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Numbers in Makalero

How to count in Makalero, a dialect of Makasae spoken in parts of East Timor.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 u, un
2 loloi, lolei
3 lolitu
4 fat
5 lima
6 douh
7 fitu
8 afo
9 siua
10 ruru, ru, ate u
11 ru resin-u
12 ru resi-loloi
13 ru resi-lolitu
14 ru resi-fat
15 ru resi-lima
16 ru resi-douh
17 ru resi-fitu
18 ru resi-afo
19 ru resi-siua
20 ru loloi
21 ru loloi resin-u
22 ru loloi resi-loloi
23 ru loloi resi-lolitu
24 ru loloi resi-fat
25 ru loloi resi-lima
26 ru loloi resi-douh
27 ru loloi resi-fitu
28 ru loloi resi-afo
29 ru loloi resi-siua
30 ru lolitu
40 ru fat, ate fat
50 ru lima, ate lima
60 ru douh
70 ru fitu
80 ru afo
90 ru siua
100 rasa u
200 rasa loloi
300 rasa lolitu
400 rasa fat
500 rasa lima
600 rasa douh
700 rasa fitu
800 rasa afo
900 rasa siua
1,000 rihun u
1,676 rihun u rasa douh ru fitu resi-douh
1,984 rihun u rasa siua ru afo resi-fat
2,000 rihun loloi
2,002 rihun loloi resi-loloi
3,000 rihun lolitu
4,000 rihun fat
5,000 rihun lima
6,000 rihun douh
7,000 rihun fitu
8,000 rihun afo
9,000 rihun siua
10,000 rihun ru
twice hi’anei
three times hi’anitu

Note: Resi(n) is a verb meaning ‘remain’, borrowed from Tetum resin ‘exceed’.

Source: Juliette Huber. A Grammar of Makalero. A Papuan Language of East Timor. Utrecht, The Netherlands – 2011.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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