Numbers in Lisu

How to count in Lisu (ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ), a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in parts of China, Burma, Thailand and India.

Note: some numbers change their pronunciation slightly when counting specific things.

Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 ꓕꓲꓽ [tʰì]
2 ꓠꓬꓲꓽ [ɲì]
3 ꓢꓺ [sɑ̱]
4 ꓡꓲꓸ [lí]
5 ꓥꓪꓽ [ŋwɑ̀]
6 ꓛꓳꓽ [ʧʰò]
7 ꓫꓵꓼ [ʃɨ̀]
8 ꓦꓰꓼ [h̆è̱]
9 ꓗꓴꓸ [kú]
10 ꓞꓲꓻ [tsʰɨ]
11 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓔꓲꓸ [tsʰɨ tí]
12 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓠꓬꓲꓽ [tsʰɨ ɲì]
13 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓢꓺ [tsʰɨ sɑ̱]
14 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓡꓲꓸ [tsʰɨ lí]
15 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓥꓪꓽ [tsʰɨ ŋwɑ̀]
16 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓛꓳꓽ [tsʰɨ ʧʰò]
17 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓫꓵꓼ tsʰɨ [ʃɨ̀]
18 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓦꓰꓼ [tsʰɨ h̆è̱]
19 ꓞꓲꓻ ꓗꓴꓸ [tsʰɨ kú]
20 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ [ɲì tsɨ]
21 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓕꓲ [ɲì tsɨ tʰì]
22 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓝꓲꓻ [ɲì tsɨ ɲì]
23 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓢꓺ [ɲì tsɨ sɑ̱]
24 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓡꓲꓸ [ɲì tsɨ lí]
25 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓥꓪꓽ [ɲì tsɨ ŋwɑ̀]
26 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓛꓳꓽ [ɲì tsɨ ʧʰò]
27 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓫꓵꓼ [ɲì tsɨ ʃɨ̀]
28 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓦꓰꓼ [ɲì tsɨ h̆è̱]
29 ꓝꓲꓻ ꓞꓲꓻ ꓗꓴꓸ [ɲì tsɨ kú]
30 ꓢꓺ ꓞꓲꓻ [sɑ̱ tsʰɨ]
40 ꓡꓲꓸ ꓞꓲꓻ [lí tsʰɨ]
50 ꓥꓪꓽ ꓞꓲꓻ [ŋwɑ̀ tsʰɨ]
60 ꓛꓳꓽ ꓞꓲꓻ [ʧʰò tsʰɨ]
70 ꓫꓵꓼ ꓞꓲꓻ [ʃɨ̀ tsʰɨ]
80 ꓦꓰꓼ ꓞꓲꓻ [h̆è̱ tsʰɨ]
90 ꓗꓴꓸ ꓞꓲꓻ [kú tsʰɨ]
100 ꓕꓲ ꓦꓬꓻ [tʰì h̆jɑ)
1,000 ꓕꓲ ꓔꓴꓺ [tʰì tu̱]
10,000 ꓟꓶꓽ [mɯ̀]
1 million ꓝꓹ [tsɑ̌]

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If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Sources:
https://archive.org/details/cu31924022354462/page/n31/mode/2up
https://stedt.berkeley.edu/pubs_and_prods/STEDT_Monograph4_Southern-Lisu-Dict.pdf

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Numbers in Tibeto-Burman languages

Angami, Apatani, Balti, Bokar, Dzongkha, Hmar, Inpui, Khowa (Bugun), Koireng, Liangmai Naga, Lisu, Milang, Moyon, Na, Naxi, Pochuri (Naga), Sartang, Sherdukpen, Singpho, Tangam, Tangkhul (Naga), Tibetan, Yi

Numbers in other languages

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