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Numbers, revisited

I decided after thinking more about my conlangs that way too many of them have essentially the same Sinosphere-style numeral set. It’s getting boring. Thus, I’m overhauling the number system to be sexagesimal!

The numbers from one through ten are the same as before, although since when I first listed them I hadn’t decided on tones I’m giving them tones now:

êtu “one”
âi “two”
pará “three”
chikó “four”
semi “five”
sendu “six”
semâi “seven”
sembrá “eight”
tóno “nine”
pachí “ten”

Now, kóru refers to 60, ndákú to 3600, pîra to 216,000, and má’îmbrú to 12,960,000. Given this society’s current technological development, it’s rarely important to refer to a number as high as this last numeral, let alone multiples of it.

Additionally, I’m slightly altering how the tens and ones digits interact, for euphony:

pachêtu 11
pachâi 12
papârá 13
pachîkó 14
pasêmi 15
pasêndu 16
pasêmái 17
pasêmbrá 18
patóno 19
âivachí 20
âivachêtu 21
âivachâi 22
âivapârá 23
âivachîkó 24
âivasêmi 25
âivasêndu 26
âivasêmái 27
âivasêmbrá 28
âivatóno 29
parávachí 30
parávachêtu 31
...
chikóvachí 40
...
sembachí 50
...
kóru 60

Note the tone changes; the deleted second syllable from pachí affects the tone of the following syllable, and in 17, 27, etc. the final falling tone dissimilates to a high tone.

As a new example of the nomenclature, here’s 259,048:

Pîra pachêtu ndákú sembasêmái kóru âivasêmbrá
216,000 + 11 * 3600 + 57 * 60 + 28

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