A language I started in late 2017, abandoned, then revived in April 2019. It takes its vocabulary from words from languages that I know.
Nasintoka has 14 phonemes: /m n p t k f s x l i u e o a/, all of which are written as in the IPA.
Syllable structure is (C)V(C).
Stress is on the penultimate (second-to-last) syllable.
The final vowel of a word indicates its part of speech.
Word order in Nasintoka is free due to the use of case markings.
Nouns in the nominative case are unmarked:
An animal eats.
Nouns in the accusative case are marked with '-n':
animala moko fuktan.
An animal eats fruit.
Nouns in the dative case are marked with '-k':
xoma tono fuktan animalak.
A person gives fruit to the animal.
Nouns in the instrumental case are marked with '-t':
xoma moko mokan folkat.
A person eats food with a fork.
In addition to a verb, the predicate may also be a modifier or a preposition.
The person is good.
animala inu toma.
An animal is in the house.
Plural nouns are indicated with '-l':
Past tense and future tense verbs are marked with '-f' and '-x' respectively:
An animal ate.
An animal will eat.
Modifiers precede what they modify. They may modify nouns, verbs, prepositions, and other modifiers. Modifiers do not agree with their nouns for case.
pone xoma moko fuktan.
A good person eats fruit.
xoma moko pone fuktan.
A person eats good fruit.
A prepostional phrase consists of a preposition word followed by a noun phrase. Prepositional phrases may be placed before or after a sentence.
xoma moko inu toma.
A person eats in a house.
inu toma, xoma moko.
In a house, a person eats.
Commands are formed with the prefix 'ef-'.
Eat the fruit.
Questions with a yes/no answer are formed with 'al-'.
xoma almoko pone fuktan?
Does a person eat good fruit?
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