Waorani is an indigenous language from Ecuador. The following arithmetic expressions involve the numbers from 1 to 10 in Waorani. The x symbol is used to denote multiplication. The square of a number n is marked as n². Each underlined sequence represents one number from 1 to 10.

(A) mẽña mẽña mẽña mẽña + mẽña go mẽña = ãẽmãẽmpoke go aroke × 2

(B) aroke² + mẽña² = ãẽmãẽmpoke

(C) ãẽmãẽmpoke go aroke² = mẽña go mẽña × ãẽmãẽmpoke mẽña go mẽña

(D) mẽña × ãẽmãẽmpoke = tipãẽmpoke

H-1 Can you write these numbers in Waorani?

3 =

5 =

7 =

10 =

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