Glossotechnia deck

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Glossotechnia
Designers Jim Henry
Date January 2007
Players 2+
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A set of cards for Glossotechnia, so that it can be played with the Dvorak Engine. Not all cards have yet been copied into the page; so far we have the syntax cards and the vowels.

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Words should be represented by Things.


Card List

V2
Thing - Syntax
Verb second

The verb is the second constituent (not word) of each clause. Any of subject, object, adverb, prepositional phrase, etc. can precde it.

E.g.: Ed cooks rice. Rice cooks Ed. Absendmindedly cooks Ed rice.

On the stove cooks Ed rice.
SVO
Thing - Syntax
subject-verb-object

E.g.: Birds eat worms.

Authors write books.
SVO
Thing - Syntax
subject-verb-object

E.g.: Birds eat worms.

Authors write books.
SOV
Thing - Syntax
subject-object-verb

E.g.: Birds worms eat.

Authors books write.
SOV
Thing - Syntax
subject-object-verb

E.g.: Birds worms eat.

Authors books write.
VSO
Thing - Syntax
verb-subject-object

Seeks Bilbo treasure.

Eats Trey mangoes.
VSO
Thing - Syntax
verb-subject-object

Seeks Bilbo treasure.

Eats Trey mangoes.
OSV
Thing - Syntax
object-subject-verb

E.g.:

Milk cats drink. Rice Ed cooks.

Languages linguists study.
OVS
Thing - Syntax
object-verb-subject

E.g.:

Milk drink cats. Rice cooks Ed.

Languages study linguists.
VSO
Thing - Syntax
verb-subject-object

E.g.:

Drink cats milk.

Cooks Ed rice.
Topic-comment
Thing - Syntax
What is talked about comes first in a sentence; what is said about it comes next.
Comment-topic
Thing - Syntax
What is talked about comes last in a sentence; what is said about it comes first.
Wildcard
Thing - Syntax
Specify a syntactic rule in force as long as this card is in play.
Wildcard
Thing - Syntax
Specify a syntactic rule in force as long as this card is in play.
Head-Modifier
Thing - Syntax
noun-adjective

verb-adverb

E.g.: dragon scaly the

eats voraciously
Head-Modifier
Thing - Syntax
noun-adjective

verb-adverb

E.g.: dragon scaly the

eats voraciously
Modifier-Head
Thing - Syntax
adjective-noun

adverb-verb

E.g.: scaly dragon

voraciously eats
Modifier-Head
Thing - Syntax
adjective-noun

adverb-verb

E.g.: scaly dragon

voraciously eats
Postpositional
Thing - Syntax
Postpositions follow their objects; postpositional phrases precede their heads.

E.g.: shelf on books

Playable only if SVO, SOV, OVS, OSV or V2 is in play.
Prepositional
Thing - Syntax
Prepositions precede their objects; prepositional phrases precede their heads.

E.g.: dragon in cave

Playable only if VSO, SVO, SOV, VOS or V2 is in play.
Prepositional
Thing - Syntax
Prepositions precede their objects; prepositional phrases precede their heads.

E.g.: dragon in cave

Playable only if VSO, SVO, SOV, VOS or V2 is in play.
i
Thing - Phoneme
high front unrounded vowel English "mach_i_ne"
i
Thing - Phoneme
high front unrounded vowel English "mach_i_ne"
y
Thing - Phoneme
high front rounded vowel

French "t_u_"

German "f_ü_"
I
Thing - Phoneme
open high front unrounded vowel English "p_i_ck"
ɨ
Thing - Phoneme
high central unrounded vowel

Polish "m_y_sz"

Approx. English "t_i_p"
a
Thing - Phoneme
low front unrounded vowel

French "p_a_tte" German "R_a_t"

Approx. English "c_o_t"
u
Thing - Phoneme
high back rounded vowel

French "ou"

Approx. Eng. "sh_oe_"
u
Thing - Phoneme
high back rounded vowel

French "ou"

Approx. Eng. "sh_oe_"
ɯ
Thing - Phoneme
high back unrounded vowel

Turkish "_ı_l_ı_k" Hixkaryana "k_à_r_à_"

Approx. Eng. "sh_oe_box"
e
Thing - Phoneme
close-mid front unrounded vowel

French "paté"

Approx. Eng. "may"
e
Thing - Phoneme
close-mid front unrounded vowel

French "paté"

Approx. Eng. "may"
o
Thing - Phoneme
close-mid back rounded vowel

Spanish "n_o_" French "c_ô_te"

Approx. Eng. "s_o_"
o
Thing - Phoneme
close-mid back rounded vowel

Spanish "n_o_" French "c_ô_te"

Approx. Eng. "s_o_"
ɔ
Thing - Phoneme
open-mid back rounded vowel English "_ou_ght", "l_aw_"
ʌ
Thing - Phoneme
open-mid back unrounded vowel English "th_u_s", "c_u_p"
ə
Thing - Phoneme
mid central unrounded vowel (schwa) English "_a_go"
ɛ
Thing - Phoneme
open-mid front unrounded vowel English "m_e_t"
ʊ
Thing - Phoneme
high back open rounded vowel Eng. "l_oo_k"
æ
Thing - Phoneme
open low unrounded vowel Eng. "t_a_ck"
ɑ
Thing - Phoneme
low back unrounded vowel English "m_o_p"
ɑ
Thing - Phoneme
low back unrounded vowel English "m_o_p"
ø
Thing - Phoneme
close-mid front rounded vowel

French "chant_eu_se"

German "b_ö_se"