Numbers in Scots

How to count in Scots (Scots Leid), a West Germanic language spoken mainly in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Numeral Cardinal Ordinal
0 nocht / zero  
1 ane / wan first
2 twa saicont
3 three third
4 fower fourth
5 five fifth
6 sax saxt
7 seiven seivent
8 echt echt
9 nine nint
10 ten tent
11 eleivin eleivint
12 twal twalt
13 therteen therteent
14 fourteen fourteent
15 fifteen fifteent
16 saxteen saxteent
17 seiventeen seiventeent
18 echteen echteent
19 nineteen nineteen
20 twintie twintie
21 twintie-wan  
22 twintie-twa  
23 twintie-three  
24 twintie-fower  
25 twintie-five  
26 twintie-sax  
27 twintie-seiven  
28 twintie-echt  
29 twintie-nine  
30 thertie  
40 fourtie  
50 fiftie  
60 saxtie  
70 seiventie  
80 echtie  
90 ninetie  
100 hunner hunner
1,000 thoosand thoosand

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Note: This information comes from the from L Colin Wilson's Luath Scots Language Learner, which focuses particularly on the Scots of North East Scotland, or Doric. There are other dialects of Scots, and other ways of writing Scots.

Information about numbers and time in Scots

Download a spreadsheet of numbers in Germanic languages (provided by Yoshi Smart)

Information about Scots | Phrases | Numbers | Time | Family words | Books about Scots on: and [affilate links]

Numbers in Germanic languages

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Numbers in other languages

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