- Numeral systems
- Mathematical operations
The tens (multiple of ten) are named in relation to the number of zeros they have, with the suffix -ti (from English -ty).
Despite the endings in –i, –e, all numeral adjectives are actually radicals, so the tonic emphases falls on the last syllable (un’ti, terti’bi, kwarti’we…)
The ordinal number is formed by adding the adjectival ending –a to the cardinal number
The set is formed by adding the nominal ending –e(y)- to the cardinal, but in practice this form is only useful in the plural, especially for round numbers.
unti (ten) ➜ untiey (tens)
biunti (twenty) ➜ biuntiey (twenties)
biti (hundred) ➜ bitiey (hundreds)
terti (thousand) ➜ tertiey (thousands)
pecti (one hundred thousand) ➜ pectiey (hundreds of thousands)
Groups of people are formed by adding the collective suffix –ar– to the cardinal.
The arity is formed by adding the quantitative suffix –om– to the cardinal.
The multiple is formed by adding the multiplicative suffix –up– to the cardinal.
The fraction is formed by adding the unit suffix –un– to the cardinal.
It is also possible to spell numbers by listing the digits after the particle numer.
1917 can be said terti-nofbiti-unti-sem or numer un-nof-un-sem.
When noted in numerals, numbers greater than 3 or 4 digits must be written in three-digit increments separated by an apostrophe. Decimals are written after a comma and must be separated by three digit increments with a non-breaking space.
- 1230 ou 1’230
- π = 3,141 592 653 59
When written in letters, numbers are written with a hyphen between each word:
1’230’469 = sesti-bipecti-terkwarti-kwarbiti-sesunti-nof