Numbers in Lepcha

How to count in Lepcha (ᰛᰩᰵᰛᰧᰵᰶ), a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in India, Nepal and Bhutan.

Lepcha has a vigesimal number system, which is shown here, and a decimal system, which is used in Sikkim in northern India.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 (᱀) ᰊᰧ (ti)
1 (᱁) ᰀᰦᰳ (kát) ᰀᰦᰳᰓᰫ (kátbú)
ᰀᰦᰳᰑᰤᰩᰰᰓᰫ (kátfrónbú)
2 (᱂) ᰉᰬᰳ (nyet) ᰉᰬᰳᰑᰤᰩᰰᰓᰫ (nyetfrónbú)
3 (᱃) ᰠᰦᰮ (sám)
4 (᱄) ᰑᰜᰧ (fali)
5 (᱅) ᰑᰅᰫ (fangú)
6 (᱆) ᰊᰛᰩᰭ (tarók)
7 (᱇) ᰀᰀᰤᰩᰭ (kakyók)
8 (᱈) ᰀᰀᰪ (kaku)
9 (᱉) ᰀᰀᰤᰩᰳ (kakyót)
10 (᱁᱀) ᰀᰊᰧ (kati)
11 (᱁᱁) ᰀᰦᰳᰋᰦᰱ (kát tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰀᰊᰧᰀᰦᰳᰋᰦᰱ (kati kát tháp)
12 (᱁᱂) ᰉᰬᰳᰋᰦᰱ (nyet tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰉᰬᰳᰋᰦᰱ (kati nyet tháp)
13 (᱁᱃) ᰠᰦᰮᰋᰦᰱ (sám tháp)
ᰠᰦᰮᰋᰦᰱ (kati sám tháp)
14 (᱁᱄) ᰑᰜᰧᰋᰦᰱ (fali tháp)
ᰑᰜᰧᰋᰦᰱ (kati fali tháp)
15 (᱁᱅) ᰑᰅᰫᰋᰦᰱ (fangú tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰑᰅᰫᰋᰦᰱ (kati fangú tháp)
16 (᱁᱆) ᰊᰛᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ (tarók tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰊᰛᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ (kati tarók tháp)
17 (᱁᱇) ᰀᰀᰤᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ (kakyók tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰤᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ (kati kakyók tháp)
18 (᱁᱈) ᰀᰀᰪᰋᰦᰱ (kaku tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰪᰋᰦᰱ (kati kaku tháp)
19 (᱁᱉) ᰀᰀᰤᰩᰳᰋᰦᰱ (kakyót tháp)
ᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰤᰩᰳᰋᰦᰱ (kati kakyót tháp)
20 (᱂᱀) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳ (khá kát)
21 (᱂᱁) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰦᰳ (khá kát sá kát)
22 (᱂᱂) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰉᰬᰳ (khá kát sá nyet)
23 (᱂᱃) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰠᰦᰮ (khá kát sá sám)
24 (᱂᱄) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰑᰜᰧ (khá kát sá fali)
25 (᱂᱅) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰑᰅᰫ (khá kát sá fangú)
26 (᱂᱆) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰊᰛᰩᰭ (khá kát sá tarók)
27 (᱂᱇) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰀᰤᰩᰭ (khá kát sá kakyók)
28 (᱂᱈) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰀᰪ (khá kát sá kaku)
29 (᱂᱉) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰀᰤᰩᰳ (khá kát sá kakyót)
30 (᱃᱀) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧ (khá kát sá kati)
31 (᱃᱁) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰀᰊᰧᰀᰦᰳᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati kát tháp)
32 (᱃᱂) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰉᰬᰳᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati nyet tháp)
33 (᱃᱃) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰠᰦᰮᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati sám tháp)
34 (᱃᱄) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰑᰜᰧᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati fali tháp)
35 (᱃᱅) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰑᰅᰫᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati fangú tháp)
36 (᱃᱆) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰊᰛᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati tarók tháp)
37 (᱃᱇) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰤᰩᰭᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati kakyók tháp)
38 (᱃᱈) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰪᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati kaku tháp)
39 (᱃᱉) ᰂᰦᰀᰦᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧᰀᰀᰤᰩᰳᰋᰦᰱ
(khá kát sá kati kakyót tháp)
40 (᱄᱀) ᰂᰦᰉᰬᰳ (khá nyét)
50 (᱅᱀) ᰂᰦᰉᰬᰳᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧ (khá nyét sá kati)
60 (᱆᱀) ᰂᰦᰠᰦᰮ (khá sám)
70 (᱇᱀) ᰂᰦᰠᰦᰮᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧ (khá sám sá kati)
80 (᱈᱀) ᰂᰦᰑᰜᰧ (khá fali)
90 (᱉᱀) ᰂᰦᰑᰜᰧᰠᰦᰀᰊᰧ (khá fali sá kati)
100 (᱁᱀᱀) ᰃᰤᰩᰀᰦᰳ (gyó kát)
200 (᱂᱀᱀) ᰃᰤᰩᰉᰬᰳ (gyó nyét)
1,000 (᱁᱀᱀᱀) ᰊᰪᰵᰝᰥᰩᰭᰀᰦᰳ (tunghrók kát)
10,000 (᱁᱀᱀᱀᱀) ᰊᰪᰵᰝᰥᰩᰭᰀᰊᰧ (tunghrók kati)
1,000,000 (᱁᱀᱀᱀᱀᱀᱀) ᰠᰨᰚᰦᰀᰨᰳ (soyá kát)

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Hear some Lepcha numbers:

Information about Lepcha | Numbers

Source: A Grammar of Lepcha. Plaiser, H. 2006.

Information about Lepcha numbers

Numbers in Tibeto-Burman languages

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