Ixt, ikt - One, once, first
moxt -two, a pair
kunamoxt - two ("the whole two")
klone - three
Lakit, lokit - four. But also: klone pe ikt/ixt - four
kwinnum, kwinnim - five
taghum - six
sinamoxt - seven
stotekin - eight
kwaist - nine
|Tukamonuk, tukamonu - hundred
Tahtlum tukamonuk - thousand. Also hyas tukamonuk - "the great hundred" and thousand - thousand
|Pe, pee - and, plus, but. Used for forming 'teens, etc. as in
pe ikt - eleven.
This word is of Indian origin, as it is found in several Salishan and other languages with the meaning "as", but note if used as an interjection, even with the meaning "and" and especially at the beginning of a phrase, the source of this usage may be the French of the fur trade era. Most North American dialects of French use "pi" for "puis" as a common interjection, meaning something like "but" or "if" or "then...." or "well.....".
|Kunsih, kunjih, kunjuk, kunjie - how many (also when)
Kwunnun - a count, numbers
Mamook kwunnun - to count
Mamook kunsih - to count ("to make how many")
|Konaway - all, every, everything, all of it
NB different from kahanaway - acorns, nuts in general.
Kopa konaway - the whole shebang, the whole damn thing
Also clear and away, the whole way out, as far as you can go. Used as a general superlative.
Wake, halo - nothing, zero
|Sitkum - half
Tenas sitkum - a quarter of any number or quantity ("small half")
Hiyu, hiu, hyiu - many, lots, a multitude, enough (to go around), plenty
Gibbs notes that Jewitt gives hyo as meaning "ten" at Nootka Sound.
Tenas hiyu - some, a few
Wake hiyu - not many, not much, not enough
Kopet - enough
Kopet ikt - only one. Kopet moxt - only two, etc.
Elip - first, before, best
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