Numbers in Tausūg (Bahasa Sūg / بَهَسَ سُوگ)

Information about counting in Tausūg, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in parts of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

NumeralCardinalOrdinal
0zero 
1isa *), hambuuk **)muna, hikaisa
2duwahikadua
3tū, tuwhikatū
4upathika’upat
5limahikalima
6unumhika’unum
7pituhikapitu
8waluhikawalu
9siyamhikasiyam
10hangpu’ ***)hikahangpu’
11hangpu’ tag’isa (10+ 1) ****)hikahangpu’ tag’isa
12hangpu’ tagduwa (10 + 2) etc.hikahangpu’ tagduwa
13hangpu’ tagtūhikahangpu’ tagtū
14hangpu’ tag’upathikahangpu’ tag’upat
15hangpu’ taglimahikahangpu’ taglima
16hangpu’ tag’unumhikahangpu’ tag’unum
17hangpu’ tagpituhikahangpu’ tagpitu
18hangpu’ tagwaluhikahangpu’ tagwalu
19hangpu’ tagsiyamhikahangpu’ tagsiyam
20kawhaan, kawaan *****)hikakawhaan
21kawhaan tag’isahikakawhaan tag’isa
22kawhaan tagduwahikakawhaan tagduwa
30katluanhikakatluan
40ka’patanhikaka’patan
50kay’manhikakay’man
60ka’numanhikaka’numan
70kapituwanhikakapituwan
77kapituwan tagpituhikakapituwan tagpitu
80kawaluwanhikakawaluwan
90kasiyámanhikakasiyaman
100hanggatushikahanggatus
139hanggatus katluan tagsiyamhikahanggatus katluan tagsiyam
200duwanggatushikaduwanggatus
300tūnggatus, tuwnggatushikatūnggatus
400upat ngagatushika’upat ngagatus
500limanggatushikalimanggatus
574limanggatus kapituwan tagupathikalimanggatus kapituwan tagupat
600unum gatushikaunum gatus
700pitunggatushikapitunggatus
800walunggatushikawalunggatus
900siyam ngagatushikasiyam ngagatus
1,000hangibuhikahangibu
1,282hangibu tagduwang gatus tagkawaluwan tagduwahikahangibu tagduwang gatus tagkawaluwan tagduwa
2,000duwa ngaibuhikaduwa ngaibu
2,139duwa ngaibu hanggatus katluan tagsiyamhikaduwa ngaibu hanggatus katluan tagsiyam
3,000tū ngaibu, tuw ngaibu,hikatū ngaibu
4,000upat ngaibuhika’upat ngaibu
5,000lima ngaibuhikalima ngaibu
6,000unum ngaibuhika’unum ngaibu
7,000pitu ngaibuhikapitu ngaibu
8,000walu ngaibuhikawalu ngaibu
9,000siyam ngaibuhikasiyam ngaibu
10,000hangpu’ ngaibu, laksa, salaksa 
20,000kawhaan ngaibu, duwa laksa 
50,000kay’man ngaibu, lima laksa 
76,385kapituwan tagunum ngaibu tūnggatus kawaluwan taglima 
100,000hanggatus ngaibu, hangpu’ laksa 
1,000,000milyun 
7,000,000pitu milyun 

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

Notes

  • *) isa is used only in counting; ranking numbers (hika-isa, “first”) and sometimes occurrences or condition (isa-isa, “alone).
  • **) hambuuk is used when referring to the number or quantity of a subject (hambuuk da, “only one”); in occurrences (nakahambuuk, “once”); and also in telling time (lisag hambuuk, “one o’clock”)
  • ***) The number 10 is formed by hang ‘one’ and pu ‘group of ten’. ‘One hundred’ (gatus), ‘one thousand’ (ibu), and ‘ten thousand’ (laksa) are formed in the same manner. The word hang seems to have originated from the word isa and the linker nga.
  • ****) The numbers 11-19 (as well as 21-29, 31-39, etc.) are formed by adding the prefix tag- (meaning ‘and’) to the numbers from one to nine.
  • ****) The circumfix ka…an is affixed to the numbers from two to nine to form the numbers 20 to 90. Note that some phonological changes also take place with this circumfix.

Sources:

  • Dr. Hamsali S. Jawali: Ta'u-Sug- English Dictionary. Manila, 2006.
  • Christopher Allen Sundita: In Bahasa Sug. An Introduction to Tausūg. Naga City, 2002.
  • C. R. Cameron: Sulu Writing. An Explanation of the Sulu-Arabic Script as Employed in Writing the Sulu Language of the Southern Philippines. Zamboanga, 1917.

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