Numbers in Innu

Learn numbers in Innu

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

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 Innu?

The Innu language (Innu-aimun), also known as Montagnais, belongs to the Cree language group of the Algonquian language family. Member of the Cree–Montagnais–Naskapi dialect continuum, it is spoken by the Innu people, or Montagnais, in the northeastern portion of the province of Quebec and in some eastern portions of Labrador, Canada. The Innu-aimun language counts about 10,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Innu. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Innu

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

  • 1) peikᵘ
  • 2) nishᵘ
  • 3) nishtᵘ
  • 4) neu
  • 5) patetat
  • 6) kutuasht
  • 7) nishuasht
  • 8) nishuaush
  • 9) peikushteu
  • 10) kutunnu
  • 11) kutunnu ashu peikᵘ
  • 12) kutunnu ashu nishᵘ
  • 13) kutunnu ashu nishtᵘ
  • 14) kutunnu ashu neu
  • 15) kutunnu ashu patetat
  • 16) kutunnu ashu kutuasht
  • 17) kutunnu ashu nishuasht
  • 18) kutunnu ashu nishuaush
  • 19) kutunnu ashu peikushteu
  • 20) nishunnu
  • 30) nishtunnu
  • 40) neunnu
  • 50) patetat-tatunnu
  • 60) kutuasht-tatunnu
  • 70) nishuasht-tatunnu
  • 80) nishuaush-tatunnu
  • 90) peikushteu-tatunnu
  • 100) peikumitashumitannu
  • 1,000) peikutshishemitashumitannu

Numbers in Innu: Innu numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words: peikᵘ [1], nishᵘ [2], nishtᵘ [3], neu [4], patetat [5], kutuasht [6], nishuasht [7], nishuaush [8], and peikushteu [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with -(t)unnu from twenty to forty, then by -tatunnu from fifty to ninety: kutunnu [10], nishunnu [20], nishtunnu [30], neunnu [40], patetat-tatunnu [50], kutuasht-tatunnu [60], nishuasht-tatunnu [70], nishuaush-tatunnu [80], and peikushteu-tatunnu [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word ashu, and the unit (e.g.: kutunnu ashu nishᵘ [12], patetat-tatunnu ashu nishuaush [58], nishuasht-tatunnu ashu patetat [75]).
  • Hundreds are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with -mitashumitannu from one hundred to four hundred, then by -tatumitashumitannu from five hundred to nine hundred: peikumitashumitannu [100], nishumitashumitannu [200], nishtumitashumitannu [300], neumitashumitannu [400], patetat-tatumitashumitannu [500], kutuasht-tatumitashumitannu [600], nishuasht-tatumitashumitannu [700], nishuaush-tatumitashumitannu [800], and peikushteu-tatumitashumitannu [900].
  • Thousands are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with -tshishemitashumitannu from one thousand to four thousand, then by -tatutshishemitashumitannu from five thousand to nine thousand: peikutshishemitashumitannu [1,000], nishutshishemitashumitannu [2,000], nishtutshishemitashumitannu [3,000], neutshishemitashumitannu [4,000], patetat-tatutshishemitashumitannu [5,000], kutuasht-tatutshishemitashumitannu [6,000], nishuasht-tatutshishemitashumitannu [7,000], nishuaush-tatutshishemitashumitannu [8,000], and peikushteu-tatutshishemitashumitannu [9,000].
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