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Counting in Yakut

Language overview

Forty-two in Yakut Yakut (саха тыла, transliterated as saxa tıla), also known as Yakutian, Sakha, Saqa or Saxa, belongs to the Siberian branch of the Turkic languages family. Co-oficial language alongside Russian in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), located in the easternmost part of Asia, the Yakut language counts about 450,000 speakers.

Yakut numbers list

  • 1 – биир
  • 2 – икки
  • 3 – үс
  • 4 – түөрт
  • 5 – биэс
  • 6 – алта
  • 7 – сэттэ
  • 8 – аҕыс
  • 9 – тоҕус
  • 10 – уон
  • 11 – уон биир
  • 12 – уон икки
  • 13 – уон үс
  • 14 – уон түөрт
  • 15 – уон биэс
  • 16 – уон алта
  • 17 – уон сэттэ
  • 18 – уон аҕыс
  • 19 – уон тоҕус
  • 20 – сүүрбэ
  • 30 – отут
  • 40 – түөрт уон
  • 50 – биэс уон
  • 60 – алта уон
  • 70 – сэттэ уон
  • 80 – аҕыс уон
  • 90 – тоҕус уон
  • 100 – сүүс
  • 1,000 – тыһынча
  • one million – мөлүйүөн
  • one billion – мыйыллыйаар
  • one trillion – туруллуйуон

Yakut 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 specific words, namely нуул [0], биир [1], икки [2], үс [3], түөрт [4], биэс [5], алта [6], сэттэ [7], аҕыс [8], and тоҕус [9].
  • The tens have specific names from ten to thirty, then they are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for ten: уон [10], сүүрбэ [20], отут [30], түөрт уон [40], биэс уон [50], алта уон [60], сэттэ уон [70], аҕыс уон [80], and тоҕус уон [90].
  • Compound numbers up to ninety-nine are built by spelling out the ten, then the digit (e.g.: отут икки [32], сэттэ уон биир [71]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (сүүс), except for one hundred itself: сүүс [100], икки сүүс [200], үс сүүс [300], түөрт сүүс [400], биэс сүүс [500], алта сүүс [600], сэттэ сүүс [700], аҕыс сүүс [800], and тоҕус сүүс [900].
  • Thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (тыһынча), except for one thousand itself: тыһынча [1,000], икки тыһынча [2,000], үс тыһынча [3,000], түөрт тыһынча [4,000], биэс тыһынча [5,000], алта тыһынча [6,000], сэттэ тыһынча [7,000], аҕыс тыһынча [8,000], and тоҕус тыһынча [9,000].
  • Yakut language uses the short scale for big numbers, where every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term. Thus, we get мөлүйүөн (million, or 106), мыйыллыйаар (109, equivalent to the US billion), and туруллуйуон (1012, equivalent to the US trillion).

Write a number in full in Yakut

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

Books

Parlons sakha : Langue et culture iakoutes Parlons sakha : Langue et culture iakoutes
by , editors L’Harmattan (2012)
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Les Guerriers célestes du pays yakoute-saxa Les Guerriers célestes du pays yakoute-saxa
editors Gallimard (1994)
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