The Hul'q'umi'num' numbers ten to nineteen are formed as follows.

'apun | ten | |

'apun 'i' kw' nuts'a' | eleven | |

'apun 'i' kw' yuse'lu | twelve | |

'apun 'i' kw' lhihw | thirteen | |

'apun 'i' kw' xu'athun | fourteen | |

'apun 'i' kw' lhq'etsus | fifteen | |

'apun 'i' kw' t'xum | sixteen | |

'apun 'i' kw' tth'a'kwus | seventeen | |

'apun 'i' kw' te'tsus | eighteen | |

'apun 'i' kw' toohw | nineteen |

"Seventeen", for example, can be broken down as follows:
**'apun** ("ten") + ** 'i'** ("and") +** kw'** ("a/the") + **tth'a'kwus** ("seven").

**Kw'** is an article and is used if you are just counting. If you are actually counting things which you can see, replace it with an appropriate article like** tthu:** **'Apun 'i' tthu tth'a'kwus** "seventeen".

The higher numbers also work this way, as in the examples on the next pages.