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LiPiThu, brief overview

From:John-Martin <jmlotzn1@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 23:31
better lexicon and expleples to follow

LiPiuThu  Lit "Our Thinking people language" is the language of the
LiPi, a pastoral people living near the Smaller Sea Near what
is now the Redhorn Gate and the approaches of the Lands of Grass.

LiPiThu is an aglutive, isolating language which form one of
the roots of many modern languages


soft (sV) A E U

Long (lV) A E I U

Consonants and diphthongs

Soft (Merged)  f gh l m n th s sh th w

hard (Distinct)  C D F G K P  T V Z

Soft consonants are merged into the next sound, to a beat of
 1   2  3  4   5
sC Sc slur sV SV

while Hard
1   2  3   4        5   6
hC hC hC full stop next sound


Particles provide the setting for a word or sentence

V any
V any V any
sC sV
sC sV lV
SC sV sV

Stems syllables

lV sc SV
hV sC sV
lV sC Sv
hC sC sV lV
hC sV sV hC

Soft Consanants are never followed by anything other then soft Vowels
and they never end a syllable


Shi I a separator, separating a particle from it's object. They are not
required but

All words can, and almost always do have prefixes which give its setting;
Tense, Number, Volition, and trust

common word particles

Mo  Make a word a Subject
Thi  Makes a word the activity
mo  Makes a word the Object
Ra   Means this word is the activity of an object
Ho-xx-Shi  Means this word modifies the next Mo, Thi, or Faluu word.  (note:
Shi is only required after the last modifier, Ho, on the other hand, is
required for each modifier word)
Wa-xx-shi   Means this word is dependant on the existence of the next Mo,
Thi, or Faluu word.  (note: Shi is only required after the last modifier,
Wa, on the other hand, is required for each modifier word)
Luu  Human
O    Me
Cho  Supervising
Ree  Supervised
Re   Wild
Fa Natural (non volitional)
Jia Made
ghoo  Presumptively True
Shuu Presumptively False
Kuu  Lone
Chuu  Few, less then eight
Ruu  Many, more the eight
ghe now

faA Future
U Past
OoNo On
Ruii Contains
ReSo Small, diminution
ZoRi Big, exaggeration
Ko   Comparatively
Fo   Extreme


All Sentences use a setting (modifier) actor (modifer) action structure

Like a word, a sentence has particles at the beginning, which tell mood and

common sentence particles
Mood:  "o" imperative, "ne" negative, "fuI" positive
Type: "na" question, "sho"answer (to direct question), II answer (to mplied
question), statement,

Word list

bshi  male
VaI  female
thiKu Hunt
  luuthiKu hunters Lit intelligent hunter
  mothiKu  preditor  Lit animal who hunts
  sathileiKu prey, lit a generic thing subject to hunt
TikilI  Stick
whoo  wind
leIthaWhoo a spririt
faisothu river (permenant)
ghuno  waterhole
Uthe reed
Rewi    fish generic
sabshi  Boy
saVai  Girl
Fori  Hunger
NoKi Catch an animal
 Particle words
Highi spear

Words are a string of particles are used as idiom. alone they may mean one
thing, as the particles in a word they use the modification values

Okonoki   near future, soon
LuuChuu we, us

If I catch a fish we will not be hungry
Wa U  rewi shi ghoo chuu Fori
If, in the (near)future, I catch a fish, we presumably will not be hungry.
"God does not throw dice" Albert Einstein

"Oh yes, he does throw dice" Skye Masterson