Counting in Tsevhu

Language overview

Forty-two in Tsevhu Tsevhu [tsɛ’βu] is a constructed art-language made by Koallary, which is centered around the basis of a free-order volition controlled grammar system and a hidden, non-linear writing system. The most interesting feature of this artlang is its writing: Koilang is written as ripples on the surface of water above koi fishes. The ripples are based on quartered circles, where the orientation doesn’t matter. The position of the ripples above the fish is meaningful, though.

Tsevhu 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 words, namely xa [0], vi [1], tan [2], leb [3], chas [4], qen [5], mud [6], teuk [7], kvi [8], and daec [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the multiplier, directly followed by a form of the word for ten (either hai or mun), with no space: vihai [11], tanmun [12], lebhai [13], chashai [14], qenmun [15], mudhai [16], teukhai [17], kvihai [18], and daecmun [19].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit linked with the letter m to the word for ten (hai), with no space, except for ten itself: hai [10], tanmhai [20], lebmhai [30], chasmhai [40], qenmhai [50], mudmhai [60], teukmhai [70], kvimhai [80], and daecmhai [90].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed starting with the multiplier of the ten directly linked with the letter m and the compound form of the unit. The compound forms of the units are: vi [1], ta [2], le [3], cha [4], qe [5], mu [6], teu [7], ki [8], and dae [9]. Thus we form for instance tanmki [28], qenmqe [55], and daecmdae [99].
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, directly followed by the word for hundred (cam), with no space, except for one hundred: cam [100], tancam [200], lebcam [300], chascam [400], qencam [500], mudcam [600], teukcam [700], kvicam [800], and daeccam [900].
  • Compound hundred numbers are rendered by one word from 101 to 199 (eg.: camvi [101], camvihai [111], camtanmhai [120]), but hundreds and tens are separated with a space above two hundred (eg.: lebcam mudmqe [365]).
  • Thousands are expressed as tens of hundred: haicam [1,000], tanmhaicam [2,000], lebmhaicam [3,000], chasmhaicam [4,000], qenmhaicam [5,000], mudmhaicam [6,000], teukmhaicam [7,000], kvimhaicam [8,000], and daecmhaicam [9,000].
  • Compound thousands are expressed the same way (eg.: teukmchacam [7,400] or 74x100).
  • Ten thousand is expressed as kesh [10,000].
  • Tsevhu scale numbers are expressed as hundred multipliers, with the help of the word for ten thousand when needed: shka [106], camshka [108], keshka [1010], shkash [1012], camshkash [1014], keshkash [1016], shkashkash [1018], and camshkashkash [1020].


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