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Counting in Uropi

Language overview

Forty-two in Uropi Uropi (Uròpi) is an international auxiliary language developed by the French teacher Joël Landais starting in 1983. It is explicitely based on Indo-European languages.

Uropi numbers list

  • 1 – un
  • 2 – du
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – kwer
  • 5 – pin
  • 6 – ses
  • 7 – sep
  • 8 – oc
  • 9 – nev
  • 10 – des
  • 11 – desùn
  • 12 – desdù
  • 13 – destrì
  • 14 – deskwèr
  • 15 – despìn
  • 16 – dessès
  • 17 – dessèp
  • 18 – desòc
  • 19 – desnèv
  • 20 – dudes
  • 30 – trides
  • 40 – kwerdes
  • 50 – pindes
  • 60 – sesdes
  • 70 – sepdes
  • 80 – ocdes
  • 90 – nevdes
  • 100 – sunte
  • 1,000 – tilie
  • one million – un miliòn
  • one billion – un miliàrd

Uropi 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: nul [0], un [1], du [2], tri [3], kwer [4], pin [5], ses [6], sep [7], oc [8], and nev [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (des), except for ten itself: des [10], dudes [20], trides [30], kwerdes [40], pindes [50], sesdes [60], sepdes [70], ocdes [80], and nevdes [90].
  • Teens are formed by directly linking the ten and the unit with no space, and adding a grave accent on the unit digit vowel: desùn [11], desdù [12], destrì [13], deskwèr [14], despìn [15], dessès [16], dessèp [17], desòc [18], and desnèv [19].
  • Other compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit separated with a hyphen (e.g.: kwerdes-ses [46], pindes-sep [57]).
  • The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (sunte) with no space, except for one hundred itself: sunte [100], dusunte [200], trisunte [300], kwersunte [400], pinsunte [500], sessunte [600], sepsunte [700], ocsunte [800], and nevsunte [900].
  • The thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (tilie) with no space, except for one thousand itself: tilie [1,000], dutilie [2,000], tritilie [3,000], kwertilie [4,000], pintilie [5,000], sestilie [6,000], septilie [7,000], octilie [8,000], and nevtilie [9,000].
  • The word for million (106) is miliòn (plural milione), and the word for billion (109) is miliàrd (plural miliarde).

Write a number in full in Uropi

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Uropi. 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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Auxiliary languages

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

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