Numbers in Nume

Learn numbers in Nume

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

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 Nume?

The Nume, or Tarasag, language is a Southern Oceanic language of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. Spoken in the north-east of the island Gaua, within the Banks islands in Vanuatu, it counts about 900 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Nume. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Nume

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

  • 1) tuwal
  • 2) i-ru
  • 3) i-tol
  • 4) i-βet
  • 5) tiβi-lim
  • 6) leβe-te
  • 7) leβe-ru
  • 8) leβe-tol
  • 9) leβe-βet
  • 10) sanuβul tuwal
  • 11) sanuβul tuwal ndi win tuwal
  • 12) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-ru
  • 13) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-tol
  • 14) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-βet
  • 15) sanuβul tuwal ndi win tiβi-lim
  • 16) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-leβe-te
  • 17) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-leβe-ru
  • 18) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-leβe-tol
  • 19) sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-leβe-βet
  • 20) sanuβul ru
  • 30) sanuβul tol
  • 40) sanuβul βet
  • 50) sanuβul tiβi-lim
  • 60) sanuβul leβe-te
  • 70) sanuβul leβe-ru
  • 80) sanuβul leβe-tol
  • 90) sanuβul leβe-βet
  • 100) muweldul
  • 1,000) ter

Numbers in Nume: Nume numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tuwal [1], i-ru [2], i-tol [3], i-βet [4], tiβi-lim [5], leβe-te [6], leβe-ru [7], leβe-tol [8], and leβe-βet [9].
  • Tens are formed by setting the multiplier unit after the word for ten (sanuβul): sanuβul tuwal (or only sanuβul) [10], sanuβul ru [20], sanuβul tol [30], sanuβul βet [40], sanuβul tiβi-lim [50], sanuβul leβe-te [60], sanuβul leβe-ru [70], sanuβul leβe-tol [80], and sanuβul leβe-βet [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit digit with the words ndi win, separated with spaces (e.g.: sanuβul tuwal ndi win ti-ru [12], sanuβul leβe-te ndi win leβe-tol [68]). The compound unit starts with the ti- syllable: i-βet [4] becomes ti-βet, leβe-te [6], ti-leβe-te.
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit after the word for hundred (muweldul), except for one hundred itself: muweldul [100], muweldul ru [200], muweldul tol [300], muweldul βet [400], muweldul tiβi-lim [500], muweldul leβe-te [600], muweldul leβe-ru [700], muweldul leβe-tol [800], and muweldul leβe-βet [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by stating the hundred, then the ten and the unit (e.g.: muweldul i-βet sanuβul ru ndi win i-tol [423], muweldul tiβi-lim sanuβul leβe-te ndi win i-ru [562]).
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit after the word for thousand (ter), except for one thousand itself: ter [1,000], ter ru [2,000], ter tol [3,000], ter βet [4,000], ter tiβi-lim [5,000], ter leβe-te [6,000], ter leβe-ru [7,000], ter leβe-tol [8,000], and ter leβe-βet [9,000].
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