Numbers in Tlingit

Learn numbers in Tlingit

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

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 Tlingit?

The Tlingit language (Lingít) is a native american language that belongs to the Na-Dene languages family. It is spoken by the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska and Western Canada, and has an official status in Alaska. The Tlingit language counts about 1,360 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Tlingit. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Tlingit

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

  • 1) tléix’
  • 2) déix̱
  • 3) násʼk
  • 4) daaxʼoon
  • 5) keijín
  • 6) tleidooshú
  • 7) dax̱adooshú
  • 8) nasʼgadooshú
  • 9) gooshúḵ
  • 10) jinkaat
  • 11) jinkaak ḵa tléix’
  • 12) jinkaat ḵa déix̱
  • 13) jinkaat ḵa násʼk
  • 14) jinkaat ḵa daaxʼoon
  • 15) jinkaak ḵa keijín
  • 16) jinkaat ḵa tleidooshú
  • 17) jinkaak ḵa dax̱adooshú
  • 18) jinkaat ḵa nasʼgadooshú
  • 19) jinkaak ḵa gooshúḵ
  • 20) tleiḵáa
  • 30) násʼk jinkaat
  • 40) daaxʼoon jinkaat
  • 50) keijín jinkaat
  • 60) tleidooshú jinkaat
  • 70) dax̱adooshú jinkaat
  • 80) nasʼgadooshú jinkaat
  • 90) gooshúḵ jinkaat
  • 100) tléix’ hándid

Numbers in Tlingit: Tlingit numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are rendered as specific words: tléix’ [1], déix̱ [2], násʼk [3], daaxʼoon [4], keijín [5], tleidooshú [6], dax̱adooshú [7], nasʼgadooshú [8], and gooshúḵ [9].
  • Tens are formed starting with the multiplier digit before the word for ten (jinkaat), except for ten and twenty: jinkaat [10], tleiḵáa [20], násʼk jinkaat [30], daaxʼoon jinkaat [40], keijín jinkaat [50], tleidooshú jinkaat [60], dax̱adooshú jinkaat [70], nasʼgadooshú jinkaat [80], and gooshúḵ jinkaat [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed starting with the ten, then the word ḵa and the unit (e.g.: jinkaat ḵa nasʼgadooshú [18], keijín jinkaat ḵa keijín [55]).
  • Hundreds are formed starting with the multiplier digit, then the word for hundred (hándid): tléix’ hándid [100], déix̱ hándid [200], násʼk hándid [300], daaxʼoon hándid [400], keijín hándid [500], tleidooshú hándid [600], dax̱adooshú hándid [700], nasʼgadooshú hándid [800], and gooshúḵ hándid [900].
  • Beginning Tlingit Workbook (pdf)
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