La Luniwen Numbers

The grammatical numbers :

La Luniwen doesn't distinguish grammatical numbers, at least structurally. You can use any number or quantifier before the noun classifier, but after the definite article if there is one.

The noun classifiers are 20 particles which corresponds to the 20 noun classes of La Luniwen. They must be put between any number/quantifier and (the adjectives before) the noun.

Лыніўен Lü̈niwěn IPA Category Literal meaning
жоў zhow ʐɔw animals beast
ъыл hul hɯl circles, spheres round
лиљ lǐlh liɮ arts, performance art
дӛл dʌ̊l dʊl artworks painting
дів div dɪv categories type
зюн zǒn zon cycles again
бољ bolh bɔɮ gigantic things big
мэв mev mɛv furniture furniture
йӱв yů̊v jyv grammar grammar
ўꙗн wąn wɑ̃n honorific titles king
жян zhǎn ʐɑn item parts key
гій giy gɪj machines electrical
дѧь dęh dẽx money money
луд lǔd lut people people
зәл zʌl zʌl pieces of a whole grain
лөь lʌ̌h lɤx places in
зав zav zav plants plant
бꙗл bąl bɑ̃l stick-shaped stick
йѫў yǫw jõw wholes have
жӹь zhåh ʐəx bodyparts limb

The cardinal numbers :

Like Russian and Mandarin, La Luniwen has a decimal counting system.

Numbers below 99 are agglutinated. 100, 1'000 and 10'000 must be written with a digit before a specific quantifier adverb. One million, one billion and upper require a "gigantic" classifier (бољ) to be written.

0 нољ (nolh) 10 жі (zhi) 20 давжі (davzhi) 30 дилжі
1 ъꙗь (hąh) 11 жіьйꙗь (zhihyąh) 21 давжіьйꙗь (davzhihyąh) 40 зіджі
2 дав (dav) 12 жіьдав (zhihdav) 22 давжіьдав (davzhihdav) 50 бӹджі
3 дил (dǐl) 13 жіьдил 23 давжіьдил 60 жэзжі
4 зід (zid) 14 жіьзід 24 давжіьзід 70 зѧмжі
5 бӹд (båd) 15 жіьбӹд 25 давжіьбӹд 80 возимжі
6 жэз (zhez) 16 жіьжэз 26 давжіьжэз 90 дољйыжі
7 зѧм (zęm) 17 жіьзѧм 27 давжіьзѧм 100 ъꙗь йегадюн
8 возим (vozǐm) 18 жіьвозим 28 давжіьвозим 1000 ъꙗь ъилйой
9 дољйы (dolhyü̈) 19 жіьдољйы 29 давжіьдољйы 10000 ъꙗь мӱлйад

Examples :

дољйыжіьдољйы [dɔɮ.jɯ.ʐɪx'tɔɮ.jɯ] = dolhyuzhihdolhyu = 99.

бӹд йегадюн бӹджіьбӹд [bət je'ga.don bəd'ʐɪx.pət] = båd yěgadǒn bådzhihbåd = 555.

бӹд ъилйой жэз йегадюн зѧмжіьвозим [bət 'hil.jɔj ʐɛz je'ga.don zẽm.ʐɪx'fɔ.zim] =
båd hǐlyoy zhez yěgadǒn zęmzhihvozǐm = 5678.

ъь мӱлйад дав йегадюн дилжіьзід [hɑ̃x 'myl.jat dav je'ga.don dil'ʐɪx.sɪt] =
hąh můlyad dav yěgadǒn dǐlzhihzid = 10234.

The ordinal numbers

The ordinal numbers are built by adding the prefix дӹ (då) to the cardinal number, except for one-syllable numbers, that is to say 0 to 7 digits, and 10. Before those, you'll add the strenghtened version ды (du).

Examples :

дыбӹд ['dɯ.bət] = dubåd = fifth.

дӹзѧмжіьдил [də.zɛ̃m'ʐɪx.til] = dåzęmzhihdǐl = seventy-third.

The multiple numbers

The multiples are built by adding the suffix зӹ (zå) to the cardinal number.

Examples :

дилзӹ ['dil.zə] = dǐlzå = three times.

 

зіджіьзѧмзӹ [zɪd.ʐɪx'sɛ̃m.zə] = zidzhihzęmzå = fourty-seven times.

The fraction numbers

The fractions are built like in mandarin, as full divisions. The denominator comes first, separated from the numerator by the conjunction вен (věn).

Examples :

зід вен ъь [zɪt ven hɑ̃x] = zid věn hąh = one quarter.

йегадюн вен жэзжіьдав [jegadon ven ʐɛz'ʐɪx.tav] = yěgadǒn věn zhezzhihdav = sixty-two hundredth.

(NB : In the case of that fraction, you don't need to put ъь before йегадюн as there isn't one of it anyways)