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Yucuna Counting Worksheet

Like most Arawakan languages, Yucuna does not have many number words-- really only three (1, 2, and many.) It is possible to count to high numbers in Yucuna, but only by using long compound words. Today, most numerals are borrowed from Spanish (as you can see below with snku which comes from Spanish cinco -- the original Yucuna word for "five" was the unwieldy pahluw t'ela kele, which is seldom used today.)

Yucuna language pronunciation guide

pahluwha
iyam
wehi kele
pa' kele
snku



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