Witchtongue

Natively known as: spuiiol /spui̯ˈio̯l/

  ...and he stood holding his hat and turned his wet face to the wind...
stae ceurs reiir muncir ueida bra ceurs stae fiar scaso scit bra ceurs pluinc cato
Pronunciation: /stae̯ keu̯rs rei̯ˈir munˈkir uei̯ˈda bra keu̯rs stae̯ fiˈar skaˈso skit bra keu̯rs plui̯nk kaˈto/
Spuiiolish word order: and he stood holding hat his and turned his face wet to the wind  

Spelling & Phonology

  Consonant inventory: b d f g h k kʷ l m n p r s t w  
↓Manner/Place→BilabialLabiodentalAlveolarVelarGlottal
Nasalmn
Stopp bt dk kʷ g
Fricativefsh
Trillr
Lateral approximantl
  Co-articulated phonemes  
↓Manner/Place→Labial-velar
Approximantw
  Vowel inventory: a ae̯ au̯ e ei̯ eu̯ i io̯ iu̯ o oe̯ u ui̯   Diphthongs: ae̯ au̯ ei̯ eu̯ io̯ iu̯ oe̯ ui̯ ?  
FrontBack
Highiu
High-mideo
Lowa
  Syllable structure: Custom defined ?
Stress pattern: Ultimate — stress is on the last syllable ?   Spelling rules:  
PronunciationSpelling
qu
ksx
kc
wv
ː
̯
 

Grammar

  Main word order: Subject Verb Object (Prepositional phrase). “Mary opened the door with a key” turns into Mary opened the door with a key.
Adjective order: Adjectives are positioned after the noun.
Adposition: prepositions ?  

Pronouns

 
SingularPlural
1st persongi /gi/ I, me, mine me /me/ we, us, ours
2nd personhau /hau̯/ you, yours ui /ui̯/ you all, yours (pl)
3rd personceurs /keu̯rs/ he, she, him, her, his, hers, they (sg), them (sg), theirs (sg), it, its prio /prio̯/ they (pl), them (pl), theirs (pl)
 

Verb tense

 
Remote pastIf ends with vowel: Suffix -t
Else: Suffix -it
briirit /briiˈrit/ learned (long ago)
PastSuffix -eu̯t
briireut /briiˈreu̯t/ learned
PresentNo affix
briir /briˈir/ learn
FutureIf ends with vowel: Suffix -gme
Else: Suffix -egme
briiregme /briˌiregˈme/ will learn
Remote futureSuffix -is
briiris /briiˈris/ will learn (long way away)
 

Articles

 
SingularPlural
Definitemud /mud/ the cor /kor/ the
Indefinitehirs /hirs/ a bo /bo/ some
 

Noun number

 
SingularNo affix
quea /kʷeˈa/ dog
PluralSuffix -ek
queaec /kʷeaˈek/ dogs
 

Numbers

  Spuiiolish has a base-10 number system:   1 - cri
2 - pror
3 - spei
4 - pre
5 - pepsi
6 - stionstroe
7 - bi
8 - beis
9 - plaut
10 - fea
Hundred - nat
Thousand - ha  

Derivational morphology

  Adjective → adverb = If ends with vowel: Suffix -st
Else: Suffix -ei̯st
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj]) = Suffix -im
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj]) = Suffix -ae̯r
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun]) = If ends with vowel: Suffix -riu̯
Else: Suffix -iu̯riu̯
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic) = Suffix -ib
Noun to verb = Suffix -i
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb]) = Suffix -ui̯
Tending to = Suffix -a
Verb → noun (the act of [verb]) = If ends with vowel: Suffix -fu
Else: Suffix -iu̯fu
Verb → noun that verb produces (e.g. know → knowledge) = Suffix -iu̯
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter) = Suffix -oe̯
Place of (e.g. wine → winery) = Suffix -ek
Diminutive = If ends with vowel: Suffix -s
Else: Suffix -as
Augmentative = Suffix -ed

Dictionary

3032 Words.

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