Numbers in Halkomelem

Learn numbers in Halkomelem

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

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 Halkomelem?

The Halkomelem language is a native american language that belongs to the Salishan languages family. It has three different dialects, namely the Upriver dialect (Halq’eméylem) spoken in the Fraser Valley (southwestern British Columbia, Canada) by the Stó:lō people, the Downriver dialect (Hun’qumi’num’) spoken by the people living downriver from Matsqui, including the Musqueam, Katzie, and Tsawassen, and the Island dialect (Hul’q’umi’num’) spoken by the Nanoose (Snaw-Na-Was), Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw), Chemainus (Stz’uminus), Cowichan (Quw’utsun’), Penelakut, Halalt, and Malahat peoples of Vancouver Island. It counts about 500 speakers. We consider here Hul’q’umi’num’, or the Island dialect of Halkomelem.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Halkomelem. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Halkomelem

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

  • 1) nuts’a’
  • 2) yuse’lu
  • 3) lhihw
  • 4) xu’athun
  • 5) lhq’etsus
  • 6) t’xum
  • 7) tth’a’kwus
  • 8) te’tsus
  • 9) toohw
  • 10) ‘apun
  • 11) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ nuts’a’
  • 12) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ yuse’lu
  • 13) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ lhihw
  • 14) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ xu’athun
  • 15) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ lhq’etsus
  • 16) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ t’xum
  • 17) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ tth’a’kwus
  • 18) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ te’tsus
  • 19) ‘apun ‘i’ kw’ too:hw
  • 20) tskw’ush
  • 30) lhuhwulhshe’
  • 40) xuthunlhshe’
  • 50) lhq’utssulhshe’
  • 60) t’xumulhshe’
  • 70) tth’ukwsulhshe’
  • 80) te’tssulhshe’
  • 90) toohwulhshe’
  • 100) nets’uwuts
  • 1,000) ‘apun nets’uwuts

Numbers in Halkomelem: Halkomelem numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: nuts’a’ [1], yuse’lu [2], lhihw [3], xu’athun [4], lhq’etsus [5], t’xum [6], tth’a’kwus [7], te’tsus [8], and toohw [9] (or too:hw when ending a compound number).
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the root of the multiplier digit with ulhshe’, except for ten and twenty: ‘apun [10], tskw’ush [20], lhuhwulhshe’ [30], xuthunlhshe’ [40], lhq’utssulhshe’ [50], t’xumulhshe’ [60], tth’ukwsulhshe’ [70], te’tssulhshe’ or tutssulhshe’ [80], and toohwulhshe’ [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the expression ‘i’ kw’ and the unit digit (e.g.: tskw’ush ‘i’ kw’ lhihw [23], hq’utssulhshe’ ‘i’ kw’ xu’athun [54]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (nets’uwuts), except for one hundred: nets’uwuts [100], yuse’lu nets’uwuts or the’muts [200], lhihw nets’uwuts [300], xu’athun nets’uwuts [400], lhq’etsus nets’uwuts [500], t’xum nets’uwuts [600], tth’a’kwus nets’uwuts [700], te’tsus nets’uwuts [800], and toohw nets’uwuts [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by stating the hundred, the ten and the unit, each group linked to the others with the expression ‘i’ kw’ (e.g.: nets’uwuts ‘i’ kw’ te’tsus [108], toohw nets’uwuts ‘i’ kw’ toohwulhshe’ [990]).
  • Thousands are literally multiples of ten of hundreds: ‘apun nets’uwuts [1,000] (10*100), yuse’lu ‘apun nets’uwuts [2,000] (2*10*100), lhihw ‘apun nets’uwuts [3,000] (3*10*100), xu’athun ‘apun nets’uwuts [4,000] (4*10*100)… However, the word tawsun, loanword from the English thousand is also used: tawsun [1,000], yuse’lu tawsun [2,000], lhihw tawsun [3,000], xu’athun tawsun [4,000]…
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