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Word of the Day

Today we will examine some patterns in numbers, what a number looks like when it is used and some “daily” uses of numbers.

For the numbers 20 and beyond we have some interesting ways the numbers are expressed. There is a suffix -ni- that is used two different ways. The first way it means: Times as in multiplication.

The number for 20 is: tewnipni lap-ten times two.

We could also get to 20 by tonipni wonip=five times four.

Numbers in Klamath have two forms. There is the number form and the form it takes when used.

we have the number 5=tonip. When we use it, we add the suffix-ni to the number.

if I say 5 horses, it is tonipni wac.  ni tonipni wac sle-a. I see five horses.

So, a number has its form-tonip. When the number is used it has another form-tonipni. Every multiple of 10 in Klamath is expressed by tewnipni ___ (whatever the number is: 20,30,40,50, …) tewnipni lap, tewnipni ndan, tewnipni wonip, tewnipni tonip, …

                                                           Change of subject

Now we are going to look at the days of the week. The first 5 days of the week are made from numbers-stating the first-fifth day of the week.

The first day of the week is the word for “first”-lobini.

Days of the week:

Monday=lobini                     First day of the week

Tuesday=lapniks                  Second day of the week

Wednesday=ndanniks        Third day of the week

Thursday=wonipniks          Fourth day of the week

Friday=tonipniks                 Fifth day of the week

Saturday=se-ets                    The day of the week the federals used to distribute items.

Sunday=sandi                       Sunday is sunday