| Name: I Lisa
Head Direction: Mixed
Number of genders: 1
This is meant to be a simple language, based on the letters that are shared by all UNESCO languages (and possible future UNESCO languages). Those languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish (and Bengali, Hindi, Portuguese, and Turkish). It could also have a "simple" grammar.
Every subtopic will be divided in a certain way. First, the language will be explained in a linguist-satisfying way. Then, it will be explained in a layman-satisfying way.
Also, this language would not necessarily be easy for people who speak these languages; for this, I apologize. I originally intended for this to be an auxiliary language, but now I realize that this is barely even a language. Maybe if I find that this is good, I'll make it an auxiliary language again. But as of now, it's basically an artlang meant to be a minimalist sketchlang.
|Plosive||b /p~b/||d /t̪~d̪~t~d/||g /k~g/|
|Approximant||l /l~ɫ/||j||w /v~w/|
|High||i /e~i/||u /o~u/|
The stops are written as voiced because I don't know of any language with only aspirated voiced plosives; however, many languages have aspirated voiceless plosives and no tenuis voiceless plosives.
"m" is the sound in mice or them.
"n" is the sound in nice or then.
"b" is the sound in ball or job.
"d" is the sound in dog or bad.
"g" is the sound in good or dig.
"s" is the sound in stand or grass.
"l" is the sound in laugh or mall.
"i" is the sound in bean or pea, but NOT in mint.
"u" is the sound in room or fool, but NOT in stuck.
"a" is the sound in arm or bar, but NOT in cat.
|Two||/ʔiθna:n/||lian||/tu/||/dø/||/dva/ - /dvʲe/||/dos/||/do/||/dui/||duis||igi||du|
Adjectives come after nouns. The word order is SVO.
Arabic: NOM ACC GEN
English: GEN (NOM ACC)
French: N/A (NOM ACC DAT)
Russian: NOM ACC GEN DAT INSTR PREP
Spanish: N/A (NOM ACC DAT)
Bengali: NOM ACC/DAT GEN LOC
Hindi: OBL VOC GEN ERG DAT
Portuguese: N/A (NOM ACC DAT COM)
Turkish: NOM ACC DAT ABL LOC GEN
Because most of the languages do not have any one case, Lisa I has no cases.
Because Chinese has no case, no pronouns have case.
The verbs all have one form.
There are prepositions.