Nouns


In Angos, any word that isn't a particle or number is based on a noun. This is because the meanings of basic nouns are similar in every natural language. The nouns are split into two types: natuli (natural) and om-sanati (man-made). Man-made in this sense is anything created or processed by humans. Natural nouns end in “o” and man-made nouns end in “os.” This system allows you to assign more meanings to less roots.


For example:
The root leis means “shelter.” From this root we get the words leiso (natural shelter- cave, canopy) and leisos (man-made shelter- house, building).


Plurals

To make a noun plural, place the particle le in front of it:
le leiso - caves, canopies
le leisos - houses, buildings


Pronouns

The pronouns follow the same rules as other nouns:
  • wo - I
  • to - you
  • lo - he/she/it
  • le wo - we
  • le to - you all
  • le lo - they



Vocabulary

Here are some example roots with their natural and man-made forms:

nesum - mouse
  • nesumo - natural mouse (the small mammal)
  • nesumos - man-made mouse (computer mouse)

va - tree
  • vao - natural tree (oak tree, pine tree, etc.)
  • vaos - man-made tree (chart or branched diagram)

ang - language
  • ango - natural language (languages that developed naturally- Spanish, English, Chinese, etc.)
  • angos - man-made language (languages that were consciously planned or constructed- Angos, Esperanto, Interlingua)

yin - satellite
  • yino - natural satellite (moon)
  • yinos - man-made satellite (Sputnik, communication satellites)

lus - light
  • luso - natural light (from a sun or fire)
  • lusos - man-made light (from a lightbulb or man-made source)

gol - sphere
  • golo - natural sphere (celestial body, bubble)
  • golos - man-made sphere (ball)


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