Numbers in Dogrib

Learn numbers in Dogrib

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

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 Dogrib?

Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) is a Northern Athabaskan language from the Na-Dené language family. Spoken by the Tłı̨chǫ people, or Dogrib people, of the Canadian Northwest Territories, it counts about 1,700 speakers.

List of numbers in Dogrib

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

  • 1) ı̨łè
  • 2) nàke
  • 3) taı
  • 4) dı̨
  • 5) sı̨làı
  • 6) ek’ètaı
  • 7) łǫ̀hdı̨
  • 8) ek’èdı̨
  • 9) łǫǫ̀tǫ
  • 10) hoònǫ
  • 11) hoònǫ daatsʼq ı̨łè
  • 12) hoònǫ daatsʼq nàke
  • 13) hoònǫ daatsʼq taı
  • 14) hoònǫ daatsʼq dı̨
  • 15) hoònǫ daatsʼq sı̨làı
  • 16) hoònǫ daatsʼq ek’ètaı
  • 17) hoònǫ daatsʼq łǫ̀hdı̨
  • 18) hoònǫ daatsʼq ek’èdı̨
  • 19) hoònǫ daatsʼq łǫǫ̀tǫ
  • 20) naènǫ
  • 30) taènǫ
  • 40) dı̨ènǫ
  • 50) sı̨làènǫ
  • 60) ek’ètaènǫ
  • 70) łǫ̀hdı̨ènǫ
  • 80) ek’èdı̨ènǫ
  • 90) łǫǫ̀tǫ
  • 100) ı̨łèlakw’eènǫ
  • 1,000) ı̨łè lemı̀
  • one million) ı̨łè lemı̀yǫǫ̀

Numbers in Dogrib: Dogrib numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words, namely ets’aèhmǫ̀ą [0], ı̨łè [1], nàke [2], taı [3], dı̨ [4], sı̨làı [5], ek’ètaı [6], łǫ̀hdı̨ [7], ek’èdı̨ [8], and łǫǫ̀tǫ [9].
  • Tens are formed suffixing the multiplier digit root with ènǫ, except for ten: hoònǫ [10], naènǫ [20], taènǫ [30], dı̨ènǫ [40], sı̨làènǫ [50], ek’ètaènǫ [60], łǫ̀hdı̨ènǫ [70], ek’èdı̨ènǫ [80], and łǫǫ̀tǫ [90].
  • Compounds numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the conjunction daatsʼq̨̀, and the digit (e.g.: hoònǫ daatsʼq sı̨làı [15], ek’èdı̨ènǫ daatsʼq taı [83]).
  • One hundred is ı̨łèlakw’eènǫ [100].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (lemı̀), separated with a space: ı̨łè lemı̀ [1,000], nàke lemı̀ [2,000], taı lemı̀ [3,000], dı̨ lemı̀ [4,000], sı̨làı lemı̀ [5,000], ek’ètaı lemı̀ [6,000], łǫ̀hdı̨ lemı̀ [7,000], ek’èdı̨ lemı̀ [8,000], and łǫǫ̀tǫ lemı̀ [9,000].
  • The word for million is lemı̀yǫǫ̀ or lemı̀ızhǫǫ̀. Millions are regularly formed like thousands: ı̨łè lemı̀yǫǫ̀ [1 million], nàke lemı̀yǫǫ̀ [2 millions]…
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