Numbers in Paresi

How to count in Paresi (Haliti), an Arawakan language spoken in the state of Mato Grosso in central Brazil.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 hatita
2 hinama
3 hanama
4 zalakakoa
5 hakahe (one hand)
hamaniya kahiti (one side of the hand)
halakoa kahiti (one side of the hand)
6 hakake hatita hi takoa
(one hand, 1 finger stands up)
halakoa kahiti takoa hatita kahiti hiye
(one side of the hand and 1 finger)
7 hakake hinama hi takoa
(one hand, 2 fingers stand up)
halakoa kahiti takoa hinama kahiti hiye
(one side of the hand and 2 fingers)
8 hakake hanama hi takoa
(one hand, 3 finger stand up)
halakoa kahiti takoa hanama kahiti hiye
(one side of the hand and 3 fingers)
9 hakake zalakakoa hi takoa
(one hand, 4 fingers stand up)
halakoa kahiti takoa zalakakoa kahiti hiye
(one side of the hand and 4 fingers)
10 hinama kahe (two hands)
hinama maniya kahiti (two sides of the hands)
mainikere kahiti (two whole hands)
11 hinama kahi mainikere hatita hi takoa
(two hands, 1 finger stands up)
hinama maniya kahiti hatita hi kitxiti holoi
(two side of the hands, 1 toe)
mainikere kahiti takoa hatita kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, 1 toe)
12 hinama kahi mainikere hinama hi takoa
(two hands, 2 fingers stand up)
hinama maniya kahiti hinama hi kitxiti holoi
(two side of the hands, 2 toes)
mainikere kahiti takoa hinama kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, 2 toes)
13 hinama kahi mainikere hanama hi takoa
(two hands, 3 fingers stand up)
hinama maniya kahiti hanama hi kitxiti holoi
(two side of the hands, 3 toes)
mainikere kahiti takoa hanama kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, 3 toes)
14 hinama kahi mainikere zalakakoa hi takoa
(two hands, 4 fingers stand up)
hinama maniya kahiti zalakakoa hi kitxiti holoi
(two side of the hands, 4 toes)
mainikere kahiti takoa zalakakoa kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, 4 toes)
15 hinama kahi mainikere hakahe holiniye zoaha
(2 hands and another hand)
mainikere kahiti takoa halakoa kitxiti hi
(entire hands and go to 1 foot)
16 hinama kahi mainikere hinama kahi mainikere hakahe holiniye zoaha hatita hi takoa
(2 hands and another hand, 1 finger stands up)
mainikere kahiti halakoa kitxiti takoa hatita kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, then go to 1 foot, 1 finger of the foot)
17 hinama kahi mainikere hinama kahi mainikere hakahe holiniye zoaha hinama hi takoa
(2 hands and another hand, 2 fingers stand up)
mainikere kahiti halakoa kitxiti takoa hinama kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, then go to 1 foot, 2 fingers of the foot)
18 hinama kahi mainikere hinama kahi mainikere hakahe holiniye zoaha hanama hi takoa
(2 hands and another hand, 3 fingers stand up)
mainikere kahiti halakoa kitxiti takoa hanama kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, then go to 1 foot, 3 fingers of the foot)
19 hinama kahi mainikere hinama kahi mainikere hakahe holiniye zoaha zalakakoa hi takoa
(2 hands and another hand, 4 fingers stand up)
mainikere kahiti halakoa kitxiti takoa zalakakoa kitxiti hiye
(entire hands, then go to 1 foot, 4 fingers of the foot)
20 hinamaki kahiti mainikere
(2 times 2 hands)
mainikere kahiti takoa mainikere kitxiti hiye
(entire hands and entire feet)
30 hanamaki kahiti mainikere
(3 times 2 hands)

Notes

Source: Ana Paula Barros Brandão: A REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF PARESI-HALITI (ARAWAK) – 2014.

Compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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