Numbers in Carrier (Dakelh)

How to count in Carrier (Dakeł / ᑕᗸᒡ), an Athabascan language spoken in central British Columbia in Canada.

These numbers are shown in the following dialects: Lheidli Dakelh (LD), S̲aik'uz̲ Carrier (SC), Stuart Lake Carrier (SLC) and Ulkatcho Carrier (UC). Their generic forms are shown. Other numbers forms, such as abstract, human and locative, are available.

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Numeral Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers
1 'ilhuk'ui (ᐧᐉᘰᗽᐉ) - LD
lhuk'ui (ᘰᗽᐉ) - SC
'ilho (ᐧᐉᘯ) - SLC
lhuk’i (ᘰᗿ) - UC
'udechoo (ᐧᐅᑓᙛ) - SC, SLC & UC
2 nankoh (ᘇᐣᗶᑋ) - LD, SC & UC
nanki (ᘇᐣᗹ) - SLC
whulhnat (ᗘᒡᘇᐪ) - SC
3 tagi (ᗡᗳ) - LD & SC
ta (ᗡ) - SLC
tak'i (ᗡᗿ) - UC
whulh ta (ᗘᒡ ᗡ) - SLC
4 dunghi (ᑐᐣᗎ) - LD
dungi (ᑐᐣᗳ) - SC
dunghui (ᑐᐣᗌᐉ) - SLC
dink’i (ᑔᐣᗿ) - UC
5 skwunlai (ᔆᐠᗒᐣᘧᐉ) - LD, SC & UC
kwulai' (ᐠᗒᘧᐉᐧ) - SLC
6 lhk'utagih (ᒡᗽᗡᗳᑋ) - LD
lhk'utagi (ᒡᗽᗡᗳ) - SC
lhk'uta (ᒡᗽᗡ) - SLC
lhk'utak'i (ᒡᗽᗡᗿ) - UC
7 lhtak'alt'i (ᒡᗡᘀᑊᗦ) - LD, SC & UC
lhtak'ant'i (ᒡᗡᘀᐣᗦ) - SLC
8 lhk'utdunghi (ᒡᗽᐪᑐᐣᗎ) - LD, SC & SLC
lhk'udink'i (UC)
9 lhuk'ui hooloh (ᘰᗽᐉ ᐯᘣᑋ) LD
'ilho hooloh (ᐧᐉᘯ ᐯᘣᑋ) - SC & SLC lhuk'i hoolah (ᘰᗿ ᐯᘧᑋ) - UC
10 lanezi (ᘧᘅᙄ) - LD, SC & UC
whuniz̲yai (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
whuniz̲yat (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐪ) - SLC
11 lanezi 'o'a lhuk'ui (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗽᐉ) - LD
lanezi 'o'un lhuk'ui (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐅᐣ ᘰᗽᐉ) - SC
whuniz̲yai 'on'at 'ilho (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᐧᐃᐣᐧᐊᐪ ᐧᐉᘯ) - SLC
lanezi 'o'a lhuk'i (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗿ) - UC
12 lanezi 'o'a nankoh (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘇᐣᗶᑋ) - LD
lanezi 'o'un nanko (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐅᐣ ᘇᐣᗶ) - SC
whuniz̲yai 'on'at nanki (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᐧᐃᐣᐧᐊᐪ ᘇᐣᗹ) - SLC
lanezi 'o'a nanko (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘇᐣᗶ) - UC
13 lanezi 'o'a tagi (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᗡᗳ) - LD
whuniz̲yai 'on'at ta (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᐧᐃᐣᐧᐊᐪ ᗡ) - SLC
14 lanezi 'o'a dunghi (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᑐᐣᗎ) - LD
whuniz̲yai 'on'at dunghi (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᐧᐃᐣᐧᐊᐪ ᑐᐣᗎ) - SLC
lanezi 'o'at dit (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊᐪ ᑔᐪ) - UC
15 lanezi 'o'a skwunlai (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᔆᐠᗒᐣᘧᐉ) - LD
whuniz̲yai 'on'at kwulai' (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᐧᐃᐣᐧᐊᐪ ᐠᗒᘧᐉᐧ) - SLC
16 lanezi 'o'a lhk'utagi (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗽᗡᗳ) - LD
17 lanezi 'o'a lhtak'alt'i (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗡᘀᑊᗦ) - LD
18 lanezi 'o'a lhk'utdunghi (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗽᐪᑐᐣᗎ) - LD
19 lanezi 'o'a lhuk'ui hooloh (ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗽᐉ ᐯᘣᑋ) - LD
20 nat lanezi (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - LD, SC & UC
