Numbers in Halkomelem

How to count in Halkomelem (Halq̓eméylem), a Salishan language spoken in British Colombia in Canada and Washington State in the USA. These numbers are in the Island dialect of Halkomelem (Hul’q’umi’num’), which is spoken on Vancouver Island.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 nuts’a’
2 yuse’lu
3 lhihw
4 xu’athun
5 lhq’etsus
6 t’xum
7 tth’a’kwus
8 te’tsus
9 toohw
10 ‘apun
11 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ nuts’a’
12 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ yuse’lu
13 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ lhihw
14 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ xu’athun
15 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ lhq’etsus
16 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ t’xum
17 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ tth’a’kwus
18 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ te’tsus
19 ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ too:hw
20 tskw’ush
21 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ nuts’a’
22 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ yuse’lu
23 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ lhihw
24 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ xu’athun
25 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ lhq’etsus
26 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ t’xum
27 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ tth’a’kwus
28 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ te’tsus
29 tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ too:hw
30 lhuhwulhshe’
40 xuthunlhshe’
50 lhq’utssulhshe’
60 t’xumulhshe’
70 tth’ukwsulhshe’
80 te’tssulhshe’
90 toohwulhshe’
100 nets’uwuts
1,000 ‘apun nets’uwuts

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