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AlphabetEdit

Komet's alphabet is phonetic; each sound has one sound and words are pronounced how they are spelled. Komet words usually are never capitalized. Words are stressed on the second to last sylable

a e h i k l m n o p t v y '
father egg help see kid love mother no flow play tub vexed yes glottal stop

Language propertiesEdit

Like most Polynesian languages, Komet's pronouns have three persons (first, second, and third) and three numbers (singular, dual, and plural). These pronouns work both in the subjective and objective case.

Singular Dual Plural
1st 'i 'i'i 'ini
2nd 'au 'au'au 'aua
3rd kau kau'u kaua

Komet is a subject-object-verb language. It uses tense particles to denote what tense one is speaking in. Additionally, Komet is a language that allows couplets - simple to-be sentences can be created by simply putting the subject and object next to eachother

Particles useful in making a sentence

  • vi - marks the subject of the sentence (only used in either to-be sentences or in sentences with both a subject and an object, otherwise it is redundant).
  • aku - marks the past tense
  • em - marks the future tense
  • mat - makes the sentence a question, placed at end of sentence
  • lo - makes the sentence negative, placed at end of sentence, literally means "no"
  • ya - particle often put at the end of sentences, often just for emphasis

Example sentences

  • 'i 'olelo ya - I am talking
  • 'i vi au 'olelo - I talk to you, i am talking to you
  • 'i vi au 'e 'olelo - I will talk to you.
  • 'i kau 'aku 'olelo - i talked to her
  • 'au vi 'i 'em 'olelo mat? - Will you talk to me?
  • 'au vi 'i 'e 'olelo lo - You aren't talking to me
  • kau vi 'alatet - she/he is a doctor

AdjectivesEdit

Adjectives are placed after the noun. In addition, the adjective must agree with the first letter of the noun. To make gramatical sense, one must add the nouns first consonent to the base adjective, which always begins with i. If the noun begins with a vowel, a glottal stop (') is added.

  • katvi kinanako - the sad person
  • 'alatet 'ikiki - the good doctor

DemonstrativesEdit

Close to speaker Far from speaker Question
Thing ke'o (this) ne'o (that) te'o (what)
Time kau'o (now) nao'o (then - past or future) tau'o (when)
Place keme (here) neme (there) teme (where)
Person (none) (none) tekau (who)
Reason (none) (none) teha (why)
Way (none) (none) toko'i (how)

People are just refered to as  "kau", meaning she/he.

QuantifiersEdit

As in English, words denoting number or amount are placed before the noun

  • maui katvi vi kau ala'ala - everyone loves her/him (maui; every)
  • 'i vi tek ko'u 'oe - I have two dogs.

Important phrases:Edit

  • yat - yes
  • lo - no
  • 'oloha - hello/goodbye
  • 'au vi 'ikiki mat? - how are you? (singular; literally "are you good?")
  • yat, 'i vi 'ikiki ya, mo 'au? - yes, I am doing good, and you? (response to 'au vi 'ikiki mat)
  • 'au vi iti'inkilit 'olelo mat? - do you speak English?
  • 'au vi itikomet 'olelo mat? - do you speak Komet?
  • helehele - a little
  • pau'u! - stop!
  • ha'uha'u! -fire!

NumbersEdit

  • 0 - nuk
  • 1 - ki
  • 2 - tek
  • 3 - tem
  • 4 - vap
  • 5 - kam
  • 6 - pit
  • 7 - tela
  • 8 - naua
  • 9 - naui
  • 10 - oko
  • 11 - okomoki
  • 12 - okomotek
  • 20 - tekoko
  • 21 - tekokomoki
  • 100 - oko'oko
  • 101 - oko'okomoki
  • 118 - oko'kiokomonaua
  • 123 - oko'tekokomotem
  • 1000 - oko'oko'oko

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