Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another 25 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. rain = wəəm /wuh-uhm/
  2. river = wəwəw /wuh-woh/
  3. lake = wəyə /wuh-yuh/
  4. sea = məw /moh/
  5. salt = θəwθəəm /thohth-uh-uhm/
  6. stone = yəθθəwθ /yuhth-thohth/
  7. sand = θəmθ /thuhmth/
  8. dust = θəθə /thuhth-uh/
  9. earth = əwθ /ohth/
  10. cloud = məmwəθ /muhm-wuhth/
  11. fog = wəy /woy/
  12. sky = θəy /thoy/
  13. wind = wəmθ /wuhmth/
  14. snow = θməw /thmoh/
  15. ice = əθ /uhth/
  16. smoke = θməθ /thmuhth/
  17. fire = wəwəw /woh-oh/
  18. ashes = əθəθ /uhth-uhth/
  19. burn = məwθ /mohth/
  20. road = wəwθ /wohth/
  21. mountain = məwmθəm /mohm-thuhm/
  22. red = wəyəθ /woy-uhth/
  23. green = yəwəəm /yoh-uh-uhm/
  24. yellow = yəwəw /yuh-woh/
  25. white = wəyθ /woyth/

Here are the 178 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. sea = məw /moh/
  4. mountain = məwmθəm /mohm-thuhm/
  5. burn = məwθ /mohth/
  6. die = məwθəw /moh-thoh/
  7. mouth = məwəθ /moh-uhth/
  8. narrow = məwwəw /moh-woh/
  9. count = məməwwəθ /muh-moh-wuhth/
  10. many = məməyə /muh-muh-yuh/
  11. cloud = məmwəθ /muhm-wuhth/
  12. not = məθ /muhth/
  13. mother = məθəw /muhth-oh/
  14. nose = məθə /muh-thuh/
  15. meat = məəθ /muh-uhth/
  16. all = əww /oh/
  17. earth = əwθ /ohth/
  18. egg = əwwəm /oh-wuhm/ 
  19. come = əwwəθyə /oh-wuhth-yuh/
  20. smell = əwwəwəθwə /oh-wuh-wuhth-wuh/
  21. snow = θməw /thmoh/
  22. smoke = θməθ /thmuhth/
  23. few = θəw /thoh/ homophone with small; homonym and homophone with sew
  24. sew = θəw /thoh/ homophone with small; homonym and homophone with few
  25. small = θəww /thoh/ homophone with few and sew
  26. sun = θəwm /thohm/ homonym and homophone with turn
  27. turn = θəwm /thohm/ homonym and homophone with sun
  28. hunt = θəwθ /thohth/
  29. child = θəwθməm /thohth-muhm/
  30. snake = θəwθəmθ /thoh-thuhmth/ 
  31. salt = θəwθəəm /thohth-uh-uhm/
  32. stab = θəwə /thoh-uh/
  33. tooth = θəwəθ /thoh-uhth/ 
  34. bite = θəwəθəw /thoh-uhth-oh/
  35. five = θəwwə /thoh-wuh/ 
  36. star = θəwwəw /thoh-woh/
  37. sky = θəy /thoy/
  38. she = θə /thuh/
  39. thin = θəm /thuhm/
  40. sleep = θəmməθ /thuhm-mohth/
  41. fear = θəməw /thuhm-oh/
  42. sand = θəmθ /thuhmth/ homonym and homophone with stand
  43. stand = θəmθ /thuhmth/ homonym and homophone with sand
  44. some = θəmə /thuh-muh/
  45. dog = θəməm /thuh-muhm/
  46. sing = θəmyə /thuhm-yuh/ homonym and homophone with tongue
  47. tongue = θəmyə /thuhm-yuh/ homonym and homophone with sing
  48. blood = θəmyəm /thuhm-yuhm/
  49. four = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with tail
  50. tail = θəəw /thuh-oh/ homonym and homophone with four
  51. stick = θəθθ /thuhth/ homophone with that
  52. that = θəθ /thuhth/ homophone with stick
  53. dust = θəθə /thuhth-uh/
  54. father = θəθəw /thuhth-oh/
  55. thick = θəθə /thuh-thuh/ 
  56. skin = θəθəm /thuh-thuhm/ 
  57. fish = θəθəθ /thuh-thuth/
  58. tie = θəə /thuh-uh/
  59. seed = θəəθ /thuh-uhth/
  60. there = θəwə /thuh-wuh/ 
  61. suck = θəwəm /thuh-wuhm/ 
  62. split = θəwəθ /thuh-wuhth/
  63. know = θəyəw /thuh-yoh/
  64. short = θəyəwθ /thuh-yohth/ 
  65. they = θəyə /thuh-yuh/
  66. think = θəyəθ /thuh-yuhth/
  67. dig = θəyəə /thuh-yuh-uh/ 
  68. swell = θwəww /thwoh/ homophone with throw
  69. throw = θwəw /thwoh/ homophone with swell
  70. two = θwə /thwuh/
  71. swim = θwəm /thwuhm/
  72. drink = θwəmθ /thwuhmth/
  73. neck = θwəθ /thwuhth/
  74. squeeze = θwəəθə /thwuh-uh-thuh/
  75. cut = θwəθə /thwuh-thuh/
  76. scratch = θwəθyə /thwuhth-yuh/
  77. three = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with tree
  78. tree = θwəə /thwuh-uh/ homonym and homophone with three
  79. breast = θwəəθ /thwuh-uhth/
  80. one = əm /uhm/
  81. ear = əəw /uh-oh/
  82. animal = əməməw /uhm-uhm-oh/
  83. breathe = əmyəw /uhm-yoh/
  84. ice = əθ /uhth/ homonym and homophone with it
  85. it = əθ /uhth/ homonym and homophone with ice
  86. other = əθəw /uh-thoh/
  87. ashes = əθəθ /uhth-uhth/
  88. bone = əθəə /uhth-uh-uh/ 
  89. hear = əθyəw /uhth-yoh/
