Hello! Since I've lost recent data about my previous conlang: Ethonese, I've tried to create some other language. This is my latest invention - it may still be somehaw awkward or how should I say, "non-evolved" due to my lack of knowledge and experiences. But I hope you will post some comments, because, you can't get tired of constructive critics (or at least you shouldn't).
Now, the beginning.Ombabi tzala
IPA: [o'ᵐbabi ǀʰala] literally: "language for people".
It is, somehow agglutinative and synthetic language, but not as languages like turkish.
First thing first, it has got relatively easy phonology, though it has two tipes of clicks (alveolar and dental):
the consonants are:
IPA: /b, ts, dz, ᵐb, ⁿd, n, m, l, ɬ, ŋ, q, k, p, t, θ, d, j, s, g, h, ʔ, w, ɸ, z/ written as /b, ts, dz, mb, nd, n, m, l, ľ, ng, q, p, t, tx, d, y, s, g, h, ', w, v, z/
*note that p, k, q and t can be aspirated, written as /kh, ph, qh and th/ or pre-aspirated, written as /jk, jp, jq and jt/.
There are known the two forms of clicks: dental and alveolar.
Dental clicks are:
/ǀ, ǀʰ, ᵑǀ, ᵑǀʰ/ all written as /tz
Alveolar clicks are:
/!, ǃʰ, ᵑǃ/ written as /tq
for aspirated click/
Vowels are simple:
/a, ɛ, e, i, o, ɔ, u/ written as /a, e, ê, i, o, ô, u/ They can all be long, which is marked by double letter: for example:'oo
meaning "and" [ʔo:]
are not very common.
I didn't already work on alphabet itself, but I believe I will construct it soon.
I will not include all the grammar in here, just some basics. First, about infinitive verbs - they exist, but are not commonly used in language. Verbs can be modified due to their number and person, starting with few basics forms of verb to be:ba
- I am mba
- we arebo
- you are mbo
- he/she/it is mbe
- they are
Other verbs are modified simply by adding these forms of verb "to be" as a suffix:kawa
- "to work"kawaba
- "I work"kawamba
- "we work"
qubu - "to leave"Ule qubumba.
They are leaving him.
"to clean"Ngawa tqhamba.
We are cleaning the house.
Oh, I forgot to mention - the primary word order is OVS. So the sentence "Tom eats a fruit" would look like thatKako ube Tom.
I will finish my description tomorrow with past and future tense etc. But only if time will show mercy on me. For now I can just give you one example of sentence:Tqanga iwe! Ingi opizza umbesa sibi! 'Oo ngawa tqhambesa imi!
[unbeliveable that! all PL-pizza eat-3pl-past really! and hause clean-3pl-past NEGATIVE]
That is unbeliveable! They really ate all the pizzas! And they didn't clean the house!