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Counting in Universalglot

Language overview

Forty-two in Universalglot Universalglot is an international auxiliary language published by the French linguist Jean Pirro (1813-1886) in his book Tentative d’une langue universelle, Enseignement, grammaire, vocabulaire, published in 1868. Its vocabulary is based on Romance and Germanic languages. Jean Pirro provided with more than 7,000 basic words and numerous prefixes in an a posteriori language pre-dating Volapük by a decade, and Esperanto by nearly 20 years.

Universalglot numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – quat
  • 5 – quint
  • 6 – sex
  • 7 – sept
  • 8 – okt
  • 9 – nov
  • 10 – dec
  • 11 – undec
  • 12 – dudec
  • 13 – tridec
  • 14 – quatdec
  • 15 – quintdec
  • 16 – sexdec
  • 17 – septdec
  • 18 – oktdec
  • 19 – novdec
  • 20 – duta
  • 30 – trita
  • 40 – quata
  • 50 – quinta
  • 60 – sexta
  • 70 – septa
  • 80 – okta
  • 90 – novta
  • 100 – cent
  • 1,000 – mil
  • one million – million

Universalglot 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: un [1], du [2], tri [3], quat [4], quint [5], sex [6], sept [7], okt [8], and nov [9].
  • Tens are formed adding the suffix -(t)a to the multiplier digit, except for ten: dec [10], duta [20], trita [30], quata [40], quinta [50], sexta [60], septa [70], okta [80], and novta [90].
  • Numbers for eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the unit, directly followed by the word for ten (dec) with no space: undec [11], dudec [12], tridec [13], quatdec [14], quintdec [15], sexdec [16], septdec [17], oktdec [18], and novdec [19].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit linked with a hyphen (e.g.: duta-tri [23], sexta-okt [68]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (cent), separated with a space, except for one hundred: cent [100], du cent [200], tri cent [300], quat cent [400], quint cent [500], sex cent [600], sept cent [700], okt cent [800], and nov cent [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (mil), separated with a space, except for one thousand: mil [1,000], du mil [2,000], tri mil [3,000], quat mil [4,000], quint mil [5,000], sex mil [6,000], sept mil [7,000], okt mil [8,000], and nov mil [9,000].
  • The word for million is million [106].

Write a number in full in Universalglot

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

Source

  • Essai d’une langue universelle, by Jean Pirro (1868)

Auxiliary languages

Babm, Bolak, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Globasa, Glosa, Guosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Interslavic, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Pandunia, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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