New Kala word

nante – /naːⁿtɛ/ – seldom; rare

Taken from: nándé


How often?

Some key vocabulary for discussing how often something happens:

100% – kuama – always
90% – tsikue – usually
75% – nua – frequently; often
50% – uye – sometimes; occasionally
25% – nante – seldom; rarely
10% – nanteha – harldy ever
0% – amak – never

kuama ha hina
always 3s here
He’s always here.

nante ke taku nayo kala
seldom O brother 1s.GEN speak
My brother seldom ever speaks.

New Kala word

esue – /e.ʃwe/ – fail; lose; “cannot”

Taken from: échouer

NB: I made this word in conjunction with updating the omyatloko script.


Moya Calligraphy

omyatloko written in moya


UDHR in Amal

Intun hurum ta yinum songiyimha atebimha. Aklu ta korebwa daqeshbum ta peniyak deshiyu neshum edegurum.

AG-all CONJ be.equal-3pl dignity-ADJ-PL-COM right-PL-COM | reason-ACC CONJ conscience-ACC give-PP-3pl CONJ thought-ADJ-COM brother-ADJ-ACC should-3pl do-REFL-TENT-3pl

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Amal grammar link.



Been working on this for Amal:

The full alphabet

vowels and vowel marks

Vowels are not usually written within words. /e/ has no mark and is only written when it begins or ends words. /o/ has no full form and is written over /u/ when it begins or ends words.


Comparison with Semitic abjads.



Amal family terms

In the spirit of #Lextreme2018, I’ve been working on Amal. I just added some terms for family. I’m still working on some other terms for extended relatives.

I am also closer to completion of a writing system for Amal. It is based on Semitic abjads, but functions more like an alphabet.