Lakon numbers

How to count in Lakon, a Southern Oceanic language spoken on Gaua island in Vanuatu.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 tuwa
2 nirō
3 nitēl
4 niväs
5 tivilēm
6 letuwa
7 lavōrō
8 lavētēl
9 lavēväs
10 gaprä tuwa
11 gaprä tuwa jim̄in tuwa
12 gaprä tuwa jim̄in nirō
13 gaprä tuwa jim̄in nitēl
14 gaprä tuwa jim̄in niväs
15 gaprä tuwa jim̄in tivilēm
16 gaprä tuwa jim̄in letuwa
17 gaprä tuwa jim̄in lavōrō
18 gaprä tuwa jim̄in lavētēl
19 gaprä tuwa jim̄in lavēväs
20 gaprä rō
21 gaprä rō jim̄in tuwa
22 gaprä rō jim̄in nirō
23 gaprä rō jim̄in nitēl
24 gaprä rō jim̄in niväs
25 gaprä rō jim̄in tivilēm
26 gaprä rō jim̄in letuwa
27 gaprä rō jim̄in lavōrō
28 gaprä rō jim̄in lavētēl
29 gaprä rō jim̄in lavēväs
30 gaprä tel
40 gaprä väs
50 gaprä tivilēm
60 gaprä letuwa
70 gaprä lavōrō
80 gaprä lavētēl
90 gaprä lavēväs
100 m̄ēlējēl vag tuwa
200 m̄ēlējēl vag rō
300 m̄ēlējēl vag tēl
400 m̄ēlējēl vag väs
500 m̄ēlējēl vag tivilēm
600 m̄ēlējēl vag letuwa
700 m̄ēlējēl vag lavōrō
800 m̄ēlējēl vag lavētēl
900 m̄ēlējēl vag lavēväs

Source: Alex François. Eln̄angēē wēē avan Lakon, 2011. West Gaua, Banks Island, Vanuatu.

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