Talk:Nuer language

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I have moved the nice field work data below out of the article. — mark 16:54, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Numbers[edit]

(taken from an interview with my sister, with whom I'm working on mathematics with) (this is pretty raw, and is probably not accurate)

0 bang (nothing)
1 KËl  (one)
2 RËW  (two)
3 DIÖk (three)
4 ĵUÄN (four)
5 DHËËHT(five)
6 BÄKËL (six)
7 BARÖW (seven)
8 BÄDÄK (eight)
9 BÄĵUAN (nine)
10 WÄL   (ten)
11 WÄLKËL(eleven)
12WÄLRËW 
13 waldiok
what's 20?
20 GËNRËËW
21 genarrow wu de kel

30 gendiok 
40  gennuan
50 gendeh

100 KUÖR 
200 kudarwo
300 kudiok

1000, KITHKËL
2000, kina (da?) raow
3000

10,000 kinu wall

20,000 kine te ge  rao
30,000 kine diok
40,000 kine duan

100,000 kini te gen(da) rao  ???
200,000  pu da rao   [kini te gen(a) rao  ???]
300,000 pu diok

(a million is a thousand thousand)
1,000,000 ??

how do I say multiply?
 tzan cable


what does da mean?

raoe times diok is bakel

maken (times table) (fold clothes)


how do i say add?
moke (moke ) take away with a knife

(how do you spell knife??)
remember it starts with a silent k!

Nuer language template[edit]

If you are a native speaker of Nuer then you can help translate this template into your own language:


nusThis user is a native speaker of Nuer.

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--Amazonien (talk) 02:40, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Male midit ke thuok Naath Turoah Marco Wuor Wal (talk) 15:04, 8 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is "h" a letter?[edit]

From what I've seen, "h" only exists as part of "dh", "nh", and "th". Should it be in the table as a "distinct letter"? Leviavery (talk) 23:21, 14 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]