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Zese
Type Isolating
Alignment
Head direction
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
Meta-information
Progress 100%
Statistics
Nouns 100%
Verbs 100%
Adjectives 100%
Syntax 100%
Words 275 of 275
Creator Ostracod

Zese is a minimalistic conlang created by Jack Eisenmann in 2015. The goals of the language are to balance minimalism and efficiency.


Phonology[]

Zese's Consonants
labial alveolar velar
stop P [p] T [t] K [k]
B [b] D [d] G [ɡ]
sibalent S [s]
Z [z]


Zese's Vowels
front back
close I [i] U [u]
mid E [e] O [o]
open A [a]

Word structure is CVCV.

Orthography[]

The orthography isn't great. It's in all caps, which makes it look to the one and only jan Misali and many other make it that it is shouting at us.

Zese also has its own writing system written with lines. It's on the side.

Zese writing

Zese's own writing system.


Grammar[]

There are four parts of speech: noun, verb, descriptor, and preposition.

Zese employs situation nouns (embedded clauses which behave as nouns).

Example text[]

KIKE GOTA PIDI.

I enjoy food.

PEZU GOPA [BIKI PEPI].

The man wants to see the fish.

Links[]

Zese Main Page

Lexicon[]

  • SUSU (N): Thing; the most general noun.
  • SUBO (N): Object; physical entity.
  • SUGE (N): Identity.
  • SUZI (D): Which; interrogative identity.
  • SUDI (N): Energy.
  • SUBU (N): Mass.
  • SUDA (D): Hot; warm.
  • SUGA (D): Flexible; soft.
  • SUDU (D): Clean.
  • BIBI (N): Light.
  • BIBE (N): Color.
  • BISA (D): Red.
  • BITA (D): Orange.
  • BITE (D): Yellow.
  • BIDE (D): Green.
  • BIDO (D): Blue.
  • BISO (D): Purple.
  • BIGE (D): White.
  • BIGA (D): Gray.
  • BIGO (D): Black.
  • BIKI (V): See.
  • BIKA (N): Image; appearance.
  • BIZU (D): Bright.
  • SASA (N): Sound; noise.
  • SASI (D): High pitched.
  • SAKI (V): Hear.
  • ZUZU (N): Taste/smell.
  • ZUSI (D): Sweet.
  • ZUSE (D): Sour.
  • ZUSA (D): Salty.
  • ZUSO (D): Bitter.
  • ZUSU (D): Umami; meaty.
  • TATA (N): Time.
  • TASU (D): Past tense.
  • TASI (D): Future tense.
  • TAKE (D): Now; current.
  • TABU (D): Hypothetical; conditional; would.
  • TASO (P): After.
  • TADO (N): Day.
  • TADA (N): Year.
  • TAPI (P): While; for the duration of.
  • POPO (N): Position; location.
  • POTE (N): Space.
  • POGU (P): To the right of.
  • POGO (P): In front of.
  • POGA (P): Over; above.
  • POKA (V): Find; discover.
  • POKI (P): Near; with; close to.
  • POKE (D): Here.
  • POPI (P): In; inside.
  • POBI (P): On the surface of.
  • POKO (V): Put; place.
  • POZO (N): Middle; center
  • DODO (N): Rotation; direction.
  • DOGU (D): Right; the direction.
  • DOGO (D): Forward.
  • DOGA (D): Up.
  • DOPI (P): To; toward.
  • DOPU (P): Through.
  • DOBU (D): Reflect; bounce.
  • TETE (D): Continuously changing.
  • TEPO (D): Go; move.
  • TEKO (N): Path; way.
  • TETA (D): Fast; quick.
  • GAGA (N): Shape; form.
  • GAKI (N): Corner; vertex; point.
  • GAKO (N): Edge; line.
  • GAKU (N): Face; surface; side.
  • GABA (N): Volume.
  • GAGI (N): Part; piece.
  • GABU (N): Wave.
  • GATE (N): Hole; cavity.
  • GAGO (N): Ball; sphere.
