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Modern Kakak

Modern Kakak

It's ergative and agglutinating.

* PHONOLOGY *

p  t  k
 s  z
m  n
 l

e      u
i       o
   a

Notes:
The stops are non-aspirated.
 

* PHONOTAX *

(CV)CVCVC(VC) and CVC

* THE NOUN *

ERG   - ut
ABS   - 0 (null)
DAT   -an
LOC   -en
ABL   -on
GEN   -un

* THE PRONOUNS *

   SG   PL
1  zal  zul
2  tas   tus
3  lam   lum

* THE VERB *

ASPECT/MOOD
infinitive    -a-a
perfective    -u-a
imperfective  -a-u
imperative    -o-o
inchoative    -u-u
causative     -e-e
 

TENSE
present       - in
past          -0 (null)
future        -it
 

PERSON AGREEMENT (always with the ABS)

   SG   PL
1  za-  zu-
2  ta-   tu-
3  la-   lu-

* MODIFIERS *

Modifiers are words that describe other words. Commonly known as adjectives and adverbs.

Are a class unto themselves, and are always marked as an adj. They all end in an /l/
Modifiers of lesser degree follow the noun and mods of greater degree proceed the noun.
Ie. That’s a big ball
Ie. That ball is small.

* SYNTAX *

AVP/SV
 

* EXAMPLES *

I walked
Za-nukan

He/She/It walked
La-nukan

He/She/It kissed me
Lam  za-tumaz