Lexember 3 & 4

I suppose I should give some quick background on my language. It’s called Ŋyjichɯn ( /ɱɪ.ˈdʒi.ʧɯŋ/ ) Because of its stress and alternation the pronunciation doesn’t match the spelling, although it’s predictable if a bit complicated. It’s a polysynthetic language with heavy noun incorporation, affixing, and reduplication. The default word order is SOV, but in practice the most important word is placed in front.

Now on with the lexemes:

Lexeme: lajɒwovo
Gloss: sun, sunshine, sunlight
Derivation: laovo + jɒɯw
Irregularity: Noun / Static Verb, Type 1 Noun (no plurals)
Stress: lawovo
Phonetic (IPA / Ŋyjichɯn transliteration): ɰɞ.ˈdʒɒ.ɰɞ.ˌvɜ / wojɒwovo
Combination Form: lojɒlvo

Notes: Because jɒw is the combo form of jɒɯw, the final consonant is written as ‘w’, not as ‘l’ even though it is pronounced as the beginning of the next syllable.

Example Usage:

lajɒwovo ŋanak
lajɒwovo ŋa-nak
sky 3s.SBJ-descend
It’s hot (lit: Sunlight falls)
Phonetic: wowovo monat
IPA: ɰɞ.ˈdʒɒ.ɰɞ.ˌvɜ ɱɜ.ˈnad
Lexeme: riamyaw
Gloss: sky, weather, season
Irregularity: Noun / Static Verb
Combination Form: βimyw
Stress: IPA: Ŋyjichɯn phonetic:
Singular: riamyaw riamyaw ⱱɪɜ.ˈɱial βiomyal
Paucal: riamoowla riamoowla ⱱɪɜ.ˈɱɜːl.lɶ βiomoolla
Plural: riamyawla riamyawla ⱱɪɜ.ˈɱial.lɶ βiomyalla

Example Usage:

lajɒwovolɯn niŋayvβimywfonjafɒ
lajɒwovo-lɯn ni-ŋa-yv-βimyw-fon-jafɒ (stem: nifon)
sun-ACC smell-3s.SBJ-3s.POBJ-sky-smell-IRR
It’s going to be hot (lit. The sky smells like sunlight.)
Phonetic: wowovowɯŋ mimayvβimylfonsa
IPA: ɰɞ.ˈdʒɒ.ɰɞ.vɞ.ˈɰɯŋ ɱɪ.ˈɱaiv.ⱱɪ.ˌɱil.fɜn.ˈsa.vɒ

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