|Genders||Male, Female, Neuter|
|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
|Progress||Expression error: Unexpected < operator.%|
Okemunatel is spoken by the Okeman people in a world much like Earth. They tend not to linger on poetic notions, yet even a single word can convey the utmost detail. Th Okeman are a political nation with a focus on equality. Because of this, masculine and feminine traits are looked down upon and seen as a sign of weakness; succumbing to either extreme is viewed as a lack of control, the most revered trait of all. Neutrality and androgyne traits are praised as it shows complete balance between the two 'life forces' and allows for no bias.
|th /θ/||s||sh /ʃ/||ch@ /x/|
|z||zh /ʒ/||r@ /ʁ/|
|Rhotic||Trill||r” /r/||r~ /ʀ/||h! /ʢ/|
|Approximant||r /ɹ/||y /j/
Here are the consonants and their meanings:
l- Famine/Poor/Lack of
|High||ő (bEEt)||o͈ (bOOt)|
|Near-high||ó (bIt)||o̗ (bOOk)|
|High-mid||o͓ (bAIt)||o̖ (bOAt)|
|Mid||o̅ (bUt)||o̲ (pAW)|
|Low||o̽ (bAt)||o̳ (pOt)|
Every vowel has a meaning when used in making a noun or adjective. (I have listed these in order going down from the left.)
Each vowel must come before or after a consonant, and vice versa. No double vowels or double consonants.
|h||voiceless velar fricative
Nouns are signified by the use of two consonants with one vowel after each.
Adjectives are signified by the use of three consonants with one vowel before each.
Verbs are conjugated according to tense (Past, Past hypothetical, Past negative, Active, Active hypothetical, Active negative, Future, Future hypothetical, and Future Negative), and person (First person singular, Third person masculine singular, Third person neuter singular, Third person feminine singular, Second person singular, First person plural, Third person masculine plural, Third person neuter plural, Third person feminine plural, and Second person plural). Each hyphen represents a consonant inserted in between the vowels to signify the meaning of the verb.
Verbs are signified by the use of four vowels with one consonant in between each.
The first consonant signifies where the action is taking place, the second to signify the action/movement of the verb, and the last to signify the time
|1p. s||2 p. s||3 p. s (m)||3 p. s (n)||3 p. (f)||1 p. p||2 p. p||3 p. p (m)||3 p. p (n)||3 p. p (f)|
Each consonant has a different meaning, making up different verbs when placed in different spaces. Because the first space for a consonant signifies the environment/location of the verb, the second space signifies a description of the action taking place, and the last space is an adjective describing the verb, 21,000+ verbs can be made.
Using the charts above, the verb 'he might run' would be ATER"OVA. The first A signifying the future, the T signifying the location of the verb (legs), the E signifying the hypothetical aspect of the verb, the R" signifying movement in the verb, the O showing that the subject is singular, the V signifying the fast movement, and the final A showing the perspective of 3rd person singular (masculine).
Okmunaatl uses an OVS sentence structure.
Words are built by the user, and there are no standard words for each meaning except in the court of law or any legal proceeding.
- there is
- that (as in “I think that…” or “the woman that…”)
- so (meaning “therefore”; e.g. “I wanted it, so I bought it”)
- at (a place)
- at (a time)
- like (meaning “similar to”)
- for (warning, this one has several meanings that you need to take care of)
- before (also as a conjunction)
- after (also as a conjunction)
- how much
- a lot
- a little
- too (as in “too tall”)
- too much
- so (as in “so tall”)
- so much
- more (know how to say “more … than …”)
- less (know how to say “less … than …”)
- as … as … (e.g. “as tall as”)
- a few
- last (meaning “past”, e.g. “last Friday”)
- last (meaning “final”)
- right (meaning “correct”)
Know them in the subject (“I”), direct object (“me”), indirect object (“to me”), and possessive (“my”) forms.
- you (plural)
If your language has grammatical gender, then learn each noun as “the [noun]” with “the” in the correct gender. (e.g. in Spanish, instead of learning language = “idioma”, learn language = “el idioma”.) This will help you remember the gender.
- no one
- (name of the language you’re studying)
- time (as in “a long time”)
- time (as in “I did it 3 times”)
- (name of your home country)
- work (as in “I have a lot of work to do”)
- mother, father, parent
- daughter, son, child
- wife, husband
- girlfriend, boyfriend
- work (as in a person working)
- work (meaning “to function”, e.g. “the TV works”)
- look for
- get (meaning “obtain”)
- stop (doing something)
- wake up
- get up
- eat breakfast (in several languages, this is a verb)
- eat lunch
- eat dinner
- create (aka “make”)
- cause (aka “make”)
- meet (meeting someone for the first time)
- meet (meaning “to bump into”)
- meet (an arranged meeting)
- ask (a question)
- ask for (aka “request”)
- be born
- thank you
- you’re welcome
- excuse me (to get someone’s attention)
- it’s fine (response to an apology)
- My name is
- What’s your name?
- Nice to meet you.
- How are you?
- I’m doing well, how about you?
- Sorry? / What? (if you didn’t hear something)
- How do you say ______?
- What does ______ mean?
- I don’t understand.
- Could you repeat that?
- Could you speak more slowly, please?
- Well (as in “well, I think…”)
- I guess that
- It’s hot. (talking about the weather)
- It’s cold. (talking about the weather)