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Cabecar Counting Worksheet

Cabecar has a complex counting system that uses different numbers to refer to different classes of nouns (the two butterflies below are bótkö, for example, but two people would be ból and two sticks would be bótabo.) Modern Cabecar speakers only use this complicated number system for the numbers one through five, using Spanish numerals to count higher than that, but the original Cabecar numerals have been recorded in older texts.

Cabecar language pronunciation guide

étka
bótkö
mańátkö
tkítkö
skétkö
sétkö
kutkö
pákötkö
tanekötkö
dabómkö



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