Ksieħ

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Ksieħ (sa loxxed Ksieħ) is a Lakovic language (~ Naeng), spoken in Clofabolocin.

Inspiration: Khasi, Khmer and Maltese (aesthetically), Indonesian and Vietnamese

History

Ksieh is notable for having lots of loanwords from various languages including Clofabosin, Dodellian, Netagin, Naeng, Scellan, Ferlitian, Wiobian, and Yacavestub, as well as terrestrial languages like English, Midhirian, Hebrew, Chinese and Tamil.

Todo

Initial td- for the name Tdap

Vowels: <a e i o u y w à è ì ò ù ỳ ẁ ie ḁ> /a ɛ i o u ɨ ə æo ɛɨ io ɔɨ y əe aə e ɔ/

Consonants: <p t k b d g m n ŋ f s ṡ x v z ż h ħ l r> /p t k b d g m n ŋ f s θ x v z ð ʔ h l r/

HGCS-like sound changes and umlaut

sar ~ Wdm. tar = house

Introduction

Phonology

Orthography

Consonants

Vowels

Prosody

Stress

Intonation

Phonotactics

Most words in Ksieħ are monosyllabic. Polysyllables in Ksieħ are almost always contractions or loanwords.

Morphophonology

Morphology

There are four genders in Ksieħ: animate masculine, animate feminine, inanimate, and honorific (which can be used for both animate and inanimate nouns).

Nouns

The definite article is as follows:

  • masculine: yn
  • feminine:
  • inanimate: sa
  • honorific: se

Adjectives have two forms, a default and an honorific.

Verbs

Tense is generally unmarked in Ksieħ, though the past tense marker de may be inserted at the beginning of a sentence to disambiguate.

Numerals

1: ḁn
2: ras
3: stẁ
4: psàħ
5: mẁħ
6: saħ
7: ksàs
8: lħyr
9: sastẁ
10: sapsàħ
11: sammẁħ
12: srwħ
144: ħmien

unit of 60: psòr

Morphosyntax

Ksieħ is analytic and consistently head-initial, like Vietnamese.

Constituent order

Noun phrase

Adjectives, numbers, relative clauses and determiners come after nouns, but articles come before nouns.

Verb phrase

Sentence phrase

Dependent clauses

Example texts

Other resources