A Grammar of Yami

9 Numbers
 9.1 Counting numbers
 9.2 Counting humans, animals, or objects

Numbers are connected with the counted animate or inanimate beings by the conjunction aka . For multiples of ten, the linker a is used, as follows.

Counting numbers of people

1

asa aka tao

16

nanem aka tao o ikakaroan da

2

raroa aka tao

27

papito aka tao o ikakatiloan da

3

tatlo aka tao

38

wawao aka tao o ikakapatan da

4

papat aka tao

49

sasiam aka tao o ikakaliman da

5

lalima aka tao

10

sasa a ngernan a tao

6

nanem aka tao

20

kakaroan a tao

7

papito aka tao

30

kakatloan a tao

8

wawao aka tao

70

kakapitoan a tao

9

sasiam aka tao

90

kakasiaman a tao

100

asa poo a tao