NiwEnglisc/The numbers

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Basic Numbers[edit | edit source]

  1. aan - 1st ærste
  2. tweȝn - 2þe tweȝþe/twaþe (masculine and feminine/neuter)
  3. þrie - 3de þridde
  4. fier - 4þe vierþe
  5. feif - 5te feifte
  6. six - 6te sixte
  7. sefen -7þe sefenþe
  8. aht -8þe ahtþe
  9. niȝn -9þe niȝnþe
  10. tien - 10þe tienþe
  11. endlefen - 11te endlefte
  12. twelf - 12te twelfte
  13. þrietien - 13þe þrietienþe
  14. fiertien - 14þe fiertienþe
  15. feiftien
  16. sixtien
  17. sefentien
  18. eahttien
  19. niȝntien
  20. tweȝntiȝ - 20þe tweȝntiȝþe
  21. aanandtweȝntiȝ - 21þe aanandtweȝntiȝþe
  • þrittiȝ
  • fiertiȝ
  • feiftiȝ
  • sixtiȝ
  • sefentiȝ
  • eahtiȝ
  • niȝntiȝ - 90þe niȝntiȝþe
  • hund/hundred - the long form is for even hundreds; the short form is in compounded numbers.
  • endlefentiȝ - 110þe endlefentiȝþe
  • twelftiȝ - 120þe twelftiȝþe
  • twa hund
  • þusend
  • Million - 1,000,000
  • Billion - 1,000,000,000
  • Trillion - 1,000,000,000,000
  • Each '-illion' is another thousand more than the number below it.

Writing Numbers[edit | edit source]

Numbers in Niw englisc are written together, as in modern German. For example:

  • 256 = twahundsixandfeiftiȝ

The exception here is when writing basic numbers, such as two hundred, in which case the numbers are most often written separately, and 'hundred' is more often written as 'hund' in compounds:

  • 200 = twa hund
  • 500 = feif hund
  • 534 = feifhundfierandþrittiȝ

Fractions[edit | edit source]

Fractions are written using the ordinals with an -el suffix, as in German.

  • 2/3 = tweȝn þriddel
  • 8/13 = eaht þrietienþel