Project 1

Project 1

Published on 3 December 2021
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Pittiped
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Selkies, or Selkie Folk, are a race of shape-shifters. They primarily take the form of a seal, but can shed their seal skin to take human forms. The Selkie’s language, Pittiped, can be spoken in human form or seal form, in air or underwater.
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Seals close their nostrils when underwater, so there are no nasal consonants. In addition, seals do not have uvula, so there are no uvular consonants.
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Phonetic Description
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The sounds that seals can make are greatly diverse, and this is reflected in the sound inventory of Pittiped. Consonant sounds (IPA): Barking: r(ɹ) Grunting, moaning, and bellowing: p, b, t, d, k, and g Chirping: s, z, ch(t̠ʃ), and j(d̠ʒ) Creaking: h(x), ḥ(h) Trilling and warbling: b̃(B), r̃(r) Clicking: ’(!), ”(ǂ)
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Like Selkies themselves, many words in Pittiped wear “coats”. Nouns can be altered by the word for coat, "ara", by placing it around a base noun. The word for “human”, "or", is altered by ara to make "arora", meaning “seal”.
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Morphological Description
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This concept is extended to many other instances.
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ground = gu
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sea = argua
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sky = arargua
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Much like the noun modifier ara, adjectives and adverbs surround the words they modify.
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cute seal cute seal
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"achha" "arora" "acharoraha"
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It should come as no surprise that verbs wrap around the noun performing the action
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swim the seal swims
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"zabu" "zaarorabu"
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Prepositions surround their objects.
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seal "arora" dig "riik" in "oa" sand "ab̃"
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The seal digs in the sand "riaroraik oab̃a"
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