Saluto e selpresento / Greetings and self-introduction

After a really long break, as it’s been almost two years without a new article (thank you life for keeping me busy as hell), We’re continuing the journey inside the Kriollatino language.

As reminded by the very first articl from a while ago, every monosyllabic root contains a long vowel.

That monosyllabic root has a structure going from VC to CCVCC. In the latter case, CCVCC, the first consonant can be b, p, t, d, k, g; the second, s, đ, r, l, x. In final consonants: first consonant can be m, p, b, n, l, s, đ, k, g; the second consonant of final group is t, d, k, g, p, b, r, s, đ. If the first consonant of a cluster is voiced, then the rest of the cluster is also voiced.Also two consonants from the same category can’t form a cluster (I’ll about this later).

If it is voiceless, then the rest of the cluster is voiceless, thus we’ll never meet monosyllabic roots like “bse”, “epd”, “gpedk” or things alike but rather “pse”, “ept”, “ped”.


So now let’s give you something that can allow you to introduce yourself using this language.

Hello: Saluto (formal), Ołe! (interjection)

My name is Ernesto: Nómo de mi ése lo Ernesto.

I’m 22 years old: Mi éde lo 22 ános.

I live in Mexico: Mi víve en Mexiko

What is your name?: Nómo de tu ése lo kwe?

Where do you live?: Tu víve en kwo?

So if we put all this in perspective, it looks like this:

Ółe! Nómon de mi ése Ernesto. Mi éde 22 (dudes) ános e víve en Mexiko. Pri tu, nómo de tu ése lo kwe? Víve en kwo? Éde kwen?

(Hi! My name is Ernesto, I’m 22 year old and I live in Mexico. What about you, what’s your name? Where do you live? How old are you?)

Your turn!


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