# Láadan/Lessons/21

## Counting[edit]

### 0 - 9[edit]

The basic numbers are:

Láadan | English | Notes |
---|---|---|

Rawoho | Zero (0) | The official dictionary technically does not have a word for 0, but rawoho is "none". |

Nede | One (1) | |

Shin | Two (2) | |

Boó | Three (3) | |

Bim | Four (4) | |

Shan | Five (5) | |

Bath | Six (6) | |

Um | Seven (7) | |

Nib | Eight (8) | |

Bud | Nine (9) |

### 10 - 19[edit]

The numbers 11 through 19 are formed by putting the ones value before the tens value, adding "e" as necessary to break up consonants.

Láadan | English |
---|---|

Thab | Ten (10) |

Nedethab | Eleven (11) |

Shinethab | Twelve (12) |

Boóthab | Thirteen (13) |

Bimethab | Fourteen (14) |

Shanethab | Fifteen (15) |

Bathethab | Sixteen (16) |

Umethab | Seventeen (17) |

Nibethab | Eighteen (18) |

Budethab | Nineteen (19) |

### 20 - 99[edit]

After that, 20, 30, 40, and so on will have "thab" (10) first, and then the number in that tens place, so 20 would be "ten-two", 30 would be "ten-three", and so on.

Láadan | English |
---|---|

Thab | Ten (10) |

Thabeshin | Twenty (20) |

Thabebóo | Thirty (30) |

Thabebim | Forty (40) |

Thabeshan | Fifty (50) |

Thabebath | Sixty (60) |

Thabebum | Seventy (70) |

Thabenib | Eighty (80) |

Thabebud | Ninety (90) |

Then, to build out 21, 22, 34, 56, etc. you use the tens-value ("Thabeshin") plus ("i") how many ones ("nede").

Láadan | English |
---|---|

Thabeshin | Twenty (20) |

Thabeshin i shin | Twenty-two(22) |

Thabebim i shan | Forty-five (45) |

Thabebud i bud | Ninety-nine (99) |

### Bigger numbers[edit]

Láadan | English |
---|---|

Debe | One hundred (100) |

Debe i nede | One hundred and one (100) |

Debe i thabeshin i nede | One hundred and twenty-one (121) |

Debeshan | Five hundred (500) |

Debeshan i nede | Five hundred and one (501) |

Debeshan i thabeshin i nede | Five hundred and twenty-one (521) |

Thob | One thousand (1,000) |

Thobeshin | Two thousand (2,000) |

Thobeshin i debeshin i thabeshin i shin | Two thousand, two hundred, and twenty-two (2,200) |

Rod | One million (1,000,000) |

Merod | One billion (1,000,000,000) |

## Specifying quantity in a statement[edit]

With pronouns, we can specify singular, some (2-5), or many (6+), but how do we explicitly state how many of an item is doing some action, or being affected?

### Multiple subjects[edit]

For multiple subjects, you will still need to add the plural marker "me-" to your verb, but you can specify a quantity of subjects by putting the number after your subject.

Láadan | English | Breakdown |
---|---|---|

Bíi eril yod rul thuzheth wa. | The cat ate a cake | rul = cat |

Bíi eril meyod rul shin thuzheth wa. | Two cats ate a cake. | me- = plural marker, shin = two |

### Multiple objects[edit]

Let's say you ate three cakes. The number three ("Boó") will go after your object to specify the amount of that object.

Láadan | English | Breakdown |
---|---|---|

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth wa. | I ate a cake | yod = to eat, thuzh = cake, -th = object marker |

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth boó wa. | I ate three cakes. | boó = three. |

### Multiple recipients/givers[edit]

In the case where, perhaps, you're giving cake to three people, your number will go after the recipient.

Láadan | English | Breakdown |
---|---|---|

Bíi eril ban le thuzheth withediwa. | I gave cake to a person. | ban = to give, with = person, -di = goal marker. |

Bíi eril ban le thuzheth withedi boó wa. | I gave cake to three people. | |

Bíi eril bel le thuzheth withede boó wa. | I took cake from three people. | bel = to take, -de = source marker |

## Some, many, all, any[edit]

You can use the words for "some", "many", "all", and "any" the same way you use an actual number in a sentence - after the subject, the object, or additional case-phrases.

Láadan | English |
---|---|

menedebe or mendebe | many |

nedebe or ndebe | few/several |

woho | all/every |

waha | any |

Láadan | English | Breakdown |
---|---|---|

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth wa. | I ate a cake. | |

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth nedebe wa. | I ate some cake. | |

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth menedebewa. | I ate many cakes. | |

Bíi eril yod le thuzheth woho wa. | I ate all the cake. |