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Jaixou is a rule heavy language. There are genders for nouns and verbs. Adjectives and adverbs decline on both of those. Jaixou also uses circumpositions and postpositions. Verbs only conjugate based of tense, and nouns naturally decline on gender. Jaixou consists of sounds from Welsh, Chinese, and German, and the rare dental fricatives! Since complex words are made from smaller base words, the dictionary count is less than a typical language.

Features[]

Modifiers[]

Modifiers are words that are both adverbs and adjectives. To tell the difference, the tone of adverbs goes up, and the tone of adjectives goes down. The declension of them also indicate verb and adjective modification.

Object Subject and Verb Markers[]

Jaixou features object subject markers and verb markers. Object subject markers, OSM for short, indicate if the subject is a plural or singular person and if the noun is plural or singular. OSM are placed at the beginning of sentences. Verb markers, VM for short, are placed before the verb indicating if the verb is abstract or concrete.

Phonology[]

Jaixou consists of no "r" sounds and no voiced plosives. Consisting of 34 consonants are 8 vowels, Jaixou relies on consonants for words.

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ɕ h
Approximant l
Lateral fric. ɬ

Vowels[]

Front Near-front Back
High i u
Near-high ɪ
High-mid e
Low-mid ɛ
Near-low ʌ
Low a ɑ

Co-articulated[]

ts


Latin Transliteration[]

Letter A E I U O K T P F S Z Th
Sound a/ɑ e/ɛ i/ɪ u/ʌ u/ɑ k t p f s z θ/ð
Letter Sh Kh Th Ph H V Zh L M N Ng Kw
Sound ʃ h v ʒ l m n
Letter Mw Nw Fw Lhw Thw Shw Tsh Tsch Ts Dj W Lh
Sound ɬ

Grammar[]

Basic Word Order[]

OSV in active and passive voice. Word order only changes in question form.

Nouns[]

All nouns stem from base nouns, secondary nouns or singular base nouns. Four genders being; Abstract, Emotions, Living, and Nonliving.

Verbs[]

Verbs have a "gender" system so to speak. The verb marker proceeds the verb in the sentence telling you what kind of verb it is, either abstract or concrete.

Syntax[]

Persons and Cases[]

Person Nom. Acc.
1st Singular Djau Djazh
2nd Singular Ken Kezh
3rd Singular Chin Chizh
1st Plural Zhui Zhuf
2nd Plural Shang Shaf
3rd Plural Thuf Thuv

Example text[]

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