Numbers in Romulan

Learn numbers in Romulan

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

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 Romulan?

The Romulan language (or Rihannsu) is a fictional language invented by the author Diane Duane in her novels series The Romulan Way, taking place in the Star Trek universe. The Romulan language can be seen as a doubly constructed language, as it has been invented by the Romulans during their exodus from Vulcan. This language is based on Old High Vulcan, following another evolution.

List of numbers in Romulan

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

  • 1) hwi
  • 2) kre
  • 3) sei
  • 4) mne
  • 5) rhi
  • 6) fve
  • 7) lli
  • 8) the
  • 9) lhi
  • 10) dha
  • 11) dha’hwi
  • 12) dha’kre
  • 13) dha’sei
  • 14) dha’mne
  • 15) dha’rhi
  • 16) dha’fve
  • 17) dha’lli
  • 18) dha’the
  • 19) dha’lhi
  • 20) kra
  • 30) seha
  • 40) mnha
  • 50) rha
  • 60) fvha
  • 70) lla
  • 80) thha
  • 90) lha
  • 100) khu
  • 1,000) hwi dhei
  • one million) hwi kre-dhei
  • one billion) hwi sei-dhei
  • one trillion) hwi mnhe-dhei

Numbers in Romulan: Romulan numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: lliu [0], hwi [1], kre [2], sei [3], mne [4], rhi [5], fve [6], lli [7], the [8], and lhi [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit root with the end of the word for ten (ha from dha), except for ten itself: dha [10], kra [20], seha [30], mnha [40], rha [50], fvha [60], lla [70], thha [80], and lha [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten and the digit name separated with an apostrophe (e.g.: seha’kre [32], rha’sei [53], fvha’lhi [69]).
  • The hundreds are formed by suffixing the multiplier root with the end of the word for hundred (hu from khu), except for one hundred itself: khu [100], kru [200], sehu [300], mnhu [400], rhu [500], fvhu [600], llu [700], thhu [800], and lhu [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed by linking the hundred and the unit with an apostrophe, and with the ten with a hyphen (e.g.: khu’hwi [101], sehu-fvha’lli [367]).
  • The thousands are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (dhei), separated with a space: hwi dhei [1,000], kre dhei [2,000], sei dhei [3,000], mne dhei [4,000], rhi dhei [5,000]…
  • One million is hwi kre-dhei, literally one two thousands, meaning one two-groups-of-three-zeroes. Higher scale numbers are formed the same way: one billion (109) is hwi sei-dhei, and one trillion (1012) is hwi mnhe-dhei. As we can see, the Rihannsu language follows the short scale naming system, in which every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term (the digits are grouped by three).
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