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Bzasy My first Conlang

From:Shanthanu Bhardwaj <shanth@...>
Date:Sunday, January 2, 2005, 6:12

[@i:] and [@u:]

Orthography and Script
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Writing the language
This language is written a bit wierdly.  All characters are roughly
triangular in shape and can be written upside down as well as right side
Words are written so that the consonants join up to form a hexagon,
letters are written in the order:
      /\        /\
     /  \      /  \
    / 1  \ 2  / 3  \
   /      \  /      \
  \        /\        /
   \      /  \      /
    \  6 / 5  \  4 /
     \  /      \  /
Such that, the word is read in the order 123456.  Some of the positions
can be left empty to make the word symmetrical. The empty slots in the
hexagon are just completed by closing them with a wavy line.  Vowel
diacritics are marked on the outward side of the consonant.  When words
have more than six consonants then consonant clusters are written as
conjunct clusters (which are yet to be created :) ).

Basic grammar This is all yet to be worked out, but basically I plan to
make it an agglutinating language, with ergative-absolutive case
structure and agglutinating particles(is that what they are called?) for
other cases. Yet to decide how many cases. Nouns will be marked for
number. And there are three numbers: singular, plural(finite eg hands,
people in a gathering etc.) and plural(infinite or very large eg. stars,
raindrops, people in a mob etc). Word order will be highly flexible.

Written Sentence Structure This is a 2-D language as opposed to most 1-D
language meaning that sentences dont go in a line but are spread over
the plane of paper. Thus words are written and connected according to
semantic meaning.
A usual sentence would be like:

      /    \
 ____/  x   \____
/    \      /    \
/  v   \____/  y   \
\      /    \      /
\____/ verb \____/
/    \      /    \
/   u  \____/  z   \
\      /    \      /
\____/  w   \____/
     \      /
This thing refuses to allign but you get the idea anyway

The central theme of the sentence of the sentence is the verb. The
subject and object will be connected to the verb(the central word in
this case) because they are related to it. Any adverbs will also be
connected to the verb. Adjectives relating to either subj/obj will be
connected to them and not to the verb. Thus a sentence will look like
some kind of a parsed tree.

The example sentence reads : frajul srajul sintA cirnum /"p\r@jul
s`r@"jul sInTa: cIrnum/ meaning: [May the] wind [and] water forever be
with you. literally: wind water forever with-(2nd