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The Number System of Alamblak


This page is based on Enoku Iwamoto's article on Monthly Gengo, May 1996 Issue, published by Taishûkan Shoten.

Alamblak has only words for 1, 2, 5, and 20, and other numbers are described as combinations of them.

NumberReadingMeaning
0?-
1rpat1
2hosf2
3hosfirpat2 and 1
4hosfihosf2 and 2
5tir yohtt5 exact
6tir yohtti rpat(5 exact) and 1
7tir yohtti hosf(5 exact) and 2
8tir yohtti hosfirpat(5 exact) and (2 and 1)
9tir yohtti hosfihosf(5 exact) and (2 and 2)
10tir hosf5 × 2
11tir hosfi rpat(5 × 2) and 1
12tir hosfi hosf(5 × 2) and 2
13tir hosfi hosfirpat(5 × 2) and (2 and 1)
14tir hosfi hosfihosf(5 × 2) and (2 and 2)
15tir hosfirpat5 × (2 and 1)
16tir hosfirpati rpat(5 × (2 and 1)) and 1
17tir hosfirpati hosf(5 × (2 and 1)) and 2
18tir hosfirpati hosfirpat(5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
19tir hosfirpati hosfihosf(5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
20yima yohtt20 exact
21yima yohtti rpat(20 exact) and 1
22yima yohtti hosf(20 exact) and 2
23yima yohtti hosfirpat(20 exact) and (2 and 1)
24yima yohtti hosfihosf(20 exact) and (2 and 2)
25yima yohtti tir yohtt(20 exact) and (5 exact)
26yima yohtti tir yohtti rpat(20 exact) and (5 exact) and 1
27yima yohtti tir yohtti hosf(20 exact) and (5 exact) and 2
28yima yohtti tir yohtti hosfirpat(20 exact) and (5 exact) and (2 and 1)
29yima yohtti tir yohtti hosfihosf(20 exact) and (5 exact) and (2 and 2)
30yima yohtti tir hosf(20 exact) and (5 × 2)
31yima yohtti tir hosfi rpat(20 exact) and (5 × 2) and 1
32yima yohtti tir hosfi hosf(20 exact) and (5 × 2) and 2
33yima yohtti tir hosfi hosfirpat(20 exact) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 1)
34yima yohtti tir hosfi hosfihosf(20 exact) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 2)
35yima yohtti tir hosfirpat(20 exact) and (5 × (2 and 1))
36yima yohtti tir hosfirpati rpat(20 exact) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 1
37yima yohtti tir hosfirpati hosf(20 exact) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 2
38yima yohtti tir hosfirpati hosfirpat(20 exact) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
39yima yohtti tir hosfirpati hosfihosf(20 exact) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
40yima hosf20 × 2
41yima hosfi rpat(20 × 2) and 1
42yima hosfi hosf(20 × 2) and 2
43yima hosfi hosfirpat(20 × 2) and (2 and 1)
44yima hosfi hosfihosf(20 × 2) and (2 and 2)
45yima hosfi tir yohtt(20 × 2) and (5 exact)
46yima hosfi tir yohtti rpat(20 × 2) and (5 exact) and 1
47yima hosfi tir yohtti hosf(20 × 2) and (5 exact) and 2
48yima hosfi tir yohtti hosfirpat(20 × 2) and (5 exact) and (2 and 1)
49yima hosfi tir yohtti hosfihosf(20 × 2) and (5 exact) and (2 and 2)
50yima hosfi tir hosf(20 × 2) and (5 × 2)
51yima hosfi tir hosfi rpat(20 × 2) and (5 × 2) and 1
52yima hosfi tir hosfi hosf(20 × 2) and (5 × 2) and 2
53yima hosfi tir hosfi hosfirpat(20 × 2) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 1)
54yima hosfi tir hosfi hosfihosf(20 × 2) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 2)
55yima hosfi tir hosfirpat(20 × 2) and (5 × (2 and 1))
56yima hosfi tir hosfirpati rpat(20 × 2) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 1
57yima hosfi tir hosfirpati hosf(20 × 2) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 2
58yima hosfi tir hosfirpati hosfirpat(20 × 2) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
59yima hosfi tir hosfirpati hosfihosf(20 × 2) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
60yima hosfirpat20 × (2 and 1)
61yima hosfirpati rpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and 1
62yima hosfirpati hosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and 2
63yima hosfirpati hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
64yima hosfirpati hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
65yima hosfirpati tir yohtt(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 exact)
66yima hosfirpati tir yohtti rpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 exact) and 1
67yima hosfirpati tir yohtti hosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 exact) and 2
68yima hosfirpati tir yohtti hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 exact) and (2 and 1)
69yima hosfirpati tir yohtti hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 exact) and (2 and 2)
70yima hosfirpati tir hosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × 2)
71yima hosfirpati tir hosfi rpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × 2) and 1
72yima hosfirpati tir hosfi hosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × 2) and 2
73yima hosfirpati tir hosfi hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 1)
74yima hosfirpati tir hosfi hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 2)
75yima hosfirpati tir hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × (2 and 1))
76yima hosfirpati tir hosfirpati rpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 1
77yima hosfirpati tir hosfirpati hosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 2
78yima hosfirpati tir hosfirpati hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
79yima hosfirpati tir hosfirpati hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 1)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
80yima hosfihosf20 × (2 and 2)
81yima hosfihosfi rpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and 1
82yima hosfihosfi hosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and 2
83yima hosfihosfi hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (2 and 1)
84yima hosfihosfi hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (2 and 2)
85yima hosfihosfi tir yohtt(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 exact)
86yima hosfihosfi tir yohtti rpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 exact) and 1
87yima hosfihosfi tir yohtti hosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 exact) and 2
88yima hosfihosfi tir yohtti hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 exact) and (2 and 1)
89yima hosfihosfi tir yohtti hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 exact) and (2 and 2)
90yima hosfihosfi tir hosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × 2)
91yima hosfihosfi tir hosfi rpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × 2) and 1
92yima hosfihosfi tir hosfi hosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × 2) and 2
93yima hosfihosfi tir hosfi hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 1)
94yima hosfihosfi tir hosfi hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × 2) and (2 and 2)
95yima hosfihosfi tir hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × (2 and 1))
96yima hosfihosfi tir hosfirpati rpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 1
97yima hosfihosfi tir hosfirpati hosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and 2
98yima hosfihosfi tir hosfirpati hosfirpat(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 1)
99yima hosfihosfi tir hosfirpati hosfihosf(20 × (2 and 2)) and (5 × (2 and 1)) and (2 and 2)
100yima tir yohtt20 × (5 exact)


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