Rules in OT

Othertongue is simple. For instance, OT has a limited base vocabulary. On the otherhand OT has unlimited combination possibilities, especially with prefixes and suffixes. Virtually every combination that makes sense is allowed.

Othertongue is very structured and regular. There are some simple rules in OT:

No article, unless
  • there is a focus: thé
  • there is a generalization: á
No gender
  • Female: prefix or suffix
No conjugation
  • There is no conjugation for actions. That means that the ovject does not change with the subject or number.
  • There is no conjugation for a theing, depending on the function in the sentence. However, an ovject can have different functions. For instance: the ovject ‘exit’ can be an action or a theing.
Flexibility with props
  • A prop can be put before or after a theing or action
  • A theing or an action can be specified with a picture, a movie, a sound…
There are only positive words
  • Negative words are created with the prefixs ‘un-’, ‘mal-‘, ‘dis-‘, ‘not-‘, etc.
Interrogative sentences

The order of an interrogative sentence is the same as an ordinary sentence. It is sufficient to add a question mark to a sentence to convert it to interrogative. To distinguish this sentence extra one can use the aux action ‘do’.

Imperative sentences

By the way, in an interrogative sentence the question mark can be upfront as well.

An exclamation mark makes it imperative.  Can be at the beginning of a sentence as well.