Thussaf grammar - work in progress January 2012Thussaf Grammar
PHONEMES (in IPA)
y, ɪ, ø, e, a, ɔ, ʊ, ɹɹ (syllabic), p, b, f, v, m, ɹ, t, d, θ, ð, n, l, ʧ, ʤ, s, z, ɲ, j, g, ʃ, ʒ, ŋ, k, h
Front-rounded vowels retain their roundness in a root when occurring alone or with /y/, /ø/ or /u/. In other cases they lose their rounding. Examples: /byʤ/ "-ceive/cept", /ʒilɹɹ/ "city", /nøfy/ "year", /esa/ "stone".
Front-rounded vowels retain their roundness in words made up of multiple morphemes regardless of individual stems. Examples: /emɹɹjø/ "to war", /esaʃøn/ "onto the stone".
There is no grammatical gender.
1s: /srr/ 1p: /jub/
2s: /ɲøs/ 2p: /mø/
3s: /kuð/ 3p: /oʤil/
These decline as other nouns do; see below.