Monday, March 28, 2016

Mot'ish Mot'ith, A First Introduction

Once upon a time, (a few months ago) I decided to try to make a language that was based on a counting system. I settled on Base 6 because I couldn't come up with more than six words I liked for numbers just to make things difficult.

While the roots of the English language are based in the branches of older languages (most notably Latin and Greek), Mot'ish Mot'ith is based wholly around its own counting system, for reasons I won't get into right now (short version: in their world, numerology and the ability to count was a survival trait).

Every word is based around this base, though when I get to it, you'll notice there aren't six numbers, there are seven (the last is for infinity). From the conjugation of verbs to the creation of adjectives, everything hinges on those number-bases.

Funny side-effect to this pattern is that it's remarkably easy to rhyme in Mot'ish Mot'ith.


SubjectnobodyI/meyou (sing)he/she/it/theywe (excl)we/us (incl)everyone
Tensetimelessdistant pastrecent pastpresentnear futuredistant futureongoing
Table 1.1

The subjects and verb tenses are chained to their bases by apostrophes, though when the situation doesn't allow for apostrophes, they can be dropped (like in URLs or proper names).

There's a lot more I've prepared for Mot'ish Mot'ish, but it's still no where near complete enough to get started on a frist edition translation dictionary, which is a future plan. In the meantime, I will continue using my own written works to practice using the language (and help me to discover what new terms need coining) and post the translations and further discourses on the language here.

Oh, and "Mot'ish Mot'ith" in Mot'ish Mot'ith translates to "everything everywhere."

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