Here you’ll discover words you can use in conversation and text. As a group, we are constantly adding and modifying this list as needed to facilitate learning. Please feel free in helping in adding to this list!
This document is contains the most current vocabulary of Ayola.
The format of the Basic Word List is as follows:
The document is split into five columns, each row describing one word or word sense.
- The first column, “English”, lists the following information: the English word being described, optionally with the phrasal component needed to clarify the sense (e.g. act (in the ~ of)).
- The second column, “Part of Speech”, lists the part of speech in parenthesis belonging to the word or phrase being described. The bracketed number represents the sense and is grouped by the root word in Ayola, such that the root and its derivatives have the same sense.
- The third column, “Defintion”, provides defining words to describe the function of the word or sense being described.
- The fourth column, “Ayola”, lists the Ayola word which correspnds to the English word and sense from the previous columns. Alternative characters (such as for the causative and becomative) are indicated in parentheses, and if the Ayola word is derived from another Ayola word, this is indicated in parentheses with the angle bracket ‘<’.
- The fifth column, “Same Ayola Root”, lists all the English words that share the same Ayola root and the bracketed number next to the English word specifies the sense of the English word(s).
- The sixth column, “Origin”, lists the language or languages from which the ARG borrowed the Ayola word. Novel creations are listed as having “Ayola” origin. Additionally, any added characters (affixes or otherwise added characters) are indicated within brackets; grammatical affixes (e.g. for part of speech derivation) are indicated within parentheses, nongrammatical affixes (typically for maintaining good sound or reducing complex consonant clusters) are indicated within angle brackets.
The “Legend” tab within the excel file also provides explanation and examples of special characters and conventions used.
Basic Word List (Web)[archive 9.15]