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Kagomine Language

Natively known as: ˈagoˌmeɪ /ˈaɡoˌmeɪ/

  ...and he stood holding his hat and turned his wet face to the wind... net peh ya pesˈke frew yor net ya ˈnercat pet daupˈkall pang gek Pronunciation: /net peh ʤa pesˈke frew jor net ʤa ˈnerʧat pet daupˈkall paŋ ɡek/ Kagomine word order: and he his hat holding stood and his wet face the wind to turned  

Spelling & Phonology

  Consonant inventory: /b d f h j k l m n p r s t w ŋ ɡ ɲ ʤ ʧ/  
Stopp bt dk ɡ
Affricateʧ ʤ
Lateral approximantl
    Co-articulated phonemes  
    Vowel inventory: /a ai au e i o u/   Diphthongs: ai, au  
    Syllable structure: Custom defined Stress pattern: No fixed stress Word initial consonants: b, d, fr, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, pl, pr, r, s, sh, st, t, tr, w, ɡ, ɡr, ɲ, ʤ, ʧ Mid-word consonants: b, bʤ, d, f, h, hk, j, k, kh, kk, ks, kt, kɲ, l, lk, m, mb, ml, mp, n, nd, nk, ns, nt, ntr, nɲ, nʤ, nʧ, p, pk, pt, r, rb, rd, rh, rk, rl, rm, rn, rp, rs, rt, rɡ, rʤ, rʧ, s, sk, st, str, t, tk, w, ŋ, ŋh, ŋk, ŋl, ŋs, ŋɡ, ɡ, ɲ, ʤ, ʧ Word final consonants: b, h, k, l, ll, m, n, nd, nt, p, r, rd, s, t, w, ŋ   Phonological changes (in order of application):  
  • s → h / V_V
  Spelling rules:  


  Main word order: Subject-Object-Oblique-Verb. "Mary opened the door with a key" turns into Mary the door with a key opened. Adjective order: Adjectives are positioned before the noun. Adposition: postpositions  


  Nouns have six cases:
  • Ergative is the doer of a verb, when the verb is done to something: dog bites man.
  • Absolutive is used in two scenarios: the doer of a verb when not done to something (dog bites), and the done-to of a verb (man bites dog).
  • Genitive is the possessor of something: dog’s tail hits man.
  • Dative is the recipeint of something: man gives ball to dog.
  • Locative is the location of something: man goes to town.
  • Ablative is movement away from something: man walks from town.


ErgativeSuffix -i taˈhi /taˈhi/ man (doinɡ the verb to somethinɡ)If ends with vowel: Suffix -ll Else: Suffix -aill ˈainaill /ˈainaill/ woman (doinɡ the verb to somethinɡ)
AbsolutiveNo affix tah /tah/ man (doinɡ the verb, but not to somethinɡ)No affix ain /ain/ woman (doinɡ the verb, but not to somethinɡ)
GenitiveSuffix -ent ˈtahent /ˈtahent/ manʼsPrefix ɲau- ˈnyauain /ˈɲauain/ womanʼs
DativeSuffix -ub ˈtahub /ˈtahub/ to (the/a) manIf ends with vowel: Suffix -k Else: Suffix -ak aiˈnak /aiˈnak/ to (the/a) woman
LocativeIf ends with vowel: Suffix -nt Else: Suffix -aunt taˈhaunt /taˈhaunt/ near/at/by (the/a) manIf ends with vowel: Suffix -w Else: Suffix -auw ˈainauw /ˈainauw/ near/at/by (the/a) woman
AblativeIf ends with vowel: Suffix -nd Else: Suffix -und taˈhund /taˈhund/ from (the/a) manPrefix kai- ˈkaiain /ˈkaiain/ from (the/a) woman


ErgativePrefix o- ˈotah /ˈotah/ men (doinɡ the verb to somethinɡ)Suffix -ap ˈainap /ˈainap/ women (doinɡ the verb to somethinɡ)
AbsolutiveSuffix -o taˈho /taˈho/ men (doinɡ the verb, but not to somethinɡ)If ends with vowel: Suffix -ll Else: Suffix -oll ˈainoll /ˈainoll/ women (doinɡ the verb, but not to somethinɡ)
GenitivePrefix ta- ˈtatah /ˈtatah/ menʼsPrefix au- ˈauain /ˈauain/ womenʼs
DativeIf starts with vowel: Prefix tr- Else: Prefix trai- ˈtraitah /ˈtraitah/ to (the/some) menSuffix -e ˈaine /ˈaine/ to (the/some) women
LocativeSuffix -a ˈtaha /ˈtaha/ near/at/by (the/some) menSuffix -u ˈainu /ˈainu/ near/at/by (the/some) women
AblativePrefix me- meˈtah /meˈtah/ from (the/some) menIf ends with vowel: Suffix -n Else: Suffix -en ˈainen /ˈainen/ from (the/some) women


