Numbers in Dai

Learn numbers in Dai

Knowing numbers in Dai is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Dai. Learning to count in Dai may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Dai is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Dai.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Dai?

The Dai language is the first professional conlang of David J. Peterson, the creator of Dothraki (Game of Thrones) and Trigedasleng (The 100) to cite only two. It was developped in late 2000 for a Dungeons & Dragons students group in Oklahoma.

List of numbers in Dai

Here is a list of numbers in Dai. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Dai from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Dai. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Dai.

  • 1) ren
  • 2) sop
  • 3) taʃ
  • 4) boθ
  • 5) kud
  • 6) peŋ
  • 7) dem
  • 8) got
  • 9) hez
  • 10) iren
  • 11) reniren
  • 12) sopiren
  • 13) taʃiren
  • 14) boθiren
  • 15) kudiren
  • 16) peŋiren
  • 17) demiren
  • 18) gotiren
  • 19) heziren
  • 20) isop
  • 30) itaʃ
  • 40) iboθ
  • 50) ikud
  • 60) ipeŋ
  • 70) idem
  • 80) igot
  • 90) ihez
  • 100) uren
  • 1,000) oren
  • one million) aren
  • one billion) eren
  • one trillion) iziren

Numbers in Dai: Dai numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Dai is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Dai you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Dai with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Dai is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Dai. Also, learning how to number in Dai yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Dai at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Dai

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: ðuz [0], ren [1], sop [2], taʃ [3], boθ [4], kud [5], peŋ [6], dem [7], got [8], and hez [9].
  • The tens are formed prefixing the multiplier digit with the letter i: iren [10], isop [20], itaʃ [30], iboθ [40], ikud [50], ipeŋ [60], idem [70], igot [80], and ihez [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the unit, directly followed by the ten, with no space (e.g.: boθisop [24], gotidem [78]).
  • The hundreds are formed prefixing the multiplier digit with the letter u, nine hundred being an exception as it undergoes some consonant change: uren [100], usop [200], utaʃ [300], uboθ [400], ukud [500], upeŋ [600], udem [700], ugot [800], and uzeʒ [900].
  • Hundreds are linked with with units or tens with a hyphen (e.g.: uren-reniren [111], upeŋ-gotidem [678]).
  • The thousands are formed prefixing the multiplier digit with the letter o: oren [1,000], osop [2,000], otaʃ [3,000], oboθ [4,000], okud [5,000], opeŋ [6,000], odem [7,000], ogot [8,000], and ohez [9,000].
  • Higher scale numbers (million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion) are formed prefixing the multiplier digit with respectively a, e, izi, uzu, and ozo: aren [1 million], esop [2 billions], izitaʃ [3 trillions], uzuboθ [4 quadrillions], ozokud [5 quintillions].
  • When compound, higher scale numbers are grouped by three, separated with commas, like in the English language (e.g.: akud, ouzeʒ-taʃisop, upeŋ-gotidem [5,923,678]). It is also to be noticed that when compound, hundreds of thousands take both the thousand and hundred prefixes: ouzeʒ-taʃisop [923,000] can be understood as nine hundred thousands and twenty-three.
  • The Dai Language: An Embarrassment (pdf), by David J. Peterson
  • Numbers in different languages