Saturday, December 12, 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 used for words of disgust; spit.
k =  Hard consonants might be used for words of anger.  ???

Without further ado, the next 25 words:

  1. turn = θəwm /thohm/
  2. fall = wəww /woh/
  3. give = yəwə /yoh-wuh/
  4. hold = yəwθ /yohth/
  5. squeeze = θwəəθə /thwuh-uh-thuh/
  6. rub = wəθyəm /wuhth-yuhm/
  7. wash = wəθyə /wuhth-yuh/
  8. wipe = wəwəəm /wuh-wuh-uhm/
  9. pull = wəww /woh/
  10. push = wəθθ /wuhth/
  11. throw = θwəw /thwoh/
  12. tie = θəə /thuh-uh/
  13. sew = θəw /thoh/
  14. count = məməwwəθ /muh-moh-wuhth/
  15. say = wəθəwəθ /wuh-thoh-uhth/
  16. sing = θəmyə /thuhm-yuh/
  17. play = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/
  18. float = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/
  19. flow = wəwəw /wuh-woh/
  20. freeze = wəwəəθə /wuh-wuh-uh-thuh/
  21. swell = θwəww /thwoh/
  22. sun = θəwm /thohm/
  23. moon = wəmə /wuh-muh/
  24. star = θəwwəw /thoh-woh/
  25. water = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/

