Numbers in Na’vi

Learn numbers in Na’vi

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

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 Na’vi?

Invented by Paul Frommer for the fictional indigenous race in James Cameron’s movie Avatar, Na’vi language has no written form but is transcripted in latin alphabet where two diacritics (ä, ì), three ejective consonants (px, tx, kx), and the apostrophe (’) used as a glottal stop are added.

List of numbers in Na’vi

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

  • 18) ’aw
  • 28) mune
  • 38) pxey
  • 48) tsìng
  • 58) mrr
  • 68) pukap
  • 78) kinä
  • 108) vol
  • 118) volaw
  • 128) vomun
  • 138) vopey
  • 148) vosìng
  • 158) vomrr
  • 168) vofu
  • 178) vohin
  • 208) mevol
  • 308) pxevol
  • 408) tsìvol
  • 508) mrrvol
  • 608) puvol
  • 708) kivol
  • 1008) zam
  • 1,0008) vozam
  • 10,0008) zazam

Numbers in Na’vi: Na’vi numbering rules

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

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

  • The digits from one to seven are: ’aw [1], mune [2], pxey [3], tsìng [4], mrr [5], pukap [6], and kinä [7].
  • The tens are formed by setting the root of the multiplier digit before the number eight (which is ten in base eight), except for eight itself: vol [108/810], mevol [208/1610], pxevol [308/2410], tsìvol [408/3210], mrrvol [508/4010], puvol [608/4810], and kivol [708/5610].
  • Compound numbers are formed by suffixing the ten with the second root of the unit digit (yes, Na’vi digits have two roots: one for compound units, and one for multiplier unit). The ten word loses its final -l before a consonant, showing an apocope. The roots for compound digits are: -aw [1], -mun [2], -pey [3], -sìng [4], -mrr [5], -fu [6], and -hin [7]. The compound numbers from 118 to 188 are: volaw [118/910], vomun [128/1010], vopey [138/1110], vosìng [148/1210], vomrr [158/1310], vofu [168/1410], and vohin [178/1510]. We can now make any number up to 778 (or 6310): pxevosìng [348/2810], mrrvofu [568/4610], kivomun [728/5810]…
  • The hundreds are formed the same way as the tens, i.e. by prefixing the word for hundred (zam) with the multiplying root of the multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself: zam [1008/6410], mezam [2008/12810], pxezam [3008/19210], tsìzam [4008/25610], mrrzam [5008/32010], puzam [6008/38410], and kizam [7008/44810].
  • The word for the octal thousand is vozam, and the word for the octal ten thousand is zazam. Thousands and tens of thousands are built regularly as tens and hundreds (e.g.: vozam [1,0008/51210], mrrvozam [5,0008/2,56010], zazam [10,0008/4,09610], puzazam [60,0008/24,57610])
  • Lacking data on how are made compound numbers greater than one hundred, we can assume they are said as in English, with no conjunction between them (e.g.: pxevol mrrvosìng [3548/23610], mevozam kizam vofu [2,7158/1,48510]).
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