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Hello,

I'd like people to comment on this project, intended
to meet the requirements of a globally acceptable IAL.
But, PLEASE, I'm not that silly as to think an IAL
would save the world and all that; I believe an IAL
is necessary because I MYSELF FEEL THE NEED FOR IT:
I hate having to use a national language like English
to be able to communicate internationally.

So, I'm not here to discuss the necessity or convenience
for an IAL, just to comment on the FEATURES of the language.
Just think of futurese (this is just a working nickname,
not meant as the definitive name for the language) it as a
conlang devised so as to meet certain requirements.

The main goal of futurese is to be as culturally neutral,
logical and easy to use and learn as possible.

Here's a short summary of some of its main features:

1) Structure: ISOLATING

2) Script: standard 26-letter ROMAN ALPHABET

3) Phoneme chart:
--------------------------------------------------------
.............|. labial .| dent-alve | palat-velar | gl |
-------------------------------------------------------|
plosives: ...| p .......|. t .......|......... k .|. ' |
.............| b .......|. d .......|......... g .|....|
fricatives: .|...... f .|....... s .|. c .........|. h |
.............|...... v .|....... z .|. x .........|....|
nasals: .....| m .......|. n .......|......... q .|....|
liquids: ....|..........|. l .......|.............|....|
.............|..........|. r .......|.............|....|
semivowels: .|..........|...........|. j ..... w .|....|
-------------|-----------------------------------------|
vowels: .....|........................ i . y . u ..... |
.............|.......................... e . o ....... |
.............|............................ a ......... |
--------------------------------------------------------
(p, t and k, aspirated; y, schwa)

4) Syllable structure: (C)V(C)
(glottal stop inherent in syllable-initial vowels)

5) Basic vocabulary: MONOSYLLABIC

6) Vocabulary sources:
(a) onomatopoeic / expressive
(b) "inspired" by existing languages (Lojban's method)

7) Right-branching

8) Basic sentence structure: theme - predicator - rheme

Any comment? :-)

Best regards,
Javier