KiaMuiLi = New World Language
SYMBOLS, PRONUNCIATION AND GRAMMAR
Here are all the symbols and sounds used in this language, and the 8 easy rules for how to use them. It uses the English alphabet, with a few changes.
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.
”si” 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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