Basaa numbers

How to count in Basaa (ɓasaá), a Bantu language spoken in in the Centre and Littoral regions of Cameroon.

The numbers 1 to 7 change depending on which noun class they are associated with.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 pɔ́k (isolated)
wàdá (class 1 & 2)
wádá (class 3 & 4)
jádá (class 5 & 6)
yádá (class 7 & 8)
yadá (class 9 & 10)
hyádá (class 19 & 13)
2 ɓaa (isolated)
ɓáa (class 1 & 2)
ḿmáa (class 3 & 4)
máá (class 5 & 6)
bíɓáá (class 7 & 8)
iɓáa (class 9 & 10)
díɓáa (class 19 & 13)
3 áâ (isolated)
ɓáâ (class 1 & 2)
máâ (class 3 & 4)
máâ (class 5 & 6)
bíáâ (class 7 & 8)
iáâ (class 9 & 10)
díáâ (class 19 & 13)
4 n.na (isolated)
ɓánâ (class 1 & 2)
mínâ (class 3 & 4)
mánâ (class 5 & 6)
bínâ (class 7 & 8)
inâ (class 9 & 10)
dínâ (class 19 & 13)
5 itan (isolated)
ɓátân (class 1 & 2)
míntân (class 3 & 4)
mátân (class 5 & 6)
bítân (class 7 & 8)
ítân (class 9 & 10)
dítân (class 19 & 13)
6 isámal (isolated)
ɓásámal (class 1 & 2)
mísámal (class 3 & 4)
másámal (class 5 & 6)
bísámal (class 7 & 8)
ísámal (class 9 & 10)
dísámal (class 19 & 13)
7 isâmbɔ́k (isolated)
ɓásâmbɔ́k (class 1 & 2)
mísâmbɔ́k (class 3 & 4)
másâmbɔ́k (class 5 & 6)
bísâmbɔ́k (class 7 & 8)
ísâmbɔ́k (class 9 & 10)
dísâmbɔ́k (class 19 & 13)
8 jwɛm
9 ɓoó
10 jǒm
11 jǒm ni wadá
19 jǒm ni ɓoó
20 mòm ḿmâ nì wada
22 mòm ḿmâ nì ḿmâ
23 mòm ḿmâ nì miaâ
24 mòm ḿmâ nì minâ
25 mòm ḿmâ nì mitân
26 mòm ḿmâ nì misamàl
27 mòm ḿmâ nì jùɛ̀m
28 mòm ḿmâ nì jùɛ̀m
29 mòm ḿmâ nì misâɓɔk
30 mòm maâ
40 mòm mana
50 mòm mitân
60 mòm masamàl
70 mòm jùɛ̀m
80 mòm ɓoo
90 mòm masaàmɓok
100 mbogôl
1000 hikóó

Sources: https://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~hyman/Basaa_Chapter.pdf
https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/47253

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