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Toma Munto

Tomamunto
toma munto

Type Isolating
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Head direction Initial
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders None
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Toma Munto (also written as Tomamunto) is an international auxiliary language.

Goals:

  • to be easy to learn
  • to be easy to understand
  • to be easy to pronounce for speakers of nearly all languages
  • to be expressive using as little words as possible
  • to have no required tones or stress on words or sentences
  • to have a simple yet aesthetically-pleasing orthography
  • to have no diacritics (for widespread reach) or digraphs (to prevent confusion)

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Labial Alveolar Velar
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
High i* u
Mid e* o
Low a*
  • /a/ can optionally be pronounced /æ/, /e/ can optionally be pronounced /ɛ/, and /i/ can optionally be pronounced /ɪ/.

Phonotactics[]

Words are CV(N). The maximum length of a word allowed is CV(N)CV(N)CV(N).

Writing System[]

Tomamunto is written with the Latin alphabet. The consonants are pronounced as in English, with "c" always being pronounced the same way as "k".

Letter a c e i m n o p t u
Sound a k e i m n o p t u

Toma Munto can also be written in the following alphabets to make it simpler for speakers of the alphabets' respective languages to learn.

Cyrillic а к е и м н о п т у
Greek α κ ε ι μ ν ο π τ υ
Hiragana c m n p t
a
e
i
o
u
Katakana c m n p t
a
e
i
o
u

Grammar[]

Each word in Toma Munto has only one form. There are no articles. Nouns always go before adjectives.

A dog sits.
dog  sit
Cuta catoma.

SOV is the preferred word order, although SVO is acceptable.

A dog eats a bone.
dog bone eat
Cuta coce cotan.

To form a question, simply add the word ca to the end of the sentence. This is less confusing than making it to where a change in stress alone makes a question.

Does the dog eat a bone?
dog  bone  eat  ?
Cuta coce cotan ca?

To ask about a specific word, add ca right after the word in question.

Does the DOG eat a bone?
dog  ?  bone  eat
Cuta ca coce cotan?
Does the dog eat a BONE?
dog  bone  ?  eat
Cuta coce ca cotan?

There are no question words like "what" or "when".

Where is he?
location 3S ?
Paca ta ca?
What country are you from? (lit. What is your country?)
country 2S ?
Canti tu ca?

Transcription Rules[]

When coining new words in Toma Munto, a word must be borrowed from a widely-spoken natural language and transcribed according to the phonology rules of Toma Munto.

To the left is the Toma Munto letter, and to the right are the various sounds that must be converted to the Toma Munto letter.

  • c: /k/, /g/, /s/
  • p: /b/, /v/, /f/
  • t: /d/, /l/, /r/, /ts/

Note: Words may only be transcribed with the CV(N) pattern, where N represents the letter n only.

Dictionary[]

Pronouns[]

Singular Plural
1st person exclusive pen (from Turkish) cami (from Malay)
1st person inclusive cita (from Malay)
2nd person tu (from Spanish) note (from Swahili)
3rd person ta (from Mandarin) nen (from German)

Phrases[]

  • no: no (universal)
  • yes: ta (from Russian)

Nouns[]

  • all, everything: toto (from Spanish)
  • beginning, start: pecin (from Dutch)
  • bird: putica (from Russian)
  • bone: coce (from Danish)
  • building, house: tatemon (from Japanese)
  • car: macina (from Italian)
  • cat: catu (from Armenian)
  • computer: camputa (universal)
  • country: canti (from English)
  • dog: cuta (from Hindi)
  • father: papa (universal)
  • internet: nitan (from English)
  • language: toma (from Romance languages)
  • mother: mama (universal)
  • person: tan (from Hebrew)
  • place, location: paca (from Finnish)
  • thing, this, that: tin (from English)
  • website: tanman (from Vietnamese)
  • world: munto (from Romance languages)

Verbs[]

  • drive, control, ride: contuci (from Spanish)
  • eat: cotan (from Persian)
  • like, love: cuta (from Spanish)
  • see: cin (from Cantonese)
  • sit: catoma (from Greek)

Adjectives[]

  • bad: naputa (from Korean)
  • big: pocu (from Azerbaijani)
  • good: bon (from French)
  • small: toco (from Swahili)
  • very: sanca (from Malay)

Conjunctions[]

  • and: na (from Tok Pisin)
  • or: cani (from Telugu)

Question Words[]

  • ?: ca (from Japanese)
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