Numbers in Tsez

Learn numbers in Tsez

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

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 Tsez?

Tsez (цезйас мец, cezyas mec or цез мец, cez mec) is a Northeast Caucasian language also known as Dido. Spoken in Southern Dagestan, it counts about 15,000 speakers. With no real litterary tradition, it is not written but can be transcribed in Latin or Cyrillic alphabet.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999,999 in Tsez. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Tsez

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

  • 1) sis
  • 2) q’ˁano
  • 3) łˁono
  • 4) uyno
  • 5) łeno
  • 6) iłno
  • 7) ʕoƛno
  • 8) biƛno
  • 9) oč’č’ino
  • 10) oc’c’ino
  • 11) oc’c’ino sis
  • 12) oc’c’ino q’ˁano
  • 13) oc’c’ino łˁono
  • 14) oc’c’ino uyno
  • 15) oc’c’ino łeno
  • 16) oc’c’ino iłno
  • 17) oc’c’ino ʕoƛno
  • 18) oc’c’ino biƛno
  • 19) oc’c’ino oč’č’ino
  • 20) quno
  • 30) quno oc’c’ino
  • 40) q’ˁanoqu
  • 50) q’ˁanoquno oc’c’ino
  • 60) łˁonoqu
  • 70) łˁonoquno oc’c’ino
  • 80) uynoqu
  • 90) uynoquno oc’c’ino
  • 100) bišon
  • 1,000) ʕazar

Numbers in Tsez: Tsez numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely sis [1], q’ˁano [2], łˁono [3], uyno [4], łeno [5], iłno [6], ʕoƛno [7], biƛno [8], and oč’č’ino [9].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers can be written two different ways. The straightforward way is by using the word for ten (oc’c’ino) followed by the digit separated by a space: oc’c’ino sis [11], oc’c’ino q’ˁano [12], oc’c’ino łˁono [13], oc’c’ino uyno [14], oc’c’ino łeno [15], oc’c’ino iłno [16], oc’c’ino ʕoƛno [17], oc’c’ino biƛno [18], and oc’c’ino oč’č’ino [19]. They can also be created by adding the suffix -oc’i to the digit root: siyoc’i [11], q’ˁayoc’i [12], łˁoyoc’i [13], uwoc’i [14], łewoc’i [15], iłoc’i [16], ʕoƛoc’i [17], biƛoc’i [18], and eč’oc’i [19].
  • Ten is thus said oc’c’ino, and twenty quno. Above twenty, tens are formed on the basis of multiples of twenty: quno oc’c’ino [30] (20 + 10), qʼˁanoqu [40], qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [50] (40 + 10), łˁonoqu [60], qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [70] (60 + 10), uynoqu [80], and qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [90] (80 + 10). The Tsez language uses a hybrid vigesimal-decimal numeral base.
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the compound numbers are built by saying the ten suffixed by -no (and) unless the ten name already ends with this syllable, then the digit separated by a space for the twenty multiples (eg. quno łˁono [23], q’ˁanoquno iłno [46]). For the intermediary tens numbers, they are decomposed as the previous twenty multiple followed by the eleven to nineteen number, in any of its forms (eg. łˁonoquno oc’c’ino q’ˁano or łˁonoquno q’ˁayoc’i [72] (60 + 12)).
  • One hundred is said bišon. When composed, it changes to bišom to which the -no (and) suffix is added (e.g.: bišon [100], bišomno quno [120]). The higher hundreds are built by putting the multiplier before the hundred word (e.g.: q’ˁano bišon [200], łˁono bišon [300], łˁono bišomno quno oc’c’ino łˁono or łˁono bišomno quno łˁoyoc’i [333]).
  • The thousands follow the same rule as the hundreds (e.g.: ʕazar [1,000], q’ˁano ʕazar [2,000], łˁono ʕazarno łˁono bišomno q’ˁanoquno łeno [3,345]).
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