Numbers in Scots

Learn numbers in Scots

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

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 Scots?

Scots, sometimes called Lowland Scots or Broad Scots, is a West Germanic language that belongs to the Anglic branch. Modern Scots is a sister language of Modern English, as the two diverged independently from the same source, Early Middle English, between 1150 and 1300. It is spoken in Scotland and parts of Ulster in the north of Ireland, by about 1.5 million speakers.

List of numbers in Scots

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

  • 1) ane
  • 2) twa
  • 3) three
  • 4) fower
  • 5) five
  • 6) sax
  • 7) seiven
  • 8) aicht
  • 9) nine
  • 10) ten
  • 11) eleiven
  • 12) twal
  • 13) thirteen
  • 14) fowerteen
  • 15) fifteen
  • 16) saxteen
  • 17) seiventeen
  • 18) aichteen
  • 19) nineteen
  • 20) twinty
  • 30) thirty
  • 40) fowerty
  • 50) fifty
  • 60) saxty
  • 70) seiventy
  • 80) aichty
  • 90) ninety
  • 100) ane hunder
  • 1,000) ane thoosand

Numbers in Scots: Scots numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely nocht [0], ane [1], twa [2], three [3], fower [4], five [5], sax [6], seiven [7], aicht [8], and nine [9].
  • Numbers eleven and twelve are irregular: eleiven [11] and twal [12]. Numbers from thirteen to nineteen are formed starting with the unit suffixed with -teen, with some exceptions: thirteen or thriteen [13], fowerteen [14], fifteen [15], saxteen [16], seiventeen [17], aichteen [18], and nineteen [19].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit, suffixed with -ty, with a few exceptions: ten [10], twinty [20], thirty or thretty [30], fowerty [40], fifty [50], saxty [60], seiventy [70], aichty [80], and ninety [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit linked with a hyphen (e.g.: twinty-twa [22], saxty-aicht [68]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (hunder) separated with a space: ane hunder [100], twa hunder [200], three hunder [300], fower hunder [400], five hunder [500], sax hunder [600], seiven hunder [700], aicht hunder [800], and nine hunder [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (thoosand) separated with a space: ane thoosand [1,000], twa thoosand [2,000], three thoosand [3,000], fower thoosand [4,000], five thoosand [5,000], sax thoosand [6,000], seiven thoosand [7,000], aicht thoosand [8,000], and nine thoosand [9,000].
  • The word for million is million [106], and the word for billion, billion [109].
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