Numbers in Shuswap

Learn numbers in Shuswap

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

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 Shuswap?

The Shuswap language (Secwepemctsín) belongs to the Shalishan language family, and more precisely to its Interior Salish branch. It is spoken by the Shuswap people, or Secwépemc, mainly in the Central and Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, between the Fraser River and the Rocky Mountains. Shuswap counts about 200 native speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 1,000 in Shuswap. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Shuswap

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

  • 1) úpeket te sxetspqíqenksts
  • 2) seséle
  • 3) kellés
  • 4) mus
  • 5) tsilkst
  • 6) teq̓mékst
  • 7) tsútsllke7
  • 8) nek̓7ú7ps
  • 9) temllenkúk̓we7
  • 10) úpekst
  • 11) úpekst ell nek̓ú7
  • 12) úpekst ell seséle
  • 13) úpekst ell kellés
  • 14) úpekst ell mus
  • 15) úpekst ell tsilkst
  • 16) úpekst ell teq̓mékst
  • 17) úpekst ell tsútsllke7
  • 18) úpekst ell nek̓7ú7ps
  • 19) úpekst ell temllenkúk̓we7
  • 20) sell7úpekst
  • 30) kell7úpekst
  • 40) mell7úpekst
  • 50) tselkll7úpekst
  • 60) teq̓mekll7úpekst
  • 70) tsetskell7úpekst
  • 80) nek̓u7pll7úpekst
  • 90) temllenk̓well7úpekst
  • 100) xetspqíqenkst

Numbers in Shuswap: Shuswap numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered by specific words, namely nek̓ú7 [1], seséle [2], kellés [3], mus [4], tsilkst [5], teq̓mékst [6], tsútsllke7 [7], nek̓7ú7ps [8], and temllenkúk̓we7 [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit root, followed by the word for ten (úpekst) with no space, except for ten itself: úpekst [10], sell7úpekst [20], kell7úpekst [30], mell7úpekst [40], tselkll7úpekst [50], teq̓mekll7úpekst [60], tsetskell7úpekst [70], nek̓u7pll7úpekst [80], and temllenk̓well7úpekst [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word ell, and the unit (e.g.: kell7úpekst ell nek̓7ú7ps [38], tselkll7úpekst ell kellés [53]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word te, and the word for hundred (xetspqíqenkst) prefixed with the letter s, except for one hundred: xetspqíqenkst [100], seséle te sxetspqíqenkst [200], kellés te sxetspqíqenkst [300], mus te sxetspqíqenkst [400], tsilkst te sxetspqíqenkst [500], teq̓mékst te sxetspqíqenkst [600], tsútsllke7 te sxetspqíqenkst [700], nek̓7ú7ps te sxetspqíqenkst [800], and temllenkúk̓we7 te sxetspqíqenkst [900].
  • One thousand is úpeket te sxetspqíqenksts [1,000], or ten hundreds.
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