Numbers in Daza

How to count in Daza, a Western Saharan language spoken mainly in Chad and Niger.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 tɨɾɔ̌n
2 t͡ʃúú
3 àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
4 tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
5 fòú
6 dɪs̀sɪ
7 túɾùsù
8 wʊ́ssʊ̀
9 jìsíí
10 mʊ́ɾdɨm
11 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá tɨɾɔ̌n
12 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá t͡ʃúú
13 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
14 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
15 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá fòú
16 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá dɪs̀sɪ́
17 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá túɾùsù
18 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá wʊ́ssʊ̀
19 mʊ́ɾdɨm̀ sá jìsíí
20 dìɡíɾɨm̀
21 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá tɨɾɔ̌n
22 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá t͡ʃúú
23 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
24 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
25 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá fòú
26 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá dɪs̀sɪ
27 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá túɾùsù
28 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá wʊ́ssʊ̀
29 dìɡíɾɨm̀ sá jìsíí
30 mʊ̀ɾtá àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
35 mʊ̀ɾtá àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́ sá fòú
40 mʊ̀ɾtá tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
49 mʊ̀ɾtá tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́ sá jìsíí
50 mʊ̀ɾtá fòú
60 mʊ̀ɾtá dɪs̀sɪ
70 mʊ̀ɾtá túɾùsù
80 mʊ̀ɾtá wʊ́ssʊ̀
90 mʊ̀ɾtá jìsíí
100 kídíɾí
101 kídíɾí jɛ ́tɨɾɔ̌n jɛ́
200 kádáɾá t͡ʃúú
300 kádáɾá àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
400 kádáɾá tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
500 kádáɾá fòú
600 kádáɾá dɪs̀sɪ
700 kádáɾá túɾùsù
800 kádáɾá wʊ́ssʊ̀
900 kádáɾá jìsíí
1,000 dúbú
2,000 dúbú t͡ʃúú
3,000 dúbú àɡʊ̀zʊ́ʊ́
4,000 dúbú tʊ̀zɔ́ɔ́
5,000 dúbú fòú
6,000 dúbú dɪs̀sɪ
7,000 dúbú túɾùsù
8,000 dúbú wʊ́ssʊ̀
9,000 dúbú jìsíí
10,000 dúbá mʊ́ɾdɨm

The plural of kídíɾí ‘(one) hundred’ is kádáɾá ‘hundreds’. This plural form is used to form multiples of one hundred, such as kádáɾá t͡ʃúú ‘two hundred’.

Source: Josiha K. Walters: A Grammar of Dazaga. Leiden/Boston – 2016

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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