On Friday 25 October 2002 4:16 am, you wrote: > Language name Zitwbata >creator's name Joseph Hill >relative date of creation (just any old number will do), Sometime last year >country and > first language of creator, Uk, English >purpose of conlang (auxlang, conlang, loglang, . . . ) conlang > Phonetics: number of consonants 22 >number of vowels, 6 > presence of nasalization, tone and how many, where the > accent generally falls. Hmmm...Accent falls on second to las tvowel > Morphemes: presence of allomorphs Nope >mutation, nope > assimilation, nope >prefixes lots >suffixes nope >infixes, The whole thing revolves around infixes > suprafixation, nope >dicontinuation nope > exclusion no >total fusion I think so... >subtraction nope >reduplication. not grammatical reduplication >Is the conlang agglutinating, isolating or fusional? fusional, with a hint of agglutinating > > Nouns and such: subclasses of nouns (common/proper, > abstract, things that may not be expressed explicitly > in affixes), no, none >presence of cases and how many and what > kind, kind of possession (alienable, inalienable, no > distinction, etc.) Yes, 4 of them, Nominative, Accusative, Genitive and Dative >presence of gender, No >number Yes, Singular, Plural and Dual > articles Definite article, no indefinite > demostratives of course >adjectives Yes > quantatives. Yes >Are > comparatives expressed by affix, word order or both? affix > Do pronouns express gender, number, declension? Yes, apart from Gender >Are there indefinite pronouns, possessed pronouns? No, neither > Others? Are prepositions bound, unbound? bound > How many prepositons (approximate). A mere 9. > Presence of clitics. Is > derivational morphology mostly by compounding words or > by affix or both? Compounding > > Verbs and such: > Are person, number, object expressed with the verb? No. > Are there static verbs (to be)? Yes >Is the object incorporated into the person marker (making a > phonetically different affix like in the Native > American languages)? No > Is transitivity marked for transitive, intransitive, bitransitive or other? No > Is the person inclusive, exclusive, no distiction? N/a > Kind of gender. N/a >Are past, present, future expressed? All of them. > Recent, remote? Is mode express, what kind? Is voice > expressed? What kind? Manner? Aspect? Please list > what kinds of manner and aspect the conlang expresses > in its verbs. Presence of adverbs, pro-drop. All No. >Can nouns, adjectives, adverbs be changed to verbs and > vice versa? Yes, by using a prefix > Presence of adjective, adverbial clauses and relative > pronouns. Yup > Sentences: > Does the conlang have an ergative or accusative > system? Accusative >Word order and is it free or strict? hmmm..theoretically free, practically quite strict > Are adjectives, adverbs and prepositions before or after > the modified word? Before >Is the word order changed in a > question? No, Questions are by interrogative words only (and pitch change, in some dialects) >How many (approximately) conjugations are > there? 3 > Other: > What is the number base for the numeral system (10? > 12?)? There are two - 16 and 25, these can be freely combined. > Presence of idioms, irregular forms of nouns > and verbs. Idioms are common, there are -no- irregular nouns and verbs (in my conculture, it was regularised a few years back, based on the Zitwbaja Dialect) >Is the language syntax very predictable, > or are there many exceptions? predictable >How much literature has > been produced and what kind (I'm not talking about > translations, but stuff you wrote yourself). About 20 or 30 words >Is there a history and dictionary of the conlang? Yes, both, but not to the public. >Script invented? No > Other conlangs produced by the creator of > this one. None > If you could summarize your conlang in a sentence, > what would you write? Boring and ugly, but it has a kind of charm.