# Counting in Apatani Language-i

## The Basic Form of Number in ApataniNumbers are pronounced differently for counting [number name (noun)] and for expressing the quantity (adjective). For example, for two (man)- the noun form is anyi and the adjective form is anye he.

The basic form of counting or number in Apatani is the one that is used for the man. The other forms are derived from this basic form with certain specific prefixes (dor, bar, per, gar etc.), based on the shape and size or the nature of a thing.

 Object used for to count (noun form) to express quantity (adj. form) man and also for animals or things when one is not very specific kong [one] ako or kone anyi [two] anye he hing [three] hing he piilyi [four] piilye he yango [five] yango he khii [six] khii he Read more in Mathematics« What is AlgorithmWhy is Math So Hard? » kanu [seven] kanu he pinyi [eight] pinye he kowa [nine] kowa he alyan [ten] alyan he lekun [eleven] alyan he la kone/ako lenyi [twelve] alyan he la anye he lehing [thirteen] alyan he la hing he lepi [fourteen] alyan he la piilye he lengo [fifteen] alyan he la yango he lekhii [sixteen] alyan he la khii he kanu [seventeen] alyan he la kanu he pinyi [eight (after ten)] alyan he la pinye he [eighteen] kowa [nine (after ten)] alyan he la kowa he [nineteen] nyikhan [twenty] nyikhan he kong [one (after twenty)] nyikhan he la kone/ ako [twenty one] **anyi, hing etc nyikhan he la anye he, nyikhan he la hing he etc. hinkhan [thirty] hinkhan he alyan piilyi [forty] alyan piilye he alyan yango [fifty] alyan yango he alyan khii [sixty] alyan khii he kanu khang nge [seventy] kanu khang nge pinyi khang nge [eighty] pinyi khang nge kowa khang nge [ninety] kowa khang nge langn he la hinge nge / lan kun [one hundred] lan nge lan nyi [two hundred] lan nye he lan hing [three hundred] lan hing he lan pi [four hundred] lan pe he lan ngo [five hundred] lan ngo he lan khii [six hundred] lan khii he lan kanu [seven hundred] lan kanu he lan pinyi [eight hundred] lan pinyi he lan kowa [nine hundred] lan kowa he zare/ zarkun [one thousand] zare

Note:

1. **From twenty onwards, for counting purpose, one to nine are repeated after tens without mentioning the name of the tens.

2. From ten onwards, for expressing the quantity, the numbers are in form of tens and ones e.g., alyan he la kone [eleven (ten and one)], nyikhan he la yango he [twenty five], alyan piilye he la hinge he [forty three] etc.

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