Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Word-Building in Universalglot

As in Esperanto, suffixes are used to build words in Universalglot. The feminine suffix is -in. Here are some examples of its use:

queen = rexin
man = man
woman = manin
boy = maniet
girl = manietin
virile = manli
feminine = maninli

There was no plural form for nouns. So 'manin' could mean 'woman' or 'women'.

Though many Universalglot words were of Latin/Romance language origin there were also others that were of Germanic origin, from languages like English or German. Here are some Universalglot words of Germanic origin:

Send = sende
Yes = jes
Dog = hund
House = haus
Hand = hand
Help = help
Warm = varm
Winter = vinter
Wound = vund
Will = vil

Verbs had the following endings:
infinitive: -en
present tense: -e
past tense: -ed
future tense: -rai
conditional: -rais

Source: Listserv/Auxlang Pirro's Universal Glot by Leo J. Moser

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