cws
Greetings Guest
home > profile > view_language
Eo'iona [EOO]
21▲ 21 ▼ 0
Typology Progressing 6,037 words
[view flag info]
Eo'iona
Éò'iónâ
[éòʔiónâ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 26 December 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersEo'iona is spoken by a population of around 632,000 in Oea'i.
Species Human/humanoid
About Eo'iona

Aé'îê!
/aéʔîê/
/welcome/
Welcome!

Eo'iona is a language spoken mainly in the Oea'i Islands (Óeâ'i).

It uses S(O)V word order, and V(O)S for questions. Ditransitive verbs use SO1VO2, or O2VO1S for questions; for example, "Do I give you food?" becomes "Food give you I?" and "I give you food" becomes "I you give food".

Features:
  • Lexical and grammatical tone
  • Very few consonants
  • 16 phonemic vowels
  • A three-way animacy system (animate, deceased, and inanimate)
  • Singular, paucal, and plural number
  • Eight classes of numerals
  • No passive voice or verbal nouns
  • No articles
  • Two types of adpositions (nominal and adverbial)
  • No distinction between adjectives and adverbs
  • Two types of relative clauses

Adjectives and adverbs come before the words they modify.
Sample of Eo'iona[view] A'e e'éiônèí iá ìêán! Iá ènoè oàn a'îoén!

A large shark is following meǃ I swim quickly to the shoreǃ
[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
iô'aionfirework
iê'ô'aionfirework
Áiô'eò e'e ÎtapprEaster Island
Language family relationships
Language treeEonic
 ⤷ Proto-Eonic
  ⤷ Ai'ie
   ⤷  Eo'iona
[view] About EonicEonic is a family of tonal languages spoken in the Oea'i Islands, most notably Eo'iona.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarGlottal
Nasal     n  
Plosive (p)     ʔ
Fricative (ɸ) (θ)    
VowelsFrontBack
Close i î í ì  
Close-mid e ê é è o ô ó ò
Open a â á à  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Eo'iona. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Eo'ionaOrthography [edit]
Aa
a
/a/
Áá
á
/á/
Àà
à
/à/
Ââ
â
/â/
Ee
e
/e/
Éé
é
/é/
Èè
è
/è/
Êê
ê
/ê/
Ii
i
/i/
Íí
í
/í/
Ìì
ì
/ì/
Îî
î
/î/
Oo
o
/o/
Óó
ó
/ó/
Òò
ò
/ò/
Ôô
ô
/ô/
Nn
/n/
'
a'o oniì
/ʔ/
Ff
fóa
/ɸ/1
Pp
póa
/p/2
Tt
tóa
/θ/3
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. loan words only
  2. loan words only
  3. loan words only
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Government in Oea'i
A summary of the modern and traditional government of the Oe...
29-Aug-23 05:20
Idioms and Proverbs in Eo'iona
Some Eonic idioms and proverbs
29-Aug-23 05:16
Basic grammar
Unsorted information about Eo'iona's grammar
29-Aug-23 04:39
Eo'iona numbers
Numbers in Eo'iona
22-Jul-23 03:15
Lessons (1)
1Lesson 1: Phonology and Orthography
Typological information for Eo'iona

Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
Base counting systemDecimal (10)
Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
Primary word orderSOV
ToneComplex system (3+ or contour tones)

▼ More information ⇋ Compare
privacy | FAQs | rules | statistics | graphs | donate | api (indev)
Viewing CWS in: English | Time now is 17-Jun-24 12:46 | Δt: 411.8841ms