Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sneak Peek of Spundaluvian

 Spundaluvian is a new language I'm working on. As you can see, it uses a slightly modified form of the Órgom Silawa alphabet. In fact, it is related taxonomically with my other language, so you may recognize some of the roots! Below is a fully parsed example to get you accustomed. nil.o fakad.e i herv.i
(I-'o'-mark have left it-'e'-mark) (Neal-'o'-mark) (house-'e'-mark) (and) (I go through more than five 'i'-marks) (tree-'i'-mark) yormast.e forg.e
(I want it-'o'-mark) ( I 'o'-mark subordinate to see it-'e'-mark) (old 'e'-mark) (ship 'e'-mark) forg holip.o ne.ko.tihul.fa
(it is from it-'o'-mark) (ship) (group-'o'-mark) (realative 'o'-mark which will come in)

 Here are a few of the more interesting features:

-There are vowel markers which can be worked into just about any part of speech to coordinate it to another word in the same sentence. These are all interchangeable and reset for every sentence. For instance, if a verb specifies an "o-mark" object, whatever noun, phrase, or group in the sentence with the "o-mark" is the subject, wherever it or they may be.

-There are three numbers: singular, paucal (2-5), and plural (6+).

-Tense is indicated by a vowel shift in the verbal stem.

That's just a teaser. Enjoy!