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Tulu numbers

How to count in Tulu (ತುಳು ಬಾಸೆ), a Dravidian language spoken mainly in Karnataka and Kerala in India.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
౦ (0) ಸೊನ್ನೆ (sonnϵ)  
౧ (1) ಒಂಜಿ (oñji) ౧ನೆ (1st) ಒಂಜನೆ (oñjane)
౨ (2) ಎರಡ್ (eraḍụ), ಇರಡ್ (iraḍụ) ౨ನೆ (2nd) ರಡ್ಡನೆ (raḍḍanϵ)
౩ (3) ಮೂಜಿ (muuji) ౩ನೆ (3rd) ಮೂಜಿನೆ (muujinϵ), ಮೂಜನೆ (muujanϵ)
౪ (4) ನಾಲ್ (naalụ) ౪ನೆ (4th) ನಾಲನೆ (naalanϵ)
౫ (5) ಅಯಿನ್ (ayinụ), ಐನ್ (ainụ) ౫ನೆ (5th) ఐನನೆ (einane), ಪಂಚಮ (pañcama)
౬ (6) ಆಜಿ (aaji) ౬ನೆ (6th) ಆಜನೆ (aajane), ಆಜಿನೆ (aajine)
౭ (7) ಏಡ್ (eeḍụ), ಏಲ್ (eelụ), ಏಳ್ (eeḷụ) ౭ನೆ (7th) ಏಳನೆ (eeḷane), ಏಳೆನ (eeḷena)
౮ (8) ಎಡ್ಮ (eḍma), ಎಣ್ಮ (eṇma),
ಎನ್ಮ (enma), ಯೆಡ್ಮ (yeḍma)
౮ನೆ (8th) ಎಣ್ಮನೆ (eṇmane)
౯ (9) ಒಂರ್ಬ (ormba) ౯ನೆ (9th) ಒಂರ್ಬెನೆ (ormbene/wormbane)
౧౦ (10) 9 ಪತ್ತ್ (pattụ) ౧౦ನೆ (10th) ಪತ್ತನೆ (pattane)
౧౧ (11) ಪತ್ತೊಂಜಿ (pattoñji), ಪದಿನೊಂಜಿ (padinoñji)  
౧౨ (12) ಪದ್ರಾಡ್ (padụraaḍụ), ಪದ್ರಾಡ್ (padraaḍụ)  
౧౩ (13) padimu:ji, padmu:ji, padụmūji  
౧౪ (14) padna:lɨ, padụnālụ  
౧౫ (15) padneynɨ, padụneinụ  
౧౬ (16) padna:ji, padānāji  
౧౭ (17) padne:ḷɨ, padne:lɨ, padụnēlụ  
౧౮ (18) padneṇma, padneḍma, padụneṇma  
౧౯ (19) padnormba, padṇnormba  
౨౦ (20) irwa, irva  
౨౧ (21) iruwattoɲji, irvatonji  
౨౨ (22) iruwatteraḍɨ, iruwattaraḍḍɨ, irvatụraḍḍụ  
౨౩ (23) iruwattamu:ji, irvatụmūji  
౨౪ (24) iruwattana:lɨ, irvatụnālụ  
౨౫ (25) iruwattaynɨ, irvatụeinụ  
౨౬ (26) iruwatta:ji, irvatụāji  
౨౭ (27) iruwatte:ḷɨ, irvatụyēḷụ  
౨౮ (28) iruwatteṇma, irruwatteḍma, irvatụyeṇma  
౨౯ (29) iruwattormba, irvatụwormba  
౩౦ (30) muppa  
౪౦ (40) na:rpa, nālpa  
౫౦ (50) aywa, eiva  
౬౦ (60) ajpa, ajipa  
౭౦ (70) eḷpa, elpa, yeḷpa  
౮౦ (80) eṇpa, yeṇpa  
౯౦ (90) soṇpa  
౧౦౦ (100) nu:du, nūdu  
౧౦౦ (101) nu:ttoɲji, nūtavonji  
౧౦౨ (102) nu:tteraḍɨ, nu:ttaraḍḍɨ, nūtaraḍḍụ  
౧౦౩ (103) nu:ttamu:ji, nūtamūji  
౧౦౪ (104) nu:ttana:lɨ  
౧౧౦ (110) nu:ttapattɨ, nūtapattụ  
౧౧౫ (115) nu:ttapadneynɨ  
౧౨౦ (120) nu:ttayiruwa  
౧౫౦ (150) nu:ttaaywa, nụtaeiva  
౨౦౦ (200) irnu:du, irnūdu  
౩౦౦ (300) munnu:du, munnūdu  
౪౦౦ (400) na:lnu:du, na:nu:du, nālụnūdu, nānūdu  
౫౦౦ (500) aynu:du, einūdu  
