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Trahæn Pwath is literally translated into English as "Mouth (as organ of speech)+emitted-from Ontology"
It has no verbs. Utterances are generally in the order Topic, (optional Modifiers), Focus. An utterance is a statement of observation or attention directed to a phenomenon.
The structure of each word is agglutinative, with basic terms suffixed to indicate relationships or variations.
|Plosive||p, pw, b, bw||t, d||k, kw, g, gw||'|
|Fricative||wh||f, v||th, dh||x, gh|
|Flap or tap|
Adjacent vowels that do not form a diphthong are separated by an 'h'. Pronunciation of that 'h' is optional except in clearly enunciated speech.
Basic noun (concept) terms are usually CV or CVC syllables, where C can be a consonant cluster. VC suffixes can be appended to refine the meaning. Compound nouns consist of a series of nouns, with the head noun at the end. For example Tra = mouth as organ of speech (Tla is mouth as organ of ingestion). Trahæn is Tra + æn (emitted from).
There are no verbs. Phenomena involving change or movement are described with sequences of nouns and postpositions indicating sequences of altered relationship, position or state.