## Bayë Number System

#### Cardinal numbers:

The Bayë count by sixes, due to the fact that they have six fingers on each hand.

- na
- one
- mis
- two
- la
- three
- wor
- four
- mjel
- five
- θess
- six

This is where the number systems repeats.

- θessna
- seven (six (θess) [+] one (na) = seven)
- θessmis
- eight (six (θess) [+] two (mis) = eight)
- θessla
- nine
- θesswor
- ten
- θessmjel
- eleven

Again, the system starts over again. This time the preceding “mis-” indicates that “θess” is doubled by two. The final suffix indicates what number is additionally added to this (ex. mis (two) [x] θess (six) [+] na (one) = thirteen). This system continues in the same fashion indefinitely.

- misθess
- twelve (two [x] six)
- misθessna
- thirteen (two [x] six [+] one)
- misθessmis
- fourteen
- misθessla
- fifteen
- misθesswor
- sixteen
- misθessmjel
- seventeen
- laθess
- eighteen (three [x] six)
- laθessna
- nineteen (three [x] six [+] one)
- laθessmis
- twenty
- laθessla
- twenty-one
- laθesswor
- twenty-two
- laθessmjel
- twenty-three
- worθess
- twenty-four (four [x] six)
- worθessna
- twenty-five
- worθesswis
- twenty-six
- worθessla
- twenty-seven
- worθesswor
- twenty-eight
- worθessmjel
- twenty-nine
- mjelθess
- thirty (five [x] six)
- mjelθessna
- thirty-one
- mjelθessmis
- thirty-two
- mjelθessla
- thirty-three
- mjelθesswor
- thirty-four (five [x] six [+] four)
- mjelθessmjel
- thirty-five
- θessθess
- thirty-six (six [x] six)
- θessnaθess
- forty-two (seven [x] six)
- θessmisθess
- forty-eight (eight [x] six)
- θesslaθess
- fifty-four (nine [x] six)
- θessworθess
- sixty (ten [x] six)
- θessmjelθess
- sixty-six (eleven [x] six)
- misθessθess
- seventy-two (twelve [x] six)
- misθessnaθess
- seventy-eight (thirteen [x] six)
- θessworθess
- eighty-four (fourteen [x] six)
- misθesslaθess
- ninety (fifteen [x] six)
- misθessworθess
- ninety-six (sixteen [x] six)
- misθessmjelθess
- one hundred two (seventeen [x] six)

- θessmisθessmis
- fifty
- θessnaθessla
- seventy-five
- misθessworθesswor
- one hundred (2 x 6 + 4 (16) x 6 (96) + 4 (100))

- θesswor misθesseworθesswor
- one thousand (10 x 100)
- mislekiir misθessworθesswor
- 200

“mislekiir” means literally “two of itself”, referring here to the number 100, therefore, 200. This is used often as a way of expressing “two times” some number. “mislekiir θesswor misθessworθesswor” is 2000.