Trade Tongue/Numbers
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The numbers of Trade Tongue come from Gêchkatalo. Many of the numbers are formed using the Gêchkatalo magnitude suffixes, which were also borrowed into Trade Tongue, though are now used only sporadically outside of the numbers (the gnomish dialect of Trade Tongue the magnitude suffixes more regularily, plus duodecimal variants).
The magnitude suffixes are plural forms for ten, hundred, and a thousand (-che, -chêk, and -leshk respectively).
Number | Word Form | Translation |
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Singular | Gadla | (a) Gadla |
General Plural | Gadlêt | Gadlas |
Ten-Plural | Gadlache | Ten Gadlas (a group of ten Gadlas) |
Hundred-Plural | Gadlachêk | (a) Hundred Gadlas |
Thousand-Plural | Gadlaleshk | (a) Thousand Gadlas |
The magnitude suffixes can be used generally, i.e. "gadlachêk" might be only 90 gadlêt, or it might be 110 gadlêt, but 150 gadlêt would probably be said with the number and the general plural (i.e. chêka-riche gadlêt).
Numeral | Trade Tongue | Translation | Notes |
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1 | Ta | One | |
2 | Ka | Two | |
3 | Vu | Three | |
4 | Ngo | Four | |
5 | Ri | Five | |
6 | Az | Six | |
7 | Lli | Seven | |
8 | Vai | Eight | |
9 | Kez | Nine | |
10 | Ishen | Ten | A single ten uses the word for ten, but ... |
11 | Ishen-Ta | Ten-One | |
12 | Ishen-Ka | Ten-Two | |
13 | Ishen-Vu | Ten-Three | |
14 | Ishen-Ngo | Ten-Four | |
15 | Ishen-Ri | Ten-Five | |
16 | Ishen-Az | Ten-Six | |
17 | Ishen-Lli | Ten-Seven | |
18 | Ishen-Vai | Ten-Eight | |
19 | Ishen-Kez | Ten-Nine | |
20 | Kache | Two*Ten (a Ten of Twos) | ... for multipe tens, the appropriate number plus the ten-plural. |
21 | Kache-Ta | Two*Ten-One | |
22 | Kache-Ka | Two*Ten-Two | |
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30 | Vuche | Three*Ten (a Ten of Threes) | |
31 | Vuche-Ta | Three*Ten-One | |
32 | Vuche-Ka | Three*Ten-Two | |
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99 | Kezche-Kez | Nine*Ten-Nine | |
100 | Chêka | (One) Hundred | See notes at 10, 20, 200. |
101 | Chêka-Ta | Hundred-One | |
102 | Chêka-Ka | Hundred-Two | |
103 | Chêka-Vu | Hundred-Three | |
104 | Chêka-Ngo | Hundred-Four | |
105 | Chêka-Ri | Hundred-Five | |
106 | Chêka-Az | Hundred-Six | |
107 | Chêka-Lli | Hundred-Seven | |
108 | Chêka-Vai | Hundred-Eight | |
109 | Chêka-Kez | Hundred-Nine | |
110 | Chêka-Ishen | Hundred-Ten | |
111 | Chêka-Ishen-Ta | Hundred-Ten-One | |
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199 | Chêka-Kezche-Kez | Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | |
200 | Kachêk | Two*Hundred (Hundred of Twos) | See notes at 10, 20, 100. |
201 | Kachêk-Ta | Two*Hundred-One | |
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999 | Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez | Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | |
1000 | Aleshku | (One) Thousand | |
1001 | Aleshku-Ta | (One)Thousand-One | |
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1111 | Aleshku-Chêka-Ishen-Ta | Thousand-Hundred-Ten-One | |
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9999 | Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez | Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | |
10000 | (Ta) Kâlad | (One) Myriad | Trade Tongue, unlike English, has a seperate word for ten thousand, translated as "myriad". Myriads are counted like normal objects, unlike tens, hundreds, or thousands. In the case of a single myriad in a number "myriad" (kâlad) may or may not be preceded by "one" (ta), depending on context. |
10001 | (Ta) Kâlad iv Ta | (One) Thousand and One | The number of myriads and the number of units are joined with "and" (iv) |
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19999 | (Ta) Kâlad iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez | (One) Myriad and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | |
20000 | Ka Kâladêt | Two Myriads | Note the difference in form from 20, 200, or 2000: a number of myriads, rather than a numeral with a magnitude suffix. See note at 10000. |
20001 | Ka Kâladêt iv Ta | Two Myriads and One | See note at 10001. |
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99999 | Kez Kâladêt iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez | Nine Myriads and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | Basically, myriads and units are counted the same way and joined with "and" (iv), except . . . |
100000 | Kâladche | Myriad*Ten (a Ten of Myriads) | . . . in the case of exact magnitudes of myriads, where (still like a normal object) the magnitude suffix is used. "Ishen Kâladêt" is a comprehensible, but unidiomatic phrase. |
100001 | Kâladche iv Ta | Myriad*Ten and One | |
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109999 | Kâladche iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez | Myriad*Ten and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine | |
110000 | Ishen-Ta Kâladêt | Ten-One Myriads | At eleven myriads it switches back to number of myriads. |
110001 | Ishen-Ta Kâladêt iv Ta | Ten-One Myriads and One |
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