Numbers in Southern Sami

Learn numbers in Southern Sami

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

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 Southern Sami?

Southern Sami (Åarjelsaemien gïele) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken in the municipalities of Snåsa and Hattfjelldal (Norway) by about 600 speakers.

List of numbers in Southern Sami

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

  • 1) akte
  • 2) göökte
  • 3) golme
  • 4) njieljie
  • 5) vïjhte
  • 6) govhte
  • 7) tjïjhtje
  • 8) gaektsie
  • 9) uktsie
  • 10) luhkie
  • 11) luhkieakte
  • 12) luhkiegöökte
  • 13) luhkiegolme
  • 14) luhkienjieljie
  • 15) luhkievïjhte
  • 16) luhkiegovhte
  • 17) luhkietjïjhtje
  • 18) luhkiegaektsie
  • 19) luhkieuktsie
  • 20) göökteluhkie
  • 30) golmeluhkie
  • 40) njieljieluhkie
  • 50) vïjhteluhkie
  • 60) govhteluhkie
  • 70) tjïjhtjeluhkie
  • 80) gaektsieluhkie
  • 90) uktsieluhkie
  • 100) tjuetie
  • 1,000) tåvsene
  • one million) akte miljon

Numbers in Southern Sami: Southern Sami numbering rules

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

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

  • Numbers from one to nine are specific words: akte [1], göökte [2], golme [3], njieljie [4], vïjhte [5], govhte [6], tjïjhtje [7], gaektsie [8], and uktsie [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (luhkie), with the exception of ten itself: luhkie [10], göökteluhkie [20], golmeluhkie [30], njieljieluhkie [40], vïjhteluhkie [50], govhteluhkie [60], tjïjhtjeluhkie [70], gaektsieluhkie [80], and uktsieluhkie [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: luhkiegöökte [12], göökteluhkieakte [21], vïjhteluhkiegovhte [56]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (tjuetie), with no space, with the exception of one hundred itself: tjuetie [100], gööktetjuetie [200], golmetjuetie [300], njieljietjuetie [400], vïjhtetjuetie [500], govhtetjuetie [600], tjïjhtjetjuetie [700], gaektsietjuetie [800], and uktsietjuetie [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tåvsene) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: tåvsene [1,000], gööktetåvsene [2,000], golmetåvsene [3,000], njieljietåvsene [4,000], vïjhtetåvsene [5,000], govhtetåvsene [6,000], tjïjhtjetåvsene [7,000], gaektsietåvsene [8,000], and uktsietåvsene [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon, plural miljona) separated with a space: akte miljon [1 million], göökte miljona [2 million], golme miljona [3 million], njieljie miljona [4 million], vïjhte miljona [5 million]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the numbers with no space from the higher ones to the smaller ones (e.g.: gööktetjuetievïjhteluhkiegaektsie [258], tåvsenetjïjhtjetjuetiegaektsieluhkieuktsie [1,789]), the million word being separated with spaces (e.g.: akte miljon tjïjhtjetåvsenevïjhte [1,007,005], göökte miljona tåvsenegolmetjuetie [2,001,300]).
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