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Counting in Ume Sami

Language overview

Forty-two in Ume Sami Ume Sami (ubmejesámiengiälla) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken by the Ume Sami of Sweden along the Ume River in the Västerbotten county in the municipalities of Storuman, Lycksele, Malå, Tärna, and Sorsele by barely 20 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Ume Sami. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Ume Sami numbers list

  • 1 – akte
  • 2 – guökte
  • 3 – gulbme
  • 4 – nilje
  • 5 – vijhte
  • 6 – guvhte
  • 7 – tjijtje
  • 8 – gaktse
  • 9 – åktse
  • 10 – lúhke
  • 11 – lúhke jah ákte
  • 12 – lúhke jah guökte
  • 13 – lúhke jah gulbme
  • 14 – lúhke jah nilje
  • 15 – lúhke jah vijhte
  • 16 – lúhke jah guvhte
  • 17 – lúhke jah tjijtje
  • 18 – lúhke jah gaktse
  • 19 – lúhke jah åktse
  • 20 – guökte lúhkeh
  • 30 – gulbme lúhkeh
  • 40 – nilje lúhkeh
  • 50 – vijhte lúhkeh
  • 60 – guvhte lúhkeh
  • 70 – tjijtje lúhkeh
  • 80 – gaktse lúhkeh
  • 90 – åktse lúhkeh
  • 100 – tjúöhte

Ume Sami 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 rendered by specific words: akte [1], guökte [2], gulbme [3], nilje [4], vijhte [5], guvhte [6], tjijtje [7], gaktse [8], and åktse [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by a form of the word for ten (lúhkeh), separated with a space, except for ten itself: lúhke [10], guökte lúhkeh [20], gulbme lúhkeh [30], nilje lúhkeh [40], vijhte lúhkeh [50], guvhte lúhkeh [60], tjijtje lúhkeh [70], gaktse lúhkeh [80], and åktse lúhkeh [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the word for ten (lúhke), followed by the word jah, then the unit: lúhke jah ákte [11], lúhke jah guökte [12], lúhke jah gulbme [13], lúhke jah nilje [14], lúhke jah vijhte [15], lúhke jah guvhte [16], lúhke jah tjijtje [17], lúhke jah gaktse [18], and lúhke jah åktse [19].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed starting with the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: vijhte lúhkeh guvhte [56], gaktse lúhkeh nilje [84]).
  • The word for hundred is tjúöhte [100].

Write a number in full in Ume Sami

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