MyLanguage

MyLanguage was a language that I started to invent several years ago. I no longer have the dictionary for the language (due to computer problems), so I can no longer actually allow people to use the language. (If I ever decide to create another language, it probably won't be based on MyLanguage.) However, in case anyone is interested, here is what I can remember about MyLanguage.

Alphabet and phonology

MyLanguage used the MyLanguage alphabet. All sounds (currently) listed on that page except for the Spanish R were (or could be) used in the language. There was no rule against having a syllable with no vowels (in which case the main vowel is a consonant). Other rules about the alphabet and pronunciation are discussed on the MyLanguage alphabet page.

Sentence structure and word order

Sentence structure and word order is fairly similar to other languages I know, with a few notable exceptions:

Pronouns and verb forms

Pronouns and verb endings are made of some combination of the following vowels, in the order shown:

  1. a (a): first person singular (I/me).
  2. e (e): second person singular (you).
  3. y (ee): third person singular (he/she/him/her/it)
  4. echo y (ee, echoed): third person plural (they/them); not used with y
  5. i (i): null subject (it); not used with any other of these letters, and only used in verb endings. This is used in sentences like It is raining.

If multiple are specified, it's equivalent to putting and between them in other languages; for example, the ending ae means "me and you".

Note the lack of first and second person plurals. We is the person speaking (I), plus some other person/people; to say we, combine a with one or more of the other letters. Similarly, plural you is the person hearing the statement and one or more others, so plural you would be ey (two people) or eecho y (three or more people).

When a pronoun is used for the subject of a sentence, these endings are added to the end of a verb and don't appear where the subject normally appears (before the wioon). If there is also a subject, it's as if there were an and between the subject and the pronoun. So, for example, if the sentence starts with mraw iy ("the cat") and has a verb ending in a, then the subject is "the cat and I".

When a pronoun is used for something other than the subject of a sentence, the endings are added onto a letter that I don't remember what it is (it might have been i).

Words I remember

As I said before, I don't have all the words. (Even if I did, I'm still not sure that would be enough to carry on a normal conversation, since the language was never fully completed.)