Numbers in Pemon

How to count in Pemon, a Cariban language spoken mainly in southeastern Venezuela, and also in northern Brazil and northern Guyana.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 töukin
2 sakü’ne
3 seutawö’ne
4 saköröro’ne
5 mia töukin (lit. ‘one hand’)
6 mia töukin töukin (lit. ‘one hand and one’)
7 mia töukin sakü’ne
8 mia töukin seutawö’ne
9 mia töukin saköröro’ne
10 sakü’ne mia (lit. ‘two hands’)
11 sakü’ne mia töukin
12 sakü’ne mia sakü’ne
13 sakü’ne mia seutawö’ne
14 sakü’ne mia saköröro’ne
15 seutawö’ne mia (lit. ‘three hands’)
16 seutawö’ne mia töukin
17 seutawö’ne mia sakü’ne
18 seutawö’ne mia seutawö’ne
19 seutawö’ne mia saköröro’ne
20 töukin pemon (lit. ‘one indigenous person’)
30 töukin pemon sakü’ne mia
40 sakü’ne pemon
50 sakü’ne pemon sakü’ne mia
60 seutawö’ne pemon
70 seutawб’ne pemon sakü’ne mia
80 sakбröro’ne pemon
90 saköröro’ne pemon sakü’ne mia
100 mia töukin pemon


Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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