Numbers in Kavalan

How to count in Kavalan (Kbalan), an East Formosan language spoken in parts of eastern Taiwan.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 siq, ussiq, paqnanem saqaussiq
2 zusa qipusan, saqazusa
3 turu saqaturu, saqauturu
4 spat saqaspat, saqauspat
5 rima saqarima
6 'nem, nnem saqaunnem
7 pitu saqapitu
8 waru saqawaru
9 siwa saqasiwa
10 Rabtin, tRay saqaRabtin
11 Rabtin yau ussiq
12 Rabtin yau uzusa
13 Rabtin yau uturu
14 Rabtin yau uspat
15 Rabtin yau urima
16 Rabtin yau unem
17 Rabtin yau upitu
18 Rabtin yau uwaru
19 Rabtin yau usiwa
20 zusabtin
21 uzusabtin yau ussiq
22 uzusabtin yau usuza
23 uzusabtin yau uturu
24 uzusabtin yau uspat
25 uzusabtin yau urima
26 uzusabtin yau unem
27 uzusabtin yau upitu
28 uzusabtin yau uwaru
29 uzusabtin yau usiwa
30 uturubtin
40 uspatbtin
50 urimabtin
60 unembtin
70 upitubtin
80 uwarubtin
90 usiwabtin
100 Rasibu
200 uzusa Rasibu
300 uturu Rasibu
400 uspat Rasibu
500 urima Rasibu
600 unem Rasibu
700 upitu Rasibu
800 uwaru Rasibu
900 usiwa Rasibu
1,000 razan, mrarazan, rarazan
2,000 uzusa razan
3,000 uturu razan
4,000 uspat razan
5,000 urima razan
6,000 unem razan
7,000 upitu razan
8,000 uwaru razan
9,000 usiwa razan
10,000 ban
100,000 btinbanan
once siqaussiq, siqarurussiq
twice qipusan, siqazusa
thrice qitarun, siqaturu
four times siqaspat
five times siqarima
six times siqannem
seven times siqapitu
eight times siqawaru
nine times siqasiwa
ten times siqaRabtin
one by one simqarurussiq
half lalusa
1/3 mrimturu
1/4 mrimspat
1/5 mrimrima
1/6 mrim'enem
1/7 mrimpitu
1/8 mrimwaru
1/9 mrimsiwa

Source: Paul Jen-kuei Li and Shigeru Tsuchida: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS MONOGRAPH SERIES A-19. Kavalan Dictionary 噶瑪蘭語詞典. Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 中央研究院 語言學研究所 2006.

Information about Kavalan numerals

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Kavalan | Numbers

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