Numbers in Manx Gaelic

Learn numbers in Manx Gaelic

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

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 Manx Gaelic?

The Manx language (Gaelg, Gailck), also known as Manx Gaelic, belongs to the Celtic languages of the Indo-European languages family. It was spoken as a first language by the Manx people on the Isle of Man until 1974 with the passing of its last native speaker. After some language revival efforts, it can count with about 1,800 second language speakers, and fifty with Manx as their mother tongue.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Manx Gaelic. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Manx Gaelic

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

  • 1) nane
  • 2) jees
  • 3) tree
  • 4) kiare
  • 5) queig
  • 6) shey
  • 7) shiaght
  • 8) hoght
  • 9) nuy
  • 10) deich
  • 11) nane-jeig
  • 12) daa-yeig
  • 13) tree-jeig
  • 14) kiare-jeig
  • 15) queig-jeig
  • 16) shey-jeig
  • 17) shiaght-jeig
  • 18) hoght-jeig
  • 19) nuy-jeig
  • 20) feed
  • 30) jeih as feed
  • 40) daeed
  • 50) jeih as daeed
  • 60) tree feed
  • 70) tree feed as jeih
  • 80) kiare feed
  • 90) kiare feed as jeih
  • 100) keead
  • 1,000) milley

Numbers in Manx Gaelic: Manx Gaelic numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine have specific names: neunhee [0], nane [1], jees or daa when compound [2], tree [3], kiare [4], queig [5], shey [6], shiaght [7], hoght [8], and nuy [9].
  • The tens are following a vigesimal system (based on twenty): jeih [10], feed [20], jeih as feed (10+20) [30], daeed (2*20) [40], jeih as daeed (10+2*20) [50], tree feed (3*20) [60], tree feed as jeih (3*20+10) [70], kiare feed (4*20) [80], and kiare feed as jeih (4*20+10) [90]. We can note that addition and multiplication are not kept in the same order in the ten creation: 30 and 50 use the 10+y*20 pattern, while 70 and 90 use the y*20+10 pattern.
  • A decimal system also exists, using the following tens: jeih [10], feed [20], treead [30], daeed [40], queigad [50], sheyad [60], shiagtad [70], hoghtad [80], and nuyad [90].
  • Teens are formed by starting with the unit, followed by a hyphen and the word for ten (jeig, or yeig for twelve): nane-jeig [11], daa-yeig [12], tree-jeig [13], kiare-jeig [14], queig-jeig [15], shey-jeig [16], shiaght-jeig [17], hoght-jeig [18], and nuy-jeig [19].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to fifty-nine are formed starting with the unit (or the teen), followed by the particle as, then the ten (e.g.: jees as feed [22], kiare-jeig as daeed [54]).
  • From sixty-one to ninety-nine, the order is reversed, as compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the particle as, then the unit (or the teen) (e.g.: tree feed as queig [65], kiare feed as shiaght-jeig [97]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (cheed), linked with a hyphen, except for one hundred: keead [100], daa-cheed [200], tree-cheed [300], kiare-cheed [400], queig-cheed [500], shey-cheed [600], shiaght-cheed [700], hoght-cheed [800], and nuy-cheed [900].
  • The word for thousand is milley.
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