Numbers in Babm

Learn numbers in Babm

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

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 Babm?

Invented in 1962 by the Japanese philosopher Rikichi (Fuishiki) Okamoto (1885-1963), Babm is an international auxiliary language that uses the Latin alphabet as a syllabary. As each letter marks a syllable, this results in a very compact writing.

List of numbers in Babm

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

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  • 10) b̃ȧ
  • 11) b̃ȧb̃
  • 12) b̃ȧd̃
  • 13) b̃ȧf̃
  • 14) b̃ȧg̃
  • 15) b̃ȧh̃
  • 16) b̃ȧj̃
  • 17) b̃ȧk̃
  • 18) b̃ȧl̃
  • 19) b̃ȧm̃
  • 20) d̃ȧ
  • 30) f̃ȧ
  • 40) g̃ȧ
  • 50) h̃ȧ
  • 60) j̃ȧ
  • 70) k̃ȧ
  • 80) l̃ȧ
  • 90) m̃ȧ
  • 100) b̃ȯ
  • 1,000) b̃u̇
  • one million) b̃n̈
  • one billion) b̃p̈
  • one trillion) b̃q̈

Numbers in Babm: Babm numbering rules

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

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

  • The digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific symbols (consonants of the Latin alphabet with a tilde, except for zero): o [0], [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], and [9].
  • The tens are written in a positional way, i.e. the multiplier digit followed by the symbol for the ten (ȧ): b̃ȧ [10], d̃ȧ [20], f̃ȧ [30], g̃ȧ [40], h̃ȧ [50], j̃ȧ [60], k̃ȧ [70], l̃ȧ [80], and m̃ȧ [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit with no space for the writing in full (e.g.: k̃ȧj̃ [76], l̃ȧk̃ [87]), or by directly replacing the digits with their symbol in the numeric notation (e.g.: k̃j̃ [76], l̃k̃ [87]).
  • The hundreds are written in a positional way, i.e. the multiplier digit followed by the symbol for the hundred (ȯ): b̃ȯ [100], d̃ȯ [200], f̃ȯ [300], g̃ȯ [400], h̃ȯ [500], j̃ȯ [600], k̃ȯ [700], l̃ȯ [800], and m̃ȯ [900].
  • The scale names are written in a regular fashion: for thousands (b̃u̇ [1,000], d̃u̇ [2,000]), for millions or 106 (b̃n̈ [1 million], d̃n̈ [2 millions]), for billions or 109 (b̃p̈ [1 billion], d̃p̈ [2 billions]), for trillions or 1012 (b̃q̈ [1 trillion], d̃q̈ [2 trillions])…
  • Universal auxiliary language: Babmby Rikichi Okamoto (1962, pdf)
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