Numbers in Batuley

How to count in Batuley (Gwatle lir), a Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the Aru Islands in Eastern Indonesia.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 et et-et
2 ru ru-ru
3 laes le-laes
4 kau ka-kau
5 lim lim-lim
6 dum dum-dum
7 dubam du-bam-bam
8 karu ka-ru-ru
9 ser ser-ser
10 urfaef ur-fe-faef
11 urfaef eng et
12 urfaef eng ru
13 urfaef eng laes
14 urfaef eng kau
15 urfaef eng lim
16 urfaef eng dum
17 urfaef eng dubam
18 urfaef eng karu
19 urfaef eng ser
20 urufru, urupru
21 urufru eng et, urupru eng et
22 urufru eng ru
23 urufru eng laes
24 urufru eng kau
25 urufru eng lim
26 urufru eng dum
27 urufru eng dubam
28 urufru eng karu
29 urufru eng ser
30 uruplaes
40 urkau
50 urlim
60 urdum
70 urdubam
80 urkaru
90 urser
100 rat, rati
200 rat ru
300 rat laes
400 rat kau
500 rat lim
600 rat dum
700 rat dubam
800 rat karu
900 rat ser
1,000 rifun, rifuni
2,000 rifun ru
3,000 rifun laes
4,000 rifun kau
5,000 rifun lim
6,000 rifun dum
7,000 rifun dubam
8,000 rifun karu
9,000 rifun ser

Source: A grammar sketch of Batuley: An Austronesian language of Aru, eastern Indonesia, by Benjamin T. Daigle

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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