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The counting system is base 10, though there are hints of a base 6 system underneath.

Each number is made from its root with a suffix indicating what you are counting. The suffixes are as follows:

-ga - for counting things that are abstract concepts, like numerals, math, and money
-fo - for inanimate objects
-na - for growing/swelling things: spells, plants, fungus, and stalagmites and stalactites.
-shi - for animate things: people, celestial objects, and spirits or gods

The number roots, from 1-9, are as follows:

  1. ma-
  2. bwe-
  3. zhu-
  4. lo-
  5. vi-
  6. ka-
  7. ama-
  8. ewe-
  9. uzhu-

When you count, and you aren’t counting anything, just listing off numbers, use the “-ga” suffix, like so:

  1. maga
  2. bwega
  3. zhuga
  4. loga
  5. viga
  6. kaga
  7. amaga
  8. ewega
  9. uzhuga

To make multiples of 10, you’ll add a special suffix: -nn. N is an easily changed sound, and it’ll change to be close to whatever consonant following it.

Examples:

Manga – #10
Bweffo do -20 stones
Zhunna gossa – 30 flowers
Loshhi anore – 40 people

To put numbers in the 1’s place, prefix the needed number root.

Uzhu'manga – #19
Ewe'bweffo do – 28 stones
Ama'zhunna gossa – 37 flowers
Ka'loshhi anore – 46 people

To make multiples of 100, you’ll add the suffix: -yi.

Loyiga – #400
Viefo do – 500 stones (Note that –yi is an –e in this case)
Kayina gossa – 600 flowers
Eweyishi anore – 700 people

Then, if you want to put numbers in the ten’s place, prefix that number with the -nn suffix, like so:

Mann'mayiga – #110
Bwenn'bweyifo do – 220 stones
Zhunn'zhuyina gossa – 330 flowers
Lonn'loyishi anore – 440 people
Vinn'viega – #550
Kann'kayifo do – 660 stones
Amann'amayina gossa - 770 flowers
Ewenn'eweyishi anore – 880 people
Uzhunn'uzhuyiga – #990

To make multiples of 1000, you’ll add the suffix -a. In the Sin'sian dialect it will interact with the vowels in the numbers in interesting ways, so pay careful attention.

Maaga – #1000
Bweafo/Bwaafo do – 2000 stones
Zhuana/Gwana gossa – 3000 flowers
Loashi/Laashi anore – 4000 people
Viaga – #5000
Kaafo do – 6000 stones

These numbers can get quite long, like: 1357 - Ama'vinn'zhuyi'maaga

Dreamingfifi (talk) 07:08, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

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