Numbers in Saaroa

How to count in Saaroa (Lha’alua), a Formosan language spoken in Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung County in southern Taiwan.

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Numeral Serial Counting Nonhuman Human Ordinal
1 caani ucani ca-ilhi siia-u-cani
2 suua usua sa-sua siia-u-sua
3 tuulu utulu ta-tulu siia-u-tulu
4 paate upate a-upate siia-u-pate
5 ku-lima ulima la-lima siia-u-lima
6 ke-neme eneme a-eneme siia-e-neme
7 ku-pitu upitu pa-pitu siia-u-pitu
8 ku-alu ualu la-la-alu siia-u-alu
9 ku-sia usia sa-sia siia-u-sia
10 ku-maalhe maalhe ‘umara-maalhe
11 lailha-ucani lailha-ucani ‘umara-rai-ca-cilhi
12 lailha-usua lailha-usua ‘umara-rai-sa-sua
13 lailha-utulu lailha-utulu ‘umara-rai-ta-tulu
14 lailha-upate lailha-upate ‘umara-rai-a-upate
15 lailha-ulima lailha-ulima ‘umara-rai-la-lima
16 lailha-eneme lailha-eneme ‘umara-rai-a-eneme
17 lailha-upitu lailha-upitu ‘umara-rai-pa-pitu
18 lailha-ualu lailha-ualu ‘umara-rai-la-la-alu
19 lailha-usia lailha-usia ‘umara-rai-sa-sia
20 ma-pua-lhe ma-pua-lhe mata-ma-pua-lhe
21 ma-pua-lhe ucani ma-pua-lhe ucani mata-ma-pua-lhe ucani
22 ma-pua-lhe usua ma-pua-lhe usua mata-ma-pua-lhe usua
23 ma-pua-lhe utulu ma-pua-lhe utulu mata-ma-pua-lhe utulu
24 ma-pua-lhe upate ma-pua-lhe upate mata-ma-pua-lhe upate
25 ma-pua-lhe ulima ma-pua-lhe ulima mata-ma-pua-lhe ulima
26 ma-pua-lhe eneme ma-pua-lhe eneme mata-ma-pua-lhe eneme
27 ma-pua-lhe upitu ma-pua-lhe upitu mata-ma-pua-lhe upitu
28 ma-pua-lhe ualu ma-pua-lhe ualu mata-ma-pua-lhe ualu
29 ma-pua-lhe usia ma-pua-lhe usia mata-ma-pua-lhe usia
30 ma-tulu-lhu ma-tulu-lhu mata-ma-tulu-lhu
40 ma-upate-lhe ma-upate-lhe mata-ma-upate-lhe
50 ma-lima-lhe ma-lima-lhe mata-ma-lima-lhe
60 ma-eneme-lhe ma-eneme-lhe mata-ma-eneme-lhe
70 ma-pitu-lhe ma-pitu-lhe mata-ma-pitu-lhe
80 ma-ale-lhe ma-ale-lhe mata-ma-ale-lhe
90 ma-sia-lhe ma-sia-lhe mata-ma-sia-lhe
100 ucani lhimi‘ungu ucani lhimi‘ungu mata-ucani lhimi‘ungu
200 usua lhimi‘ungu usua lhimi‘ungu mata-usua lhimi‘ungu
300 utulu lhimi‘ungu utulu lhimi‘ungu mata-utulu lhimi‘ungu
400 upate lhimi‘ungu upate lhimi‘ungu mata-upate lhimi‘ungu
500 ulima lhimi‘ungu ulima lhimi‘ungu mata-ulima lhimi‘ungu
600 eneme lhimi‘ungu eneme lhimi‘ungu mata-eneme lhimi‘ungu
700 upitu lhimi‘ungu upitu lhimi‘ungu mata-upitu lhimi‘ungu
800 ualu lhimi‘ungu ualu lhimi‘ungu mata-ualu lhimi‘ungu
900 usia lhimi‘ungu usia lhimi‘ungu mata-usia lhimi‘ungu
1,000 ucani lhimi’a’ili ucani lhimi’a’ili mata-ucani lhimi’a’ili
2,000 usua lhimi’a’ili usua lhimi’a’ili mata-usua lhimi’a’ili
3,000 utulu lhimi’a’ili utulu lhimi’a’ili mata-utulu lhimi’a’ili
4,000 upate lhimi’a’ili upate lhimi’a’ili mata-upate lhimi’a’ili
5,000 ulima lhimi’a’ili ulima lhimi’a’ili mata-ulima lhimi’a’ili
6,000 eneme lhimi’a’ili eneme lhimi’a’ili mata-eneme lhimi’a’ili
7,000 upitu lhimi’a’ili upitu lhimi’a’ili mata-upitu lhimi’a’ili
8,000 ualu lhimi’a’ili ualu lhimi’a’ili mata-ualu lhimi’a’ili
9,000 usia lhimi’a’ili usia lhimi’a’ili mata-usia lhimi’a’ili
10,000 ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
20,000 usua ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili usua ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-usua ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
30,000 utulu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili utulu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-utulu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
40,000 upate ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili upate ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-upate ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
50,000 ulima ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili ulima ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-ulima ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
60,000 eneme ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili eneme ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-eneme ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
70,000 upitu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili upitu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-upitu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
80,000 ualu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili ualu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-ualu ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili
90,000 usia ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili usia ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili mata-usia ma-a-lhe lhimi’a’ili

Source: Pan, Chia-Jung (2012). A grammar of Lha’alua, an Austronesian language of Taiwan. PhD thesis, James Cook University. (pp 347-359).

Information about Saaroa numerals

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Saaroa | Numbers

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