Counting in Wiyot: Numbers 11-19

In Wiyot, the numbers 11-15 are expressed by combining rrulouk hulurr "there are ten" + ve [goutsurr, rri'durr, rrikurr, etc.] "[one, two, three, etc.] over". So rrulouk hulurr ve goutsurr means literally "there is one over (one more than) ten", i.e. eleven. These forms can be shortened by dropping rrulouk hulurr, so the short form of "eleven" is ve goutsurr; however, if the context is not clear this could be confusing, since ve goutsurr could also be short for twenty-one ([rriduva hulurr] ve goutsurr), ninety-one ([vushurouk huluveyulurr] ve goutsurr), etc.

The numbers shown on this page (with the verb hulurr  in their full forms) are used for counting people and many animals, and for abstract counting (counting numbers, but not any specific physical object). 

To count other types of objects in the world (long skinny objects, flat objects, roundish objects, built objects, etc.), units of time (number of times/repetitions, days, years, etc.) and other concepts, Wiyot uses several different sets of endings (called classifiers). To find out more about counting specific categories of things, click here.

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We'sagh is the word used for "five", and in creating the words for 50 and 500. In 15, 25, 35, 45, etc., "five" is expressed by a different numeral stem, tsulharr.

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After ve, the "h" in ha'luw ("seven") changes to "y".

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After ve, the "h" in hiwi'duw ("eight") changes to "y".

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