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Adjectives and Fort-Shifting

Adjectives are formed by replacing the gendered vowel of a noun with ï and suffixing CV, where V is the gendered vowel, and C is the final consonant after a process of fortition and/or shifting, or fort-shifting as I call it.

The rules of fort-shifting are as follows:

- all Rs, Ls, and N become D, except in fairy gender, in which they become T

- M becomes B

- fricatives, and the affricates TS and TTH become their respective plosives, voicing does not change (voiced stays voiced, unvoiced stays unvoiced)

- voiced plosives and the affricate J become unvoiced

- unvoiced plosives and the affricate CH shift in this way: P -> T -> CH -> K/Q -> P


Examples:
cara (friend) -> carïda (friendly)
datsu (mouse) -> datsïtu (mousy)
pan (woman) -> pïnda (feminine, womanly)
tan (man) -> tïnda (masculine, manly)
vo (demon) -> vïbo (demonic)
Tags: adjectives, conlang, fort-shifting, grammar
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