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K'ekchi' counts in base 20. See Vigesimal for more information.
- Note that zero is a special case. It is not used in counting, but used in speech by saying
- Not one (none)
- There are not any (not there)
- may for 20
- c'al for 2-19 * 20
Counting above 19
Counting from 21 to 400
1-20 is considered the 1st 20. When counting in the 1st of any 20th section, that section is not specified. Also, increasing sections are said later in the number.
- Jun may
'Jun may' means 'One twenty'.
- Jun xcab c'al
21 is the 1st number of the 2nd 20. The K'ekchi' word means '1 2nd 20'. 21 is in the 2nd 20 because 1-20 is the first 20, and thus 21-39 is the 2nd 20 range.
- belelaju xcab c'al
The K'ekchi' word means '19 2nd 20'.
- rox c'al
The K'ekchi' word means '3rd 20' because 40 is the start of the 3rd set of 20s.
- belelaju xbelelaju c'al
The K'ekchi' word means '19 19th 20'.
One more value higher would require a new section. Consider that from 1-400 we've been in the 1st 400.
Counting from 401-127,999,999
- jun xcab ok'ob
The K'ekchi' word means '1 2nd 400'.
- belelaju xbelelaju c'al xcaukxaklaju ok'ob
The K'ekchi word means '19 19th 20 18th 400'
- xcaukxaklaju ok'ob
The K'ekchi word means '19th 400'
- belelaju xbelelaju c'al xbelelaju ok'ob
The K'ekchi' word means '19 19th 20 19th 400'
- belelaju xbelelaju c'al xbelelaju chuy xbelelaju c'alab xbelelaju quinchil xbelelaju alau
This is the largest number I can say. There would need to be a number name for 128,000,000; the equivalent to 10,000,00020 or 207.