First all, thanks a lot guys. It means a lot that you like it.
Vilņa wrote:Ah, I like this conlang. I like the fact that you put a chart of the different degrading sounds. Do you have an alphabet for this language, or do you only write it in the IPA?
I normally/prefer to write it in IPA but I do have a latinization which represents /θ/ as <z> /ŋ/ as <ng> /ʔ/ as <'>. The two front rounded vowels are written as u and o with umlauts. All other letters remain the same. Long vowels are not normally distinguished.
I prefer to use the script as a historical non-phonemic script. So that I write it for how words would be spelled in the underlying form but it pronounced as the surface form. For example /kaʔpaŋ/ (they speak) is rendered <katpan>, /θu:aʔ/ is rendered <zuxat>.
Unfortunately, I haven't done much work recently because of classes, except I have come up with a way of formatting the passive voice. The agent of the passive sentence is marked with the genitive ending and the patient of the passive sentence is marked as the subject of the sentence.
Ex: /jakatipa wøi: iʔtexta/ "The paper is read by me."
/ja-katipa-Ø wø-i: iʔtex-Ø-ta/
DEF-paper-NOM 1stS-GEN write-simple present-3rdS
and if you wanted to write it in the latinization <Jakitpa wö'ing iktepta>.
I'm open to any suggestions. Once I start working on it full swing again, I'll post more grammar and a better list of vocab.