Water Language

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Waterspeak
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Language Family Water
Dialects
  • (Freshwater)
  • (Saltwater)
Written Forms (Knotted String)
Location
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Introduction

Phonology

Freshwater dialect has shortened syllables? Less 'whale noises' and more 'frog noises'.

Consonants

  • z (Eng: 'ruse')
  • ʒ (Eng: 'rouge')
  • n (Eng: 'run')
  • ŋ (Eng: 'rung')

Vowels

  • iː (Eng: 'key')
  • eɪ (Eng: 'cane')
  • aɪ (Eng: 'kite')
  • ɛ (Eng: 'ken')
  • æ (Eng: 'cat')
  • ɝː (Eng: 'cur')
  • ʌ (Eng: 'cult')
  • ɑː (Eng: 'cop')
  • aʊ (Eng: 'cow')
  • ɔɪ (Eng: 'coy')
  • ɔː (Eng: 'caw')
  • ʊ (Eng: 'could')
  • oʊ (Eng: 'cope')
  • uː (Eng: 'cool')

Stress

Hard to indicate 'stress' underwater, I imagine. Maybe a change in pitch? *whale noises*

Phonotactics

  • BEWARE OF DIPTHONGS. If there's two vowels next to each other, assume dipthong FIRST.
  • Duplicated vowels are a shift in pitch/register?
  • Add the list of forms from the generator, later, lazyass

Morphology

Nouns

  • Numerative markers? Plural? One-two-many?
    • Some sort of duplication to indicate plural? The way we have 'I' and then 'I-I' or 'me-me' = 'we'. For longer words, reduplicate the first syllable? Except vowels, so. Hm. Lengthen first syllable? Last syllable? Throw a consonant into the works just for shits?
  • Case?

Pronouns

  • Pronouns are genderless
  • Pronouns exist for person, place, thing, abstract concept

Adjectives

Prepositions

  • I expect we have some?

Conjunctions

Numbers

Names

Derivational morphology

Syntax

  • Word order
  • Verb tenses
    • To add to the person/number fun-times, the verbs don't conjugate, or only conjugate in certain forms? So essentially the forms would be: 'I walk', 'you walk', 'person walk', 'I-I walk', 'you-you walk', 'person-person walk'. Or swim. Because water.
    • This would make word order important, at least in relation to subject-verb.

Semantic fields and pragmatics

Writing system

Examples

Lexicon

See: Water Language/Lexicon