Julieclipse's kika olelo


Nia kika olelo`a is a project/science fiction conlang begun by me (Eclipse) on the 4th of July, 1997. At the moment, the language is much more developed than the culture it belongs to, but that will change. The language also will be changing a bit as I create it, so don't count on even basic stuff to necessarily remain the same until it's a bit farther along.

a* (as in cat), a (ah), c (ch), e (ay), i (ee), I (ae), j (soft), k (hard), l, n, o (oh), p, q (ky), r, s, & (sth), t, u (ooh), y, z, ` (glottal stop)
th is pronounced as in "thin" (not as in "that")
doubled vowels, as in "lii" (I, me) or "paana" (to touch) are long in the literal sense - to pronounce them, just stretch them out a moment longer, but keep it one sound. "Paaah-nah" and "leee". Like the vowels with macrons in Hawaiian.


Abbreviations used in the dictionary:
Lit.   Literally
Cap.   Capitalized
int    Intimate term
nint   Non-intimate (every-day) term

Word origin abbreviations used in the dictionary:
eng    English
hwn    Hawaiian
indo   Indonesian/Malay
srs    Sol-re-sol

kika - English dictionary
English - kika dictionary

Lessons in kika olelo!
This is fun just to flip through if you want to know a little about the language and grammar, but one could theoretically learn the whole thing here (as soon as I finish writing it, at least!)..
Start with the Introduction, or go to the Table of Contents.


Possesive Pronouns...

                Sing.   Plural/Dual
1st Person          
      of 1        ne       che
      of 2        ni       chi
     of 3+        na       cha
2nd Person
      of 1        the      the
      of 2        thi      thi
     of 3+        tha      tha
3rd Person
      of 1        kle      kle
      of 2        kli      kli
     of 3+        kla      kla

Moods, aspects & tenses:
olelo kika has six "cases": present, past, future, imperfect, eternal/absolute, parallel. All except imperfect and present, which is the base form, are denoted with prefixes.

Present -
oya paana lii - I touch you
This is used in every day speech for events that are occuring, or colloquially, in "place" of all the other tenses, depending on context.

Past -
oya ko-paana lii - I used to touch you
This is used for an event that used to take place, but doesn't any longer. Is occasionally also used for an event that took place at an earlier point in time, and is no longer occuring. ("I touched you")

Future -
oya a*da*-paana lii - I will touch you
This is used for an event that will take place in the future.

Imperfect -
oya paana-lo lii - I am touching you/I was touching you/I will be touching you
This is used for an on-going event, either in the future, the present or the past.

Eternal/absolute -
oya &ina-paana lii - I always have/always will touch you
This is used to state an eternal or absolute truth, either within the basis of the current reality, or the basis of all realities.

Parallel -
oya qae-paana lii - I could touch you/I dream that I touch you
This takes the place of our subjunctive "would" or "could", and describes an event that isn't happening in the current reality, but might happen. Also an event that is happening in the "parallel" realities of thought, dreams, and telepathic contact, this is often used when talking about one's dreams or fantasies. Commonly seen in poetry and occasionally for effect in fiction.

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