Numbers in Jèrriais

Learn numbers in Jèrriais

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

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 Jèrriais?

Jèrriais, also known as Jersey French or Jersey Norman French, is a Norman dialect spoken on Jersey, the British Crown Dependency island off the coast of Normandy (France), where it has the status of regional language. This is an Oïl language belonging to the Indo-European language family, and more specifically to the gallo-romance one. Jèrriais counts about 2,600 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Jèrriais. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Jèrriais

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

  • 1) ieune
  • 2) deux
  • 3) trais
  • 4) quat’
  • 5) chîn
  • 6) six
  • 7) sept
  • 8) huit
  • 9) neuf
  • 10) dgix
  • 11) onze
  • 12) douze
  • 13) treize
  • 14) quatorze
  • 15) tchînze
  • 16) seize
  • 17) dgiêx-sept
  • 18) dgiêx-huit
  • 19) dgiêx-neuf
  • 20) vîngt
  • 30) trente
  • 40) quarante
  • 50) chînquante
  • 60) souaixante
  • 70) septante
  • 80) quatre-vîngts
  • 90) nénante
  • 100) chent
  • 1,000) mille
  • one million) un million

Numbers in Jèrriais: Jèrriais numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits and numbers from one to sixteen are specific words, namely ieune (un in masculine, as Jèrriais counts in the feminine form) [1], deux [2], trais [3], quat’ (or quatre) [4], chîn (or chînq) [5], six [6], sept [7], huit [8], neuf [9], dgix [10], onze [11], douze [12], treize [13], quatorze [14], tchînze [15], and seize [16]. Seventeen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after a form of the word for ten (dgix becomes dgiêx), followed by a hyphen and the unit: dgiêx-sept [10+7], dgiêx-huit [10+8], dgiêx-neuf [10+9].
  • The tens are specific words too: dgix [10], vîngt [20], trente [30], quarante [40], chînquante [50], souaixante [60], septante [70], quatre-vîngts (or huiptante) [80], and nonante [90]. Eighty has two different forms: one based on the decimal system (huiptante), and the other (quatre-vîngts, or 4*20) on a vigesimal system which seems to be an inheritance from Celtic languages.
  • Tens and units are joined with a hyphen (e.g.: chînquante-trais [53]), unless the unit is one. In that case, the coordinator ’tch’ or tch’ is inserted between the ten and the unit (e.g.: vîngt’tch’ieune [21], souaixante tch’ieune [61]). When compound, the word for eighty loses its final s (e.g.: quatre-vîngt-ieune [81], quatre-vîngt-deux [82]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the (sometimes altered) multiplier digit before the word for hundred (chent in singular, chents in plural), except for one hundred itself: chent [100], deux chents [200], trais chents [300], quat’ chents [400], chîn chents (and not chînq chents) [500], siêx chents (and not six chents) [600], sept chents [700], huit chents [800], and neu chents (and not neuf chents) [900].
  • Thousands are formed by saying the (sometimes altered) multiplier digit before the word for thousand (mille), except for one thousand itself: mille [1,000], deux mille [2,000], trais mille [3,000], quat’ mille [4,000], chîn mille (and not chînq mille) [5,000], siêx mille (and not six mille) [6,000], sept mille [7,000], huit mille [8,000], and neu mille (and not neuf mille) [9,000].
  • The word for million is million (millions in plural).
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