Numbers in Nengone

Learn numbers in Nengone

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

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 Nengone?

The Nengone language belongs to the Austronesian language family, and more specifically to the New Caledonian languages. Spoken on islands of Maré and Tiga of the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, it counts about 8,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 30 in Nengone. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Nengone

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

  • 1) sa
  • 2) rewe
  • 3) tini
  • 4) ece
  • 5) sedong
  • 6) sedong ne sa
  • 7) sedong ne rew
  • 8) sedong ne tin
  • 9) sedong ne ec
  • 10) ruenin
  • 11) ruenin ne sa
  • 12) ruenin ne rew
  • 13) ruenin ne tin
  • 14) ruenin ne ec
  • 15) adenin
  • 16) adenin ne sa
  • 17) adenin ne rew
  • 18) adenin ne tin
  • 19) adenin ne ec
  • 20) sarengom
  • 30) sarengom ne ruenin

Numbers in Nengone: Nengone numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to five are specific words, and digits beyond five, from six to nine, are formed by adding the four first ones to five with the word ne (and, plus), while reducing the digit number to its root element: sa [1], rewe [2], tini [3], ece [4], sedong [5], sedong ne sa [6] (5 and 1), sedong ne rew [7] (5 and 2), sedong ne tin [8] (5 and 3), and sedong ne ec [9] (5 and 4).
  • Tens follow a vigesimal system: ruenin [10] (literally, the two hands), sarengom [20] (one man), sarengom ne ruenin [30] (20+10, or one man and two hands).
  • Compound numbers from eleven to fourteen are formed by adding the digits one to four to the word for ten with the word ne (and, plus): ruenin ne sa [11], ruenin ne rew [12], ruenin ne tin [13], and ruenin ne ec [14]. Fifteen is adenin (some hands). From sixteen to nineteen, the compound numbers add the digits one to four to the word for fifteen: adenin ne sa [16], adenin ne rew [17], adenin ne tin [18], and adenin ne ec [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to twenty-five formed by adding the digits one to four to the word for twenty with the word ne (and, plus): sarengom ne sa [21], sarengom ne rew [22], sarengom ne tin [23], sarengom ne ec [24], and sarengom ne ec [25]. From twenty-six to twenty-nine, the formation is the same (ten + unit), but sedong ne is contracted to sedo and the separating space with the unit disappears: sarengom ne sedosa [26] (instead of sarengom ne sedong ne sa), sarengom ne sedorew [27] (instead of sarengom ne sedong ne rew), sarengom ne sedotin [28], and sarengom ne sedoec [29].
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