Numbers in Barsoomian

Learn numbers in Barsoomian

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

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 Barsoomian?

The Barsoomian language has been coined by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his series of science fiction novels starting with A Princess of Mars (1917). This is the language spoken by all Martians, and it includes a telepathic part. The first book of the series has recently been adapted for the cinema by Mark Atkins under the title Princess of Mars (December 2009), and by Andrew Stanton with a movie named John Carter (March 2012). The Barsoomian language has been re-created by Paul Frommer (the linguist behind the Na’vi language), who based his work on the about 400 words peppered within Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel and its sequels.

List of numbers in Barsoomian

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

  • 1) ay
  • 4) tor
  • 7) ov
  • 8) bar
  • 10) tee
  • 11) teeay
  • 14) teetor
  • 17) teevor
  • 18) teebar
  • 40) tortee
  • 70) ovtee
  • 80) bartee
  • 100) tan
  • 1,000) teetan
  • ten thousand) mak
  • one million) dur

Numbers in Barsoomian: Barsoomian numbering rules

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

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

  • The attested digits are: ay [1], tor [4], ov [7], and bar [8].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier unit with the word for ten (tee), except for ten itself: tee [10], tortee [40], ovtee [70], and bartee [80].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit with no space (e.g.: teeay [11], torteetor [44], barteeov [87]).
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (tan) with the multiplier digit, with no space, except for one hundred itself: tan [100], tortan [400], ovtan [700], and bartan [800].
  • The thousands are litteraly tens of hundreds, hence formed by prefixing the word for hundred (tan) with the multiplier number, with no space: teetan (although another form, dar, is also possible) [1,000], teeaytan [1,100], teetortan [1,400], teeovtan [1,700], teebartan [1,800]. However, ten thousand is mak [10,000].
  • One million is dur.
  • If some of these numbers are attested, most of them are still hypothetical. We will add new numbers on this page as soon as they are attested.
  • Barsoomian
  • An Interview with Paul Frommer, by Fredrik Ekman, Fiat Lingua (March 2012)
  • John Carter, Walt Disney official site
  • Numbers in different languages