Numbers in Northern Yi

Learn numbers in Northern Yi

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

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 Northern Yi?

The Northern Yi language, also known as Nuosu or Nosu (Nuosuhxop, ꆈꌠ꒿) belongs to the Lolo–Burmese group of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Nuosu is spoken by the Yi people in China, and more specifically in southern Sichuan and northern Yunnan, and also in Vietnam and Thailand. The Northern Yi language uses a syllabary standardized in 1974 counting 756 basic glyphs based on the Liangshan dialect, and 63 more for syllables found in Chinese borrowings.

List of numbers in Northern Yi

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

  • 1) cyp (ꋍ)
  • 2) nyip (ꑍ)
  • 3) suo (ꌕ)
  • 4) ly (ꇖ)
  • 5) nge (ꉬ)
  • 6) fut (ꃘ)
  • 7) shyp (ꏃ)
  • 8) hxit (ꉆ)
  • 9) ggu (ꈞ)
  • 10) ci (ꊰ)
  • 11) cix zy (ꊯꊪ)
  • 12) ci nyix (ꊰꑋ)
  • 13) ci suo (ꊰꌕ)
  • 14) ci ly (ꊰꇖ)
  • 15) ci nge (ꊰꉬ)
  • 16) ci fut (ꊰꃘ)
  • 17) ci shy (ꊰꏂ)
  • 18) ci hxit (ꊰꉆ)
  • 19) cix ggu (ꊯꈞ)
  • 20) nyip zi (ꑍꊏ)
  • 30) suo ci (ꌕꊰ)
  • 40) ly ci (ꇖꊰ)
  • 50) nge ci (ꉬꊰ)
  • 60) fut ci (ꃘꊰ)
  • 70) shyp ci (ꏃꊰ)
  • 80) hxit ci (ꉆꊰ)
  • 90) ggu ci (ꈞꊰ)
  • 100) cyp hxa (ꋍꉐ)
  • 1,000) cyp dur (ꋍꄙ)

Numbers in Northern Yi: Northern Yi numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely: cyp (ꋍ) [1], nyip (ꑍ) [2], suo (ꌕ) [3], ly (ꇖ) [4], nge (ꉬ) [5], fut (ꃘ) [6], shyp (ꏃ) [7], hxit (ꉆ) [8], and ggu (ꈞ) [9].
  • Tens are formed starting by the multiplier digit, followed by the word for ten (ci), except for ten itself: ci (ꊰ) [10], nyip zi (ꑍꊏ) [20] (ci becomes zi), suo ci (ꌕꊰ) [30], ly ci (ꇖꊰ) [40], nge ci (ꉬꊰ) [50], fut ci (ꃘꊰ) [60], shyp ci (ꏃꊰ) [70], hxit ci (ꉆꊰ) [80], and ggu ci (ꈞꊰ) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, followed by the unit digit (e.g.: ci suo (ꊰꌕ) [13], nyip ci hxit (ꑍꊰꉆ) [28]). However, some alterations may occur in the unit name, especially for one, two, seven and nine (e.g.: ly ci cyx (ꇖꊰꋋ) [41], nge ci nyix (ꉬꊰꑋ) [52], ci shy (ꊰꏂ) [17], cix ggu (ꊯꈞ) [19]). Twenty becomes regular when compound (e.g.: nyip ci fut (ꑍꊰꃘ) and not nyip zi fut [26]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit followed by the word for hundred (hxa, ꉐ): cyp hxa (ꋍꉐ) [100], nyip hxa (ꑍꉐ) [200], suo hxa (ꌕꉐ) [300], ly hxa (ꇖꉐ) [400], nge hxa (ꉬꉐ) [500], fut hxa (ꃘꉐ) [600], shyp hxa (ꏃꉐ) [700], hxit hxa (ꉆꉐ) [800], and ggu hxa (ꈞꉐ) [900].
  • Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit followed by the word for thousand (dur, ꄙ): cyp dur (ꋍꄙ) [1,000], nyip dur (ꑍꄙ) [2,000], suo dur (ꌕꄙ) [3,000], ly dur (ꇖꄙ) [4,000], nge dur (ꉬꄙ) [5,000], fut dur (ꃘꄙ) [6,000], shyp dur (ꏃꄙ) [7,000], hxit dur (ꉆꄙ) [8,000], and ggu dur (ꈞꄙ) [9,000].
  • In Northern Yi, digits are grouped by myriads, or groups of four. Tens of thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit followed by the word for ten thousand (vat, ꃪ): vat dur (ꋍꃪ) [10,000] (1 time 10,000), nyip dur (ꑍꃪ) [20,000] (2 times 10,000), suo dur (ꌕꃪ) [30,000], ly dur (ꇖꃪ) [40,000], nge dur (ꉬꃪ) [50,000], fut dur (ꃘꃪ) [60,000], shyp dur (ꏃꃪ) [70,000], hxit dur (ꉆꃪ) [80,000], and ggu dur (ꈞꃪ) [90,000]. The series goes further on: ci vat (ꊰꃪ) [100,000] (10 times 10,000), cip hxa vat (ꊱꉐꃪ) [1 million] (100 times 10,000), cyp dur vat (ꋍꄙꃪ) [10 millions] (1,000 times 10,000).
  • The next named power of ten is sur (ꌣ) [108 or one hundred million]. Likewise, we form nyip sur (ꑍꌣ) [two hundred million], ci sur (ꊰꌣ) [109, one billion].
  • But before reaching these huge numbers, compound numbers from one hundred are formed by adding the word nip (ꆀ) after the scale number if the next position digit is zero (e.g.: suo hxa nip suo (ꌕꉐꆀꌕ) [303], cyp dur nip cyp (ꋍꄙꆀꋍ) [1,001], cyp dur nip ci (ꋍꄙꆀꊰ) [1,010]).
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