Lucky number 15: number examples

Number 15 as said and written in my conlangs. Firstly, this number in some conscripts:


dekfai /dek’faɪ/
dek means 10 while fai means 5, so dekfai literally means “ten-five”.


dekkin /dek’kin/
Also means “ten-five” (dek=10, kin=5)

Calacalá or CLCL’

namag or NMG /na’mag/
NG: 5
NM: 10
NMG: 15

Efanyó (descends from Spanish)

kinss /kinz/
From Spanish “quince”

Estlynn (Eastern Lynn) and Lyn Talost (Western Lynn) (both descend from Spanish)

hins /hins/
Also from Spanish “quince”

Lün (descends from Spanish via Estlynn)

zaihin /’tsaɪ.hɪn/
Estlynn hins and the prefix zai- which occurs in numbers from 16 to 19 (akin to English –teen).

Lyun (descends from Spanish via Lyn Talost)

hinsi /’
From Western Lynn hins. Final i developed so as not to confuse this word with hinx (/hinʃ/, five)

Nystrr (descends from Spanish)

hins /hins/ or hinsaz /’hin.saʁ/
The second form (which could be roughly translated as *fifteens) is slightly more common.

Fein (descends from Efanyó)

je-sing /dʒe’siŋg/
Literally “ten-five”, Fein dropped Efanyó’s kinss (from Spanish quince).

Efenol (descends from Spanish)

cînth /ki:nθ/ or /tʃi:nθ/ (depending on the dialect)
From Spanish quince. Efenol’s c (which descends from Spanish /k/ sounds) can be pronounced either as /k/ or /tʃ/ before e, i, y, ê, î e ij.

Ifánico (descends from Spanish)

cinse /’
From Spanish quince. It’s phonetically identical to the Spanish word in most dialects.

Nust (descends from Nystrr)

hinse /’hin.sə/
From Nystrr hinsaz.

D’elye (descends from Spanish, its evolution was parallel to that of Efanyó)

kinz /kinθ/
From Spanish “quince”.

Fen (descends from D’elye, though it was influenced heavily by Fein)

kinz /kinθ/ or jé-sink /dʒe’siŋk/
Kinz descends from D’elye kinz, while jé-sink is a calque from Fein’s je-sing (see above).


tektyan /tek’tjan/
tek=10, tyan=5

Tonoryu (descends from Tengoko)

tecchan /tet’tʃan/
From tektyan.

Xenechen (descends from Tengoko)

chekuchan /tɕe.kɯ’tɕan/ or /tɕek’tɕan/
From tektyan.

Hahdek (descends from Tengoko)

dehdain /de:’daɪn/
From tektyan.

Zissiten (descends from Tengoko)

teccian /tet’tʃʲan/
From tektyan.

Theng-thun (descends from Tengoko)

theg-chan /tʰex˧ tʃan˧/
From tektyan.


yes /jes/
Lisnäit uses a base-12 (duodecimal) number system, thus 15 literally means a dozen (Ye) and three (S).

Alisne (descends from Lisnäit)

yexe /’je.ʃe/
It’s duodecimal as Lisnäit.

Romanice (romlang)

chindece /kin’de.tse/
From Latin quindecem (from which Spanish quince also comes).


temu /’
Literally three-five, Sohosi uses a base-5 number system.


pantu to mitu /pan˧’tsu˦ to˧ mi˦’tsu˦/
Numbers are not used nearly as often in Minmá as they are in English, thus it’s not surprising for its number system to be a bit underdeveloped. Pantu to mitu means (literally) large quantity and little quantity though that could also be interpreted as “twelve and three”. Minmá does also use a duodecimal number system as Lisnäit’s.


surpa /’suɹ.pa/
Sur means 12, (literally twice six). Pa is related to pe, “three”. Bartxe makes use of a base-6 number system.

Inlush (descends from English)

fuhtin /’fʌh’tin/
From fifteen.

Yanglish / Britanian (based in English, Germanic words are swapped with Latin/French words)

quinz /kinz/
As fifteen is Germanic, a word which comes from French is used instead.

Dongh (Based in English)

pintien /pin’tjen/
From fifteen. It takes into account earlier forms such as proto-Germanic fimf for five/fif- and old English tien for ten/teen.


tertxe /teɾ’tʃe/
ter=5, txe=10


dizo /’di.zo/
10 (di) + 5 (zo)


ludu /’lu.du/
10 (lu) + 5 (du)

Eharthen (descends from Tighaia and Proto-Tehya, see below)

sare /’sa.ɾe/ or reza /’re.dza/
Reza is used only when the number is anywhere before the verb, while sare is always used after the main verb. Eharthen’s number system is octal, , re=7, sa/za=8 (8+7=15).


dhaħi /’dʱa.ɦi/
Octal: dha=8, ħi=7.

Tighaia (descends from Proto-Tehya, it’s the ancestor of both Eharthen and Tecya)

þazi /’θa.zi/
From dhaħi.

Tecya (from Tighaia)

zaci /’za.çi/
From Proto-Tehya dhaħi.


ampene /am’
An-=+10, pende=5.

Lindavor (descends from Latin)

kindêm /kin’de:m/
From Latin quindecem (just as Romanice chindece).


That’s all so far. See you!


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