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Counting in Romulan

Language overview

Forty-two in Romulan The Romulan language (or Rihannsu) is a fictional language invented by the author Diane Duane in her novels series The Romulan Way, taking place in the Star Trek universe. The Romulan language can be seen as a doubly constructed language, as it has been invented by the Romulans during their exodus from Vulcan. This language is based on Old High Vulcan, following another evolution.

Romulan numbers list

  • 1 – hwi
  • 2 – kre
  • 3 – sei
  • 4 – mne
  • 5 – rhi
  • 6 – fve
  • 7 – lli
  • 8 – the
  • 9 – lhi
  • 10 – dha
  • 11 – dha’hwi
  • 12 – dha’kre
  • 13 – dha’sei
  • 14 – dha’mne
  • 15 – dha’rhi
  • 16 – dha’fve
  • 17 – dha’lli
  • 18 – dha’the
  • 19 – dha’lhi
  • 20 – kra
  • 30 – seha
  • 40 – mnha
  • 50 – rha
  • 60 – fvha
  • 70 – lla
  • 80 – thha
  • 90 – lha
  • 100 – khu
  • 1,000 – hwi dhei
  • one million – hwi kre-dhei
  • one billion – hwi sei-dhei
  • one trillion – hwi mnhe-dhei

Romulan numerals

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9

Romulan numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: lliu [0], hwi [1], kre [2], sei [3], mne [4], rhi [5], fve [6], lli [7], the [8], and lhi [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit root with the end of the word for ten (ha from dha), except for ten itself: dha [10], kra [20], seha [30], mnha [40], rha [50], fvha [60], lla [70], thha [80], and lha [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten and the digit name separated with an apostrophe (e.g.: seha’kre [32], rha’sei [53], fvha’lhi [69]).
  • The hundreds are formed by suffixing the multiplier root with the end of the word for hundred (hu from khu), except for one hundred itself: khu [100], kru [200], sehu [300], mnhu [400], rhu [500], fvhu [600], llu [700], thhu [800], and lhu [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by linking the hundred and the unit with an apostrophe, and with the ten with a hyphen (e.g.: khu’hwi [101], sehu-fvha’lli [367]).
  • The thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (dhei), separated with a space: hwi dhei [1,000], kre dhei [2,000], sei dhei [3,000], mne dhei [4,000], rhi dhei [5,000]…
  • One million is hwi kre-dhei, literally one two thousands, meaning one two-groups-of-three-zeroes. Higher scale numbers are formed the same way: one billion (109) is hwi sei-dhei, and one trillion (1012) is hwi mnhe-dhei. As we can see, the Rihannsu language follows the short scale naming system, in which every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term (the digits are grouped by three).

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Books

Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages (Star Trek) Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages (Star Trek)
by , editors Pocket Books / Star Trek (2006)
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Sources

Star Trek languages

Klingon, Romulan, and Vulcan.

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