nat whuniz̲yai (nat whuniz̲yai) - SLC
21 nat lanezi 'o'a lhuk'ui (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗽᐉ) - LD
nat lanezi 'o'a lhuk'i (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗿ) - UC
22 nat lanezi 'o'a nankoh (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘇᐣᗶᑋ) - LD
23 nat lanezi 'o'a tagi (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᗡᗳ) - LD
24 nat lanezi 'o'a dunghi (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᑐᐣᗎ) - LD
25 nat lanezi 'o'a skwunlai (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᔆᐠᗒᐣᘧᐉ) - LD
26 nat lanezi 'o'a lhk'utagi (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗽᗡᗳ) - LD
27 nat lanezi 'o'a lhtak'alt'i (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗡᘀᑊᗦ) - LD
28 nat lanezi 'o'a lhk'utdunghi (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᒡᗽᐪᑐᐣᗎ) - LD
29 nat lanezi 'o'a lhuk'ui hooloh (ᘇᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ ᐧᐃᐧᐊ ᘰᗽᐉ ᐯᘣᑋ) - LD
30 tat lanezi (ᗡᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - LD & UC
tatlanezi (ᗡᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
tat whuniz̲yai (ᗡᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
40 dit lanezi (ᑔᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - LD & UC
ditlanezi (ᑔᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
dit whuniz̲yai (ᑔᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
50 skwunlat lanezi (ᔆᐠᗒᐣᘧᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - LD & UC
skwunlatlanezi (ᔆᐠᗒᐣᘧᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
kwulat whuniz̲yai (ᐠᗒᘧᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
60 lhk'utatlanezi (ᒡᗽᗡᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
lhk'utat whuniz̲yai (ᒡᗽᗡᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
lhk'utak'i lanezi (ᒡᗽᗡᗿ ᘧᘅᙄ) - UC
70 lhtak'alt'itlanezi (ᒡᗡᘀᑊᗦᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
lhtak'ant'it whuniz̲yai (ᒡᒡᗡᘀᐣᗦᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
lhtak'alt'it lanezi (ᒡᗡᘀᑊᗦᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - UC
80 lhk'utditlanezi (ᒡᗽᐪᑔᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
lhk'udit whuniz̲yai (ᒡᗽᑔᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
lhk'udit lanezi (ᒡᗽᑔᐪ ᘧᘅᙄ) - UC
90 lhololanezi (ᘯᘣᘧᘅᙄ) - SC
'ilho hooloh whuniz̲yai (ᐧᐉᘯ ᐯᘣᑋ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
lhuk'i hoolah lanezi (ᘰᗿ ᐯᘧᑋ ᘧᘅᙄ) - UC
100 lanezitlanezi (ᘧᘅᙄᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
whuniz̲yai whuniz̲yai (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐉ) - SLC
lanezi lanezi (ᘧᘅᙄ ᘧᘅᙄ) - UC
1,000 lanezitlanezitlanezi (ᘧᘅᙄᘹᘅᙄᘹᘅᙄ) - SC
whuniz̲yat whuniz̲yat (ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐪ ᗘᘆᙆᘓᐪ) - SLC

Hear some Carrier numbers:

Sources and information about Carrier numbers
https://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-carrier/en/caf/
https://www.billposer.org/LheidliCarrierDictionary/
https://www.billposer.org/NakalbunCarrierDictionary/
https://www.billposer.org/SaikuzCarrierDictionary/
https://www.billposer.org/UlkatchoCarrierDictionary/

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