Numbers in Loglan

Learn numbers in Loglan

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

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 Loglan?

Loglan (for Logical language) is a constructed language created in 1955 by James Cooke Brown for linguistic research. Intended to test the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (shortly, the hypothesis that the structure of a language affects the ways in which its speakers are able to conceptualize their world), it is designed to be regular and unambiguous, and as culturally neutral as possible. It has later been followed by the Lojban language.

List of numbers in Loglan

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

  • 1) ne
  • 2) to
  • 3) te
  • 4) fo
  • 5) fe
  • 6) so
  • 7) se
  • 8) vo
  • 9) ve
  • 10) neni
  • 11) nene
  • 12) neto
  • 13) nete
  • 14) nefo
  • 15) nefe
  • 16) neso
  • 17) nese
  • 18) nevo
  • 19) neve
  • 20) toni
  • 30) teni
  • 40) foni
  • 50) feni
  • 60) soni
  • 70) seni
  • 80) voni
  • 90) veni
  • 100) nema
  • 1,000) nemo
  • one million) nemomo

Numbers in Loglan: Loglan numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: ni [0], ne [1], to [2], te [3], fo [4], fe [5], so [6], se [7], vo [8], and ve [9].
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing their composing digits names to each others. Thus, we can form neni [10] (one zero), foto [42] (four two), sevo [78] (seven eight)…
  • When two zeroes are following each other, the word for hundred (ma) is used instead of nini: nema [100], toma [200], tema [300], foma [400], fema [500]… Compound hundreds are formed like other compound numbers (e.g.: vonive [809]).
  • When three zeroes are following each other, the word for thousand (mo) is used instead of ninini: nemo [1,000], tomo [2,000], temo [3,000], fomo [4,000], femo [5,000]… Compound thousands are formed like other compound numbers (e.g.: tomovo [2,008], teninefo [3,014], fesovevo [5,698]).
  • Millions are formed by prefixing the million word (momo, or two times three zeroes) by its multiplier (e.g.: nemomo [one million], tomomo [two million], tevemomo [39 million]).
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