Numbers in Aloápam Zapotec

Learn numbers in Aloápam Zapotec

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

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 Aloápam Zapotec?

Aloápam Zapotec is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken around San Miguel Aloápam and San Isidro Aloápam, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 3,400 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Aloápam Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Aloápam Zapotec

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

  • 1) ttubi
  • 2) chupa
  • 3) tsunna
  • 4) ttapa
  • 5) gayu
  • 6) xxupa
  • 7) gasi
  • 8) xxunu
  • 9) jaa
  • 10) tsii
  • 11) sinia
  • 12) tsi’inu
  • 13) tsi’intsagüi
  • 14) sitá
  • 15) tsinu
  • 16) sixupa
  • 17) tsini
  • 18) sixunu
  • 19) chennia
  • 20) galhia
  • 30) rerua
  • 40) chua
  • 50) medi gayua
  • 60) gayuna
  • 70) gayuna yu’u tsii
  • 80) ta
  • 90) ta yu’u tsii
  • 100) ttu gayua

Numbers in Aloápam Zapotec: Aloápam Zapotec numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: ttubi [1], chupa [2], tsunna [3], ttapa [4], gayu [5], xxupa [6], gasi [7], xxunu [8], and jaa [9].
  • Numbers from ten to nineteen are specific words too: tsii [10], sinia [11], tsi’inu [12], tsi’intsagüi [13], sitá [14], tsinu [15], sixupa [16], tsini [17], sixunu [18], and chennia [19]. We can however recognize in some of them the word for ten (tsii) followed by the unit (e.g.: sixunu [18] is a contraction of tsii [10] and xxunu [8]).
  • The word for twenty is galhia. Numbers from twenty-one to twenty-nine are formed by adding the suffix -erua to the digit root: ttuerua [21], chuperua [22], tsunerua [23], ttaperua [24], gayuerua [25], xxuperua [26], gasierua [27], xxunuerua [28], and jaerua [29].
  • The word for thirty is rerua. Numbers from thirty-one to thirty-nine have two forms, depending if they follow the previous vigesimal rule or the new decimal one. In vigesimal, they are formed by adding the suffix -erua to the root of the words for eleven to nineteen: sinierua [31], tsi’inuerua [32], tsi’intsagüierua [33], sittaerua [34], tsinuerua [35], sixupaerua [36], tsinierua [37], sixunuerua [38], and chenniaerua [39]. In the decimal system actually used, they follow the numbering rules or regular compound numbers.
  • Aloápam Zapotec originally used only the vigesimal system. Nowadays, the decimal system is gradually taking its place, hence some tens have different forms if they follow the vigesimal system or the decimal one (seventy and ninety being the last two tens really following the vigesimal rule): tsii [10], galhia [20], rerua [30], chua [40], medi gayua [50] (half-hundred, previously chua yu’u tsii, 50+10), gayuna [60] (previously tsunna galhia, 3*20), gayuna yu’u tsii [70] (60 + 10), ta [80] (previously ttapa galhia, 4*20), and ta yu’u tsii [90] (80 + 10).
  • Regular compound numbers from thirty-one to sixty-nine, and from eighty-one to eighty-nine, are formed by saying the ten, then the word yu’u (and/plus), and the digit (e.g.: rerua yu’u chupa [32], medi gayua yu’u ttapa [54], gayuna yu’u xxupa [66]). The digit one, when compound, is shortened from ttubi to ttu (e.g.: medi gayua yu’u ttu [51]). Seventies and nineties are formed by adding the words for eleven to nineteen to the previous ten (e.g.: gayuna yu’u sinia [71], ta yu’u sixunu [98]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gayua): ttu gayua [100] (note the use of the short one, ttu), chupa gayua [200], tsunna gayua [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as gayua is formed on gayu (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.
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