My new minimalistic language...Keniko

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My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby arpee » 2008-10-13, 6:37

Keniko is a language based on Toki Pona, European languages, and Asian language. The goal is to use as few words as possible to describe all complex thoughts.


Vocabulary & Origins (Last Update: Nov. 17th 2008):

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8078581/Kenik ... id=4655463



Alphabet


ALPHABET (12)
---------------------------------------------

VOWELS (5)

a - /a/
e - /e/
i -/i/
o - /o/
u - /u/

CONSONANTS (7)

b - /b/, /p/
t - /t/, /d/
h - /h/
k- /k/, /g/
m - /m/
n - /n/
l - /l/, /r/ *although "l" is preferred


RULES

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Word Formation:

(Vowel)-Consonant-Vowel-Optional N

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Word Order

Subject-Verb-Object
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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-10-13, 22:52

Why not just apply this to your other language? The IAL?

Or why not just go back to work on your Toki Pona reform?
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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby sa wulfs » 2008-10-13, 23:04

omg kitty! :D

Personally, I don't get the whole borrowing random words from real languages, but if you're only interested in the fundamental structure of the language and not in its vocabulary then I guess it's OK.
Why not just apply this to your other language? The IAL?

Or why not just go back to work on your Toki Pona reform?

Come on, you aren't a real conlanger if you don't have 9 abandoned projects for every more-or-less complete (ie. usable) one.
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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby arpee » 2008-10-14, 3:10

ILuvEire wrote:Why not just apply this to your other language? The IAL?

Or why not just go back to work on your Toki Pona reform?


I was thinking about making minor changes to Bonko (Toki Pona reform) but, Keniban is a whole new animal.

sa wulfs wrote:omg kitty! :D

Personally, I don't get the whole borrowing random words from real languages, but if you're only interested in the fundamental structure of the language and not in its vocabulary then I guess it's OK.


I'm not borrowing "random" words, I'm borrowing words that would (come close to) have the same meaning in Keniban.

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Keniban Update!!

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-10-15, 23:56

Personally I believe you need to go easy on the /i/. XD
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Keniko ~Toki Pona Reform~

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby hashi » 2008-11-17, 8:04

What I think you should do, is find a free webhost somewhere, build yourself a word list in HTML and upload it to the site so theres an online page because it may be a bit hard for people interested in your language to find the word they are after here.

I like the look of the language though! I can see it is heavily east asian based.

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby arpee » 2008-11-17, 18:32

mrhashimoto wrote:What I think you should do, is find a free webhost somewhere, build yourself a word list in HTML and upload it to the site so theres an online page because it may be a bit hard for people interested in your language to find the word they are after here.

I like the look of the language though! I can see it is heavily east asian based.


Done!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8078581/Kenik ... id=4655463


you can just use the 'search' to look for whatever word you need.


EDIT:


Here is a sample text in Keniko:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
- (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

oni nin ha tu libe to iko in hono to ken. multi li ha titu to len to omo to teben iku iko kiha.

Literal translation (translating from Keniko back to English):

all person are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Some (s)he are endowed with reason and conscience and should live like family.

I think that was pretty accurate for a language with about 200 words (so far), right?

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby Kanjese » 2008-11-27, 9:30

you can't speak ASL (American Sign Language)

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Re: My new minimalistic language...keniban

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-11-27, 20:25

Kanjese wrote:you can't speak ASL (American Sign Language)

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Che? Was that supposed to be addressed to me or something?

You got me confused.
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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby Kanjese » 2008-11-27, 23:42

You don't speak in American Sign Language
or any other sign language.

Get it.
SIGN language.

you use sign with your hands not your mouth.
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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-11-28, 2:36

Kanjese wrote:You don't speak in American Sign Language
or any other sign language.

Get it.
SIGN language.

you use sign with your hands not your mouth.


Oh, well it's basically accepted to use terms like "speak" or "talk" with sign languages. Also, people use the term "phoneme" in reference to sign language too.
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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby Kanjese » 2008-11-28, 9:33

True.
Very sorry.
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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby arpee » 2008-11-30, 4:02

Which language do you think is better Keniko or Toki Pona, and why?

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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby Kanjese » 2008-11-30, 7:20

I heard Keniko but not Toki Pona.

Tell me about it by a PM
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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby arpee » 2008-12-06, 10:21

Is anyone welling to learn this language. It's not that difficult

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Re: My new minimalistic language...Keniko

Postby ILuvEire » 2008-12-06, 17:27

arpee wrote:Is anyone welling to learn this language. It's not that difficult


I'm not interested in learning another IAL. Sorry. There are just too many, and I don't like the principals of a minimalistic language.
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