Numbers in Cherokee

Learn numbers in Cherokee

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

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 Cherokee?

Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ, transliterated as tsalagi) is an Iroquoian language written with a unique syllabary writing system devised by Sequoyah in 1819. It is nowadays spoken by about 20,000 people.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999,999 in Cherokee. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Cherokee

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

  • 1) ᏐᏬ (sowo)
  • 2) ᏔᎵ (tali)
  • 3) ᏦᎢ (tsoi)
  • 4) ᏅᎩ (nvgi)
  • 5) ᎯᏍᎩ (hisgi)
  • 6) ᏑᏓᎵ (sudali)
  • 7) ᎦᎵᏉᎩ (galiquogi)
  • 8) ᏧᏁᎳ (tsunela)
  • 9) ᏐᏁᎳ (sonela)
  • 10) ᏍᎪᎯ (sgohi)
  • 11) ᏌᏚ (sadu)
  • 12) ᏔᎵᏚ (talidu)
  • 13) ᏦᎦᏚ (tsogadu)
  • 14) ᏂᎦᏚ (nigadu)
  • 15) ᎯᏍᎦᏚ (hisgadu)
  • 16) ᏓᎳᏚ (daladu)
  • 17) ᎦᎵᏆᏚ (galiquadu)
  • 18) ᏁᎳᏚ (neladu)
  • 19) ᏐᏁᎳᏚ (soneladu)
  • 20) ᏔᎵᏍᎪᎯ (talisgohi)
  • 30) ᏦᎢᏍᎪᎯ (tsoisgohi)
  • 40) ᏅᎩᏍᎪᎯ (nvgisgohi)
  • 50) ᎯᏍᎩᏍᎪᎯ (hisgisgohi)
  • 60) ᏑᏓᎵᏍᎪᎯ (sudalisgohi)
  • 70) ᎦᎵᏆᏍᎪᎯ (galiquasgohi)
  • 80) ᏧᏁᎳᏍᎪᎯ (tsunelasgohi)
  • 90) ᏐᏁᎳᏍᎪᎯ (sonelasgohi)
  • 100) ᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (sgohitsiqua)
  • 1,000) ᏐᏬ ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ (sowo iyagayvli)

Numbers in Cherokee: Cherokee numbering rules

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

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

  • Numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely Ꮭ ᎪᏍᏗ (tla gosdi) [0] (meaning nothing), ᏐᏬ (sowo) [1], ᏔᎵ (tali) [2], ᏦᎢ (tsoi) [3], ᏅᎩ (nvgi) [4], ᎯᏍᎩ (hisgi) [5], ᏑᏓᎵ (sudali) [6], ᎦᎵᏉᎩ (galiquogi) [7], ᏧᏁᎳ (tsunela) [8], ᏐᏁᎳ (sonela) [9], and ᏍᎪᎯ (sgohi) [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, numbers are built by adding the suffix -Ꮪ (-du) after the unit which can slightly change phonetically: ᏌᏚ (sadu) [11], ᏔᎵᏚ (talidu) [12], ᏦᎦᏚ (tsogadu) [13], ᏂᎦᏚ (nigadu) [14], ᎯᏍᎦᏚ (hisgadu) [15], ᏓᎳᏚ (daladu) [16], ᎦᎵᏆᏚ (galiquadu) [17], ᏁᎳᏚ (neladu) [18], and ᏐᏁᎳᏚ (soneladu) [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -ᎪᎯ (-gohi) at the end of the matching digit: ᏍᎪᎯ (sgohi) [10], ᏔᎵᏍᎪᎯ (talisgohi) [20], ᏦᎢᏍᎪᎯ (tsoisgohi) [30], ᏅᎩᏍᎪᎯ (nvgisgohi) [40], ᎯᏍᎩᏍᎪᎯ (hisgisgohi) [50], ᏑᏓᎵᏍᎪᎯ (sudalisgohi) [60], ᎦᎵᏆᏍᎪᎯ (galiquasgohi) [70], ᏧᏁᎳᏍᎪᎯ (tsunelasgohi) [80], and ᏐᏁᎳᏍᎪᎯ (sonelasgohi) [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the numbers are made by saying the ten with its last syllable (-Ꭿ, -hi) removed, then the unit (e.g.: ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏦᎢ (talisgo tsoi) [23], ᎦᎵᏆᏍᎪ ᏑᏓᎵ (galiquasgo sudali) [76]). When composed with a ten, the digit one changes from ᏐᏬ (sowo) to ᏌᏬ (sawo) (e.g.: ᏦᎢᏍᎪ ᏌᏬ (tsoisgo sawo) [31] and not ᏦᎢᏍᎪ ᏐᏬ (tsoisgo sowo)).
  • One hundred is said ᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (sgohitsiqua). The other hundreds are made by setting the multiplier root before the one hundred word with no space: ᏔᎵᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (talisgohitsiqua) [200], ᏦᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (tsosgohitsiqua) [300], ᏅᎩᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (nvgisgohitsiqua) [400], ᎯᏍᎩᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (hisgisgohitsiqua) [500], ᏑᏓᎵᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (sudalisgohitsiqua) [600], ᎦᎵᏆᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (galiquasgohitsiqua) [700], ᏧᏁᎵᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (tsunelisgohitsiqua) [800], and ᏐᏁᎵᏍᎪᎯᏥᏆ (sonelisgohitsiqua) [900].
  • The word for thousand is ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ (iyagayvli). The thousands are built by writing the multiplier before the thousand word, exactly as in English (e.g.: ᏐᏬ ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ (sowo iyagayvli) [1,000], ᏔᎵ ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ (tali iyagayvli) [2,000], ᏦᎢ ᎢᏯᎦᏴᎵ (tsoi iyagayvli) [3,000]).
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