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Counting in Upper Sorbian

Language overview

Forty-two in Upper Sorbian Upper Sorbian (Hornjoserbšćina) belongs to the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken by the Sorbs (also known as Lusatians, or Wends) in Germany in the historical province of Upper Lusatia, which is today part of Saxony. The Upper Sorbian language counts about 13,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Upper Sorbian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Upper Sorbian numbers list

  • 1 – jedyn
  • 2 – dwaj
  • 3 – tři
  • 4 – štyri
  • 5 – pjeć
  • 6 – šěsć
  • 7 – sydom
  • 8 – wósom
  • 9 – dźewjeć
  • 10 – dźesać
  • 11 – jědnaće
  • 12 – dwanaće
  • 13 – třinaće
  • 14 – štyrnaće
  • 15 – pjatnaće
  • 16 – šěsnaće
  • 17 – sydomnaće
  • 18 – wosomnaće
  • 19 – dźewjatnaće
  • 20 – dwaceći
  • 30 – třiceći
  • 40 – štyrceći
  • 50 – połsta
  • 60 – šěsćdźesat
  • 70 – sydomdźesat
  • 80 – wosomdźesat
  • 90 – dźewjećdźesat
  • 100 – sto
  • 1,000 – tysac

Upper Sorbian numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine have specific names: jedyn (m) / jedna (f) / jedno (n) [1], dwaj (m) / dwě (f, n) [2], tři [3], štyri [4], pjeć [5], šěsć [6], sydom (or sedm) [7], wósom (or wosm) [8], and dźewjeć [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier unit by ceći from twenty fo forty, then by dźesat from fifty to ninety, while ten has no multiplier: dźesać [10], dwaceći [20], třiceći [30], štyrceći [40], połsta (or pjećdźesat) [50], šěsćdźesat [60], sydomdźesat [70], wosomdźesat [80], and dźewjećdźesat [90].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed by suffixing the unit with naće: jědnaće [11], dwanaće [12], třinaće [13], štyrnaće [14], pjatnaće [15], šěsnaće [16], sydomnaće [17], wosomnaće [18], and dźewjatnaće [19].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the unit, then the conjonction a and the ten, with no space (e.g.: wósomašěsćdźesat [68], třiawosomdźesat [83]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed with a form of the word for hundred (sto), separated with a space, except for one hundred: sto [100], dwě sćě [200], tři sta [300], štyri sta [400], pjeć stow [500], šěsć stow [600], sydom stow [700], wosom stow [800], and dźewjeć stow [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed linking the hundred and the ten or the unit with the conjonction a separated with spaces (e.g.: sto a pjeć [105], štyri sta a štyriaštyrceći [444]).
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (tysac), separated with a space, except for one thousand: sto [1,000], dwaj tysac [2,000], tři tysac [3,000], štyri tysac [4,000], pjeć tysac [5,000], šěsć tysac [6,000], sydom tysac [7,000], wósom tysac [8,000], and dźewjeć tysac [9,000].

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