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    Have you ever constructed a language or made a conlang?

    I'm also interested in constructed languages. I have even created a language out of the grammar, morphology, syntax and semantics of Tagalog, English, German and French.

    I'm using OVS (object-verb-subject) word order for the affirmative form and main clauses. And I use OSV (Object-Subject-Verb) word order for the interrogative form. As for the subordinate clauses, I'm using VOS (Verb-Object-Subject) word order. I have chosen those three because they are the rarest word orders of a human language.

    I've adopted the German use of nominative, genitive, accusative, and dative cases for the personal pronouns, definite articles and link modifiers in my artifical language. I also incorporated the Tagalog genderless nouns as well as the definite articles for persons' names into my conlang.
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    I tried creating one once. I called it Adian and it was solely based on the OVS syntax. It had a strictly phonetic "alphabet". It has no gender, and I removed all other "useless" grammatical mumbojumbo from it. I had just finished the verb conjugation when I got bored of having to create an entire vocabulary.

    Il ilark red birkat... I drink wine on my boat<<<My vocabulary has a whopping 30 words!!!

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    A friend and I did it once when we were at school. A complete alphabet and a collection of useful phrases called Zenephen. We were a couple of Sci-fi nuts and had been watching 'V' and decided to make up our own language, based on English syntax of course. All I can remember now was that 'Rabnas' was 'Greetings'. Oh the joys of being young and clueless

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    I did the same when I was in fifth grade. I don't remember what I called it, but I based it off of English syntax. I don't remember why I did it; I guess I just thought it seemed like a cool thing to do. I'm pretty sure it wasn't motivated by an outside stimulus.

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    Here is my conlang.

    Personal Pronouns

    Nominative:
    1st person singular
    Ako

    1st person plural
    Fe (exclusive); refers to gheh and gIh
    Ve (inclusive); refers to gyoug, gheh and gIh

    2nd person singular
    Duo
    Wa (formal)

    2nd person plural
    Kayo
    Wa (formal)

    3rd person singular
    Tha (former)
    Rha (latter)
    Jou (third party)

    3rd person plural
    Cha (former)
    Zha (latter)
    Jou (third party)


    Accusative:
    1st person singular
    Ko

    1st person plural
    Ca (exclusive)
    Ta (inclusive)

    2nd person singular
    Du
    Ikaw (formal)

    2nd person plural
    Ayo
    Ikaw (formal)

    3rd person singular
    They (former)
    Rhey (latter)
    Jey (third party)

    3rd person plural
    Chey (former)
    Zhey (latter)
    Jey (third party)


    Possessive:
    1st person singular
    Ku

    1st person plural
    Uca (exclusive)
    Uta (inclusive)

    2nd person singular
    Ubo
    Watu (formal)

    2nd person plural
    Inyo
    Watu (formal)

    3rd person singular
    The (former)
    Rhe (latter)
    Ezi (third party)

    3rd person plural
    Che (former)
    Zhe (latter)
    Ezi (third party)


    Dative:
    1st person singular
    Koch

    1st person plural
    Fach (exclusive)
    Vach (inclusive)

    2nd person singular
    Ur
    Atu (formal)


    2nd person plural
    Nyo
    Atu (formal)

    3rd person singular
    Them (former)
    Rhem (latter)
    Zun (third party)

    3rd person plural
    Chem (former)
    Zhem (latter)
    Zun (third party)



    Common Nouns
    Case Definite articles singular
    Nominative Da
    Accusative Dar
    Possessive Das
    Dative Den

    Case Definite articles plural
    Nominative De
    Accusative Der
    Possessive Des
    Dative Dem


    Names/Proper nouns (reserved for persons' names)
    Case: Definite articles singular
    Nominative: Si
    Accusative: Ngi
    Possessive: Ni
    Dative: Kay

    Case: Definite articles plural
    Nominative: Sina
    Accusative: Ngina
    Possessive: Nina
    Dative: Kina

    Examples:
    Si Karen: Karen
    Sina Karen et Paul: Karen and Paul
    Ni Karen: of Karen
    Nina Karen et Paul: of Karen and Paul
    Kay Karen: To Karen
    Kina Karen et Paul: To Karen and Paul

    Indefinite articles:
    Nominative: Ang
    Accusative: Ang
    Possessive: Ng ang
    Dative: Sa ang


    Demonstrative pronouns:
    Singular and Plural
    Itho (this) and Sitho (these)
    (refers to the place near the speaker)
    Iyon (that) and Siyon (those)
    (refers to the place far from the speaker but near to the person being addressed)
    Iyan (that) and Siyan (those)
    (refers to the place far from both the speaker and the person being addressed)


    Link modifiers: singular and plural cases
    Nominative: -ng (comes after a vowel or gng) and na (follows after a consonant)
    Accusative: -nd (comes after a vowel or gng) and an (follows after a consonant)
    Possessive: -nch (comes after a vowel or gng) and as (follows after a consonant)
    Dative: -nt (comes after a vowel or gng) and no (follows after a consonant)


    Ang bata= a child
    Da bata= the child
    Da kung bata= the my child
    Da batang ku= the my child
    Ang kung bata= a my child
    Da ithong bata= The this child
    Da batang itho= The child this
    Ithong bata= this child
    Batang itho= child this
    Itho inyong bata= this your child (this child of yours)
    Any your child (some child of yours)
    Any your children (any of your children)
    Some your child (some child of yours)
    Some your children (some of your children)


    Si Katie= the Katie
    Ang Katie= a Katie
    Si kung Katie= the my Katie
    Kung Katie= my Katie
    Si Ithong Katie= the this Katie
    Ithong Katie= this Katie


    Honorifics:
    Dono- a formal respectable title reserved for leaders, lords and bosses and denotes higher respect than ser, masteur and/or vieux, including both young people and elders.
    Vieux- a formality reserved for only the elders especially who arenft highly respected
    Sifu- a formality reserved for mentors, teachers, instructors, professors, etc.
    Masteur- familial respectable title reserved for the heads of houses or dominating lovers.
    Sire- reserved for young masters.
    Ser- a formality which is equivalent to Mister, Miss or Mrs.
    Sbahai-a formality reserved for familiar seniors
    Juhai- a formality reserved for familiar juniors.
    Jeune- a formality reserved for children and teenagers.
    Kal- an informal title reserved for friends.


    Si Carlte da bata= Carlfs child (the child of Carl)
    Si Carlte ang bata= Carlfs child (a child of Carl)
    Si Carlte sithong bata= Carlfs child (This child of Carl)

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