Kala numbers

The cardinal numbers in Kala are:

ye’o – zero; 0
na’o – one; 1
ta’o – two; 2
ha’o – three; 3
ma’o – four; 4
ya’o – five; 5
tsa’o – six; 6
ka’o – seven; 7
pa’o – eight; 8
sa’o – nine; 9

ue’o – ten; 10
nye’o – hundred; 100
nya’o – five hundred; 500
tle’o – thousand; 1000
mue’o – ten thousand; 10^4
kye’o – hundred thousand ; 10^5
nte’o – million; 10^6
hue’o – billion; 10^9

Other numbers are formed by combining the stems of the cardinal numbers, i.e. maue’o = 40 (four tens) and uema’o = 14 (ten and four). The tens or multiples thereof, are not always required. A number like 326 would formally be hanyetauetsa’o, but can also be rendered hatatsa’o and be understood.

uena’o – eleven; 11
nyeta’o – one hundred and two; 102
tleha’o – one thousand and three; 1003

The decimal place is marked by the word pun, shamelessly taken from the Spanish puntar. It undergoes elision when flowed by anything other than a plosive, changing to pu.

napuma’o – one point four; 1.4
yapunka’o – five point seven; 5.7
hapunama’o – three point one four; 3.14, π

Numbers that express quantity or order follow the noun and eliminate the plural:

tlaka ha’o – “the three men”
tlaka kiha’o – “the third man”

Ordinals are formed with the prefix ki– from tsuki meaning “next; (in) order; sequence”.

kina’o – first
kita’o – second
kiha’o – third
kima’o – fourth
etc.

Fractions are constructed with i-:

ita’o – one of two; half
iha’o – one of three; a third
ima’o – one of four; a quarter
etc.

Multiples are formed with the prefix ti– from tiha meaning to multiply.

tita’o – twice; double
tiha’o – thrice; triple
tima’o – quadruple
tiya’o – quintuple
etc.

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