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THIS IS A LANGUAGE THAT I HAVE MADE AS A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE USED AS A SPOKEN LANGUAGE.

▶︎ ALPHABET

THERE ARE FOUR VOWELS AND NINE CONSONANTS, MAKING A TOTAL OF THIRTEEN LETTERS.

LETTERPHONEME
a
ɐ
e
ə
i
i~e
u
ʊ
m
ɱ
b
b̪~p̪
v
v~f
n
n
d
d~t
z
z~s
j
ʒ~ʃ
q
ŋ
g
g~k

THERE IS ALSO ONE SILENT PUNCTUATION SYMBOL THAT SEPARATES SENTENCES:

.

▶︎ DIPHTHONGS

THERE ARE SIX POSSIBLE DIPHTHONGS.

LETTERSDIPHTHONG
ai
ɐe
au
ɐʉ
ei
əi
eu
əʊ
ie
iu

▶︎ LONG VOWELS

THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE DOUBLE-LETTERS THAT ACHIEVE A LONG VOWEL SOUND.

LETTERSSOUND
aa
ɐː
uu
ʊː

▶︎ PHONOTACTICS

ALL OF THE WORDS COMPRISE OF ONLY ONE SYLLABLE AND MUST HAVE AN ONSET AND A NUCLEUS. THE CODA IS OPTIONAL.

THE NUCLEUS MAY ONLY CONTAIN VOWELS THAT ARE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE LIST OF DIPHTHONGS, LONG VOWELS, OR JUST BY THEMSELVES.

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE ONSETS

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE CODAS

▶︎ NUMBERS

THIS USES A TRINARY NUMBER SYSTEM. THERE ARE THREE SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT NUMBERS.

SYMBOLSFUNCTIONNAME
+
POSITIVE
ga
0
NEUTRAL
me
-
NEGATIVE
dev

THE FIRST CHARACTER OF THE STRING REPRESENTS: 30, THE SECOND CHARACTER REPRESENTS: 31 AND SO ON, SO THE FORMULA TO FIND THE VALUE THAT THE “N”TH NUMERAL REPRESENTS IS 3N−1. THE CHARACTER THAT’S SHOWN IS THE MULTIPLIER OF THAT NUMERAL’S VALUE.

TO SAY REALLY BIG NUMBERS OR SMALL NUMBERS, YOU CAN USE A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO SCIENTIFIC NOTATION. THE WORD FOR “MULTIPLY” IS:

bzaigz

AND THEREFORE “DIVIDE” IS EQUIVALENT TO:

niv bzaigz

SIMILARLY, THE WORD FOR “EXPONENT” IS:

zvuu

AND THE WORD FOR “ROOT” IN THIS CASE CORRESPONDS TO:

niv zvuu
CONVERTER

THIS CONVERTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT THE “HYPEN-MINUS” CHARACTER INTO THE PROPER “MINUS SIGN” CHARACTER.

TRINARYDECIMAL
CONVERTCONVERT

▶︎ WORDS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY WORDS.

THESE WORDS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

COPY THE WORDS AS AN ARRAY

▶︎ SYNTAX

THE LANGUAGE HAS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, OR VERBS. ACTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY THE FIRST WORD (OR GROUP OF WORDS) IN A SENTENCE. DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY POSTPOSITIONS IN THE GENITIVE CASE. THERE ARE ALSO NO DISTICTIONS BETWEEN TENSES AND PLURALS.

BRACKETS AND SPEECH MARKS ARE SHOWN BY A LINE (ON THE RIGHT) UNTIL THEY’RE CLOSED. THESE ARE ALSO USED INSTEAD OF COMMAS TO SEPARATE CLAUSES. THE LINES CAN BE NESTED INWARDS TO THE LEFT.

THE WORD (OR GROUP OF WORDS) DIRECTLY AFTER THE FIRST PART IS THE THING THAT’S MAKING THE ACTION. AFTER THAT, AN OBJECT CAN BE SHOWN WITH THE WORD:

ze

AFTER THAT WORD THE WORDS FOR THE OBJECT CAN BE. IF THE DESCRIPTION OF THE OBJECT IS MORE THAN JUST ONE WORD, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE ENCAPSULATED WITH A LINE. THE WHOLE CLAUSE NEEDS TO BE SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE SENTENCE WITH THE WORD:

nei

IT ALSO NEEDS TO BE NESTED AS A WHOLE, WITH ANOTHER LINE.

NOT ONLY AN OBJECT CAN BE DESCRIBED WITH THIS METHOD, BUT ALSO AN INDIRECT OBJECT (OR OUTCOME), MOTIVATION, PLACE, OR TIME. THESE ARE DONE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORDS.

jau (niv jau) jie gedj

▶︎ TYPING SPACE

LETTERTRANSLITERATION
a
“A”
e
“E”
i
“I”
u
“U”
m
“M”
b
“B”
v
“V”
n
“N”
d
“D”
z
“Z”
j
“J”
q
“Q”
g
“G”
.
“.”

USE BRACKETS TO INSERT UNDERLINES.

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