Numbers in Klingon

Learn numbers in Klingon

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

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 Klingon?

The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol) is a constructed language spoken by the Klingons in the Star Trek universe. Designed by the American linguist Marc Okrand from 1984 on, it is regulated by the Klingon Language Institute, which promotes the Klingon linguistics and culture. Beyond the Star Trek franchise, Klingon has achieved a worldwide recognition with for instance a translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing, and an opera (’u’, by Eef van Breen, September 2010). Klingon is written in a special alphabet: the KLI pIqaD.

List of numbers in Klingon

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

  • 1) wa’
  • 2) cha’
  • 3) wej
  • 4) loS
  • 5) vagh
  • 6) jav
  • 7) Soch
  • 8) chorgh
  • 9) Hut
  • 10) wa’maH
  • 11) wa’maH wa’
  • 12) wa’maH cha’
  • 13) wa’maH wej
  • 14) wa’maH loS
  • 15) wa’maH vagh
  • 16) wa’maH jav
  • 17) wa’maH Soch
  • 18) wa’maH chorgh
  • 19) wa’maH Hut
  • 20) cha’maH
  • 30) wejmaH
  • 40) loSmaH
  • 50) vaghmaH
  • 60) javmaH
  • 70) SochmaH
  • 80) chorghmaH
  • 90) HutmaH
  • 100) wa’vatlh
  • 1,000) wa’SaD
  • ten thousand) netlh
  • one hundred thousand) bIp
  • one million) ’uy’

Numbers in Klingon: Klingon numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: pagh [0], wa’ [1], cha’ [2], wej [3], loS [4], vagh [5], jav [6], Soch [7], chorgh [8], and Hut [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the suffix of ten (maH) by its multiplier digit: wa’maH [10], cha’maH [20], wejmaH [30], loSmaH [40], vaghmaH [50], javmaH [60], SochmaH [70], chorghmaH [80], and HutmaH [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten and the digit name separated with a space (e.g.: wa’maH wa’ [11], SochmaH vagh [75]).
  • The suffix for hundred is vatlh, and the suffix for thousand is SaD. Higher scale numbers suffixes are netlh [10,000], bIp [100,000], and ’uy’ (million, 106). The scale numbers multiples are formed by prefixing the scale suffix with the multiplier name, with no space (e.g.: chorghvatlh [800], vaghnetlh [50,000]).
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