  • GAGU (N): Prism; block.
  • GASO (N): Circle.
  • GASU (N): Rectangle.
  • GEGU (D): Long.
  • GEGA (D): Wide.
  • GEGI (D): Thick.
  • GESU (D): Flat.
  • GEPU (V): Bond to; stick to.
  • GEGO (D): Curved; round. GEZA – GEZA (D): Bumpy; rough. GEDI – GEDI (D): Split; divide. GEBU – GEBU (V): Damage; harm; hurt. PUPU – PUPU (N): Material; substance. PUPO – PUPO (N): Solid. PUPI – PUPI (N): Liquid. PUPE – PUPE (N): Gas. PUTO – PUTO (N): Metal. PUTA – PUTA (N): Rock; asphalt. PUTE – PUTE (N): Ceramic; cement. PUTI – PUTI (N): Plastic. PUBA – PUBA (N): Sand. PUBE – PUBE (N): Powder; dust. PUBU – PUBU (N): Rubber. PUBI – PUBI (N): Glass. PUDE – PUDE (N): Foam; sponge; cake; bread. PUDU – PUDU (N): Soil; dirt. PUDO – PUDO (N): Water. PUDI – PUDI (N): Oil. PUDA – PUDA (N): Fire; flame. PUGE – PUGE (N): Cloud; steam; smoke. PUZA – PUZA (N): Cloth. BUBU – BUBU (N): Force. BUBO – BUBO (N): Gravity. BUBI – BUBI (N): Contact; touch. BUBA – BUBA (N): Magnetism. BUPA – BUPA (N): Electricity. BUKU – BUKU (N): Friction. BUDU – BUDU (V): Act upon; affect. BUDE – BUDE (V): Push. BUPO – BUPO (V): Hold; support. PIPI – PIPI (D): Alive; living. PIPO – PIPO (N): Fungus. PIZO – PIZO (N): Torso; trunk. PIGU – PIGU (N): Appendage; arm; leg; neck. PIGA – PIGA (N): Organ. PIBU – PIBU (N): Hand. PITE – PITE (N): Foot. PIKU – PIKU (N): Head. PIDA – PIDA (N): Hair; fur. PISI – PISI (D): Stand. PISA – PISA (D): Sit. PISU – PISU (D): Lie down. PIZU – PIZU (D): Sleep. PIDI – PIDI (N): Food; fuel. PIGI – PIGI (D): Healthy. PAPA – PAPA (N): Plant. PATI – PATI (N): Seed. PAZU – PAZU (N): Tree. PADE – PADE (N): Grass. PASU – PASU (N): Leaf. PASI – PASI (N): Fruit. PADI – PADI (N): Vegetable. PEPE – PEPE (N): Animal. PETI – PETI (N): Egg. PEZU – PEZU (N): Male. PEZI – PEZI (N): Female. PEGU – PEGU (N): Family. PETA – PETA (V): Marry. PEDA – PEDA (N): Mammal. PEBE – PEBE (N): Bird. PEZA – PEZA (N): Reptile; amphibian. PEPI – PEPI (N): Fish. PESA – PESA (N): Arthropod. PEGA – PEGA (N): Mollusk. PEKA – PEKA (N): Person. TOTO – TOTO (N): Tool. TOSE – TOSE (N): Machine. TOKO – TOKO (N): Outlet; spout; dispenser. TOZU – TOZU (N): Building. TOTE – TOTE (N): Bowl; cup; bucket. TOSU – TOSU (N): Bag. TOPI – TOPI (N): Container. TOPA – TOPA (N): Paper. TOZA – TOZA (N): Clothing. DUDU – DUDU (N): Land; ground. DUPE – DUPE (N): Sky. DUGO – DUGO (N): Planet. DUKI – DUKI (N): Moon. DUDA – DUDA (N): Star; sun. KEKE – KEKE (N): Quality; kind; sort. KEBA – KEBA (D): Exist; happen. KEBI – KEBI (D): True. KEZI – KEZI (D): Does; interrogative truth. KEDO – KEDO (D): Even. KEBU – KEBU (D): Possible; can. KESA – KESA (D): But; however. KEZU – KEZU (D): Similar. KETU – KETU (N): Manner; method. KEKO – KEKO (P): By means of. KETA – KETA (N): State; mode. KAKA – KAKA (N): Information; concept. KAKI – KAKI (V): Feel; sense. KAKU – KAKU (N): Emotion. KADO – KADO (D): Fun; funny; entertaining. KAKE – KAKE (V): Think about; process; calculate. KAKO – KAKO (V): Mean; signify. KABO – KABO (N): Word; name. KASA – KASA (V): Say. KABI – KABI (V): Write. KAZI – KAZI (V): Ask. KAPA – KAPA (V): Know. KAPE – KAPE (V): Have the opinion that; think; suppose; believe. KAGE – KAGE (V): Choose; decide; pick. KATA – KATA (V): Focus on. KAGI – KAGI (D): Logical. KAZA – KAZA (D): Creative. KATU – KATU (D): Simple. GOGO – GOGO (N): Goal. GOKO – GOKO (P): For; in order to. GOGI – GOGI (D): Good. GOPA – GOPA (V): Want. GOGU – GOGU (N): Plan. GOTU – GOTU (V): Try; attempt. GOTO – GOTO (V): Use; utilize. GODI – GODI (V): Work on. GOBA – GOBA (V): Need; require. GOKE – GOKE (D): Valuable; important. GOPE – GOPE (N): Money; currency. GOTA – GOTA (V): Enjoy; like. GOKU – GOKU (D): Imperative; please. DIDI – DIDI (N): Relationship. DIZA – DIZA (V): Be an instance of. DIGE – DIGE (D): Equal; same. DIPA – DIPA (V): Have; own; possess. DIDE – DIDE (P): Of; pertaining to. DIKU – DIKU (P): And; both. DIKI – DIKI (P): Or; either. DIKO – DIKO (P): If; under the condition that. TUTU – TUTU (N): Action. TUKO – TUKO (V): Cause; create. TUTI – TUTI (D): Start; begin. TUTO – TUTO (D): Complete; finish; reached; accomplished. TUSI – TUSI (V): Respond to. TUTE – TUTE (V): Open. TUKU – TUKU (V): Control; drive. TUGI – TUGI (V): Let; allow. TUPE – TUPE (V): Buy; purchase. TUTA – TUTA (V): Wait for. KUKU – KUKU (N): Quantity; amount; number. KUKO – KUKO (D): Plural; more than one. KUZU – KUZU (D): Many; often. KUGU – KUGU (D): Common; usual; normal. KUGO – KUGO (D): Enough; sufficient. KUSU – KUSU (D): Too much. KUDA – KUDA (D): Every; all. KUTO – KUTO (D): Only; just. KUTA – KUTA (D): Also; too. KUDE – KUDE (P): Add a number. KUSA – KUSA (P): Subtract a number. KUPI – KUPI (P): Multiply a number. KUDI – KUDI (P): Divide a number. KUKA – KUKA (N): Unit; meter; second; gram; degree; degree celsius; dollar. KUGE – KUGE (D): Copy; duplicate. KUTE – KUTE (D): Full; with no space remaining. ZOTU – ZOTU (D): Zero. ZOTO – ZOTO (D): One. ZOTA – ZOTA (D): Two. ZOTE – ZOTE (D): Three. ZOTI – ZOTI (D): Four. ZOSU – ZOSU (D): Five. ZOSO – ZOSO (D): Six. ZOSA – ZOSA (D): Seven. ZOSE – ZOSE (D): Eight. ZOSI – ZOSI (D): Nine. DEDE – DEDE (N): Extent; degree. DEZU – DEZU (D): Very; a lot; big; large. DETO – DETO (D): Total/totally; completely; fully; whole. DEGI – DEGI (D): Almost; nearly. DETU – DETU (D): Not; false. DESA – DESA (D): Opposite; inverse in meaning. DEDO – DEDO (D): Probably; likely. DEDI – DEDI (D): May; might. DEKI – DEKI (D): Exact; precise. DEKO – DEKO (D): More; having a greater degree. DEDA – DEDA (D): Most; having the greatest degree. DEKU – DEKU (P): Relative to; than. ZEZE – ZEZE (N): Order; organization. ZEKU – ZEKU (N): Rank; ordinal number. ZEKO – ZEKO (D): Next; following. ZEGU – ZEGU (N): Group. ZESE – ZESE (N): System. ZEKA – ZEKA (N): Rule; regulation. ZETU – ZETU (D): Should; ought to. KITA – KITA (D): Subject of a situation noun. KITO – KITO (D): Object of a situation noun. KISO – KISO (D): A not previously mentioned one; may be preceded by an identifying number. KISI – KISI (D): The previously mentioned one; may be preceded by an identifying number. KITU – KITU (V): Proverb; may be defined inductively. KIKE – KIKE (N): I/me. KIKU – KIKU (N): You. KIDA – KIDA (Particle): Open bracket. KIDU – KIDU (Particle): Close bracket.
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