Uzbek numbers 1-10: bir
My conclusion: it looks like the numbers of this Uyghur pidgin are of Turkic origin; none of them appear to come from Chinese.
Indeed, this pidgin did not adopt the chinese numbers
(at least, not to my knowledge) but, it did adopt the chinese counting-system
: the numbers from 11~19, the way they are constructed is same for turkic and chinese languages but, the numbers from 20~99 in this pidgin are immediate signs of chinese counting-system
...instead having different words for 20 and 30 so on, the pidgin has şikkiwen
for 20 and içuwen
for 30 so on.
The Turkic languages are one of my least studied language families, although I think Turkish itself is fascinating. I somehow lump all Turkish languages together (soft of like Scandinavian languages, but truly, how close are they? I'd like this answered by a native or someone who is very familiar with the family. Can an Uzbek read aTurkish newspaper?? Can a Kazakh understand a Turkish conversation? I'üe met quite a few Turks who say those languages are like Chinese to them, but I always sensed a tone of derision and they may not have been completely truthful (for political reasons probably)
I dare to state those turks lied because, once when I spoken in Uyghur
to a Turkish individual, he understood perfectly but insisted that I was speaking pure turkish with an odd accent
and not Uyghur
(and he would say the same for most turkic languages in the world).