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Lomev[]

Lomev
Lomev
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations Yes
Genders None
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Creator Liam Hollstein

Lomev has some borrowed features and words from Russian and Irish. Spoken in Western Cothccus, Lomev has a rich history and has 3 daughter languages. In some dialects of Lomev, the r is tapped.


Phonology[]

Lomev consists of 17 distinct sounds, with 11 consonant sounds and 6 vowel sounds with only 3 letters for the vowels. The way a vowel is pronounced is based on the consonant that comes before it. The sounds mostly resemble the sounds in English minus a few.

Grammar[]

Lome's basic word order is VSO. Verbs conjugate based on the person, and partly by the tense. The tense of the verb is a separate word, but is grammatically incorrect without the tense. Adjectives and adverbs are one word. If you say something is tall, than it can be described as being tall, or being tall as in an adverb. No modifiers are needed to differentiate whether or not the adverb is an adjective or vis versa because the rest of the sentence will tell you.

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive t k
Fricative f v θ ʃ ɦ
Approximant ɹ
Lateral app. l

Vowels

Front Near-front Near-back
High i
Near-high ɪ
Low-mid ɛ ʌ
Near-low æ
Low ɑ

Phonotactics[]

There is no general syllable order because each part of speech typically follow a different syllable order. Each word does not follow this specific order, but is most common.

Part of Speech Syllable Order
Noun CVC or CVCVC(V)
Verb CVCV
Conjunctions CVV
Prepositions CV
Adverbs CVCCVC
Adjectives CVCCVC
Pronouns CVVC
Determiner CVVC

Almost all words start with a consonant. In a few cases some words will start with a vowel. i.e.

Ev/uv /ɛv/vʌ, which is "the", or Oct /ɑkt/ third person singular.[]
Sound Onset Nucleus Coda
l Yes Yes Never
r Yes Yes Never
m Yes Yes Yes
n Yes Yes Yes
v Yes Yes Yes
f Yes Yes Yes
k Yes Yes Yes
t Yes Yes Yes
h Yes Rare Never
θ Yes Rare Never
ʃ Yes Rare Never
æ/ɑ Rare Yes Yes
ɛ/ʌ Rare Yes Yes
ɪ/i Rare Yes Yes

Writing System[]

Lomev can be written using the Latin Alphabet, but is supposed to be written in the Lomev Alphabet.

Letter L A O E U I EE V R
Sound l æ ɑ ɛ ʌ ɪ i v ɹ
Letter C T θ H F ʃ M N
Sound k t θ h f ʃ m n

Lomev's Alphabet has three vowels written and six vowel sounds. Depending on what consonant is in front of the vowel, it changes the sound.

Consonant

æ/ɑ

ɛ/ʌ

ɪ/i
l ɑ ʌ ɪ
r ɑ ʌ ɪ
m ɑ ʌ ɪ
n ɑ ʌ ɪ
θ ɑ ʌ ɪ
ʃ ɑ ʌ ɪ
h ɑ ʌ ɪ
t æ ɛ i
k æ ɛ i
f æ ɛ i
v æ ɛ i

To change the sound of the vowel, add the same consonant to change the vowel.

Single C Pronunciation Double C

Pronunciation

Mo /mɑ/ Mma /mæ/
Mo /mɑ/ Mma /mæ/
Mo /mɑ/ Mma /mæ/

Verbs & Tenses[]

There are 4 verb tenses, past, future, and present indefinite and declarative. Verbs always have to have tenses, if a verb has no tense before or after it, that phrase would be grammatically incorrect.

Tense Word Sound Usage Definition
Future Vee /vi/ Tavet vee Will talk
Past Ve /vɛ/ Tavet ve Did talk
Present (Declarative) Va /væ/ Tavet va Is talking
Present (Indefinite) Ta /tæ/ Tavet ta Can talk

The present tense indefinite indicates the subject has the capability to do said verb, but is not currently doing the verb.

There are 6 different verb conjugations, I, you, we, it, they, and you(formal). Of the verbs, there are infinitive and definite verbs, all infinitive verbs end in -t, and mostly follow a CVCVC pattern, all definite verbs tell us who is doing it, and when. Verbs are conjugated based on who or what is doing the action. There are six different subjects or verb endings in Lomev. Gender is not a concept in Lomev, so he, she, and it are all one word.

Infinitive Verb Person Ending Definite Verb Definition
Tavet (I) -tiav Tavetiav va I am talking
Tavet (You/Informal) -tian Tavetian va You are talking
Tavet (We) -ciun Taveciun va We are talking
Tavet (He/she/it) -viun Taveviun va He/she/it is talking
Tavet (They) -tiun Tavetiun va They are talking
Tavet (You/Formal) -veetiav Taveveetiun va You are talking

Lexicon[]


Lomev

L A O E U I i V R M N C T θ H F ʃ

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