Introduction to adjectives
Adjectives come in four types in Txabao.
ONE-ENDING ADJECTIVES take the same peculiar single-vowel ending in the nominative singular, regardless of gender.
SEVEN-ENDING ADJECTIVES can end with one of seven different vowel endings in the nominative singular, depending on gender.
CONSONANT ADJECTIVES end with a consonant in the nominative singular.
DIPHTHONG ADJECTIVES always end with the same consonant diphthong in the nominative singular.
Adjectives agree with nouns in number, gender, and case.
'aixa: cold, cool (water)
'aonqe: afraid, scared
brainde: angry, mad
'izdu: left (opposite of right)
maedu: right (opposite of left)
shura: beautiful, pretty
xisa: soft; easy
dandu: hard (opposite of soft); hard, difficult
dzrai'u: old (opposite of young)
pi'u: small, little
shandu: cold, cool (atmospheric)
gir: long; tall (physical length or height)
qob: short (physical length of height)
thair: hot, warm (water)
txob: big, large
zhoi: hot, warm (atmospheric)
COLOR WORDS: Nouns (all ethereal gender)
COLOR WORDS: Adjectives (all seven-ending)
(Could an ancient people realistically have orange, purple, and pink? I know having lots of color terms in one's language is generally reserved for languages spoken by industrialized peoples -- languages like English and French.)
. . . and now I have all the items on the Basic 200 List
. Expect one up at the wiki soon.
: My lexicon is now up to 350 words.