Whole Numbers[]

Kapaupa will be a base-21 numbering system. That means there are 21 unique words from 0 to 20.

Number Word Number Word
0 Nouo 11 Kwono
1 Wuno 12 Wagio
2 Towo 13 Seilo
3 Rhowo 14 Fwaro
4 Tero 15 Pipio
5 Kyowo 16 Ebiuo
6 Kwiyo 17 Orduo
7 Layio 18 Ewaigo
8 Oywo 19 Oroduo
9 Ngono 20 Lusiuo
10 Khrono

Now for the other numbers. To represent those, convert the number to base-21 and follow these digit-merging rules:

  1. If the next digit is starting with a consonant, just connect them with hyphens.
    1. There should be only 1 hyphen at each word. If there in an even number of digits, put the hyphen between the most central digits. (Ex. Kwiyopioio-lusiuongono, which means these four digits combined: 6-15-20-9. In decimal, this means 1314630) If it's odd numbered, put it in the more "last" syllables that is the closest to the center, (Ex Terolayio-Seilo, which means these three digits combined: 4-7-13. In decimal, this means 40143)\
  2. If the next digit starts with a vowel, remove the "o" at the end and connect it, no hyphens needed. (Ex. Wunebiuo, which means these 2 digits combined: 1-16. In decimal, this means 37)


This might be supposed to be called Twemonomals due to the.. base-21 thing. But whatever lets go to how decimals are named.

  1. There's a separator for whole number digits and decimal digits which is "-hior-", the only exception at the "one-hyphen rule"
  2. Everything else in whole numbers will apply, except that since decimals have no endings, instead of they becoming bigger the more digits you add, they become more precise.


  • 1.5 = Wuno-hior-kyowo
  • 0.333 = Nouo-hior-pipiewagio
  • 3.1415926535 = Rhowo-hior-ebiuo-khronofwaro-kwonokwiyebiuotowo

Since 0.1 and 0.10 is the same, both of them can be both Nouo-hior-wuno and Nouo-hior-khrono

Fractions and Writing System[]

They have also a separator "hypior", now without hyphens. For example, one half or one over two will be wuno hypior towo. Since Kapaupa still haven't had a numbering system, the numbers can be also written in Latin numbers. It might be strange at first why they still haven't made one but the reason is they "count" by paring groups that does not require real counting. That is also the reason why the number version of 10 is a shortened version of the word meaning "hands", since our 2 hands have 10 fingers.

Negatives and Operations[]

To negate a number, add a prefix "opore" if it starts with a consonant and "opor" for vice versa. Here are the words for each operation:

English Kapaupa Order
is equal to ewki te Number to Word
is greater than goert da Number to Word
is less than yoch da Number to Word
is greater or equal to goert er ekwi te Number to Word
is less or equal to yoch er ekwi te Number to Word
plus (+) comie Number to Word
minus (-) nomie Number to Word
times (*) remi Number to Word
divided by (/) noremi Number to Word
squared (^2) reiri towo Number to Word
cubed (^3) reiri rhowo Number to Word
to the power of (^) reiri Number to Word
the factorial of... (!) coremiri Number to Word
the square root of... noreiri towo Word to Number
the cube root of... noreiri rhowo Word to Number
the _ root of... noreiri _ Word to Number

The column "Order" might not be easily understood so i'll explain them. When it says "Number to Word", it means that the number that where we are doing the operation or the first number for comparative operators is the first word before the operation word and vice versa for "Word to Number".