Learn numbers in Rincón Zapotec
Knowing numbers in Rincón Zapotec is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Rincón Zapotec. Learning to count in Rincón Zapotec 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 Rincón Zapotec is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Rincón Zapotec.
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 Rincón Zapotec?
Rincón Zapotec (Didza Xidza), also known as Northern Villa Alta Zapotec, or Nexitzo, is a Zapotec language that belongs to the Oto-Manguean language family. It is spoken in the north of Oaxaca, Mexico, and counts about 40,000 speaker. Rincon Zapotec speakers have 64% intelligibility of Choapan Zapotec, its closest language.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Rincón Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.
List of numbers in Rincón Zapotec
Here is a list of numbers in Rincón Zapotec. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Rincón Zapotec 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 Rincón Zapotec. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Rincón Zapotec.
- 1) tu
- 2) chopa
- 3) tsonna
- 4) tapa
- 5) gayu’
- 6) xopa
- 7) gadxi
- 8) xunu’
- 9) ga
- 10) chi
- 11) chinéaj
- 12) chinnu
- 13) chi’inu
- 14) chidá’
- 15) chinu
- 16) chizxopa
- 17) chini
- 18) chixxunu’
- 19) chënnaj
- 20) gal-laj
- 30) chi-urua’
- 40) choa’
- 50) chi-un
- 60) tsónnalal-laj
- 70) tsónnalal-laj-yu’-chi
- 80) tápalal-laj
- 90) tápalal-laj-yu’-chi
- 100) tu gayuá’
- 1,000) tu mila
Numbers in Rincón Zapotec: Rincón Zapotec numbering rules
Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Rincón Zapotec is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Rincón Zapotec 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 Rincón Zapotec with ease.
The way numbers are formed in Rincón Zapotec is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Rincón Zapotec. Also, learning how to number in Rincón Zapotec 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 Rincón Zapotec 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 Rincón Zapotec
Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words: tu , chopa , tsonna , tapa , gayu’ , xopa , gadxi , xunu’ , and ga .
Tens follow a vigesimal system, alternating between multiples of twenty with different forms, and multiples of twenty and ten: chi , gal-laj , chi-uruá’  (10+20), choa’ , chi-un  (10+40), tsónnalal-laj  (3*20), tsónnalal-laj-yu’-chi  (3*20 & 10), tápalal-laj  (4*20), and tápalal-laj-yu’-chi  (4*20 & 10). Twenty takes different forms when compound: -uruá’ from 21 to 39, and lal-laj from 60 to 99. Forty has a second form when compound too: -un, from 41 to 59.
Numbers from eleven to nineteen are formed starting with the word for ten (chi), directly followed with a suffix in which we can sometimes recognize the unit (in sixteen and eighteen at least): chinéaj , chinnu , chi’inu , chidá’ , chinu , chizxopa , chini , chixxunu’ , and chënnaj .
Compound numbers from twenty-one to thirty-nine are formed starting with the number from one to nineteen, followed by a specific form of the word for twenty (-uruá’), linked with a hyphen (e.g.: tapa-urua’ , chini-urua’ ).
Compound numbers from forty-one to fifty-nine are formed starting with the number from one to nineteen, followed by a specific form of the word for forty (-un), linked with a hyphen (e.g.: gayu’-un , chinéaj-un ).
Compound numbers from sixty-one to ninety-nine are formed starting with the ten, followed by the conjonction yu’ (and) and the number from one to nineteen, all linked with hyphens (e.g.: tsónnalal-laj-yu’-xopa , tápalal-laj-yu’-chixxunu’ ).
Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for hundred (gayuá’), in which we can recognize the word for five (gayu’), telling us about its vigesimal etymology: tu gayuá’ , chopa gayuá’ , tsonna gayuá’ , tapa gayuá’ , gayu’ gayuá’ , xopa gayuá’ , gadxi gayuá’ , xunu’ gayuá’ , and ga gayuá’ .
When compound, hundred and ten or unit are linked with the conjonction yu’ (and): tu gayuá’ yu’ tápalal-laj yu’ chopa , tsonna gayuá’ yu’ tsonna .
Thousands are formed starting with the multiplier digit, followed by the word for thousand (mila), separated with a space: tu mila [1,000], chopa mila [2,000], tsonna mila [3,000], tapa mila [4,000], gayu’ mila [5,000], xopa mila [6,000], gadxi mila [7,000], xunu’ mila [8,000], and ga mila [9,000].
When compound, thousand, and hundred, ten or unit are also linked with the conjonction yu’ (and): tu mila yu’ tu gayuá’ yu’ tu-urua’ [1,121], chopa mila yu’ chopa [2,002].
Diccionario Zapoteco del Rincón (in Spanish), Roberto Earl & Catalina Sheffler de Earl, Summer Institute of Linguistics (2011)
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