Isoba

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Welcome to the online Isoba course! This book is divided into 4 sections.

  1. First is the linguistic description of Isoba, organized as a collection of pages, each focusing on a linguistic feature of Isoba.
  2. Second is the coursebook proper, organized as a series of pages, each about a topic of everyday life. Readers should read the linguistic description before the coursebook.
  3. Third is a lexical catalog of Isoba, including an Isoba-English dictionary and a collection of idioms.
  4. Fourth is a collection of texts in Isoba, including translations and original content.

About Isoba[edit]

Isoba is an a priori constructed language created by a native speaker of Beijing Mandarin and General American English. It is designed to be moderately easy to learn.

Isoba is characterized by a moderately high degree of apophony; vowel gradation and changes in stress, tone, and pharyngealization are used for grammatical inflection. Isoba uses a unique morphosyntactic alignment that combines elements of Austronesian and active-stative alignment.

Linguistic Description[edit]

Phonology and Orthography[edit]

  1. Consonants and Vowels
  2. Tone
  3. Pharyngealization
  4. Prosody
  5. Phonotactics

Grammar[edit]

  1. Syntax and Morphology
  2. Morphosyntactic Alignment
  3. Number
  4. Case

Coursebook[edit]

  1. Phrases
  2. Self-Introduction
  3. Dining
  4. School
  5. Hobbies

Lexical Catalog[edit]

Isoba Texts[edit]