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Kipu taki
Type Isolating
Alignment Nominative-accusative
Head direction Final
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
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Words of 1500
Creator Smilelaughenjoy


Background[]

kipu taki is a minimalistic constructed language which is based on English. English is the most international language and it is even used on the internet by people around the world. It has few phonemes and simple phonotactics. It is still a work in progress and more words are being decided, but the vocabulary will be kept below 200 words and the words that will be chosen will be the ones that are seen as capable of having the most usefulness for compound words. 


All words will no more than 2 syllables. The most common words such as sentence particles, will be the ones that will most likely be 1 syllable in order to not bring to many syllables into a simple sentence.

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

k, l, m, n, p, t

k can alternatively be pronounced as g, l as r, p as b, and t as d.

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
Affricate
Approximant l (interchangeable with r)
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

Vowels[]

a, i, u

i can alternatively be pronounced as e and I can alternatively be pronounced as o.

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i~e a u~o
Near-high
High-mid
Mid
Low-mid
Near-low
Low

Phonotactics[]

All word can only consist of 1 or 2 syllables and all words have only one of three structures.

Consonant-Vowel or Consonant-Vowel-Consonant-Vowel, or Vowel-Consonant-Vowel.


Writing System[]

Letter a i k l m n p t u
Sound /a/~/ə/ /i/~/e/ /k/~/g/ /l/~/r/ /m/ /n/ /p/~/b/ /t/~/d/ /u/~/o/
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

Grammar[]

Almost any word can function as a verb, noun, or adjective.[]

The word tu introduces the verb of a sentence and it comes from the English word "do". Without a subject before it, it assumes the imperative form. Capital letters are never used and names do not exist in the language. Only pronouns or descriptions from compound words of the vocabulary can be used. The word pi introduces the direct object of a sentence and if an indirect object is needed then pa can be used for the dative (toward the indirect object) and pu can be used for the ablative (from the indirect object).. 

Lexicon[]

  • word (English word origin) - meanings
  • aki (acting) - action, deed, work, active, behavior, behave
  • apa (up at) - up, high, above, top
  • ata (at the) - at, to, toward
  • iti (eating) - eat, drink, consume, swallow, neck
  • ka (what) - what, which
  • kali - have, carry, hold, to keep something
  • kami (coming) - come, arrive, enter, entrance
  • ki (okay) - yes, ok, agree, confirm, agreeable, acceptance
  • kimi (seeming) - seem, seeming
  • laki (relaxing) - simple, easy, relaxing, to relax, to make easy, to make simple, to make calm
  • lati (lighting) - light, bright, shine
  • lika (like a) - as, similar to,
  • liki (liking) - to like, preference, want, desire, attraction
  • lipa (life) - life, live, experience
  • lipi (leaving) - leave, exit, go away from, quit, retreat
  • lipu (leaf) - leaf, herb, tea leaf, paper, page, card, ticket
  • liti (listen) - listen, hear, ear
  • luki (looking) - see, watch, visual, watchful, eye
  • mili (smelling)- smell, fragrance, scent, air, wind, gas, breath, nose
  • mu (more) - more, very, more than
  • mula (water) - water, rain, river, sea, liquid, wetness
  • na (not) - no, not
  • nu (new) - new, young, offspring, child, renew
  • nuli (knowing) - know, remember, knowledge
  • pa (for) - for, in order to
  • pami (flaming) - fire, heat, hot, flaming, burning, cook
  • pati (parting) - piece, part, to break up, to separate
  • patu (battle) - battle, fight, conflict
  • pi (be) - introduces the verb of a sentence
  • pu (from) - of, belonging to
  • ti (they) - he, she, it
  • ta (the) - this, that
  • taki (talking) - talk, communicate, express, expressive, talkative, tongue, speech
  • tami (time) - time, moment, period, season
  • tati (tasting) - taste, flavor, bite, chew, teeth
  • tiki (thingy) - thing, stuff, substance, object
  • tu (to) - introduces the direct object of a sentence
  • tuki - touch, body, bodily
  • una - one, single, alone, only
  • uta - away from
  • uti - by using


Sentence Structures[]

These are the only allowed sentence structures.  Square brackets [ ] are a description of the type of word that belongs while parentheses ( ) are optional words.

  • Subject pi [noun/adjective]
  • Subject tu [verb]
  • Subject tu [verb] (uti [noun/adverb]) ta [direct object] (pa/pu [indirect object])




Example text[]

Example 1: mi tu kipi uti kali ta tiki pa lu.

(me do giving using carry the thing for you.)                 

I give the thing to you by my hands.     




Example 2:    

mi tu luki uti mi luki ta lu.

(me do looking using me looking the you.)          

I see you by using my eyes. 



Example 3:

tu na taki.

(do not talking.)



Example 4:

mi tu taki ta ti pa lu. mi tu na luki ta lu.

(me do talking the this for you. me do looking the you.)

I say this to you. I don't see you.









           

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