Rolexxage: grammar (just the basics) and Re: Rolexxage: phonology
|From:||Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 16, 2002, 17:55|
Nouns are not declined. (yes, that's all there is)
The infinitive is just the verb stem. The present tense is formed with
the ending -a. the past tense is formed with the ending -e. The future
tense is formed with the ending -u.
Adjectives follow the noun that they modify. Adjectives can be used as
adverbs without any change.
exhu inclusive or
etta exclusive or
The word order is strictly O-S-V with the direct object before the
For yes/no questions, the basic structure is _rakk_ + <statement> +
_ikra_ (is). The answer to this type of question would be either
_krothe_ "true" or _nesku_ "false".
Next: vocabulary and a sample text
On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 16:11:07 +0200 Christophe Grandsire
> En réponse à Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>:
> Well, not much to say about the phonology, except one thing: what is
> a glottal
> trill? If it's in the glottal position, like [?] or [h], I can't
> imagine how a
> human being would pronounce such a thing... But if your speakers
> aren't human,
> forget what I've said :)) .
They aren't human, but I haven't decided exactly what they are yet. They
exist in the same conuniverse as Kontoko and speak _Rolexxage_ or
_Roleoake_ (I use the Kontoko name when speaking because I can't
pronounce the glottal trill, of course :-), but other than that, I
haven't decided on anything else.
Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
><(((> ><(((> <)))>< ><(((> ><(((>
I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen.
I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta.
"Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilúvë ná carmë Eruva. Ilyë nati nar tanwi