The Vallés  Constructed Language

2004.Aug.27: (preliminary upload)

General Morphology (Morfolosía Gengral)

This uses the now standard version of the orthography.
This chapter gives an overview of Vallés  morphology. It covers derivation, and regular changes that apply to both declension and conjugation as well as to derivation.

Common Morphological Considerations

Purely Orthographical Changes

There are occasions when -e or -i is added to a base ending in c or g without changing the consonant's pronunciation; in this case, c becomes qu and g becomes gu.

Other Orthographic Changes

These are the changes in pronunciation that are reflected in writing.
Changes In Accentuation
Changes in accent marks are in this section, because there are related tone changes, both when dropping the acute and when replacing a circumflex with a grave.
Mobile "E" (É Movil)
Mobile "E" is a term for an e that appears on a given word form in some circumstances, but not others, independent of inflection or derivation. There are 2 varieties:
The application rules for the 2nd variety haven't been worked out yet.
Rounding of Final "A"
This refers to the replacement of a word-final a with ŏ. It occurs when the next word in the same phrase begins with a labialized (rounded) consonant, specifically, [kW], [gW], [NW], and [w].
It might also occur when the next word begins with a consonant followed by [w], and even when the next word begins with a consonant followed by a rounded vowel ([8], [u], [o], or [O]).

Pronunciation Changes Not Reflected In Writing

These perhaps belong in the phonology chapter.
Liaison (liadzón) occurs when a word ending in a consonant is followed by a word in the same phrase beginning with a vowel. The consonant is pronounced as if it were the start of the 2nd word, rather than the end of the 1st word. A consonant cluster is treated the same.
Vowel Sandhi
Vowel Sandhi occurs when a word ending in a vowel is followed by a word in the same phrase also beginning with a vowel, and the 2 vowels combine, being pronounced as a diphthong or a long vowel.
These rules haven't been worked out, either.

Derivational Affixes (Derivadzóns)

Derivations With Same Part of Speech

The suffix -ona is used when the resulting word refers to a female person, and has feminine gender. Otherwise, the suffix -ón is used and the resulting word has masculine gender.
Superlatives ???
This is covered in Adjectives. Possibly diminutives, augmentatives, and pejoratives should be covered in Nouns. This leaves verbal derivatives and denominative verbs.

Verbal Derivatives

These produce nouns or adjectives from verbs.
Derived from the supine as follows:
Derived from the supine by adding -ura.

Denominative Verbs

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