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Counting in Tlingit

Language overview

Forty-two in Tlingit The Tlingit language (Lingít) is a native american language that belongs to the Na-Dene languages family. It is spoken by the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska and Western Canada, and has an official status in Alaska. The Tlingit language counts about 1,360 speakers.

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

Tlingit numbers list

  • 1 – tléix’
  • 2 – déix̱
  • 3 – násʼk
  • 4 – daaxʼoon
  • 5 – keijín
  • 6 – tleidooshú
  • 7 – dax̱adooshú
  • 8 – nasʼgadooshú
  • 9 – gooshúḵ
  • 10 – jinkaat
  • 11 – jinkaak ḵa tléix’
  • 12 – jinkaat ḵa déix̱
  • 13 – jinkaat ḵa násʼk
  • 14 – jinkaat ḵa daaxʼoon
  • 15 – jinkaak ḵa keijín
  • 16 – jinkaat ḵa tleidooshú
  • 17 – jinkaak ḵa dax̱adooshú
  • 18 – jinkaat ḵa nasʼgadooshú
  • 19 – jinkaak ḵa gooshúḵ
  • 20 – tleiḵáa
  • 30 – násʼk jinkaat
  • 40 – daaxʼoon jinkaat
  • 50 – keijín jinkaat
  • 60 – tleidooshú jinkaat
  • 70 – dax̱adooshú jinkaat
  • 80 – nasʼgadooshú jinkaat
  • 90 – gooshúḵ jinkaat
  • 100 – tléix’ hándid

Tlingit numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered as specific words: tléix’ [1], déix̱ [2], násʼk [3], daaxʼoon [4], keijín [5], tleidooshú [6], dax̱adooshú [7], nasʼgadooshú [8], and gooshúḵ [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit before the word for ten (jinkaat), except for ten and twenty: jinkaat [10], tleiḵáa [20], násʼk jinkaat [30], daaxʼoon jinkaat [40], keijín jinkaat [50], tleidooshú jinkaat [60], dax̱adooshú jinkaat [70], nasʼgadooshú jinkaat [80], and gooshúḵ jinkaat [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word ḵa and the unit (e.g.: jinkaat ḵa nasʼgadooshú [18], keijín jinkaat ḵa keijín [55]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (hándid): tléix’ hándid [100], déix̱ hándid [200], násʼk hándid [300], daaxʼoon hándid [400], keijín hándid [500], tleidooshú hándid [600], dax̱adooshú hándid [700], nasʼgadooshú hándid [800], and gooshúḵ hándid [900].

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Books

Say It in Tlingit: A Tlingit Phrase Book Say It in Tlingit: A Tlingit Phrase Book
by , editors Sealaska Heritage Institute (2018)
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Beginning Tlingit Workbook Beginning Tlingit Workbook
by , editors Sealaska Heritage Institute (2017)
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Dictionary of Tlingit Dictionary of Tlingit
by , editors Sealaska Heritage Institute (2011)
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Sources

Athapaskan languages

Carrier, Hupa, Navajo, Siletz dee-ni, Tlingit, and Tolowa.

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