## Learn numbers in Paicî

## List of numbers in Paicî

## Numbers in Paicî: Paicî numbering rules

Digits from one to four are specific words, five being the turning point (it means *one hand*), and digits beyond five, from six to nine, are formed by adding the four first ones to five with the word *görö* (*plus*): *caapwi* [1], *êrêilû* [2], *êrêcié* [3], *êrêpëpé* [4], *caa kârâ î-jè* [5], *caa kârâ î-jè görö caapwi* [6] (5 plus 1), *caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêilû* [7] (5 plus 2), *caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêcié* [8] (5 plus 3), and *caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêpëpé* [9] (5 plus 4).
Tens follow a vigesimal system: *du î-jè* [10] (literally, *the two hands*), *caapwi âboro* [20] (*one man*), *caapwi âboro â du î-jè* [30] (20+10, or *one man and two hands*), *êrêilû âboro* [40] (2*20), *êrêilû âboro â du î-jè* [50] (2*20+10), *êrêcié âboro* [60] (3*20), *êrêcié âboro â du î-jè* [70] (3*20+10), *êrêpëpé âboro* [80] (4*20), and *êrêpëpé âboro â du î-jè* [90] (4*20+10).
Compound numbers are formed by adding the digit to the ten with the word *görö* (*plus*) (e.g.: *du î-jè görö êrêilû* [12], *êrêilû âboro â du î-jè görö êrêpëpé* [54]). We can however note an alternation of the form of the compound digit five between twenties and their intermediary tens, *â* or *the foot* replacing *î* or *the hand* (e.g.: *caapwi âboro â jè î-jè* [25], *caapwi âboro â du î-jè â jè â-jè* [35], *êrêilû âboro â jè î-jè* [45]).
One hundred is *caa kârâ î-jè âboro*, meaning *one time five men*, or five times twenty.
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Knowing numbers in Paicî is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Paicî. Learning to count in Paicî 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 Paicî is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Paicî.

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 Paicî?

The Paicî language belongs to the Austronesian language family, and more specifically to the New Caledonian languages. Spoken on the main island of New Caledonia, in its North Province, it counts about 5,500 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Paicî. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.Here is a list of numbers in Paicî. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Paicî 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 Paicî. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Paicî.

- 1)
**caapwi** - 2)
**êrêilû** - 3)
**êrêcié** - 4)
**êrêpëpé** - 5)
**caa kârâ î-jè** - 6)
**caa kârâ î-jè görö caapwi** - 7)
**caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêilû** - 8)
**caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêcié** - 9)
**caa kârâ î-jè görö êrêpëpé** - 10)
**du î-jè** - 11)
**du î-jè görö caapwi** - 12)
**du î-jè görö êrêilû** - 13)
**du î-jè görö êrêcié** - 14)
**du î-jè görö êrêpëpé** - 15)
**du î-jè â jè â-jè** - 16)
**du î-jè â jè â-jè görö caapwi** - 17)
**du î-jè â jè â-jè görö êrêilû** - 18)
**du î-jè â jè â-jè görö êrêcié** - 19)
**du î-jè â jè â-jè görö êrêpëpé** - 20)
**caapwi âboro** - 30)
**caapwi âboro â du î-jè** - 40)
**êrêilû âboro** - 50)
**êrêilû âboro â du î-jè** - 60)
**êrêcié âboro** - 70)
**êrêcié âboro â du î-jè** - 80)
**êrêpëpé âboro** - 90)
**êrêpëpé âboro â du î-jè** - 100)
**caa kârâ î-jè âboro**

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

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

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