Numbers in Tuvan

How to count in Tuvan (тыва дыл), a Turkic language spoken in the Republic of Tuva in the south of the Russian Federation.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
0 тик (tik) [tʰɪk] тикки (tikki) [tʰɪˈkːɪ]
1 бир (bir) [pɪr] бирги (birgi) [pɪrˈɣɪ]
2 ийи (iyi) [ɪˈjɪ] ийиги (iyigi) [ɪ.jɪˈɣɪ]
3 үш (üş) [ʏʃ] үшкү (üşkü) [ʏʃˈkʏ]
4 дөрт (dört) [tørt] дөрткү (dörtkü) [tørtˈkʏ]
5 беш (beş) [pɛʃ] бешки (beşki) [pɛʃˈkɪ]
6 алды (aldı) [aɫˈdɯ] алдыгы (aldıgı) [aɫ.dɯˈʁɯ]
7 чеди (cedi) [t͡ʃɛˈdɪ] чедиги (cedigi) [t͡ʃɛdɪˈɣ]
8 сес (ses) [sɛs] сески (seski) [sɛsˈkɪ]
9 тос (tos) [tʰɔs] тоску (tosku) [tʰɔsˈkʊ]
10 он (on) [ɔ̃n] онгу (ongu) [ɔ̃ŋˈɢʊ]
11 он бир (on bir)
12 он ийи (on iyi)
13 он үш (on üş)
14 он дөрт (on dört)
15 он беш (on beş)
16 он алды (on aldı)
17 он чеди (on cedi)
18 он сес (on ses)
19 он тос (on tos)
20 чээрби (ceerbi)
30 үжен (üjen) үженги (üjengi)
40 дөртен (dörten)
50 бежен (bejen)
60 алдан (aldan)
70 чеден (ceden)
80 сезен (sezen)
90 тозан (tozan)
100 чүс (cys)
1,000 муң (muņ)
1,000,000 миллион (million)
сая (saja)

Sources: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Tuvan_numerals
http://tuvan.swarthmore.edu/

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Information about Tuvan | Numbers | Tower of Babel

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