Numbers in Kutenai

Learn numbers in Kutenai

Knowing numbers in Kutenai is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Kutenai. Learning to count in Kutenai 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 Kutenai is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Kutenai.

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 Kutenai?

The Kutenai language (Ktunaxa) is a language isolate spoken by the Ktunaxa people of Montana and Idaho in the United States and British Columbia in Canada. The Kutenai language counts about 170 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Kutenai. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Kutenai

Here is a list of numbers in Kutenai. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Kutenai 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 Kutenai. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Kutenai.

  • 1) ʔuk̓i
  • 2) ʔa·s
  • 3) qaǂsa
  • 4) xa·¢a
  • 5) yi·ku
  • 6) ʔinmisa
  • 7) wist̕aǂa
  • 8) wuxa·¢a
  • 9) qaykit̕wu
  • 10) ʔit̕wu
  • 11) ʔit̕wuǂaʔuki
  • 12) ʔit̕wumǂaʔas
  • 13) ʔit̕wumǂaqaǂsa
  • 14) ʔit̕wumǂaxa·¢a
  • 15) ʔit̕wumǂayi·ku
  • 16) ʔit̕wumǂaʔinmisa
  • 17) ʔit̕wumǂawist̕aǂa
  • 18) ʔit̕wumǂawuxa·¢a
  • 19) ʔit̕wumǂaqaykit̕wu
  • 20) ʔaywu
  • 30) qaǂsanwu
  • 40) xa·¢anwu
  • 50) yi·kunwu
  • 60) ʔinmisanwu
  • 70) wist̕aǂan̓wu
  • 80) wuxa·¢anwu
  • 90) qaykit̕wunwu
  • 100) ʔit̕wunwu

Numbers in Kutenai: Kutenai numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Kutenai is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Kutenai 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 Kutenai with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Kutenai is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Kutenai. Also, learning how to number in Kutenai 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 Kutenai 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 Kutenai

  • Digits from zero to one are rendered by specific words: ʔuk̓i [1], ʔa·s [2], qaǂsa [3], xa·¢a [4], yi·ku [5], ʔinmisa [6], wist̕aǂa [7], wuxa·¢a [8], and qaykit̕wu [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with (n)wu: ʔit̕wu [10], ʔaywu [20], qaǂsanwu [30], xa·¢anwu [40], yi·kunwu [50], ʔinmisanwu [60], wist̕aǂan̓wu [70], wuxa·¢anwu [80], and qaykit̕wunwu [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by suffixing the ten with mǂa, followed by the unit with no space, with some vocalic changes (e.g.: ʔit̕wumǂaʔas [12], ʔaywumǂayi·ku [25], yi·kunwumǂaqaǂsa [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit directly followed by the word for hundred (ʔit̕wunwu), except for one hundred: ʔit̕wunwu [100], ʔasǂʔit̕wunwu [200], ʔit̕wunwuqaǂsa [300], ʔit̕wunwuxa·¢a [400], ʔit̕wunwuyi·ku [500], ʔit̕wunwuʔinmisa [600], ʔit̕wunwuwist̕aǂa [700], ʔit̕wunwuwuxa·¢a [800], and ʔit̕wunwuqaykit̕wu [900].
  • When compound, hundred, ten and unit are joined with the particle mǂa (e.g.: ʔit̕wunwumǂaʔuk̓i [101], ʔit̕wunwumǂaʔaywumǂaʔuk̓i [121]).
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