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Kasawei
Kasawetamuna
Type Agglutinative
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders 2
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
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Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Labial-Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g ʔ
Fricative s z
Affricate tʃ dʒ
Approximant ɹ j w
Lateral l

VowelsEdit

There is also a system of accents that Kasawei have. Vowels with a superscript is accented while subscript is not accented. Each script has a number and vowels with the same numbers are group together. The only one that is not grouped is the Central-Mid vowel, or [ə]. This instead is always unaccented.

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i3 u4
Near-high ɪ3 ʊ4
High-mid e2 o5
Mid ə
Low-mid ɛ2 ɔ5
Near-low æ1
Low a1 ɐ1

PhonotacticsEdit

Kasawei is a (C)V(n) Language. This means that it can only have consonants in the Onset except for [n] which can be in the Coda unless if the syllable is inside or at the start of the word. Diphthongs should have their Onset Vowel to be accented while the Offset Vowel must be unaccented.

Writing SystemEdit

Letter j r ch y t d k g p b m n
Sound ɹ j t d k g p b m n
Letter l w a e i o u ' s z
Sound l w æ a ɐ ə e ɛ ɪ i o ɔ ʊ u ʔ s z
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

Kasawei is written in SVO.

Inflections, Compounds, and Agglutination Edit

Rootword Affix Word /w Affix Meaning

LexiconEdit


No. English Kasawei
1IIta
2you (singular)Gawe
3heYanen
4wePawo
5you (plural)Gawe'an
6theyTake
7thisIsika
8thatIsija
9hereIsikawan
10thereIsijakan
11whoWaren
12whatWalo
13whereKata
14whenSena
15howLapa
16notBapa
17allWerata
18manyWeratamo
19someBaperata
20fewBaperatamo
21otherNaweta
22oneGewen
23twoDedan
24threeWaran
25fourPanan
26fivePotan
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47dog
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flower
60grass
61rope
62skin
63meat
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72head
73ear
74eye
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heart
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laugh
101see
102hear
103know
104think
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walk
122come
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sun
148moon
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172red
173green
174yellow
175white
176black
177night
178day
179year
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185good
186bad
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199right
200left
201at
202in
203with
204and
205if
206because
207name

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