Numbers in Adyghe

Learn numbers in Adyghe

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

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 Adyghe?

The Adyghe language (адыгaбзэ, adygabze, adəgăbză) belongs to the family of Northwest Caucasian languages. Also known as Adygean, Adygeyan, Adygei or West Circassian, it is mainly spoken in the Republic of Adygea where it is the co-official language alongside with Russian, and counts about 500,000 total speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Adyghe. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Adyghe

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

  • 1) зы (zy)
  • 2) тIу (tIu)
  • 3) щы (ŝy)
  • 4) плIы (plIy)
  • 5) тфы (tfy)
  • 6) хы (hy)
  • 7) блы (bly)
  • 8) и (i)
  • 9) бгъу (bg″u)
  • 10) пшIы (pšIy)
  • 11) пшIыкIузы (pšIykIuzy)
  • 12) пшIыкIутIу (pšIykIutIu)
  • 13) пшIыкIущы (pšIykIuŝy)
  • 14) пшIыкIуплIы (pšIykIuplIy)
  • 15) пшIыкIутфы (pšIykIutfy)
  • 16) пшIыкIухы (pšIykIuhy)
  • 17) пшIыкIублы (pšIykIubly)
  • 18) пшIыкIуи (pšIykIui)
  • 19) пшIыкIубгъу (pšIykIubg″u)
  • 20) тоIкы (toIky)
  • 30) щэкIы (ŝèkIy)
  • 40) тIокIитIу (tIokIitIu)
  • 50) шъэнэкъо (š″ènèk″o)
  • 60) токIищ (tokIiŝ)
  • 70) тIокIищырэ пшIырэ (tIokIiŝyrè pšIyrè)
  • 80) токIиплI (tokIiplI)
  • 90) токIиплIырэ пшIырэ (tokIiplIyrè pšIyrè)
  • 100) шъэ (š″è)
  • 1,000) мин (min)

Numbers in Adyghe: Adyghe numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely зиI (ziI) [0], зы (zy) [1], тIу (tIu) [2], щы (ŝy) [3], плIы (plIy) [4], тфы (tfy) [5], хы (hy) [6], блы (bly) [7], и (i) [8], and бгъу (bg″u) [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are built with the ten word (пшIы (pšIy)), followed by кIу (kIu) and the unit digit: пшIыкIузы (pšIykIuzy) [11], пшIыкIутIу (pšIykIutIu) [12], пшIыкIущы (pšIykIuŝy) [13], пшIыкIуплIы (pšIykIuplIy) [14], пшIыкIутфы (pšIykIutfy) [15], пшIыкIухы (pšIykIuhy) [16], пшIыкIублы (pšIykIubly) [17], пшIыкIуи (pšIykIui) [18], and пшIыкIубгъу (pšIykIubg″u) [19].
  • The tens follow a vigesimal system from forty up, with the exception of fifty: пшIы (pšIy) [10], тоIкы (toIky) [20], щэкIы (ŝèkIy) [30], тIокIитIу (tIokIitIu) [40] (20 * 2), шъэнэкъо (š″ènèk″o) [50] (half-hundred), токIищ (tokIiŝ) [60] (20 * 3), тIокIищырэ пшIырэ (tIokIiŝyrè pšIyrè) [70] (20 * 3 + 10), токIиплI (tokIiplI) [80] (20 * 4) and токIиплIырэ пшIырэ (tokIiplIyrè pšIyrè) [90] (20 * 4 + 10).
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the compound numbers are formed by adding the suffix -рэ (-rè) after the ten name, then the unit separated with a space followed by the same suffix (e.g.: тIоIкырэ тфырэ (tIoIkyrè tfyrè) [25], щэкIырэ хырэ (ŝèkIyrè hyrè) [36], тIокIищырэ пшIыкIублырэ (tIokIiŝyrè pšIykIublyrè) [77]).
  • One hundred is шъэ (š″è). The hundreds are formed by the hundred word root (шъ (š″)) followed by -и- (-i-) and the multiplier digit root: шъэ (š″è) [100], шъитIу (š″itIu) [200], шъищ (š″iŝ) [300], шъиплI (š″iplI) [400], шъитф (š″itf) [500], шъихы (š″ihy) [600], шъиблы (š″ibly) [700], шъии (š″ii) [800], and шъибгъу (š″ibg″u) [900]. When composed, the hundred word takes the -рэ (-rè) suffix, as well as the ten and the unit if any (e.g.: шъэрэ тIурэ (š″èrè tIurè) [102], шъитIурэ щэкIырэ плIырэ (š″itIurè ŝèkIyrè plIyrè) [234]).
  • One thousand is мин (min). The other thousands are formed by concatenating the thousand word with -и- (-i-) and the multiplier digit root: минитIу (minitIu) [2,000], минищ (miniŝ) [3,000]…
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