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Fo So
Fou So
Type
isolating
Alignment
Syntactic
Head direction
first
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
no
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

Fo so, translating to we speak, more loosely our speech, is a language centered around removing ambiguity in the nature of existence. Though in the very early stages of construction, Fo so aims to convey the true nature of things, ideas, and all other facets of creation.

PhonologyEdit

Consonants - WIPEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m ɲ ȷ̃
Plosive p b k g ʔ
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ h
Affricate tʃ dʒ
Approximant r j w
Trill r
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l ʎ
Lateral flap

Vowels - WIPEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

AlphabetEdit

Fo So is currently written with Latin script, sans diacritics. The alphabet is as follows: Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Zz

There are several digraphs, which represent unique sounds but are not considered unique letters. These include the dipthongs ou [oʊ], eu [y], au [ɔʊ], ai [aɪ], ao [ɐ̃w], and ah [ɑ̃], and other digraphs cc [t͡ʃ], ss [ʃ], gh [g], th [θ], dh [ð], dg [d͡ʒ] , rr [r] and lh [ȷ̃], as well as ' to indicate a glottal stop [ʔ]. Orthography is largely phonetic.

PhonotacticsEdit

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GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No Yes No No No No
Nouns Yes No No No No No No No
Adjectives Yes No No No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb No No No No No No No No
Pronouns Yes No Yes No No No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article Yes No Yes No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No

In Fo so, nouns have no innate gender.. Fo so has relatively strict word order, with the position of words within sentences contributing greatly to their meaning. While prepositions do exist, they are usually omitted except in formal speech, poetry and/or where their use is required to remove ambiguity. Verbs are appended with prefixes to indicate their tense. Take the following for example.

Se - [seɪ] (to) be, exist, stay, live etc.

This represents the pure action undertaken by the verb, free of tense. When prefixed by E- [ə], it becomes ese, [ə-seɪ] meaning is, am, are etc. When instead appended by seu- [sy], it becomes seuse, [sy-seɪ] placing it in the Recent Past, meaning was, were. There are five such tense prefixes.

  • Nu- [nuː] The Distant Past, things that once were that now are not, things that were a long time past.
  • Seu- [sy] The Recent Past, things that recently occured, things still occuring which began recently
  • E- [ə] The Present, things that currently are occurring.
  • Ra- [rɔ] The Near Future, things that will soon occur.
  • Mo- [mo] The Distant Future, things that will someday occur.

These can be applied to all verbs.

Seupao [sy-pɐ̃w]- left, departed, exited. Deu [dy] seupao - you left.

La ebao! [lɔ ə-bɐ̃w] - she's dying! Homom dudom mobao [hom-om dʊd-om mo-bɐ̃w]. - everyone will die (eventually).

Plurality in nouns is indicated by suffixing -m (where vowel-final), or -a (where consonant-final).

VocabularyEdit


No. English Fo So
1IO
2you (singular)Deu
3heEle
4weFo
5you (plural)Deum
6theyElem/Lam
7thisIco
8thatAca
9hereJaha
10thereUja
11whoCi
12whatCa
13whereCo
14whenCua
15howCao
16notNao
17allDudo(m)
18manyWumbo(m)
19someom
20fewfju
21otherOdgro
22oneUm
23twoDu
24threeDua
25fourFua
26fiveFae
27bigmege
28longMaca
29wideLatur
30thickGor
31heavyTrou
32smallpeu
33shortgar
34narrowgarou
35thinnatata
36womanGin
37man (adult male)Ando
38man (human being)homo
39childbei
40wifeginina
41husbandandao
42mothermater
43fatherpater
44animalzeu
45fishespesco
46birdpou
47dogpijer
48louselaus
49snakeheses
50wormwerm
51treeArbe
52forestarbend
53stickpal
54fruitTourta
55seedsid
56leafFelo
57rootroto
58barkderm
59flowerfleur
60grassccortou
61ropeskene
62skinPjel
63meatCarr
64bloodSanguime
65boneOste
66fatLep
67eggUev
68hornCera
69tailOur
70featherPouge
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