# Numbers

The following words form the core of the number system:

**siro** – zero

**un** – one

**aual** – first

**do** – two

**tri** – three

**katre** – four

**tano** – five

**sis** – six

**set** – seven

**at** – eight

**tisa** – nine

**des** – ten

**sento** – hundred

**mil** – thousand

Other numbers are formed as follows:

**des un** – eleven

**des do** – twelve

**des tisa** – 19

**dodes** – twenty

**dodes katre** – 24

**trides** – 30

**katredes tano** – 45

**atdes tisa** – 89

**sento dodes tri** – 123

**sento katredes** – 140

**dosento** – 200

**trisento trides tri** – 333

**katresento sis** – 406

**tanosento setdes** – 570

**tisasento tanodes tri** – 953

TODO Describe how the numbers from 1001 to 999,999 are formed and find the words for ‘million’ and beyond.

**Cardinal numbers** are placed before nouns:

**sis kofi** – six coffees

**tanodes uma** – fifty horses

**Ordinal numbers** are placed after nouns:

**kaus sora do** – the/a second rainbow

**abe des do** – the twelfth bird

**Aual** is an alternative to **un** which is only used as ordinal (after nouns):

**monte aual / monte un** – the first mountain

**aual** is only used standalone, never as a part of combined numbers:

**uma des un** – the eleventh horse