Numbers in Lezgian

Learn numbers in Lezgian

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

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 Lezgian?

The Lezgian language (лезги чӏал, transliterated to lezgi č’al) belongs to the Northeast Caucasian, or Nakh-Daghestanian, language family. It is spoken by the Lezgins people, from southern Dagestan and northeastern Azerbaijan. The Lezgian language is one of the official languages of Dagestan, alongside Aghul, Avar, Azerbaijani, Chechen, Dargwa, Kumyk, Lak, Nogai, Russian, Rutul, Tabasaran, Tat, and Tsakhur. It is written in the Lezgian Cyrillic alphabet, and counts about 655,000 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Lezgian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Lezgian

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

  • 1) сад (sad)
  • 2) кьвед (qʷ’ed)
  • 3) пуд (pud)
  • 4) кьуд (q’ud)
  • 5) вад (vad)
  • 6) ругуд (rugud)
  • 7) ирид (irid)
  • 8) муьжуьд (muʒud)
  • 9) кIуьд (k’yd)
  • 10) цIуд (ts’ud)
  • 11) цIусад (ts’usad)
  • 12) цIикьвед (ts’iqʷ’ed)
  • 13) цIипуд (ts’ipud)
  • 14) цIикьуд (ts’iq’ud)
  • 15) цIувад (ts’uvad)
  • 16) цIуругуд (ts’urugud)
  • 17) цIерид (ts’erid)
  • 18) цIемуьжуьд (ts’emyʒud)
  • 19) цIекIуьд (ts’ek’yd)
  • 20) къад (qad)
  • 30) къанни цIуд (qadtsud)
  • 40) яхцIур (jaxts’ur)
  • 50) яхцIурни цIуд (jaxtsurtsud)
  • 60) пудкъад (pudqad)
  • 70) пудкъанни цIуд (pudqadtsud)
  • 80) кьудкъад (q’udqal)
  • 90) кьудкъанни цIуд (qudqaltsud)
  • 100) виш (viʃ)
  • 1,000) агьзур (aɣzur)

Numbers in Lezgian: Lezgian numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered as specific words: ноль (ud) [0], сад (sad) [1], кьвед (qʷ’ed) [2], пуд (pud) [3], кьуд (q’ud) [4], вад (vad) [5], ругуд (rugud) [6], ирид (irid) [7], муьжуьд (muʒud) [8], and кIуьд (k’yd) [9].
  • The Lezgi tens follow a vicesimal system (based on twenty): цIуд (ts’ud) [10], къад (qad) [20], къанни цIуд (qadtsud) [30] (20+10), яхцIур (jaxts’ur) [40] (2*20), яхцIурни цIуд (jaxtsurtsud) [50] (2*20+10), пудкъад (pudqad) [60] (3*20), пудкъанни цIуд (pudqadtsud) [70] (3*20+10), кьудкъад (q’udqal) [80] (4*20), and кьудкъанни цIуд (qudqaltsud) [90] (4*20+10).
  • Compound numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed by suffixing the unit to the word for ten (цIуд, ts’ud): цIусад (ts’usad) [11], цIикьвед (ts’iqʷ’ed) [12], цIипуд (ts’ipud) [13], цIикьуд (ts’iq’ud) [14], цIувад (ts’uvad) [15], цIуругуд (ts’urugud) [16], цIерид (ts’erid) [17], цIемуьжуьд (ts’emyʒud) [18], and цIекIуьд (ts’ek’yd) [19].
  • Compound numbers with multiples of twenty (20, 40, 60 and 80) are formed by adding the suffix -ни to the ten (which can change the previous letter, for instance, къад + -ни gives къанни), the unit being separated with a space (e.g.: къанни кьуд [24], яхцIурни кьвед [42], пудкъанни вад [65], кьудкъанни кьуд [84]).
  • Compound numbers with a ten not multiple of twenty (30, 50, 70 and 90) are formed by adding the suffix -ни to the previous ten, followed by matching number from eleven to nineteen separated with a space (e.g.: къанни цIерид (qadtserid) [37] (20+17), яхцIурни цIипуд (jaxtsurtsipud) [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred, виш (viʃ), except for one hundred: виш (viʃ) [100], кьвед виш (qʷ’ed viʃ) [200], пуд виш (pud viʃ) [300], кьуд виш (q’ud viʃ) [400], вад виш (vad viʃ) [500], ругуд виш (rugud viʃ) [600], ирид виш (irid viʃ) [700], муьжуьд виш (muʒud viʃ) [800], and кIуьд виш (k’yd viʃ) [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed suffixing the word for hundred with -ни (e.g.: кьвед вишни къанни цIикьуд [234]).
  • Thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand, агьзур (aɣzur), except for one thousand: агьзур (aɣzur) [1,000], кьвед агьзур (qʷ’ed aɣzur) [2,000], пуд агьзур (pud aɣzur) [3,000], кьуд агьзур (q’ud aɣzur) [4,000], вад агьзур (vad aɣzur) [5,000], ругуд агьзур (rugud aɣzur) [6,000], ирид агьзур (irid aɣzur) [7,000], муьжуьд агьзур (muʒud aɣzur) [8,000], and кIуьд агьзур (k’yd aɣzur) [9,000].
  • Compound thousands are formed suffixing the word for thousand with -ни (e.g.: агьзурни кIуьд вишни кьудкъанни кIуьд [1,989], кьвед агьзурни вад виш [2,500]).
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