User:Robbiemuffin/Kreyol/Chapter 3/Number
Chapter 1 | Prep work |
Chapter 2 | First weeks |
Chapter 3 | Beginning Kreyol, part 1 |
Chapter 4 | Beginning Kreyol, part 2 |
Chapter 5 | Intermediate Kreyol |
Chapter 6 | Advanced Kreyol readings |
Appendices | Tables, links, and other resources |
NumbersEdit
The first number, zero, is zewo. It is not part of the base 16.
In english, we have a base 12 number system: the first twelve numbers are unique. After that, it becomes a sort of ten+ number, util twenty (thir+teen, four+teen...). Then, going up by tens, twenty, thirty fourty, etc, in a base 10 fashion (22 = twenty+two, 49= fourty+nine).
Kreyòl uses a system like French: it is base 16 at the start, but it becomes more complicated from there. It rises in a base ten fashion until the 60s, then becomes quasi base 60 (70 = 60 and 10, 80 = four 20s, 90 = four 20s and 10) until 100. The 100s, thousands, and higher columns revert to a base 10 multiplicative system (800 = 8 100s, 2000 = 2 1000s).
number | cardinal | ordinal |
---|---|---|
1 | youn,en | prenmye |
2 | de | desyèm |
From here on, to make an ordinal from a cardinal add -yèm to it. Only exceptions are lsited in the table above.
number | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 |
cardinal | twa | kat | senk | sis | sèt | wit | nèf | dis | onz | douz | trèz | katòz | kenz | sèz |
From there it continues 17-19 as 10+n:
number | cardinal |
---|---|
17 | disèt |
18 | dizwit |
19 | diznèf |
From 20-29 you can work out how single-digit numbers are added to the tens column:
number | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 |
cardinal | ven | venteyen | vennde | venntwa | vennkat | vennsenk | vennsis | vennsèt | ventwit | ventnèf |
The remeaining tens numbers to 60 are:
number | 30 | 40 | 50 | 60 |
cardinal | trant | karant | senkant | swasant |
From here to 100, they become quasi-base 60 numbers:
number | cardinal |
---|---|
70 | swasanndis |
80 | katreven |
90 | katrevendis |
- 100 san
For the hundreds, numbers are multiplied against the hundreds column: 200 = de san.
- 1,000 mil
For the thousands, the count system begins again as at 1. 5,000 = senk mil, but 10,000 = di mil, 100,000 = san mil.
The higher order numbers use the million and billion familiar to english speakers, no those familiar to french:
- 1,000,000 = milyon
- 1,000,000,000 = bilyon
missing: multiplicative names (once, twice), partitive names (half, third, quarter)
TimeEdit
- Ki lè li ye? = What time is it?
- Li inè. = It's 1:00.
time words are like the cardinal words, but with è at the end:
- 1:00 = inè
- 2:00 = dezè
- 3:00 = twazè
- 4:00 = katrè
...
- 11:00 = onzè
- 12:00 = douzè
DateEdit
Days of the weekEdit
Kreyòl | French | English |
---|---|---|
lendi | lundi | monday |
madi | mardi | tuesday |
mekredi | mercredi | wednesday |
jedi | jeudi | thursday |
vandredi | vendredi | friday |
samdi | samedi | saturday |
dimanch | dimanche | sunday |
MonthsEdit
Kreyòl | French | English |
---|---|---|
janvye | Janvier | January |
fevriye | Février | February |
mas | Mars | March |
avril | Avril | April |
me | Mai | May |
jen | Juin | June |
jiyè | Juillet | July |
dawon | Août | August |
septanm | Septembre | September |
oktòb | Octobre | October |
novanm | Novembre | November |
desanm | Décembre | December |
Number | numbers, dates, time |
Vocabulary | general vocabulary |
Structure | basic sentence structure |
Present tense | simple present tense |