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Counting in Shyriiwook

Language overview

Shyriiwook (literally tongue of the tree people), also known as Wookieespeak, is a fictional language that belongs to the Star Wars universe. This is the main trade language of the Wookiees, who also speak Xaczik (on the Wartaki Islands and in other coastal regions) and Thykarann, a dialect of Shyriiwook with a rich technical lexicon, spoken on the planet Kashyyyk.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 10 in Shyriiwook. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Shyriiwook numbers list

  • 1 – ah
  • 2 – ah-ah
  • 3 – a-oo-ah
  • 4 – wyoorg
  • 5 – ah wyoorg
  • 6 – hu yourg
  • 7 – muwaa yourg
  • 8 – ah muwaa yourg
  • 9 – a-oo-mu
  • 10 – aohwawh

Shyriiwook 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 one to nine are specific words: ah [1], ah-ah [2] (one one), a-oo-ah [3], wyoorg [4], ah wyoorg [5] (one four), hu yourg [6], muwaa yourg [7], ah muwaa yourg [8] (one seven), and a-oo-mu [9].
  • The only documented ten is aohwawh [10].

Write a number in full in Shyriiwook

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

How to Speak Wookiee: A Manual for Intergalactic Communication How to Speak Wookiee: A Manual for Intergalactic Communication
by , editors Chronicle Books (2011)
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Dark Lens Dark Lens
by , editors Xavier Barral (2011)
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Galactic Phrase Book and Travel Guide Galactic Phrase Book and Travel Guide
by , editors Del Rey (2001)
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A Guide to the Star Wars Universe A Guide to the Star Wars Universe
by , editors LucasBooks (2000)
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Dark Lens Dark Lens
by , editors Xavier Barral (2011)
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Source

Star Wars languages

Bocce, Ewokese, Gunganese, Huttese, Jawaese, Mandalorian, Neimoidian, and Shyriiwook.

Other supported languages

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