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Aeuoi 「Aē Uo」

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Aeuoi
Aē Uo
Type Analytic
Alignment Ergative–accusative (Tripartite)
Head direction Initial
Tonal Yes
Declensions Yes
Conjugations No
Genders yes
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Words of 1500
Creator [[User:|]]

Very obviously still a work in progress so I apoligize for current inconsistencies.

Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Epiglottal Glottal
Plosive ʡ ʔ
Fricative ɸ/f ɧ ʜ/ʢ
Approximant ʋ
Lateral fric. ɬ/ɮ
Implosive ɠ/ʛ

VowelsEdit

Front Central Back
Close ʉ
Close-mid e/ɛ o/oⁿ
Mid
Open-mid
Open ɑ

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter a/aa/aaa - å̆ ĕ/e/ei u/uu/ů o/ou/o̊ ô f ff yw x xj h hj kl
Sound ɑ e/ɛ ʉ o oⁿ ɸ f ɧ ɬ ɮ ʜ ʢ ʡ
Letter k v gl
Sound ʔ ʋ ɠ/ʛ
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

Nouns have 3 primary syntaxical declension patters in Aeuoi. Number is indicated through the use of adjectives. Definiteness, definite or indefinite, is mandatorily expressed along with the case, either accusative, ergative, or absolute, as well as the one of 5 genders, human, animal/plant, stone/non-plant material, dead matter, heavenly/ever present matter.

Articles and Genders Edit

Indefinite and Definite Edit

The indefinite or definite article is mandatory for any noun always and is placed directly before the noun in almost all cases. It also inflects the gender of the noun as either human, animal/plant, stone/non-plant material, dead matter, heavenly/ever present matter. Definite or indefinite can also be when the noun is plural or singular to indicate the definiteness of one, or a multitude of things.

Intransitive Transitive
Absolutive Ergative Accusative
Definate Indefinate Definate Indefinate Definate Indefinate
Human ak/akl fu ôxj xju xe xu
Animal/Plant ak/akl fu ôxjo xju xo xu
Mineral/Non-plant hae fou xjae xjou xae xou
Dead hja fo̊ xjjo xjo̊ ffo xo̊
Heavenly/Unchanging ahha fah axjja xjah affa xah

For example: akl hohjô - ARTL(human.def.abs) MAN - incomplete thought

"the man"

Likewise, fo̊ hohjô - ARTL(dead.indef.abs) MAN - incomplete thought

"a dead man"

VerbsEdit

Verbs in Aeuoi do not conjugate for any tenses instead, other words are used to syntaxically show position in time. All verbs are regular, though state-of-being verbs as well as a few other verbs maintain completely separate words for animate and inanimate subjects and or agents (if transitive).

Pronouns Edit

Pronouns in Aeuoi do not agree with anything and take no article. There is no distinction in plurality. The 1st/2nd person human is used to indicate 2nd person human in formal situations as the 1st person non-human has virtually the same pronunciation as the 2nd person human (and is thus considered rude).

Singular/Plural
Human Non-human
1st/[2nd Person (Formal)] ao aao
2nd Person aao aaao
3rd Person eo eio
4th Person (reflexive) ae aae

For example: Ffå̆klaa ao xu Xjou. - BE(1p.sg/pl) ARTL(human.indef.acc) JOE.

I am Joe.

SyntaxEdit

The default word order for transitive clauses is VSO or Verb-Agent-Object(Patient). Likewise for intransitive clauses the default is VS or Verb-Subject. Adjectives precede nouns and take a possessive affix in order to effect the noun. Adverbs are adjectives modified syntaxically. Prepositions come immediately following the verb.

LexiconEdit

Example textEdit

The man eat/ate/will eat the apple.

Ywĕo ffo gleiå̆f ôxj hohjô.

GLOSS: eat.V.TRANS. DEF.ARTCL.ACC.DEAD apple DE.ARTCL.ERG.HUMAN man.

(Ate the apple, the man did.)

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