౬౦౦ (600) a:jinu:du, ājinūdu  
౭౦౦ (700) e:ḷṇu:du, e:lnu:du, yēlụnūdu  
౮౦౦ (800) eṇmanu:du, eḍmanu:du, yeṇmanūdu  
౯౦౦ (900) ormbanu:du, wormbanūdu  
౧౦౦౦ (1,000) sa:wira, sa:ra, sāra  
౧,౦౦౧ (1,001) sāratavonji  
౧,౦౦౨ (1,002) sārataraḍḍụ  
౧,౦౧౦ (1,010) sāratapattụ  
౧,౦౨౦ (1,020) sāratairva  
౧,౦౩౦ (1,030) sāratamuppa  
౧,౧౦౦ (1,100) sāratanūdu  
౧,౨౦౦ (1,200) sāratairnūdu  
౨,౦౦౦ (2,000) eraḍɨsa:ra, raḍḍɨsa:ra, raḍḍụsāra  
౩,౦౦౦ (3,000) mu:jisa:ra, mūjisāra  
౪,౦౦౦ (4,000) na:lɨsa:ra, nālūsāra  
౫,౦౦౦ (5,000) aynɨsa:ra, einūsāra  
౬,౦౦౦ (6,000) a:jisa:ra, ājisāra  
౭,౦౦౦ (7,000) e:ḷɨsa:ra, e:lɨsa:ra, yēḷụsāra  
౮,౦౦౦ (8,000) eṇmasa:ra, eḍmasa:ra, yeṇmasāra  
౯,౦౦౦ (9,000) ormbasa:ra, wormbasāra  
౧౦,౦౦౦ (10,000) pattɨsa:ra, pattụsāra  
౧౧,౦౦౦ (11,000) pattoɲjisa:ra, pattonjisāra  
౧,౦౦,౦౦౦ (100,000) lakṣa, laḳṣa, lakša, lacca, lecca  
౧,౦౦,౦౦,౦౦౦ (1 million) pattɨ lakṣa, pattụ lakša (10x100,000)  
10 million ko:ṭi  
once ఒర (ora/wora), wonji sarti  
twice ఇర్వొళు (irwaḷɨ/irvoḷu), raḍḍụ sarti  
thrice mukkaḷɨ, mukkoḷu, mūji sarti  
4 times na:lɨsarti, nalụkoḷu  
5 times eikoḷu, eivoḷu  
1/2 arda  
1 1/2 oɲjarE  
2 1/2 eraḍarE, raḍḍarE  
3 1/2 mujarE  
4 1/2 na:larE  
1/4 ka:lɨ  
3/4 mukka:lɨ  
1 3/4 oɲje:mukka:lɨ  
2 3/4 eraḍe:mukka:lɨ, raḍḍe:mukka:lɨ  
3 3/4 mu:je:mukka:lɨ  
4 3/4 na:le:mukka:lɨ  
1 1/4 oɲje:ka:lɨ  
2 1/4 eraḍe:ka:lɨ, raḍḍe:ka:lɨ  
3 1/4 mu:je:ka:lɨ  
1/3 mu:jene:woɲji, mu:jeṭɨwoɲji  
2/3 mujene:yeraḍɨ, mu:jeṭɨraḍḍɨ  
1/5 aynene:woɲji, ayneṭɨwoɲji  
3/5 aynene:mu:ji, ayneṭɨmu:ji  

*The ordinal numbers are formed by adding the affix –ene: (–ane) to the cardinal numbers.

Sources:
- Rev. J. Brigel. A Grammar of the Tulu Language, pp. 41-43. Mangalore – 1872.
- Rev. A. Männer. Tulu-English Dictionary. Mangalore - 1886.
- Rev. A. Männer. English-Tulu Dictionary. Mangalore - 1888.
- Sooda Lakshminarayana Bhatt. A Grammar of Tulu (A Dravidian Language), pp. 66 - 67 & 538 – 541. The University of Wisconsin – 1971.
- http://www.tuluworld.org/dictionary/

Information about Tulu numbers provided by Wolfgang Kuhl

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