Súiⱥcúili numbers

Writing and saying numbers

Súiⱥcúili uses base 12 numbers. The digits are as follows:

ValueWrittenName
00no
11ın
22
33trh
44mım
55
66sıno
77sın
88sımı
99sıtrh
10sımım
11sıfı

Numbers higher than eleven are formed by combining the words for the digits; for instance, twelve (10) is in-no (one-zero). Cardinal numbers are used as adjectives, but do not change form to show case.

Alternate notation

Alternate notation is used whenever a decimal point would be used in English. A word indicating a power of twelve is put in front of the number; this word indicates the place value of the first digit. For instance, mimlic fi trh mi would represent 5.3212 × 124. Micic fi trh mi would represent 5.3212 × 12-4.

Starting from 12-12, the words used are sisicic, inisicic, milisicic, trisicic, mimsicic, pifisicic, sicic (12-6), iŋcic, micic, tricic, miŋcic, pifcic, nilic (1), inic, milic, trilic, mimlic, pific, silic (126), inisilic, milisilic, trisilic, mimsilic, pifisilic, sisilic (1212).

Scientific notation

Similar to alternate notation, except that emic goes before the word and em followed by the exponent goes after.

Conversion

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Base 10:

Base 12:

Situation:

Normal:

Alternate:

Scientific:

Words derived from numbers

• Ordinals may be formed by adding tu to the front of the number. Ordinals are zero-based ­ tuno (zero-th) means first, tuin (one-th) means second, etc. Ordinals are used as adjectives (generally describing definite nouns or one-of-definite nouns), but do not change forms.
• Reverse ordinals (last, second-to-last, etc.) may be formed by adding ti to the front of the number. These are also zero-based, and work like ordinals.
• Ordinals describing adjectives may be formed by adding ʃu (or ʃi for reverse) in front of the number. These are for things like second-best, etc. The adjective stays in the form it would normally be in.
• Fractions may be formed by adding cu to the beginning of the denominator and putting the numerator before it. It is used like a cardinal number.
• Adverbs indicating the number of times an action occurs may be formed by adding pu to the beginning of the number. (puno = never, puin = once, pumi = twice, etc.)
• Negative numbers are formed by adding onic after any other prefixes.

Dates and times

Years are identified by a name, which is assigned based on an event that happened that year; if the year has not yet been named, it is called ohⱥ (previous year). A year is 290 days, consisting of 12 months of 3 weeks of 8 days, plus 2 extra days. The months are identified by ordinal numbers, and the days are identified by a prefix (hav-, hi-, ho-) plus a day of the week (súida, cocuda, carimeda, rasda, nacleda, srⱥda, bida, síucṛda); dates are written with the day following the month, with the year in front. The extra days at the beginning of the year are noda and inda.

Days are divided into fifteen hours (= 1.6 of our hours), identified by a prefix (hav-, hi-, ho-) prefixed to bleŋen, suliten, daŋen, selaŋen, olaŋen. Each hour is divided into 96 (8012) minutes (= 1 of our minutes), indicated by a two-digit ordinal after the hour; each minute is divided into 96 seconds (= 5/8 of our second), also indicated by a two-digit ordinal after the minute. The boundary between days is considered to be havbleŋ tuno-no (4:48 AM). The hours line up with our hours as follows:

 havbleŋ (early morning) 4:48-6:24 AM hibleŋ (mid morning) 6:24-8:00 AM hobleŋ (late morning) 8:00-9:36 AM havsulit (early midday) 9:36-11:12 AM hisulit (mid midday) 11:12 AM-12:48 PM hosulit (late midday) 12:48-2:24 PM havdaŋ (early afternoon) 2:24-4:00 PM hidaŋ (mid afternoon) 4:00-5:36 PM hodaŋ (late afternoon) 5:36-7:12 PM havselaŋ (early evening) 7:12-8:48 PM hiselaŋ (mid evening) 8:48-10:24 PM hoselaŋ (late evening) 10:24 PM-12:00 AM havolaŋ (early night) 12:00-1:36 AM hiolaŋ (mid night) 1:36-3:12 AM holaŋ (late night) 3:12-4:48 AM

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