Numbers in Hylian

Learn numbers in Hylian

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

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 Hylian?

Hylian is a constructed language that appears in the Nintendo video game The legend of Zelda. Like Japanese, it uses a syllabic system. Three different writing systems have been created: the Old Hylian Syllabary used in Ocarina of Time (1998), the Modern Hylian Syllabary used in The Wind Waker (2002) — both of them used to transcribe Japanese —, and the Hylian Alphabet used in Twilight Princess (2006), to transcribe English. We use here the Modern Hylian language developed by Katsuto.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999,999 in Hylian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Hylian

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

  • 1) hire (hire)
  • 2) dise (dise)
  • 3) troe (troe)
  • 4) kose (kose)
  • 5) pante (pante)
  • 6) hënte (hEnte)
  • 7) site (site)
  • 8) onte (onte)
  • 9) nive (nive)
  • 10) dëme (dEme)
  • 11) dëme hire (dEme hire)
  • 12) dëme dise (dEme dise)
  • 13) dëme troe (dEme troe)
  • 14) dëme kose (dEme kose)
  • 15) dëme pante (dEme pante)
  • 16) dëme hënte (dEme hEnte)
  • 17) dëme site (dEme site)
  • 18) dëme onte (dEme onte)
  • 19) dëme nive (dEme nive)
  • 20) didëme (didEme)
  • 30) trodëme (trodEme)
  • 40) kodëme (kodEme)
  • 50) pandëme (pandEme)
  • 60) hëndëme (hEndEme)
  • 70) sidëme (sidEme)
  • 80) ondëme (ondEme)
  • 90) nidëme (nidEme)
  • 100) sale (sale)
  • 1,000) male (male)

Numbers in Hylian: Hylian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: sore (sore) [0], hire (hire) [1], dise (dise) [2], troe (troe) [3], kose (kose) [4], pante (pante) [5], hënte (hEnte) [6], site (site) [7], onte (onte) [8], and nive (nive) [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (dëme dEme) with the multiplier digit root, with the exception of ten itself: dëme (dEme) [10], didëme (didEme) [20], trodëme (trodEme) [30], kodëme (kodEme) [40], pandëme (pandEme) [50], hëndëme (hEndEme) [60], sidëme (sidEme) [70], ondëme (ondEme) [80], and nidëme (nidEme) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: dëme hire (dEme hire) [11], sidëme hënte (sidEme hEnte) [76]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit root before the word for hundred (sale sale), with the exception of one hundred itself: sale (sale) [100], disale (disale) [200], trosale (trosale) [300], kosale (kosale) [400], pansale (pansale) [500], hënsale (hEnsale) [600], sisale (sisale) [700], onsale (onsale) [800], and nisale (nisale) [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier before the word for thousand (male male), with the do (do) conjunction in-between, except for one thousand (e.g.: male (male) [1,000], male sale hëndëme troe (male sale hEndEme troe) [1,163], dise do male (dise do male) [2,000], troe do male disale pandëme onte (troe do male disale pandEme onte) [3,258], disale sidëme nive do male onsale pandëme hire (disale sidEme nive do male onsale pandEme hire) [279,851]).
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