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Descubralía is like Spanish with the following differences...


Three verb tenses are different:

Present
Subject Subjet -ar -er/-ir
I io ú íu
you(familiar) ís ífus
he,she,(?), you íl,la,le,usted í ífu
we nosí,nosú ímos ífamos
you (fam. pl.) vosí,vosú íus ífuís
they, you (pl.) ílíz,laíz,leíz,ustedíz ín ífun
you (derogatory) i ús ius


Past
There is no past tense with the exception of "acabar dí [+infinitive]"

Commands
[infinitive]áchíu[pronoun]
Mandaráchíumelo! ... Send me it!
Hablaráchíu nio! ... Don't speak!

Irregular Verbs

Ir
vy
vaz
vat
vyamos
vaís
vyan
vys


Ser
sy
syes
sye
syemos
saís
syen
sys


"-go verbs" become "-ka" verbs
tener: tengo becomes tenka

Word order
Statement: (auxillary verb) subject object verb (negative)
Question: (interrogative)(aux. verb) subject verb object (negative) ?
Exclamation: (aux. verb)verb (subject) object (negative) !


Within these components:
Adjectives preceed nouns
People preceed things


Spelling and Pronunciation
  • í is typical Spanish i
  • i is "swallowed" and becomes like y next to vowels or alone
  • y and i are interchangeable in writing
  • h is not silent
  • j is English j
  • ll becomes i
  • ñ becomes ni
  • rr becomed rd
  • b is pronounced like v
  • all other double consonants reduce to one
  • e-ie verbs become e-i
  • e-i verbs become e-í
  • o-ue verbs become o-iu


Word Changes
Directions
-ta denotes compass direction
  • nurta=north
  • surta=south
  • erta=east
  • oyerta=west
-ví denotes other direction
  • nurví=up/forward
  • surví=down/bacward
  • erví=right
  • oyerví=left


Articles
Definite Indefinite
ín
ún
líz íz
lúz úz


Affixes
-ed (adj. from verb) -ít
plural -z/-íz
-tion (noun from verb) -sío
-ic -íq
-ity -ítu
dimunitive nín-


Created on ... September 28, 2003

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