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Stupid Auxlang Project #1

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 17:50
Well, in my boredom, I decided to create an a posteriori language, for the
first time. It's an Auxlang based on latin (and latter day romance
languages).  Currently it's called 'Lingo d Eropo' /li:ngo deropo/.  The
vocabulary is based on latin, but the Grammar is more neutral.  It is, of
course, not a world Auxlang, but an Auxlang for IE speaking countries in

Values for vowels are as follows:

e - [E] or [e]
o - [o]
i - [i] or [I]
a - [a]
u - [u]

And consonants:

p - [p]
f - [f] or [P]
v - [v] or [B]
b - [b]
m - [m]
c - [k]
g - [g]
t -[t]
d -[d]
n - [n]
l -[l]
s - [s]
z - [z]
y - [j]
r - general rhotic

The only consonant clusters allowed are 'sp', 'sk', 'st', 'nt', 'nd', and
'mb'. the rest are reduced to just the first consonant. ie. frater -> fatero

Word order is VSO, SVO or SOV.  If the verb cannot be identified, it is SVO.
Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs all end in |o| by default.  Prepositions
reduplicate their first vowel at the end. This vowel is elided before other


There are 5 main tenses, Perfect, Pluperfect, Imperfect, Present and Future.
These are all inflected by auxilliaries.  For instance:

ego faco - I make
eg abo faco - I made
eg ubo faco - I had made
eg esto faco - I was making
eg iyo faco - I will make

These are all derived from latin, apart from 'ubo' which is from Spanish.
'abo' is from 'habeo', 'ubo' is from Span.'hube', 'esto' is derived from
'est', iyo is derived from 'io'.


There are 3 moods, indicative, conditional, and imperative, these are also
inflected by auxilliaries which precede the tense auxilliaries.

tu faco - you make
tu debito faco - you must make(debito faco! = make (it)!)
t ab iyo faco - you would make(past = t ab iy abo faco)


Passive voice is marked by reduplication, in verbs like 'abo', 'esto' and
'iyo', the Passive is avoided.


ego faco faco - I am being made


There are three modals: volo, debito and poso, 'want', 'must' and 'can',
respectively.  These are applied before the verb:

ego vol abo felo - I want to have a cat
ego debit abo felo - I must have a cat
ego pos abo felo - I can have a cat


Negation is performed with a simple 'no' before the verb (or auxilliary,
whichever is ephasized):

ego no vol abo cano - I don't want (to have) a dog
ego volo no abo cano - I don't want to HAVE a dog(although, 'volo no abo ego
cano' might be more common)


Nouns have no cases, and pluralisation is formed by adding 's', however, if
this creates in impossible consonant cluster, it adds 'so'

ego vol abo felos - I want to have (some) cats


ego feloso vol abo - same thing, but with 'cats' emphasised


These precede the noun, not much more to say


These follow the Noun


These precede the verbs

Well, that's about it, tell me if there's something I've forgotten.

(NOTE:  I am not a serious Auxlanger.  I don't believe that it is practical in
the slightest, it's just that this was a fun exercise)