This post will be an attempt to tell you everything I didn't say in the earlier posts.
Adjective suffix, for deriving an adjective: -a
Adverb suffix: -qa
No, we don't have negative comparatives, superlatives, etc. I didn't think of that at the time.
Gerund or noun suffix (ing): -e (Note: this is NOT equivalent to the progressive or present imperfect ending in English which is also -ing. Tikolmian has no progressive tense.)
"Doer" suffix (er): -ok
Passive infix: -(e)d- (attached to the verb stem; when the tense suffix begins with -l- a -dl- cluster results and is pronounced as [K\])
Passive prefix (very rare to nonexistent): vo-
I've also decided that the "hundred" suffix is -sīx (from -sisi). So:
iso = 1
mik = 2
zekō = 3
tiek = 4
tab = 5
lad = 6
lobok = 7
ayw = 8
sas = 9
mos = 10
isoma = 11
mikma = 22
zekōma = 33
tiekma = 44
tabma = 55
ladma = 66
lobokma = 77
aywma = 88
sasma = 99
mosma = 110
isosīx = 121
miksīx = 242
zekōsīx = 363
tieksīx = 484
tabsīx = 605
ladsīx = 726
loboksīx = 847
aywsīx = 968
sasīx (<*sassīx) = 1089
mosīx (<*mossīx) = 1210
isosīx isomayo (one hundred ten times) = 1331
So there you have it. My second most complete number system.
Let's see how you'd write 473 (this is in base 11):
tieksīx lobokma-zekō, tiek-lobokma-zekō or simply tiek-lobok-zekō
And 4321 (again, base 11):
isosīx tiekmayo zekōsīx mikma-iso
Five-digit numbers are called "hundred hundred times". Beyond that, you just say the digits. And if you're having a lot of trouble getting the message across or you can't remember any endings, you just spell out the digits. So 9,8765,4321 (base 11) could be either >sas-ayw-lobok-lad-tab-tiek-zekō-mik-iso< or >sas-ayw-lobok-lad isosīx tabsīx-tiekmayo zekōsīx mikma-iso<.
And, of course, there's syllable structure. I haven't quite gotten it straightened out, but here's a rough idea:
(s, x, z)(S)(S, L)V(V, y, w)(C)(S)
"S" means stop and "L" means liquid, or whatever you call it. In other words, you can't have, say, *srtoinl
, but you could have xtrept
. Actually, I set that up wrong. If you haven't got the (s, x), then (S) changes to (S, F), "F" meaning fricative, but having a fricative excludes the stop from the next consonant slot. I don't know how to set out a syllable structure so that you can't have *sfti
but you can have fli
. Does anyone have an idea?
Edit: Oh, and you can have y, wV and y, wVy, w but not y, wVV(y, w).
My main problem is that I don't know how to write the exclusion of one possibility by another.
Edit, again: I wasn't specific enough. If you have s or x filling the (s, x, z) slot, both (S, F) and (S, L) (if (S, L) is a stop) have to be unvoiced. If (s, x, z) is filled with z, then the next two slots have to be voiced. You also can't have two stops in a row that are in the same place of articulation or don't have the same voicing. That last rule, incidentally, forbids geminated consonants.