Journal about the inventing of Linkhawi (catchier name for thread needed)

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Journal about the inventing of Linkhawi (catchier name for thread needed)

Postby Mock » 2017-07-08, 0:07

I'm interested a lot in linguistics and want to invent languages for fun. So I decided to do a journal about the inventionprogress of my first language, Linkawit, as I call it, so it will be more fun.
Basicly I'm going to post any new ideas, vocabulary, gramatical rules, etc. for it in here when I come up with them and hope for criticism and suggestions for improvement by the other forum members.

The people who speak it: I'm imagining it spoken by nomadic tribes with low level of technology in a warm, flat savanna region with a lot of dangerous animals and plants. So kinda like the native north american tribes, and I'm also trying to lean it at their languages a bit.

Phonology:
vowels: i = close front; e = close-mid near-front; a = open central; o = close-mid back
no diphtongs, an h after another consonant means that it is esperated

consonants: b = voiced bilabial plosive; p = unvoiced bilabial posive; d = voiced alveolar plosive;
t = unvoiced alveolar plosive; g = voiced velar plosive; k = unvoiced velar plosive;
s = unvoiced alveolar fricative; z = voiced alveolar fricative; h = unvoiced glottal fricative;
j = palatal approximant; w = labiodental approximant

S-O-V word order, no articles, adjectives come after nouns, kinda agglutanive, the syllable are formed: cv, cvc, ccv or ccvc

Personal pronouns:
1st person singular: a
2nd person singular: si
3rd person singular: po for dangerous/unpleasent/bad things (I),
de for safe/pleasant/good things (II),
wa for persons/pets/neutral things (III)
1st person plural: thisa
2nd person plural: thisi
3rd person plural: thipo (I), thide (II), thiwa (III)

demonstrative pronouns: zipo for a near bad thing
zepo for a far bad thing
zide for a near good thing
zede for a far good thing
ziwa for a near neutral thing
zewa for a far neutral thing
for the plurals just as the prefix thi at the beginning, like in the personal pronouns
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Mock
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Re: Journal about the inventing of Linkhawi (catchier name for thread needed)

Postby Mock » 2017-07-08, 13:06

I've thought of some grammaticle rules for the placing of the different case in the sentence.
It may be SOV, but I've decided that all other kinds of clauses like location, instrument, indirect object etc. are behind the verb.
The direct object always gets attached to the main verb, for example:
I like you. = A sidhi.
(the syllables are si and dhi) dhi = to like

Now how a sentence looks if there also is a destination/dative, for example:
I give you the ball. = A dwetakwis dasi.
(the syllables are are dwe, ta and kwis) dweta = ball, kwis = to give
the da-prefix indicates the destination, direction, etc. and also the indirect object.

But there also is a exception to the rule: If there is no direct object but another clause beside the subject, it gets attached to the verb instead, for example:
The ball is on the tree. = Dweta bothabtas.
(the syllables are bo, thab and tas) bo = the prefix for on, like in the example: on the tree, thab = tree,
tas = to be (and also to go)

dangerous nouns always end on k,t, p or z
good ones on: a, e, i or o
and neutral ones on: g, d, b or s

Verbs always end on consonants and adjectives and adverbs always on vowels.

Adjectives always get attached at the end of the noun they belong to, for example:
the brown ball = dwetabedo
brown = bedo

And I'm changing the name from Linkawit to Linkhawi


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