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Advanced Nouns and Inverted Nouns
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Perhaps in every language, there are words that are longer than the commonly used ones. These are created using smaller words, sometimes preserving their original meanings.

Advanced Nouns


- In Cirtunese, these compound nouns almost always preserve the original meaning of their components.
- They can be arranged in blocks (vertically) or written side by side (horizontally).

Onto the examples:
HorizontalVerticalIPAMeaning
ha-ke hjke /χakɛ/Manuscript
l-hqljhq /'laʁa/Calculation
ru-na rjujna /'ɾuna/Sleep
ta0-zq tja0jzq /'tʌd͡za/Area
sq-ta0 sjqjta0 /'ʒatʌ/Family



Inverted Nouns

By adding the letter w to a consonant or vowel, one can invert the (meaning of a) consonant.
For example, we've seen that cmr means "to exist", in that case, if you slash it, then it becomes cwmr "to not exist"!
You just cut a word into non-existence!
Jokes aside, only a few words become negative when slashed.
c is one such word, but here are some different examples:

tw /tʷa/ Removal.
hqw /ʁʷa/ Chaos. Disorder.
hw /χʷa/ Thoughtlessness.
rw /ɾʷa/ Inaction.


Both inverted and advanced nouns can become verbs or adjectives, just like normal nouns.
rjujnamr /'ɾunaɾɐ̆/ To sleep
twmr /'tʷaɾɐ̆/ To remove.
rwmc /'ɾʷasɐ̆/ Inactive.



This is where the lesson ends.
Thank you so much for reading!

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