Definitehut /hut/ the
Indefinitesha /sha/ a, some


1st singulara /a/ Icuk /ʧuk/ me, Iew /ew/ minemen /men/ to metrol /trol/ at mekaih /kaih/ from me
2nd singularuk /uk/ youaun /aun/ youle /le/ yoursmak /mak/ to youfre /fre/ at youat /at/ from you
3rd singular mascpeh /peh/ he, itplu /plu/ him, itprai /prai/ his, itsland /land/ to him, at itgant /ɡant/ at him, at itwi /wi/ from him, from it
3rd singular femsu /su/ she, iti /i/ her, itpen /pen/ hers, itsplunt /plunt/ to her, at ityo /jo/ at her, at ite /e/ from her, from it
1st pluralma /ma/ weaiw /aiw/ us, wetraill /traill/ oursfres /fres/ to usnel /nel/ at usmill /mill/ from us
2nd pluralkai /kai/ you allta /ta/ you allyaus /ʤaus/ yours (pl)trai /trai/ to you alllaw /law/ at you allsha /sha/ from you all
3rd plural mascmi /mi/ they (masc)taum /taum/ them (masc), they (masc)ste /ste/ theirs (masc)ge /ɡe/ to them (masc)stas /stas/ at them (masc)ho /ho/ from them (masc)
3rd plural femplo /plo/ they (fem)nyau /ɲau/ them (fem), they (fem)nyai /ɲai/ theirs (fem)yaup /ʤaup/ to them (fem)dang /daŋ/ at them (fem)prauh /prauh/ from them (fem)

Possessive determiners

1st singularne /ne/ my
2nd singularste /ste/ your
3rd singular mascya /ʤa/ his
3rd singular femge /ɡe/ her
1st pluralta /ta/ our
2nd pluraluh /uh/ your (pl)
3rd plural mascnyaun /ɲaun/ their (masc)
3rd plural femcint /ʧint/ their (fem)


PresentIf ends with vowel: Suffix -p Else: Suffix -ip auˈsip /auˈsip/ (I/you/he/she) learnsIf ends with vowel: Suffix -p Else: Suffix -ep auˈsep /auˈsep/ (we/they) learn
PastPrefix e- eˈaus /eˈaus/ (I/you/he/she) learnedSuffix -e auˈse /auˈse/ (we/they) learned
Remote pastPrefix o- oˈaus /oˈaus/ (I/you/he/she) learned (lonɡ aɡo)Prefix sta- staˈaus /staˈaus/ (we/they) learned (lonɡ aɡo)
    Kagomine uses a standalone particle word for future tense:
FutureParticle before the verb: daur - daur aus /daur aus/ will learn

Imperfective aspect

  The ‘imperfective’ aspect refers to ongoing actions, such as I am learning and habitual actions, such as I learn (something new every day).   Kagomine uses an affix for imperfective:
ImperfectiveIf ends with vowel: Suffix -nd Else: Suffix -ind auˈsind /auˈsind/ learns/is learninɡ


  Kagomine has a base-10 number system:   1 - rau 2 - da 3 - su 4 - ˈnyaundew 5 - ˈwunka 6 - ste 7 - ˈpipuh 8 - ko 9 - ˈmingsord 10 - geng 11 - gengrau “ten-one” 100 - o “hundred” 101 - o net rau “hundred and one” 200 - da o 1000 - wus “thousand”  

Derivational morphology

  Adjective → adverb = Prefix hu- Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj]) = Prefix le- Adjective → verb (to make something [adj]) = Prefix sha- Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun]) = Prefix tro- Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic) = Prefix u- Noun → verb (to create [noun]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix t- Else: Prefix ta- Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb]) = Prefix tau- Verb → adjective (likely to do [verb]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix sh- Else: Prefix sha- Verb → noun (the act of [verb]) = Prefix i- Verb → noun that verb physically produces (e.g. build → building) = Prefix e- One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter) = If starts with vowel: Prefix tr- Else: Prefix trai- Place of (e.g. wine → winery) = If starts with vowel: Prefix ʤ- Else: Prefix ʤau- Diminutive = If starts with vowel: Prefix s- Else: Prefix so- Augmentative = If starts with vowel: Prefix st- Else: Prefix ste-


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