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Trahæn Pwath
'
Type
Agglutinative
Alignment
Topic/Focus
Head direction
Final
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
No
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

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.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p, pw, b, bw t, d k, kw, g, gw '
Fricative wh f, v th, dh x, gh
Affricate ts, dz
Approximant w j h
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i, y u
Near-close
Close-mid e o
Mid
Open-mid æ
Near-open a
Open

AlphabetEdit

PhonotacticsEdit

Adjacent vowels that do not form a diphthong are separated by an 'h'. Pronunciation of that 'h' is optional except in clearly enunciated speech.

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No No No No No No
Nouns No 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 No 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

NounsEdit

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).

VerbsEdit

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. 

SyntaxEdit

VocabularyEdit

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