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Counting in Tpaalha

Language overview

Tpaalha is the second constructed language designed by Jessie Sams (co-creator of Méníshè, for the Freeform series Motherland: Fort Salem) and David J. Peterson for their LangTime Studio adventure, a streaming series featuring live conlang creation launched in February 2020. Tpaalha is the language of the oppossums, designed in the second season of LangTime Studio starting in October 2020 (the first season conlang was Engála).

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 17 in Tpaalha. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Tpaalha numbers list

  • 1 – u
  • 2 – syi
  • 3 – idi
  • 4 – mu
  • 5 – toulh
  • 6 – khaap
  • 7 – u khaap it
  • 8 – syi khaap it
  • 9 – idi khaap it
  • 10 – mu khaap it
  • 11 – toulh khaap it
  • 12 – khabzyi
  • 13 – u khabzyi’t
  • 14 – syi khabzyi’t
  • 15 – idi khabzyi’t
  • 16 – mu khabzyi’t
  • 17 – toulh khabzyi’t
  • 36 – khabvaalh

Tpaalha numerals

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
13
13
14
14
15
15
16
16
17
17
36
36

Tpaalha 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).

  • Tpaalha numbers have a senary, or base-6, internal structure.
  • Digits from one to six are u [1], syi [2], idi [3], mu [4], toulh [5], and khaap [6].
  • From seven to eleven, numbers are formed starting with the added unit to six, followed by the word for six (khaap), then the word it: u khaap it [7] (1 6 &), syi khaap it [8] (2 6 &), idi khaap it [9] (3 6 &), mu khaap it [10] (4 6 &), and toulh khaap it [11] (5 6 &).
  • The word for twelve is khabzyi [12], litterally meaning six by two.
  • Numbers from thirteen to seventeen are formed starting with the added unit to twelve, followed by the word for twelve (khabzyi), then the contraction ’t of the word it: u khabzyi’t [13] (1 6*2 &), syi khabzyi’t [14] (2 6*2 &), idi khabzyi’t [15] (3 6*2 &), mu khabzyi’t [16] (4 6*2 &), and toulh khabzyi’t [17] (5 6*2 &).
  • The only other known number for the moment is khabvaalh [36] (6*6).

Write a number in full in Tpaalha

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