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The word 'Ocu' is taken from the Latin 'oculus' meaning eye. Ocu is 'spoken' using the eyes, making it a silent language. As humans have only two eyes, and only states, there are only four possible phonemes. This is explained in the phonology. Dispite this phonological simplicity, it has a syntax that should allow most sentences to be translated into the language.
Ocu has exactly four phonemes made up of eye-states.
Lexemes may not contain phoneme 0, for it is used only to seperate them. If a lexeme contains the same phoneme in a row, the phonemes are split by a short state of both eyes open. This is needed since there is no length to phonemes; for example, having one's eyes both closed for any amount of time will always count as phoneme 3. However, if there was a short period of the eyes open, then it will qualify as 33.
Ocu is written using the phoneme numbers in sequence. The short state of both eyes open used to seperate repeated phonemes is not written; the numbers are simply put next to each other.
Alternatively, Ocu may be vocalized using these conversion rules.
|Short 0 for seperation||Glottal stop|
i or j
|2||u or w|
|3||a or l|
The consonant forms are used only between vowels. Here is an example of the vocalization system: 331201210 = /aʔaju iwi/
Ocu is completely anaylitic, and has no morphology. Particles are used to show relations, derive new words, and create sentences.