], mëkoxkmëko’px [500], tëtuujkmëko’px [600], wxtuujkmëko’px [700], tuktuujkmëko’px [800], and taxtuujkmëko’px [900].

Write a number in full in Quetzaltepec Mixe

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Quetzaltepec Mixe. 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 Mixe of Oaxaca: Religion, Ritual, and Healing The Mixe of Oaxaca: Religion, Ritual, and Healing
by , editors University of Texas Press (1998)
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