Numbers in Atayal

How to count in Atayal, a Formosan language spoken in central and northern Taiwan.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 qutux tequtux
2 saziƞ tesaziƞ
3 ciwaN teciwaN
4 patuN tepatuN
5 magaN temagaN
6 tzyuˈ tetzyuˈ
7 pituˈ tepituˈ
8 spat tespat
9 qeruˈ teqeruˈ
10 mpuw tempuw
11 mpuw qutux
12 mpuw saziƞ
13 mpuw ciwaN
14 mpuw patuN
15 mpuw magaN
16 mpuw tzyuˈ
17 mpuw pituˈ
18 mpuw spat
19 mpuw qeruˈ
20 mpusan
21 mpusan qutux
22 mpusan saziƞ
23 mpusan ciwaN
24 mpusan patuN
25 mpusan magaN
26 mpusan tzyuˈ
27 mpusan pituˈ
28 mpusan spat
29 mpusan qeruˈ
30 mteiyuN
40 mpatuN
50 mcimaN
60 tzyuˈpgan
70 pituˈpgan
80 spat pgan
90 qeruˈpgan
100 kbhuN
200 saziƞ kbhuN
300 ciwan kbhuN
400 patun kbhuN
500 magan kbhuN
600 tzyuˈ kbhuN
700 pituˈ kbhuN
800 spat kbhuN
900 qeruˈ kbhuN

Source: Rau Der-Hwa Victoria. A grammar of Atayal. Cornell University, 1992.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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