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Counting in Yán Koryáni

Language overview

Forty-two in Yán Koryáni Yán Koryáni is a member of the Khíshan Family of languages, all descended from the Engsvanyáli of the Priestkings’ mighty Empire. This artistic language belongs to the Tékumel fictional universe developped by the linguist Muhammad Abd-el-Rahman Barker in the late 40s and published in 1978, as part of a role-playing game, the Empire of the Petal Throne. Relatively distant from Tsolyáni, the most developped language of this world, it is written with an angular script.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 99 in Yán Koryáni. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Yán Koryáni numbers list

  • 1 – pró
  • 2 – ghá
  • 3 – vé
  • 4 – mræ
  • 5 – tú
  • 6 – gháva
  • 7 – rúl
  • 8 – gúwé
  • 9 – prótl
  • 10 – tlés
  • 11 – tlés pró
  • 12 – tlés ghá
  • 13 – tlés vé
  • 14 – tlés mræ
  • 15 – tlés tú
  • 16 – tlés gháva
  • 17 – tlés rúl
  • 18 – tlés gúwé
  • 19 – tlés prótl
  • 20 – ghá-tle
  • 30 – vé-tle
  • 40 – mræ-tle
  • 50 – tú-tle
  • 60 – gháva-tle
  • 70 – rúl-tle
  • 80 – gúwé-tle
  • 90 – prótl-tle

Yán Koryáni numerals

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9

Yán Koryáni 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, namely pró [1], ghá [2], [3], mræ [4], [5], gháva [6], rúl [7], gúwé [8], and prótl [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by a form of the word for ten (tle), linked with a hyphen, except for ten itself: tlés [10], ghá-tle [20], vé-tle [30], mræ-tle [40], tú-tle [50], gháva-tle [60], rúl-tle [70], gúwé-tle [80], and prótl-tle [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit separated with a space (e.g.: vé-tle vé [33], gháva-tle tú [65]).

Write a number in full in Yán Koryáni

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

Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne
by , editors Guardians of Order (2003)
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The Tsolyáni language The Tsolyáni language
by , editors Barker (1978)
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Articles

Source

  • Grammar of Yán Koryáni, Tekumel Netbook #3

Tékumel languages

Engsvanyáli, Livyáni, Sunúz, Tsolyáni, and Yán Koryáni.

Other supported languages

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