Numbers in Veps

Learn numbers in Veps

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

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 Veps?

The Veps language (vepsän), also known as Vepsian, belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finnic group. Mainly spoken by the Vepsians in the Russian Republic of Karelia (where it has the official status of minority language), but also in Vologda Oblast and in Ingria, it counts about 5,700 speakers.Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 100 in Veps. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

List of numbers in Veps

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

  • 1) üks’
  • 2) kaks’
  • 3) koume
  • 4) nelli
  • 5) viž
  • 6) kuz’
  • 7) seiččeme
  • 8) kahesa
  • 9) ühesa
  • 10) kümne
  • 11) üks’toštkümne
  • 12) kaks’toštküme
  • 13) koumetoštküme
  • 14) nellitoštküme
  • 15) vižtoštküme
  • 16) kuz’toštküme
  • 17) seiččemetoštküme
  • 18) kahesatoštküme
  • 19) ühesatoštküme
  • 20) kaks’küme
  • 30) kuumeküme
  • 40) nellküme
  • 50) vižküme
  • 60) kuzküme
  • 70) seiččemeküme
  • 80) kahesaküme
  • 90) ühesaküme
  • 100) sada
  • 1,000) tuha

Numbers in Veps: Veps numbering rules

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

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

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: üks’ [1], kaks’ [2], koume [3], nelli [4], viž [5], kuz’ [6], seiččeme [7], kahesa [8], ühesa [9], and kümne [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the -toštküme suffix at the end, which means from the second (ten): üks’toštkümne [11], kaks’toštküme [12], koumetoštküme [13], nellitoštküme [14], vižtoštküme [15], kuz’toštküme [16], seiččemetoštküme [17], kahesatoštküme [18], and ühesatoštküme [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the -küme suffix (partitive case of kümne, ten) at the end of the matching multiplier digit, with the obvious exception of ten: kümne [10], kaks’küme [20], kuumeküme [30], nellküme [40], vižküme [50], kuzküme [60], seiččemeküme [70], kahesaküme [80], and ühesaküme [90].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: kaks’küme üks’ [21], vižküme nelli [54]).
  • One hundred is sada, and one thousand, tuha.
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