KUDUMBI Numbers (Kulumbi Ankedde)
|Kudumbi numbers||Sounds Like||English Translation|
|Ek||"E" as in "egg" but substitute "k" for "g"||One|
|Doni||"Doh-owni" as in "bone"||Two|
|Tini||"theeni": "t" is soft as in "theme"||Three|
|Chari||"Ch" as in "Chat"(middle of tongue touches the roof)||Four|
|Panche||"punch": "ch" is soft (tip of tongue between the teeth)||Five|
|Sathe||"sathe" with 'a" sound as in British pronunciation of "bath" not as in American pronunciation "bath"||Seven|
|Atte||Hard "th" as in the ending of "bought" or "fought"||Eight|
|Nouva||"nova" as in "november"||Nine|
|Dha||Hard "Dh" as in "Dharma"||Ten|
|Tera||"T e h- rah" with a soft "t" as in "the"||Thirteen|
|Choudah||"choh-the-ah" with a soft "ch" (tip of tongue between the teeth)||Fourteen|
|Souvla||"Saw-lah", the double lls have a unique sound that has no english equivalent; refer to the Konkani Alphabet and corresponding sound files||Sixteen|
|Ekunnise||"Ekk-oon-eese" but substitute the "g" in egg with "k"||Nineteen|
KUDUMBI Numbers in sentences.
Let's go shopping
You saw a nice T-shirt and want to ask how much it costs:
You: Ekka kithi mola?
(How much is this worth?)
The vendor: ekka Ponnera rupoya.
You(choosing to bargain): Dha Puroive?
(Is ten enough ?)
Vendor(shaking his head): Na. Bara rupoya.
No. Twelve rupees.
You(shaking your head): Na. Dha rupoya.
No. Ten rupees!
Vendor(finally giving up). purom.
You met a friendly kudumbi who wants to know about your family.
Friend: Tumgue gharkede kithoo bhurgin ahai?
(How many children in your family?)
You: Amche gharkede panche bhurgin ahai..
You: Ami tin bhau anike don bhoinniyon.
(We are three brother and two sisters)
Friend: Tuka kithoo vorosu jalyaayi?
(How many years do you have/how old are you?)
You(giving more information than s/he asked just so you can practice your
Mhaka ekunnise vorose jalyaayi. Hanv the vollo.
(I have nineteen years/I'm nineteen. I'm the oldest.)
Ek bhavake sothera vorose anike ekl bhavake choudha vorose.
(One brother has seventeen years/is seventeen and the second has fourteen/is fourteen.)
Mage ek bhoinni ke ikera vorse anike bhoinni ke panche vorose.
(One sister is of eleven years and the smallest sister is of five years).
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