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Vok language

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Tìtstewan:
Just check some other languages like Bantu for inspiration. :)

Toliman:

--- Quote from: Vawmataw on April 12, 2016, 08:07:51 pm ---hik'a - ocean
uthi - island
iepun - mountain/hill (feminine word)
uthu - bird

--- End quote ---

Sunu oeru  :)

Vawmataw:
Modal verbs

nei - can
    enei - I can
  nait - able (adj.)
      enait - I am able
lol - obliged, asked, commanded

Modal verbs can become suffixes to their verbal complement.
In case of negation, ja agrees with the verbal complement (no logic lol).

e porporenpukáve kanarve pornei
I can eat delicious meat.

e porporenpukáve kanarve porjanei
I can't eat delicious meat.

kanar - meat (French speakers will think about ducks [canard])

And I realised it's insanely big. Long sentences can be from now on separated optionally.

How to deal with these adjectives?

ánVokevlánait
litt. : I speak like Vok in an ''able'' manner.
You may notice that I wrote nait instead of ánnait. It would make ánVokevláánnait, but to ease the pronounciation, the letters are just merged instead.

naita - shall, should (v.)
epornaita
I should eat

Reduplication

Since Captain Tìtstewan suggested me the Bantu languages, I took a look. It's a feature of these language, which consists of repeating a word root. In Vok, it is either used to increase the importance or the strength of an action, or to suggest repetition.

Increasing:
narinrin - excellent
janarinrin - awful

Repeating:
nainaima - voice (repeatedly noisy lol) [feminine]
homhom - celebration
Extra word: ava - about

Toliman:
Good to see new words and ideas here  :)


--- Quote ---Since Captain Tìtstewan suggested me the Bantu languages, I took a look. It's a feature of these language, which consists of repeating a word root.
--- End quote ---
Reduplication is also in Hawaiian.

Vawmataw:
Even for the Vok it would be rude to not say goodbye to your friends

uela uela - goodbye
thijukalal - good night (may the night cradle you) [from thirojuvekalaml]
 kalam - v. cradle, rock

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