KiaMuiLi = New World Language
INTRODUCTION, PRONUNCIATION AND GRAMMAR
This language is designed to be learned completely in 12 lessons, about 21 new words introduced in each lesson. It will enable fluent conversation between people who share no other common language. It is also expected that communication will be faster and require fewer syllables than any other language.
The vocabulary consists of about 250 words, which can be used as nouns, verbs, adjectives etc., depending on the context. Each word is a single syllable that begins with a consonant, then a vowel or diphthong, and sometimes one or more consonants added, to define how it is being used. These words can be used in combinations that cover the entire range of normal conversation.
Names usually remain the same as in the language of the speaker. Technical terms, especially new concepts are usually similar in most languages.
Each of these letters is pronounced as in the recording. If there is a choice of similar pronunciations, all sounds will play:
Diphthongs are 2 vowels that run together to make one sound.
Each consonant has just one pronunciation:
The "r" can be rolled, as in Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish etc. But the English, French or German "r" will probably be understood.
”d” following any word makes it past tense, “j” means future. This applies to all words, whether they are used as verbs, adjectives, adverbs or nouns.
”n” immediately following any word, converts it to its opposite. Numbers become minus numbers.
”c” after a pronoun or anything else makes it plural.
”h” after any word means “of” or “belonging to” - genetive form.
”s” after a word indicates it is the direct object, thing or person acted upon, passive recipient of action.
”x” after the word is for the indirect object, the recipient or the destination.
These last 2 endings need only be used when it is not clear from the context how the words are used.
The plural ending comes after ”n” but before other endings.
Numbers above 9 use individual numbers without spaces. e.g. 235.4 is pepipu pwu po
Word order is whatever you feel will best communicate your meaning. In some languages the adjective is before the noun, and in others, the adjective is after the noun. Go with your intuition.
The only other rule is to use the minimum number of words necessary to communicate your meaning. In many of the sentences used in the lessons, there are words that could easily be omitted because they are implied by the context.
Have fun with it!
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