Numbers in Volapük

Learn numbers in Volapük

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

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 Volapük?

Volapük, from vol (world) and pük (language), is a constructed language, and more specifically an international auxiliary language, created in 1879 by Johann Martin Schleyer, in Germany.

List of numbers in Volapük

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

  • 1) bal
  • 2) tel
  • 3) kil
  • 4) fol
  • 5) lul
  • 6) mäl
  • 7) vel
  • 8) jöl
  • 9) zül
  • 10) deg
  • 11) deg bal
  • 12) deg tel
  • 13) deg kil
  • 14) deg fol
  • 15) deg lul
  • 16) deg mäl
  • 17) deg vel
  • 18) deg jöl
  • 19) deg zül
  • 20) teldeg
  • 30) kildeg
  • 40) foldeg
  • 50) luldeg
  • 60) mäldeg
  • 70) veldeg
  • 80) jöldeg
  • 90) züldeg
  • 100) tum
  • 1,000) mil
  • one million) balion
  • one trillion) telion
  • one quintillion) kilion

Numbers in Volapük: Volapük numbering rules

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

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

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific words: ser [0], bal [1], tel [2], kil [3], fol [4], lul [5], mäl [6], vel [7], jöl [8], and zül [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (deg) with its multiplier digit, except for ten itself: deg [10], teldeg [20], kildeg [30], foldeg [40], luldeg [50], mäldeg [60], veldeg [70], jöldeg [80], and züldeg [90].
  • The hundreds are formed like the tens, i.e. by prefixing the word for hundred (tum) with its multiplier digit, except for one hundred itself: tum [100], teltum [200], kiltum [300], foltum [400]…
  • The thousands are formed like the tens and the hundreds, i.e. by prefixing the word for thousand (mil) with its multiplier digit, except for one thousand itself: mil [1,000], telmil [2,000], kilmil [3,000], folmil [4,000]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the biggest number first, and going down the scale to the lower, separating them by a space (e.g.: deg tel [12], foltum luldeg mäl [456], telmil kiltum teldeg lul [2,325]).
  • Higher scale numbers follow the long scale numbers rule in which every new term greater than one million is one million times the previous term: balion [1 million] (106), telion [1 trillion] (1012), kilion [1 quintillion] (1018).
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