  90. eat = əəθ /uh-uhth/
  91. bird = əwəəm /uh-wuh-uhm/
  92. I = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with eye
  93. eye = əyə /uh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with
  94. fall = wəww /woh/ homophone with laugh; homonym and homophone with pull
  95. laugh = wəw /woh/ homophone with fall and pull
  96. pull = wəww /woh/ homophone with laugh; homonym and homophone with fall
  97. worm = wəwm /wohm/
  98. fire = wəwəw /woh-oh/ homonym and homophone with liver
  99. liver = wəwəw /woh-oh/ homonym and homophone with fire
  100. flower = wəwəwəw /woh-oh-oh/ or /wuh-wuh-woh/
  101. bark = wəwθ /wohth/ homonym and homophone with road
  102. road = wəwθ /wohth/ homonym and homophone with bark
  103. rope = wəwə /woh-uh/
  104. forest = wəwəθ /woh-uhth/
  105. big = wəwyə /woh-yuh/
  106. fight = wəwyəθ /woh-yuhth/
  107. fog = wəy /woy/
  108. white = wəyθ /woyth/
  109. red = wəyəθ /woy-uhth/
  110. we = wə /wuh/ 
  111. wind = wəmθ /wuhmth/
  112. belly = wəmə /wuhm-uh/ homonym with moon
  113. moon = wəmə /wuh-muh/ homonym with belly
  114. woman = wəməm /wuh-muhm/ 
  115. vomit = wəməθ /wuh-muhth/
  116. fingernail = wəmyəwməw /wuhm-yoh-moh/
  117. long = wəmyə /wuhm-yuh/
  118. wing = wəmyəθ /wuhm-yuhth/
  119. leaf = wəəw /wuh-oh/
  120. louse = wəəwθ /wuh-ohth/  
  121. fat (n.) = wəθ /wuhth/ homophone with push and sit
  122. push = wəθθ /wuhth/ homophone with fat; homonym and homophone with sit
  123. sit = wəθθ /wuhth/ homophone with fat; homonym and homophone with push
  124. feather = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/ homonym and homophone with water
  125. water = wəθəw /wuh-thoh/ homonym and homophone with feather
  126. back = wəθəwəəw /wuh-thoh-uh-oh/
  127. say = wəθəwəθ /wuh-thoh-uhth/
  128. wide = wəθə /wuhth-uh/ homonym with wife
  129. wife = wəθə /wuh-thuh/ homonym with wide
  130. see = wəθyəw /wuhth-yoh/ 
  131. wash = wəθyə /wuhth-yuh/
  132. rub = wəθyəm /wuhth-yuhm/
  133. lie = wəə /wuh-uh/
  134. rain = wəəm /wuh-uhm/
  135. foot = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with root
  136. root = wəəθ /wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with foot
  137. flow = wəwəw /wuh-woh/ homonym and homophone with river
  138. river = wəwəw /wuh-woh/ homonym and homophone with flow
  139. live = wəwə /wuh-wuh/ 
  140. wipe = wəwəəm /wuh-wuh-uhm/
  141. float = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with fruit
  142. fruit = wəwəəθ /wuh-wuh-uhth/ homonym and homophone with float
  143. freeze = wəwəəθə /wuh-wuh-uh-thuh/
  144. fly (v.) = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with play
  145. play = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with fly
  146. lake = wəyə /wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with who
  147. who = wəyə /wuh-yuh/ homonym and homophone with lake
  148. leg = wəyəθ /wuh-yuhth/
  149. when = wəyəm /wuh-yuhm/ 
  150. what = wəyəθ /wuh-yuhth/
  151. where = wəyəwə /wuh-yuh-wuh/
  152. how = yəw /yoh/
  153. horn = yəwm /yohm/
  154. hold = yəwθ /yohth/
  155. green = yəwəəm /yoh-uh-uhm/
  156. give = yəwə /yoh-wuh/
  157. he = yə /yuh/ 
  158. hand = yəmθ /yuhmth/
  159. knee = yəməə /yuh-muh-uh/
  160. Man (human being) = yəməm /yuh-muhm/
  161. hair = yəəw /yuh-oh/
  162. heart = yəəwθ /yuh-ohth/
  163. head = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with this
  164. this = yəθ /yuhth/ homonym and homophone with head
  165. man (adult male) = yəθməm /yuhth-muhm/  
  166. hit = yəθ /yuhth/ homophone with guts
  167. guts = yəθθ /yuhth/ homophone with hit
  168. blow = yəθəw /yuh-thoh/
  169. stone = yəθθəwθ /yuhth-thohth/
  170. husband = yəθwəmθ /yuhth-wuhmth/
  171. you (singular) = yəə /yuh-uh/
  172. you (plural) = yəə əww /yuh-uh oh/ for three or more
  173. you (plural) = yəə θwə /yuh-uh thwuh/ for two
  174. yellow = yəwəw /yuh-woh/
  175. here = yəwə /yuh-wuh/
  176. grass = yəwəθ /yuh-wuhth/
  177. heavy = yəwəyə /yuh-wuh-yuh/
  178. walk = yəyə /yuh-yuh/
DeRamosh is obviously a work in progress.

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