I have a small passion for language, though I have difficulties learning vocabularies. To have fun in my hobby I made up a language and I’m still adding words to the dictionary. I called it “Common Tongue” as I based it as the common language for my fictional story, Moner, from A Universe Unlike Ours. (One of my fictional universes). I first started with the grammar, I didn’t want it to be like English, my native language…so…I decided to see if I could make a language that has no subjects in their sentence. It took me a while to think of how that could or would work, but I found a way. Prefixes. It was prefixes. I used prefixes to cover for my lack of subject. Eventually I did add subjects back, but I made them optional as you could imply the subject, unless it needed detail, which then you could use the subject.
So, I made a language that started with the verb, with a subject prefix, and ended in a direct object. I eventually moved onto make sentence types, to communicate interrogative, exclamatory, and declarative functions. I have yet to include imperative functions or a sentence type for it, but I hope you guys like this little made up language.
I’m sorry if this is confusing…
Sentence Structure: Variations, Dependent on Subject(s) (technically all are shown as declarative sentence types)
Modifier / Subject Prefix / Infinitive Verb / Verb Tense Suffix (Past, Present, Future, etc.) / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object (Adjective, etc.)
(Irregular Sentence, with subject)
Modifier / Subject Prefix / Infinitive Verb / Verb Tense Suffix (Past, Present, Future, etc.) / Subject / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object (Adjective, etc.)
(Regular Compound Sentences)
Modifier / Prefix / Verb / Suffix / (Subject*) / Direct Object / Conjunction / Modifier / Verb / Suffix / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object
(Irregular Compound Sentences)
Modifier / Verb / Suffix / Subjects [Subject, Conjunction, Subject, Subject…] / Direct Object / Conjunction / Modifier / Verb / Suffix / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object
Sentence Types: Based on Functions (Declarative, Exclamatory, Inquisitive / Interrogative.
(Exclamatory Sentence Type)
Modifier / Prefix / Verb / Suffix / Subject* / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object / Object of Exclamation
(Interrogative Sentence Type)
Determiner (Question Word) / Determiner / Prefix / Verb / Suffix / Subject* / Direct Object / Modifier of Direct Object
Subjects marked with* are optional for the sentence structure, if the sentence is irregular it means it needs the subject.
Getting that our of the way. The Vocabulary. Instead of writing every single word here I’ll post the link to my unorganized dictionary, I’m hopefully going to make a organized version soon enough.
It allows for comments, so feel free to comment. Also a tip, to search for a specific word press [Ctrl+G] a search bar will appear on (possibly only google chrome?) and will allow you to search the dictionary and find things quickly, providing they are in the dictionary.
Well. I hope you like my little made up language.