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Iroko

Post by LinguoFranco » Wed 28 Jun 2017, 00:14

Iroko /ɪɻɔkɔ/ is a new conlang I just made that is actually pretty fun. I wanted to do something weird while still staying with the boundaries of naturalism for the most part.

Here's the phonemic inventory:

/a ɪ ɔ/
/p t k/
/n ŋ ɲ/
/ʃ ʒ x ʋ /
/ɻ j/
/tʃ/

It has a CV(C) syllable structure. Iroko has nasal harmony, which only occurs on the first vowel to immediately follow a nasal consonant and continues through semivowels and liquids, but anything else can stop it. I am debating whether to include /i o/ as the long or stressed forms of /ɪ ɔ/.

Iroko has free word order, but VOS is the default. It has a tripartite alignment and is double-marking. The language is agglutinative. Nouns do not declend for number or case, and verbs are not conjugated for tense. Instead tense is expressed with prepositions and adverbs. However, affixes are used for possession, the indefinite article, polarity, etc.

SAMPLE VOCABULARY:

Pɪ- ‘indefinite article prefix’
ŋɪʃa- 1st person pronoun
jaʋakɪ- 2nd person pronoun
xɔnɔ- 3rd person pronoun
ɻɪkɔ- house, home
ɻaŋɪ-
ɔta- person
ɔɻɔk-
tɪma- what
mɔ- ergative case
nan- accusative case
-(n)ɪk ‘negative suffix’
-ta ‘possessor case’
-sɪ ‘possessed case’

Anan- to be
Atɪnja- to see
Jakɔ- to talk
ɪnɔɻɔ- to sleep

What do you think?
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Re: Iroko

Post by Creyeditor » Wed 28 Jun 2017, 22:40

This looks nice, I really like the name of the language. Could we see some example sentences?
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Re: Iroko

Post by LinguoFranco » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 21:00

Creyeditor wrote:This looks nice, I really like the name of the language. Could we see some example sentences?
Sure. I will provide some examples once I further flesh out the vocabulary.
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