Here are the 153 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. spit = þə /buh/ or /puh/ 
  2. kill = kəww /koh/
  3. die = məwθəw /moh-thoh/
  4. mouth = məwəθ /moh-uhth/
  5. narrow = məwwəw /moh-woh/
  6. count = məməwwəθ /muh-moh-wuhth/
  7. many = məməyə /muh-muh-yuh/
  8. not = məθ /muhth/
  9. mother = məθəw /muhth-oh/
  10. nose = məθə /muh-thuh/
  11. meat = məəθ /muh-uhth/
  12. all = əww /oh/
  13. egg = əwwəm /oh-wuhm/ 
  14. come = əwwəθyə /oh-wuhth-yuh/
  15. smell = əwwəwəθwə /oh-wuh-wuhth-wuh/
  16. few = θəw /thoh/ homophone with small; homonym and homophone with sew
  17. sew = θəw /thoh/ homophone with small; homonym and homophone with few
  18. small = θəww /thoh/ homophone with few and sew
  19. sun = θəwm /thohm/ homonym and homophone with turn
  20. turn = θəwm /thohm/ homonym and homophone with sun
  21. hunt = θəwθ /thohth/
  22. child = θəwθməm /thohth-muhm/
  23. snake = θəwθəmθ /thoh-thumth/ 
  24. stab = θəwə /thoh-uh/
  25. tooth = θəwəθ /thoh-uhth/ 
  26. bite = θəwəθəw /thoh-uhth-oh/
  27. five = θəwwə /thoh-wuh/ 
  28. star = θəwwəw /thoh-woh/
  29. she = θə /thuh/
  30. thin = θəm /thuhm/
  31. sleep = θəmməθ /thuhm-mohth/
  32. fear = θəməw /thuhm-oh/
  33. stand = θəmθ /thuhmth/
  34. some = θəmə /thuh-muh/
  35. dog = θəməm /thuh-muhm/
  36. sing = θəmyə /thuhm-yuh/ homonym and homophone with tongue
  37. tongue = θəmyə /thuhm-yuh/ homonym and homophone with sing
  38. blood = θəmyəm /thuhm-yuhm/
  39. four = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with tail
  40. tail = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with four
  41. stick = θəθθ /thuhth/ homophone with that
  42. that = θəθ /thuhth/ homophone with stick
  43. father = θəθəw /thuhth-oh/
  44. thick = θəθə /thuh-thuh/ 
  45. skin = θəθəm /thuh-thuhm/ 
  46. fish = θəθəθ /thuh-thuth/
  47. tie = θəə /thuh-uh/
  48. seed = θəəθ /thuh-uhth/
  49. there = θəwə /thuh-wuh/ 
  50. suck = θəwəm /thuh-wuhm/ 
  51. split = θəwəθ /thuh-wuhth/
  52. know = θəyəw /thuh-yoh/
  53. short = θəyəwθ /thuh-yohth/ 
  54. they = θəyə /thuh-yuh/
  55. think = θəyəθ /thuh-yuhth/
  56. dig = θəyəə /thuh-yuh-uh/ 
  57. swell = θwəww /thwoh/ homophone with throw
  58. throw = θwəw /thwoh/ homophone with swell
  59. two = θwə /thwuh/
  60. swim = θwəm /thwuhm/
  61. drink = θwəmθ /thwuhmth/
  62. neck = θwəθ /thwuhth/
  63. squeeze = θwəəθə /thwuh-uh-thuh/
  64. cut = θwəθə /thwuh-thuh/
  65. scratch = θwəθyə /thwuhth-yuh/
  66. three = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with tree
  67. tree = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with three
  68. breast = θwəəθ /thwuh-uhth/
  69. one = əm /uhm/
  70. ear = əəw /uh-oh/
  71. animal = əməməw /uhm-uhm-oh/
  72. breathe = əmyəw /uhm-yoh/
  73. it = əθ /uhth/
  74. other = əθəw /uh-thoh/
  75. bone = əθəə /uhth-uh-uh/ 
  76. hear = əθyəw /uhth-yoh/
  77. eat = əəθ /uh-uhth/
  78. bird = əwəəm /uh-wuh-uhm/
  79. I = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with eye
  80. eye = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with
  81. fall = wəww /woh/ homophone with laugh; homonym and homophone with pull
  82. laugh = wəw /woh/ homophone with fall and pull
  83. pull = wəww /woh/ homophone with laugh; homonym and homophone with fall
  84. worm = wəwm /wohm/
  85. flower = wəwəwəw /woh-oh-oh/ or /wuh-wuh-woh/
  86. bark = wəwθ /wohth/
  87. rope = wəwə /woh-uh/
  88. forest = wəwəθ /woh-uhth/
  89. big = wəwyə /woh-yuh/
  90. fight = wəwyəθ /woh-yuhth/
  91. we = wə /wuh/ 
  92. belly = wəmə /wuhm-uh/ homonym with moon
  93. moon = wəmə /wuh-muh/ homonym with belly
  94. woman = wəməm /wuh-muhm/ 
  95. vomit = wəməθ /wuh-muhth/
  96. fingernail = wəmyəwməw /wuhm-yoh-moh/
  97. long = wəmyə /wuhm-yuh/
  98. wing = wəmyəθ /wuhm-yuhth/
  99. leaf = wəəw /wuh-oh/
  100. louse = wəəwθ /wuh-ohth/  
  101. fat (n.) = wəθ /wuhth/ homophone with push and sit
  102. push = wəθθ /wuhth/ homophone with fat; homonym and homophone with sit
  103. sit = wəθθ /wuhth/ homophone with fat; homonym and homophone with push
  104. feather = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/ homonym and homophone with water
  105. water = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/ homonym and homophone with feather
  106. back = wəθəwəəw /wuh-thoh-uh-oh/
  107. say = wəθəwəθ /wuh-thoh-uhth/
  108. wide = wəθə /wuhth-uh/ homonym with wife
  109. wife = wəθə /wuh-thuh/ homonym with wide
  110. see = wəθyəw /wuhth-yoh/ 
  111. wash = wəθyə /wuhth-yuh/
  112. rub = wəθyəm /wuhth-yuhm/
  113. lie = wəə /wuh-uh/
  114. foot = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with root
  115. root = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with foot
  116. flow = wəwəw /wuh-woh/ homonym and homophone with liver
  117. liver = wəwəw /wuh-woh/ homonym and homophone with flow
  118. live = wəwə /wuh-wuh/ 
  119. wipe = wəwəəm /wuh-wuh-uhm/
  120. float = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with fruit
  121. fruit = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with float
  122. freeze = wəwəəθə /wuh-wuh-uh-thuh/
  123. fly (v.) = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with play
  124. play = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with fly
  125. who = wəyə /wuh-yuh/
  126. leg = wəyəθ /wuh-yuhth/
  127. when = wəyəm /wuh-yuhm/ 
  128. what = wəyəθ /wuh-yuhth/
  129. where = wəyəwə /wuh-yuh-wuh/
  130. how = yəw /yoh/
  131. horn = yəwm /yohm/
  132. hold = yəwθ /yohth/
  133. give = yəwə /yoh-wuh/
  134. he = yə /yuh/ 
  135. hand = yəmθ /yuhmth/
  136. knee = yəməə /yuh-muh-uh/
  137. Man (human being) = yəməm /yuh-muhm/
  138. hair = yəəw /yuh-oh/
  139. heart = yəəwθ /yuh-ohth/
  140. head = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with this
  141. this = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with head
  142. man (adult male) = yəθməm /yuhth-muhm/  
  143. hit = yəθ /yuhth/ homophone with guts
  144. guts = yəθθ /yuhth/ homophone with hit
  145. blow = yəθəw /yuh-thoh/
  146. husband = yəθwəmθ /yuhth-wuhmth/
  147. you (singular) = yəə /yuh-uh/
  148. you (plural) = yəə əww /yuh-uh oh/ for three or more
  149. you (plural) = yəə θwə /yuh-uh thwuh/ for two
  150. here = yəwə /yuh-wuh/
  151. grass = yəwəθ /yuh-wuhth/
  152. heavy = yəwəyə /yuh-wuh-yuh/
  153. walk = yəyə /yuh-yuh/
DeRamosh is obviously a work in progress.

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