Trade Tongue/Numbers

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The numbers of Trade Tongue come from Gêchkatalo. Many of the numbers are formed using the Gêchkatalo magnitude suffixes, which were also borrowed into Trade Tongue, though are now used only sporadically outside of the numbers (the gnomish dialect of Trade Tongue the magnitude suffixes more regularily, plus duodecimal variants).

The magnitude suffixes are plural forms for ten, hundred, and a thousand (-che, -chêk, and -leshk respectively).

Number Word Form Translation
Singular Gadla (a) Gadla
General Plural Gadlêt Gadlas
Ten-Plural Gadlache Ten Gadlas (a group of ten Gadlas)
Hundred-Plural Gadlachêk (a) Hundred Gadlas
Thousand-Plural Gadlaleshk (a) Thousand Gadlas

The magnitude suffixes can be used generally, i.e. "gadlachêk" might be only 90 gadlêt, or it might be 110 gadlêt, but 150 gadlêt would probably be said with the number and the general plural (i.e. chêka-riche gadlêt).


Numeral Trade Tongue Translation Notes
1 Ta One
2 Ka Two
3 Vu Three
4 Ngo Four
5 Ri Five
6 Az Six
7 Lli Seven
8 Vai Eight
9 Kez Nine
10 Ishen Ten A single ten uses the word for ten, but ...
11 Ishen-Ta Ten-One
12 Ishen-Ka Ten-Two
13 Ishen-Vu Ten-Three
14 Ishen-Ngo Ten-Four
15 Ishen-Ri Ten-Five
16 Ishen-Az Ten-Six
17 Ishen-Lli Ten-Seven
18 Ishen-Vai Ten-Eight
19 Ishen-Kez Ten-Nine
20 Kache Two*Ten (a Ten of Twos) ... for multipe tens, the appropriate number plus the ten-plural.
21 Kache-Ta Two*Ten-One
22 Kache-Ka Two*Ten-Two

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30 Vuche Three*Ten (a Ten of Threes)
31 Vuche-Ta Three*Ten-One
32 Vuche-Ka Three*Ten-Two

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99 Kezche-Kez Nine*Ten-Nine
100 Chêka (One) Hundred See notes at 10, 20, 200.
101 Chêka-Ta Hundred-One
102 Chêka-Ka Hundred-Two
103 Chêka-Vu Hundred-Three
104 Chêka-Ngo Hundred-Four
105 Chêka-Ri Hundred-Five
106 Chêka-Az Hundred-Six
107 Chêka-Lli Hundred-Seven
108 Chêka-Vai Hundred-Eight
109 Chêka-Kez Hundred-Nine
110 Chêka-Ishen Hundred-Ten
111 Chêka-Ishen-Ta Hundred-Ten-One

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199 Chêka-Kezche-Kez Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine
200 Kachêk Two*Hundred (Hundred of Twos) See notes at 10, 20, 100.
201 Kachêk-Ta Two*Hundred-One

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999 Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine
1000 Aleshku (One) Thousand
1001 Aleshku-Ta (One)Thousand-One

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1111 Aleshku-Chêka-Ishen-Ta Thousand-Hundred-Ten-One

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9999 Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine
10000 (Ta) Kâlad (One) Myriad Trade Tongue, unlike English, has a seperate word for ten thousand, translated as "myriad". Myriads are counted like normal objects, unlike tens, hundreds, or thousands. In the case of a single myriad in a number "myriad" (kâlad) may or may not be preceded by "one" (ta), depending on context.
10001 (Ta) Kâlad iv Ta (One) Thousand and One The number of myriads and the number of units are joined with "and" (iv)

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19999 (Ta) Kâlad iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez (One) Myriad and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine
20000 Ka Kâladêt Two Myriads Note the difference in form from 20, 200, or 2000: a number of myriads, rather than a numeral with a magnitude suffix. See note at 10000.
20001 Ka Kâladêt iv Ta Two Myriads and One See note at 10001.

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99999 Kez Kâladêt iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez Nine Myriads and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine Basically, myriads and units are counted the same way and joined with "and" (iv), except . . .
100000 Kâladche Myriad*Ten (a Ten of Myriads) . . . in the case of exact magnitudes of myriads, where (still like a normal object) the magnitude suffix is used. "Ishen Kâladêt" is a comprehensible, but unidiomatic phrase.
100001 Kâladche iv Ta Myriad*Ten and One

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109999 Kâladche iv Kezleshk-Kezchêk-Kezche-Kez Myriad*Ten and Nine*Thousand-Nine*Hundred-Nine*Ten-Nine
110000 Ishen-Ta Kâladêt Ten-One Myriads At eleven myriads it switches back to number of myriads.
110001 Ishen-Ta Kâladêt iv Ta Ten-One Myriads and One

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