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Ʒómo
Type Isolating
Alignment Nominative-Accusative
Head direction I have no idea
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders Two
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Words of 1500
Creator Draco333


Classification and DialectsEdit

None

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal M N
Plosive P/B T/D K/G
Fricative F/V S/Z X/ʒ C H
Affricate Q/J
Approximant Y W
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. L
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High
Near-high
High-mid
Mid
Low-mid
Near-low
Low

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

RootsEdit

There are 149 roots (so far) which work together to create all words in the Ʒómo language. More roots may be added, but no more than 216 roots can exist.

B Q D Ð F G H J K C L M N ŋ P S X T Θ V W Z ʒ '
A Ba Substance Qa Past Da Image Ða Ten Fa Female Ga Find Ja Sun Ka Colour La Help ŋa Orange Pa Purple Sa Small Xa Seed Ta Fire Va Spirit Wa Down 'A  Pronoun
E Be      Two De Companion Ge Royalty Je Violence Ce Earth Le Inner Me Touch Ne Change Se Desire Xe White Te Tree Θe Smell We Seven ’E Opinion
Á Dá Labour Fá Present Há Nature Já Red Cá Have Lá Chance Má Foot Pá Hand Sá Use Θá Many Vá Division Wá        Big Zá Different ʒá Cover ’Á  Reason
É Bé  Sleep Qé See Dé Be Fé    Art Hé Black Ké Chest Cé Middle Lé    All Mé Domestic Pé Give Xé Child Té Make Wé Knowledge Zé And ʒé Million 'É  Person
Í Bí Celebration Qí Value Dí One Ðí Tool Fí    Up Gí Light Hí Not Jí Hair Kí Fish Cí Outer Lí Glass Mí Taste Ní Heart ŋí Emotion Pí What Sí Feline Xí Lizard Tí Story Ví Get Wí      Heal Zí           Four 'Í Interjection
Y Qy Good Ðy Bad Fy Insect Gy  Nine Ky Air Cy Six Ly Between My Phenomenon Ny Head Py Strange Sy Same Xy Life Ty Moon Vy    Sex Zy Consequence 'Y        Place
O Bo      Play Qo Eight Do Arm Fo Hear Go Food Ho Hound Ko Bone Co Old Lo    Leg Mo System No Round Po Flower So Animal To Disease Tho Waste Vo Glyph Wo Future ʒo Yellow ’O Compare
Ó Bó    Crop Fó Ability Hó Five Kó Water Có Snow Ló  God Mó Thought ŋó Do Pó Cloud Xó Stand Tó Male Vó Sand Wó     Rule Zó Social ʒó Speech 'Ó      Time
U Bu Electric Du Fear Gu Support Hu Green Ju Three Cu Death Lu Clothing Mu  Blue Nu Seek Su  Go Θu Rain Vu Joint Wu      Body Zu Skin 'U      Method

The roots are divided into noun roots and verb roots. Other parts of speech just use the noun roots. Noun Roots: Ba, Bé, Bó, Bu, De, Dá, Do, Du, Ðí, Ðy, Fa, Fé, Fí, Fy, Fó, Ge, Gí, Go (can be noun or verb), Gu, Há, Hé, Ho, Hu, Ja, Já, Jí, Ké, Kí, Ky, Ko, Kó, Ce, Co, Có, Cu, Lá, Lí, Lo, Ló, Lu, Má, Mé, Mo, Mó (can be noun or verb), Mu, Ní, Ny, No, Ŋa, Ŋí, Pa, Pá, Py, Po, Pó, Qí, Qy, Sa, Se, Sí, Sy, So, Xe, Xé, Xí, Xy, Ta, Tí, Te, Ty, To, Tó, Θu, Va, Vá, Vy, Vo, Vu (can be noun or verb), Wá, Wé, Wó, Wu, Yu, Zá, Zy, Zó, Ʒá, Ʒo, Ʒó, ‘A, ‘Á, ‘E, ‘É, ‘I, ‘Ó, ‘U Verb Roots: Bo, Qé, Dé, Fo, Ga, Go (can be noun or verb), Cá, Me, Mí, Mó (can be noun or verb), Ŋó, Pé, Sá, Xó, Su, Té, Θe, Vu (can be noun or verb), Wí Misc Roots: Be, Qa, Qo, Dí, Ða, Fá, Gy, Hí, Hó, Ju, Cé, Cí, Cy, Le, Lé, Ly, Pí, Θá, We, Yé, Yo, Zí, ‘E, ‘O

SyntaxEdit

Every word is structured as a compound. It is possible to have a word composed of the same roots but with a different order. If you have two nounal roots, the second nounal root will have dominance over the first one. A waymo would translate as a system of knowledge, for example, while moway would translate as a knowledge of systems (m. The word yuthu would translate as skin rain, which is rain of the skin (sweat). Thuyu, however, would be skin of the rain, which would be the raining down of skin. A very frightful image. There are no adjectives in the Zhormo language, and instead are just prefixes added on to the start of the word. If you said war'ay (leader "big-person"), war is used as an adjectival prefix, but using war on its own would mean "large size". If you wanted to say "Subject is adjective", you would instead say it as "subject has adjectiveness". For example, instead of saying "I am happy.", you would say "I have happiness." To make plurals, add the word thar "many" to the end of a noun. So "animal" -> Sothar "animals". Who, what, where, when, why and how all follow the same pattern, which is to add pe to the end of a respective suffix. What is pe, the root, and pe'ay is who, pe'or is when, pe'i is where, pe'ar is why and pe'u is how. If you wish to ask which, add mo as a prefix to any of these words e.g. mope'ay = which person. This same rule is used to distinguish a from the (de -> mode). There is no words for this, these, that or those, and instead mode and modethar are used for all of them.

Pronouns all end in 'a. Pronouns in first person start with de, second person pronouns start with bair and third person pronouns start with ju. De'a, bair'a and ju'a are I, you and it respectively. To make the third person pronoun gendered, add tor or fa to the beginning. Torju'a is he, faju'a is she, although most people just choose to refer to people in third person with ju'a. To make it plural, thar is used as an infix instead, always placed directly before the 'a. Dethar'a is we, bairthar'a is you (plural) and Juthar'a is they. Possessive pronounds are done by adding khar to the start. Kharde'a, is my, kharbair'a is your, kharju'a is its.

Sentences are structured Subject Transitive Verb Object. Indirect objects are fitted into the verb, like in waypay (give-knowledge), where knowledge is the indirect object, eg De’a waypay bair’a (I give you knowledge).

LexiconEdit

Ʒómo/English to Ʒómo Dictionary

Ʒómo/Ʒómo to English Dictionary

Example textEdit

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