Saturday, November 21, 2009

25 More Words in θəwəməθy (DeRamosh), a #NewLanguage

We're using the Swadesh list to come up with the first 207 words or so in DeRamosh.  Before we start, here are the letters of this new language's alphabet:  ə θ w y m (þ k).

ə = All vowels are schwas.
θ = th sound.
w = w sound.
y = consonant-y sound.
m = m sound.

þ = Plosives are rarely used (only for curse words); spit.
Hard consonants, like k, are currently in limbo.

Without further ado, the next 25 words:

  1. tree = θwəə /thwuh-uh/
  2. forest = wəwəθ /woh-uhth/
  3. stick = θəθθ /thuhth/
  4. fruit = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/
  5. seed = θəəθ /thuh-uhth/
  6. leaf = wəəw /wuh-oh/
  7. root = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/
  8. bark = wəwθ /wohth/
  9. flower = wəwəwəw /woh-oh-oh/ or /wuh-wuh-woh/
  10. grass = yəwəθ /yuh-wuhth/
  11. rope = wəwə /woh-uh/
  12. skin = θəθəm /thuh-thuhm/
  13. meat = məəθ /muh-uhth/
  14. blood = θəmyəm /thuhm-yuhm/
  15. bone = əθəə /uhth-uh-uh/
  16. fat (n.) = wəθ /wuhth/
  17. egg = əwwəm /oh-wuhm/
  18. horn = yəwm /yohm/
  19. tail = θəəw /thuh-oh/
  20. feather = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/
  21. hair = yəəw /yuh-oh/
  22. head = yəθ /yuhth/
  23. ear = əəw /uh-oh/
  24. eye = əyə /uh-yuh/
  25. nose = məθə /muh-thuh/
Here are the 78 we have so far.  This list is in pronunciation-alphabetical order (to help me deal with some redundancies), with some modifications from last time (and from earlier in this post):

  1. narrow = məwwəw /moh-woh/
  2. many = məməyə /muh-muh-yuh/
  3. not = məθ /muhth/
  4. mother = məθəw /muhth-oh/
  5. nose = məθə /muh-thuh/
  6. meat = məəθ /muh-uhth/
  7. all = əww /oh/
  8. egg = əwwəm /oh-wuhm/
  9. few = θəw /thoh/ homophone with small
  10. small = θəww /thoh/ homophone with few
  11. five = θəwwə /thoh-wuh/
  12. child = θəwθməm /thohth-muhm/
  13. snake = θəwθəmθ /thoh-thumth/
  14. she = θə /thuh/
  15. thin = θəm /thuhm/
  16. some = θəmə /thuh-muh/
  17. dog = θəməm /thuh-muhm/
  18. skin = θəθəm /thuh-thuhm/
  19. blood = θəmyəm /thuhm-yuhm/
  20. four = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with tail
  21. tail = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with four
  22. stick = θəθθ /thuhth/ homophone with that
  23. that = θəθ /thuhth/ homophone with stick
  24. father = θəθəw /thuhth-oh/
  25. thick = θəθə /thuh-thuh/
  26. fish = θəθəθ /thuh-thuth/
  27. seed = θəəθ /thuh-uhth/
  28. there = θəwə /thuh-wuh/ 
  29. short = θəyəwθ /thuh-yohth/ 
  30. they = θəyə /thuh-yuh/
  31. two = θwə /thwuh/
  32. three = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with tree
  33. tree = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with three
  34. one = əm /uhm/
  35. ear = əəw /uh-oh/
  36. animal = əməməw /uhm-uhm-oh/
  37. it = əθ /uhth/
  38. other = əθəw /uh-thoh/
  39. bone = əθəə /uhth-uh-uh/
  40. bird = əwəəm /uh-wuh-uhm/
  41. I = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with eye
  42. eye = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with I
  43. worm = wəwm /wohm/
  44. flower = wəwəwəw /woh-oh-oh/ or /wuh-wuh-woh/
  45. bark = wəwθ /wohth/
  46. rope = wəwə /woh-uh/
  47. forest = wəwəθ /woh-uhth/
  48. big = wəwyə /woh-yuh/
  49. we = wə /wuh/ 
  50. woman = wəməm /wuh-muhm/ 
  51. long = wəmyə /wuhm-yuh/
  52. leaf = wəəw /wuh-oh/
  53. louse = wəəwθ /wuh-ohth/  
  54. fat (n.) = wəθ /wuhth/ not to be confused with wife, to the detriment of all
  55. wife = wəθə /wuh-thuh/ not to be confused with fat, to the detriment of all
  56. feather = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/ funny how feather and fat are similar
  57. wide = wəθə /wuhth-uh/
  58. root = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/
  59. fruit = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/
  60. who = wəyə /wuh-yuh/
  61. when = wəyəm /wuh-yuhm/ 
  62. what = wəyəθ /wuh-yuhth/
  63. where = wəyəwə /wuh-yuh-wuh/
  64. how = yəw /yoh/
  65. horn = yəwm /yohm/
  66. he = yə /yuh/
  67. Man (human being) = yəməm /yuh-muhm/
  68. hair = yəəw /yuh-oh/
  69. head = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with this
  70. this = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with head
  71. man (adult male) = yəθməm /yuhth-muhm/ 
  72. husband = yəθwəmθ /yuhth-wuhmth/
  73. you (singular) = yəə /yuh-uh/
  74. you (plural) = yəə əww /yuh-uh oh/ for three or more
  75. you (plural) = yəə θwə /yuh-uh thwuh/ for two
  76. here = yəwə /yuh-wuh/
  77. grass = yəwəθ /yuh-wuhth/
  78. heavy = yəwəyə /yuh-wuh-yuh/
DeRamosh is obviously a work in progress.
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