Numbers in Aukan

Learn numbers in Aukan

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

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 Aukan?

Aukan language, also known as Ndyuka and Djuka, is an English-based creole language spoken by the Ndyuka people of Suriname, which counts about 22,000 speakers. Ndyuka can be written in Latin script, but also in the Afaka script (afaka sikifi), a syllabary devised in 1910 by Afáka Atumisi, with 56 letters. It is the only script designed for a creole language actually in use.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000,000 in Aukan. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Aukan

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

  • 1) wan
  • 2) tu
  • 3) dii
  • 4) fo
  • 5) feifi
  • 6) sigisi
  • 7) seibin
  • 8) aitin
  • 9) neigin
  • 10) tin
  • 11) elufu
  • 12) twalufu
  • 13) tin na dii
  • 14) tin na fo
  • 15) tin na feifi
  • 16) tin na sigisi
  • 17) tin na seibin
  • 18) tin na aitin
  • 19) tin a neigin
  • 20) twenti
  • 30) diitenti
  • 40) fotenti
  • 50) feifitenti
  • 60) sigisitenti
  • 70) seibintenti
  • 80) aitintenti
  • 90) neigintenti
  • 100) wan ondoo
  • 1,000) wan dunsu
  • one million) wan miliyun

Numbers in Aukan: Aukan numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely wan [1], tu [2], dii [3], fo [4], feifi [5], sigisi [6], seibin [7], aitin [8], and neigin [9].
  • Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed regularly by saying the word for ten (tin), then the coordinator na (and, at), and the digit unit, except for eleven and twelve: elufu (or tinawan) [11], twalufu (or tinatu) [12], tin na dii [13], tin na fo [14], tin na feifi [15], tin na sigisi [16], tin na seibin [17], tin na aitin [18], and tin a neigin [19].
  • Tens are formed by prefixing the plural form of the word for ten (tenti) with its multiplier digit, except for ten and twenty: tin [10], twenti [20], diitenti [30], fotenti [40], feifitenti [50], sigisitenti [60], seibintenti [70], aitintenti [80], and neigintenti [90].
  • Compound numbers above twenty are formed by putting the ten, then the coordinator a (and, at), and the unit digit separated with a space (e.g.: twenti a wan [21], diitenti a siksi [36]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (ondoo) separated with a space: wan ondoo [100], tu ondoo [200], dii ondoo [300], fo ondoo [400], feifi ondoo [500], sigisi ondoo [600], seibin ondoo [700], aitin ondoo [800], and neigin ondoo [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by linking the hundred and the following ten or unit with the conjunction anga (with, and) (e.g.: wan ondoo anga wan [101], tu ondoo anga tin na fo [214]).
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then the word for thousand (dunsu) separated with a space: wan dunsu [1,000], tu dunsu [2,000], dii dunsu [3,000], fo dunsu [4,000], feifi dunsu [5,000]…
  • The word for million is miliyun.
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