Saturday, December 5, 2009

Next 25 Words of 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. see = wəθyəw /wuhth-yoh/
  2. hear = əθyəw /uhth-yoh/
  3. know = θəyəw /thuh-yoh/
  4. think = θəyəθ /thuh-yuhth/
  5. smell = əwwəwəθwə /oh-wuh-wuhth-wuh/
  6. fear = θəməw /thuhm-oh/
  7. sleep = θəmməθ /thuhm-mohth/
  8. live = wəwə /wuh-wuh/
  9. die = məwθəw /moh-thoh/
  10. kill = kəww /koh/
  11. fight = wəwyəθ /woh-yuhth/
  12. hunt = θəwθ /thohth/
  13. hit = yəθ /yuhth/
  14. cut = θwəθə /thwuh-thuh/
  15. split = θəwəθ /thuh-wuhth/
  16. stab = θəwə /thoh-uh/
  17. scratch = θwəθyə /thwuhth-yuh/
  18. dig = θəyəə /thuh-yuh-uh/
  19. swim = θwəm /thwuhm/
  20. fly (v.) = wəwəyə /wuh-wuh-yuh/
  21. walk = yəyə /yuh-yuh/
  22. come = əwwəθyə /oh-wuhth-yuh/
  23. lie = wəə /wuh-uh/
  24. sit = wəθθ /wuhth/
  25. stand = θəmθ /thuhmth/

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

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