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## Translation:Eleven, ten, nine

October 16, 2018

Is there any sort of pattern as to how counting works in Navajo? Like in English we say twenty-one, twenty-two... thirty-three, thirty-four.. etc, and in Spanish cuarenta y cuatro, cuarenta y cinco, etc. Is there a Navajo equivalent to this?

Nóomba (11 - 20)

Here’s the next series of the Navajo number system.

Since you’re familiar with the base numbers 1-9, to create the “teen” numbers simply append “-ts’áadah” to the end of those numbers. Once you get to 20, as with any multiple of 10 up to 90, this attachment becomes “-diin”. See:

Notice how t’ááłá’í can be shortened to ła’. In some cases, you may also notice with numbers 15 and 16 that some people tend to leave out the “-ts’-” pronunciation.

https://navajowotd.com/word/noomba-11-20/

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It's so weird that the course creators put a space between the number and -ts'áadah. I mean, it's clearly a suffix, so why isn't it written like one?

Navajo numbers (multiples of ten)

10 – Neezná
30 – Tádiin
40 – Dízdiin
60 – Hastą́diin
70 – Tsosts’idiin
80 – Tseebídiin
90 – Náhást’édiin
100 – T’ááłá’ídi neeznádiin

https://navajowotd.com/word/navajo-numbers-multiples-of-10/

Navajo Numbers (20 - 30)

Here’s the special set of numbers for the 20-30 range.

30 – tádiin
This is the third time you’ve seen the word for ‘20’ here on NavajoWOTD. In numbers greater than 30, the case would be tádiin dóó ba’aan t’ááłá’í (31), or another example would be ashdladiin dóó ba’aan ashdla’ (55). So you would essentially form the number by announcing the multiple of 10, adding dóó ba’aan following, and then saying the ones digit.

https://navajowotd.com/word/numbers-20-30/

Edit: Here is a deck with these sets of Numbers in Navajo. I will see if I can prepare a longer set of cardinal and ordinal numbers later.

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/H2cytRHH/noomba-numbers-in-navajo

Yáʼátʼééh! Here are some resources, from NavajoWOTD:

Nóomba

The Numbers
Recall that when asking a question involving numbers or quantities a special Navajo word is used (díkwíí). A simple response may be: “T’áá díkwíí” which means “(they are) just a few.”

A more precise answer will involve these base Navajo digits:

1 – T’ááłá’í
2 – Naakí
3 – Táá’
4 – Dį́į́’
5 – Áshdla’
6 – Hast’ą́ą́
7 – Ts’ost’id
8 – Tseebíí
9 – Náhást’éí
10 – Neeznáá

https://navajowotd.com/word/noomba/