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Revision and Word Formation
This public article was written by Cirton Historian, and last updated on 26 Jun 2020, 22:16.

10. Lesson 2d
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12. Lesson 2f
13. Lesson 3a
14. Lesson 3b
15. Lesson 3c
16. Lesson 3d
17. Lesson 3d
18. Lesson 3e
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So, now that we've seen many aspects of the Cirtunese language, we can see the more complex parts of its morphology, and how things come together.
Let's ignore the pronunciation for now, and focus on the relationship between writing and meaning.

Word Formation

Like we've seen before, Cirtunese has [Simple Vowels] (ex.: de ) and [Simple Consonants] (ex.: t ).
Then, things will get a bit complex with [Advanced Consonants](tq ), and [Altered Consonants](tp ) and [Altered Vowels](de0 ).
When making words, however, these letters (or syllables) may become:
[Prefixes], [Roots], [Themes] or [Suffixes].
Like in bctjsqmr

Revision and Further Analysis

Back in Lesson 1, we saw that Basic Nouns usually have one Conceptual Letter and one vowel.
That main consonant is called the Root of the word, because it carries its core meaning.
In that same Lesson, we saw that the Root t- is used for words related to "space".
t itself may be used as the word for "space", or "place".
This type of word, containing only a Root and no vowel/consonant alterations, is called a Basic Word.
Basic Words still retain this classification if they carry affixes, like tmr or bctmr .

The Root of a word is often the first syllable.
If the next syllable isn't a suffix (like, a letter turned sideways), the next syllable will be the Theme of the word.
Let's use the Root t- as an example again. We can pair it with sq- as a Theme to form the word tjsq or t-sq meaning "City" or the "space of society".
This type of word, containing a Root and a Theme, is called an Advanced Word.

Both types of words can become Altered words by using Altered Vowels like da0- or da9-.
So, ti0 is an example of an Altered Basic Word,
and tjsqu0 is an example of an Altered Advanced Word.

There is much that can be done with this system alone, and I'd recommend you check some of the translations to see how the words and features are used.
From now on, however, we'll be dealing with more advanced stuff, as well as the aforementioned features.
Thank you so much for reading.


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