Warlpiri numbers

How to count in Warlpiri, a Pama-Nyungan language spoken in the Northern Territory of Australia. Apparently older Warlpiri speakers don’t use numbers, apart from jinta (one), and bajan (many).

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 jinta [ˈc͡ɕinda], tinta, kuju, yangarlu [ˈja.ŋa.ɭu]
2 jirrama [ˈc͡ɕirɐma], tjirrama
3 jirrama-jinta [ˈc͡ɕirɐmɐˌc͡ɕinda], marnkurrpa [ˈmaɳ.kur.pa], wirkatu
4 jirramakari-jirramakari [ˈcirɐmɐkɐɻiˌcirɐmɐkɐɻi], mirdi [ˈmɪʈi], murntu [ˈmʊɳɖu]
5 rdaka [ˈɻ͡ɾɐka]
6 jilkarla [ˈc͡ɕilɡɐɭa], marnkurrpakari-marnkurrpakari [ˈmaɳ.kur.pa.ka.ɻiˌmaɳ.kur.pa.ka.ɻi]
7 wirlki [ˈwɪɭ.ɡi]
8 paniya-jarra [ˈpɐnijɐˌc͡ɕɐra]
9 jarukutu [ˈc͡ɕɐ.ɻʊˌkʊ.tu], kartaku [ˈkɐ.ʈɐ.ku], narntirnki [ˈnɐɳɖɪɳki]
10 karlarla [ˈkɐ.ɭɐ.ɭa], kartaku [ˈkɐ.ʈɐ.ku]

Hear some numbers in Warlpiri:

Links

Information about counting in Warlpiri
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Warlpiri_numerals
https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/02/01/explainer--how-does-the-aboriginal-numeric-system-work-.html

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Numbers in Pama-Nyungan languages

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