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Numbers in Toki Pona

How to count in Toki Pona, a constructed language designed to express a lot with just 120 words.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 ala (Ø)  
1 wan (⚀) nanpa wan (⋕⚀)
2 tu (⚁) nanpa tu (⋕⚁)
3 wan tu (⚀⚁) nanpa wan tu (⋕⚀⚁)
4 tu tu (⚁⚁) nanpa tu tu (⋕⚁⚁)
5 luka (⎡) nanpa luka (⋕⎡)
6 luka wan (⎡⚀) nanpa luka wan (⋕⎡⚀)
7 luka tu (⎡⚁) nanpa luka tu (⋕⎡⚁)
8 luka wan tu (⎡⚀⚁) nanpa luka wan tu (⋕⎡⚀⚁)
9 luka tu tu (⎡⚁⚁) nanpa luka tu tu (⋕⎡⚁⚁)
10 luka luka (⎡⎡) nanpa luka luka (⋕⎡⎡)
11 luka luka wan (⎡⎡⚀) nanpa luka luka wan (⋕⎡⎡⚀)
12 luka luka tu (⎡⎡⚁) nanpa luka luka tu (⋕⎡⎡⚁)
13 luka luka wan tu (⎡⎡⚀⚁) nanpa luka luka wan tu (⋕⎡⎡⚀⚁)
14 luka luka tu tu (⎡⎡⚁⚁) nanpa luka luka tu tu (⋕⎡⎡⚁⚁)
15 luka luka luka (⎡⎡⎡) nanpa luka luka luka (⋕⎡⎡⎡)
16 luka luka luka wan (⎡⎡⎡⚀) nanpa luka luka luka wan (⋕⎡⎡⎡⚀)
17 luka luka luka tu (⎡⎡⎡⚁) nanpa luka luka luka tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⚁)
18 luka luka luka wan tu (⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁) nanpa luka luka luka wan tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁)
19 luka luka luka tu tu (⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁) nanpa luka luka luka tu tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁)
20 luka luka luka luka (⎡⎡⎡⎡) nanpa luka luka luka luka (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡)
21 luka luka luka luka wan (⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀) nanpa luka luka luka luka wan (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀)
22 luka luka luka luka tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁)
23 luka luka luka luka wan tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka wan tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁)
24 luka luka luka luka tu tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka tu tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁)
25 luka luka luka luka luka (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡)
26 luka luka luka luka luka wan (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka wan (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀)
27 luka luka luka luka luka tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁)
28 luka luka luka luka luka wan tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka wan tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚀⚁)
29 luka luka luka luka luka tu tu (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka tu tu (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⚁⚁)
30 luka luka luka luka luka luka (⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡) nanpa luka luka luka luka luka luka (⋕⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡⎡)

Notes

*Beyond 30, it would be impractical (although possible) to continue this pattern, as the numbers would get far too long. Many would use the word “mute (⚃),” which translates to “many.”

**“luka” literally means “hand,” but it is also often used to represent the number 5.

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