Numbers in Makalero

How to count in Makalero, a Trans-New Guinea language spoken in the east of East Timor.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 u, un
2 loloi, lolei
3 lolitu
4 fat
5 lima
6 douh
7 fitu
8 afo
9 siua
10 ruru, ru, ate u
11 ru resin-u
12 ru resi-loloi
13 ru resi-lolitu
14 ru resi-fat
15 ru resi-lima
16 ru resi-douh
17 ru resi-fitu
18 ru resi-afo
19 ru resi-siua
20 ru loloi
21 ru loloi resin-u
22 ru loloi resi-loloi
23 ru loloi resi-lolitu
24 ru loloi resi-fat
25 ru loloi resi-lima
26 ru loloi resi-douh
27 ru loloi resi-fitu
28 ru loloi resi-afo
29 ru loloi resi-siua
30 ru lolitu
40 ru fat, ate fat
50 ru lima, ate lima
60 ru douh
70 ru fitu
80 ru afo
90 ru siua
100 rasa u
200 rasa loloi
300 rasa lolitu
400 rasa fat
500 rasa lima
600 rasa douh
700 rasa fitu
800 rasa afo
900 rasa siua
1,000 rihun u
2,000 rihun loloi
3,000 rihun lolitu
4,000 rihun fat
5,000 rihun lima
6,000 rihun douh
7,000 rihun fitu
8,000 rihun afo
9,000 rihun siua
10,000 rihun ru

Note: Resi(n) is a verb meaning ‘remain’, borrowed from Tetum resin ‘exceed’.

Source: Juliette Huber. A Grammar of Makalero. A Papuan Language of East Timor. Utrecht, The Netherlands – 2011.

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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