Numbers in Lushootseed

Learn numbers in Lushootseed

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

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 Lushootseed?

The Lushootseed language (dxʷləšúcid), also known as Skagit-Nisqually or Puget Sound Salish, is a native american language that belongs to the Salishan languages family, and more specifically to the Coast Salish languages. It was spoken by many people in the Puget Sound region of British Columbia, Canada, including the Duwamish, Steilacoom, Suquamish, Squaxin Island Tribe, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Nisqually, and Puyallup in the south and the Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Skagit, and Swinomish in the north. The Lushootseed language is getting revitalized, especially by the Puyallup Tribe.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Lushootseed. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Lushootseed

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

  • 1) dəč’uʔ
  • 2) saliʔ
  • 3) łixʷ
  • 4) buus
  • 5) cəlac
  • 6) dᶻəlačiʔ
  • 7) c’ukʷs
  • 8) təqačiʔ
  • 9) x̌ʷəl
  • 10) padac
  • 11) padac yəxʷ kʷi dəč’uʔ
  • 12) padac yəxʷ kʷi saliʔ
  • 13) padac yəxʷ kʷi łixʷ
  • 14) padac yəxʷ kʷi buus
  • 15) padac yəxʷ kʷi cəlac
  • 16) padac yəxʷ kʷi dᶻəlačiʔ
  • 17) padac yəxʷ kʷi c’ukʷs
  • 18) padac yəxʷ kʷi təqačiʔ
  • 19) padac yəxʷ kʷi x̌ʷəl
  • 20) saliʔačiʔ
  • 30) słixʷačiʔ
  • 40) sbuusačiʔ
  • 50) cəlacačiʔ
  • 60) dᶻəlačiʔačiʔ
  • 70) c’ukʷsačiʔ
  • 80) təqačiʔačiʔ
  • 90) x̌ʷəlačiʔ
  • 100) dəč’uʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ
  • 1,000) padac sbək’ʷačiʔ

Numbers in Lushootseed: Lushootseed numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: p’aƛ’ [0], dəč’uʔ [1], saliʔ [2], łixʷ [3], buus [4], cəlac [5], dᶻəlačiʔ [6], c’ukʷs [7], təqačiʔ [8], and x̌ʷəl [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word ačiʔ, meaning hand, except for ten: padac [10], saliʔačiʔ [20], słixʷačiʔ [30], sbuusačiʔ [40], cəlacačiʔ [50], dᶻəlačiʔačiʔ [60], c’ukʷsačiʔ [70], təqačiʔačiʔ [80], and x̌ʷəlačiʔ [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the words yəxʷ kʷi, and the unit (e.g.: padac yəxʷ kʷi saliʔ [12], cəlacačiʔ yəxʷ kʷi c’ukʷs [57], təqačiʔačiʔ yəxʷ kʷi x̌ʷəl [89]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (sbək’ʷačiʔ), separated with a space: dəč’uʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [100], saliʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [200], łixʷ sbək’ʷačiʔ [300], buus sbək’ʷačiʔ [400], cəlac sbək’ʷačiʔ [500], dᶻəlačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [600], c’ukʷs sbək’ʷačiʔ [700], təqačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [800], and x̌ʷəl sbək’ʷačiʔ [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier ten, followed by the word for hundred (sbək’ʷačiʔ), separated with a space. A thousand is thus a ten of a hundred: padac sbək’ʷačiʔ [1,000] (10*100), saliʔačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [2,000] (20*100), słixʷačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [3,000], sbuusačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [4,000], cəlacačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [5,000], dᶻəlačiʔačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [6,000], c’ukʷsačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [7,000], təqačiʔačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [8,000], and x̌ʷəlačiʔ sbək’ʷačiʔ [9,000].
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