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Qtwyqp Qly

Lesson 10



Phatics are identified by the vowels lw. Adding an n after the vowels negates the phatic. A phatic generally stands by itself, but name of the person who is being addressed may precede it.

Kmwym gzlwbd!
"Hello Karen!"

Phatics can be formed by changing the vowel(s) of any word to lw and dropping the nasals. Gzlwbd comes from gzṅybd which means "friend".


Phatics are generally used for ceremonial purposes, or to briefly describe a thought. Sometimes a phatic may be used in place of the imperative when time is of the issue, or the speaker just doesn't wish to take the time to say the entire imperative statement.

Ttlwn! Dlwt! Gdlwg!
"No more! Quit it! Fire!"


Simple Questions

A statement can be made into a question by following it with hlo or hlon which mean "right?" and "no?" respectively. Regardless of whether hlo or hlon is used to ask the question, lo is used to answer in the affirmative ("yes"), and lon is used to answer in the negative ("no").

Qṅrmqq ṅley pshey hlon? Lo.
"Don't you have children? Yes (I have children)."


Any part of speech may be made interrogative by dropped the two CCs and placing an h before the NVVVN.

Hṅwy ṅley zzey? Nwyb ṅlay zzay.
"Who are you? I am Albert."

Ṅym ṅye qṅyqq hly zzoy? Ṅym ṅya ṅy qtlyg zzoy.
"Which child is yours? The smart one is mine."

Ṅley qthyeymq hwo? Gwom.
"How many times have you been divorced? Twice."

The Correlatives


Okay I took a clue from Esperanto and made a correlative table. However, Qtwyqp Qly correlatives are not as pretty as the Esperanta ones.

that this what someno every
place thwy thwydd hwy wy wyn ttwyt
manner thwa thwadd hwa wa wan ttwat
body's thṅywthṅywddhṅywṅywṅywnttṅywt
quantitytho thodd ho o on ttot
one thy thydd hy y yn ttyt
person thṅwythṅwyddhṅwyṅwyṅwynttṅwyt
- thly thlydd hly ly lyn ttlyt

Ṅleym hwym phthw ṅley zzyey? Ṅlaym ttwymt phthw ṅlay zzyay.
"Where were you? I've been everywhere."

Ym nloy yoy ttwadd.
"He did something like this."

Ym hṅyw thy zzoy? Hy? Qhysp thly.
"Whose is that thing? Which thing? That marble."

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