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Menawe
Manawe
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

This language is being built for the original intention of a private language between me and my friends. Although this may be so, I still post this language publicly so as to be given adequate critique. If you have any ideas, notice any irregularity, or have any questions feel free to message me.

PhonologyEdit

Until I can find a way to use the Akeda (traditional Menawe script) I will be using the Adegi (romanized Menawe) on this wiki. You can find and analyze my script on Fontstruct, the script aptly named Menawe.

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal M N NG
Plosive B T D G
Fricative V S Z X K H
Affricate
Approximant W Y
Trill R
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close I
Near-close
Close-mid E O
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open A

AlphabetEdit

Akeda on Fontstruct

Adegi: A, D, E, G, I, K, M ,N, NG, O, R, S, T, V, W, X, Y, Z

PhonotacticsEdit

CV with the exception of NGA NGE NGI and NGO Any syllable of the Akeda can be next to any pther syllable of the Akeda.

GrammarEdit

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

Each noun gender is represented by an article which is placed after the noun. Menawe nouns can be extremely vague because technical meanings can be obtained through the addition of an article.

VocabularyEdit


No. English Menawe
1Ime
2you (singular)nga
3hezo
4wemeye
5you (plural)ngaye
6theyziye
7thiszama, ma
8thatzaya, ya
9heremazia
10thereyazia
11whoinaxe
12whatniroxe
13whereziaxe
14whenzaixe
15howgiyaxe
16notvai
17allwa, gi
18manyyi
19somesi
20fewmi
21otherota
22onemia
23twodea
24threetia
25fourkaya
26fivesia
27bigkimaxa
28longkikimi
29widekiwamo
30thickkigana
31heavykimaze
32smallmimaxa
33shortmikimi
34narrowmiwamo
35thinmigana
36womaninavi
37man (adult male)inazo
38man (human being)mena
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animalzako ko
45fishvixi
46birddodo ko
47dogero ko
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flowerneya mo
60grassniwamo mo
61rope
62skin
63meatzako yo
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72headneya yo
73ear
74eyeoyo yo
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tonguetaga yo
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heartyari yo
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laughkairo na
101seeoyo na
102hear
103knowneya sa
104thinkneya na
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fightnaga na
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walkanada na
122comevenga na
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142playwiya na
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sunsona oi
148moonmona oi
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earthmanewa oi
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountaingikimi ti
172rednikora
173greendakora
174yellowsikora
175whitewakora
176blackvaikora
177nightnona i
178dayxona i
179year
180warmkitema
181coldmitema
182full
183new
184old
185goodkenamo
186badvanamo
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199rightedari
200leftwedari
201at
202in
203withmata
204andkodo
205if
206because
207name


Example textEdit

Natasi Xanovanera i na Karo ze dari!


Common Phrases and Words:

xaroma- Hello

xaromako- Hello again

bai - goodbye (informal)

kenamo sonase i - Good morning 

kenamo monase i - Good Night

owoze sa nga - how are you?

me owo sa kenamo ta - I am good

Zazexe sa nga- what is your name?

me zaze sa...- my name is

waixi na- please

Maxi na- thank you (informal)

ariga na- thank you(formal)

maya na- sorry, excuse me, pardon

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