⁵ui²y is a Musical Conlang created by InfernalToast/Nondescrypt for the third annual Scratch Conlanging Studio contest.
|Nouns decline according to...|
|Verbs conjugate according to...|
- 1 Classification and Dialects
- 2 Phonology
- 3 Writing System
- 4 Grammar
- 5 Lexicon
- 6 Example text
Classification and Dialects[edit | edit source]
Highly structured, as most of the grammar is based on word order.
Phonology[edit | edit source]
Consonants[edit | edit source]
The purpose of this language is to have no consonants whatsoever, ergo there are none.
However, consonants did play a role historically, in that they developed into the different tones present currently.
Vowels[edit | edit source]
|High||i y||ɯ u|
Vowels can also be nazalized (ⁿ) and breathy ( ̥)
*slightly higher than the /æ/ of General American English
Tones[edit | edit source]
This language has 5 levels of tones, all of which can/are combined in different ways to expand the range of possible sounds. Each of the tones, ordered 1 to 5 in ascending order, is one of the 5 notes on the pentatonic scale.
Phonotactics[edit | edit source]
Writing System[edit | edit source]
⁵ui²y Script[edit | edit source]
"_________" (lit. soundflow)[edit | edit source]
|Letter||| . .||.|. .||. | .||. .|.||. . ||
The bar "|" along the three dots ". . ." denotes the position of the main flowing line of the word in ⁵ui²y Script.
Romanization[edit | edit source]
When there is a slide from one tone to another, it will be written as (StartingTone)(EndingTone)[vowel(s)](FinishAscention). For example, if you are moving from note E to note G during the vowels ɯ, i, and ɘ, it is written as 45wie5.. The "." denotes that the next note will be jumped to directly, without a slide.
When you waver around in note but remain at a single vowel, it is written (StartingTone)/(Waver1)/(Waver2)/(etc.)[vowel] (denoted by the "/" between tones). It is assumed that once a vowel is changed, it will remain at the final tone on the next vowel unless otherwise noted. Length of each tone, unfortunately, cannot be denoted in the romanization; however, it is denoted by the length of the line in the original script.
Grammar[edit | edit source]
Nouns[edit | edit source]
Nouns can be marked for number, but gender and definiteness are nonexistent in this language and case is denoted by word order and postpositional particles.
The word added at the end of a noun to mark duality is "5yu"
The word added at the end of a noun to mark several is "5Ua"
The word added at the end of a noun to mark a very large number of something is "5oO"
Singulars are left unmarked.
The particles that come at the start of a noun phrase are as follows:
(Sorry, this box seems to have glitched and gotten a bit broken, and I don't really want to fix it at the minute.)
"Under" is denoted as a verb ("undering")
Verbs[edit | edit source]
Agreement[edit | edit source]
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Moods[edit | edit source]
Syntax[edit | edit source]
Connotations of Word Order in the Sentence[edit | edit source]
The sentence is ordered such that words will always come in this order:
Stative - SOV, head is initial but for adjectives.
Transitive - [[Adjective]Subject
Concatenation of Words[edit | edit source]
When two words are combined to make a new word, they will typically be joined by a -u- particle between them. It takes on whichever note is most convinient for the speaker and often acts as an intermediate point for the note to trasition smoothly, as in a singular word.
Lexicon[edit | edit source]
"5yu4e" - two
"2U4/3/4e1w" - park, sanctuary
"1y23ia3.1" - dog
"1w2un1e" - man
"21Uun1.21e" - woman
"24iii4.5e" - just~only
"3/2/3i" - I
"3/2/4i" - (of) me
"2eha4ai" - walk
"4i5o" - what
"3ouO2.5a" - why
4i5o-4u-3ouO2.5a 4uu3i 3/1/3O
4uaw 1aO5iii 3/1a3o