Numbers in Tigak

How to count in Tigak, a Western Oceanic language spoken in New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea.

The numerals from 1-9 differ from those of the Central dialect. 10-15 are exactly the same as in Central but 16-19 revert to making use of the distinctive Southern forms 6-9. Twenty is pauak sangaulung (two tens) as in Central dialect.

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Numeral Cardinal
(Central dialect)
(Southern dialect)
1 sakai kai
2 pauak kuak
3 potul tul
4 poiat iat
5 palmit lima
6 palmit sakai pisaka
7 palmit pauak pisikuak
8 palmit potul pisiktul
9 palmit poiat pisikpat
10 sangaulung sangaulung
11 sangaulung e sakai sangaulung e sakai
12 sangaulung e pauak sangaulung e pauak
13 sangaulung e potul sangaulung e potul
14 sangaulung e poiat sangaulung e poiat
15 sangaulung e palmit sangaulung e palmit
16 sangaulung e palmit sakai sangaulung e pisaka
17 sangaulung e palmit pauak sangaulung e pisikuak
18 sangaulung e palmit potul sangaulung e pisiktul
19 sangaulung e palmit poiat sangaulung e pisikpat
20 pauak sangaulung pauak sangaulung
21 pauak sangaulung e sakai
22 pauak sangaulung e pauak
23 pauak sangaulung e potul
24 pauak sangaulung e poiat
25 pauak sangaulung e palmit
26 pauak sangaulung e palmit sakai
27 pauak sangaulung e palmit pauak
28 pauak sangaulung e palmit potul
29 pauak sangaulung e palmit poiat
30 potul sangaulung
40 poiat sangaulung
50 palmit sangaulung
60 palmit sakai sangaulung
70 palmit pauak sangaulung
80 palmit potul sangaulung
90 palmit poiat sangaulung
100 sakai sangsangaulung esuai
200 pauak sangsangaulung esuai
300 potul sangsangaulung esuai
400 poiat sangsangaulung esuai
500 palmit sangsangaulung esuai
600 palmit sakai sangsangaulung esuai
700 palmit pauak sangsangaulung esuai
800 palmit potul sangsangaulung esuai
900 palmit poiat sangsangaulung esuai

Source: Pacific Linguistics. THE TIGAK LANGUAGE OF NEW IRELAND by Clive H. Beaumont. Canberra, Australia, 1979.

Information about Tigak numbers

Information compiled by Wolfgang Kuhl

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