Things in Scots #8: Nummers

Welcome to day eight of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Following up with the basics of Days and Months, today’s post is all about nummers (numbers).

Wan (also ane, yin)

Twa (also twae)

Three (also chree, threy, tree, hree)




Seeven (also siven)

Aicht (also aucht, echt)


Ten (also tenaby)

Eleeven (also aleeven)


Therteen (also thirteen, tretten)



Hunner (also hunder)

In Inglis: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, twenty, hundred.

If you want to ken the Scots for anything, just ask in the comments section.

Thenks fur stoapin by, and hae a wunnerfu day.

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Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

7 thoughts on “Things in Scots #8: Nummers

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    This is such a fun series. I love writing in ‘voice’in my stories and love the sound of these words as I can hear them rolling off the tongue.

    1. Awesome! I’m loving that I can finally share the language that I think in. I’m toying with recording audio for the series. 🤓

      1. Chris Hall says:

        That would be great! Might it need subtitles though? 😉

      2. 🤣 I remember in the 80s and 90s–after many demands from the south of England–that they had to add subtitles to Rab C. Nesbit, and a couple of other shows, when they aired there.

  2. Miraz: @SusanB Hmmm, there is no nummer 9? via

  3. SusanB: Oops! 🤪 Thanks for that, @Miraz Got it fixed now. Nine is the same in Scots as it is in English. via

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