Numbers

When spoken, numbers in Miwāfu are spelled out with a leading particle to indicate that it is a number.

Numbers

ArabicSyllable
0fu
1pa
2re
3chi
4mo
5ku
6za
7ge
8hi
9to

Numeral Particle

The beginning of a number series is indicated by we.

we parechi
[numeral] 123
123

The end of a numerical sequence is either a pause between words or nwe.

we parechi nwe
[numeral] 123 [end-numeral]
123

Scales

With large numbers, over five digits, the typical convention is to write them out with a space or letter between each group of four. The gruoping is from left to right. The space is not required.

we parechimo ku
[numeral] 1234 5

To simplify numbers, do is used to indicate four zeros.

padochi
pa do chi
1 0000 2
100,002

In addition to do, there are additional scale syllables used for large numbers.

ZerosDescriptionSyllable
1Tenmya
2Hundredpyu
3Thousandnyu
410 Thousanddo
810 Millionkya
1210 Billionjyo
1610 Trillionshyo

Like do, these can easily be combined together to indicate more zeros.

pa jyo re
pa dododo re
1 000000000000 2
10,000,000,000,002

These can be combined together:

pa doshyo
1 0000 00000000000000000000
1 septillion
1e24

To do numbers like the English phrase "one thousand and one", see Mathematics below.

Decimals

The decimal indicator is rya.

paryapa
pa rya pa
1.1

Negatives

If the leading we is suffixed by -yo, it indicates a negative number.

weyo pa
[numeral-negative] 1
-1

Mathematics

Simple math, addition and subtraction, is done with additional suffixes. -yo is used for subtracting values.

we pa weyo re
[numeral] 1 [numeral-negative] 2 [end-numeral]
1 - 2
-1

For addition, -ko is used.

we pa weko re
[numeral] 1 [numeral-positive] 2 [end-numeral]
1 + 2
3

In a series of math, only the final needs a nwe if one is required.

we pa weyo re nwe
[numeral] 1 [numeral-negative] 2 [end-numeral]
1 - 2
-1