Numbers in Zaghawa

How to count in Zaghawa (Beria), an Eastern Saharan language spoken mainly in parts of Chad and Sudan.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers
1 nî [ni˥˩],
2 suwi [sʊwɪ]
3 we [we]
4 isti [ʔɪstɪ]
5 hûy [huj˥˩]
6 deste [dɛstɛ]
7 disti [dɪstɪ]
8 otte [ʔɔtːɛ]
9 dîstî [dis˥˩ti˥˩]
10 sogodi [sɔɡɔdɪ]
11 sogodi i nî [sɔɡɔdɪ íː ni˥˩]
12 sogodi i suwi [sɔɡɔdɪ íː sʊwɪ]
13 sogodi i we [sɔɡɔdɪ íː we]
14 sogodi i isti [sɔɡɔdɪ íː ʔɪstɪ]
15 sogodi i hûy [sɔɡɔdɪ íː huj˥˩]
16 sogodi i deste [sɔɡɔdɪ íː dɛstɛ]
17 sogodi i disti [sɔɡɔdɪ íː dɪstɪ]
18 sogodi i otte [sɔɡɔdɪ íː ʔɔtːɛ]
19 sogodi i dîstî [sɔɡɔdɪ íː dis˥˩ti˥˩]
20 dedî [dedi˩˥]

Information about numbers in Zaghawa dictionary.pdf

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