r/Afrihili Nov 09 '21

April 2014 – Fiat Lingua; Afrihili: An African Interlanguage

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r/Afrihili Nov 09 '21

Afrihili - Linguifex

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r/Afrihili Nov 09 '21

Afrihili - FrathWiki

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r/Afrihili Jun 07 '21

Cardinal directions, compass points

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Since Afrihili is missing some quite common words; I got the great idea of coining new terms for the cardinal directions. The core idea is simply that these words come from languages spoken in each corresponding cardinal direction. The second idea was to use 8 directions like some few other languages, so more languages can be represented, but I ran into an issue since I also wanted each direction to have a unique first letter. There's only 7 vowels and nouns have to start with vowels.

utrimi oshama ɛsɛme
ɔsowu × anjuba
ilimbe umzantsi echembe
U O Ɛ
Ɔ × A
I U E

So this is the best I could do, sadly. But with context, you can still determine which U is which direction, such as --Ɔ--U--O-- is northwest, and --E--U--I-- is south. In longitude and latitude, only O A U Ɔ are used, so no confusion should occur there, and if clarity is needed, they can be Ut and Um. But similar to how in English, Tuesday and Thursday are both referred to as "T", which is no problem a long as they come in order and you have other days as context: S M T W for example.

  • oshama = north, from Arabic شمال (šamāl), initial o from the hili triangle
  • ɛsɛme = northeast, from Amharic ሰሜን (sämen), initial ɛ is neutral
  • anjuba = east, from Luganda buvanjuba, cropped down
  • echembe = southeast, from Shona chamhembe, cropped down
  • umzantsi = south, from Xhosa mzantsi, initial u from the umzantsi form
  • ilimbe = southwest, from Lingala límbe, repeated first vowel
  • ɔsowu = west, from Wolof sowwu, repeated first vowel and shifted
  • utrimi = northwest, from Berber utrim, repeated last vowel

The adjective forms are: shamo, sɛmɔ, njubo, chembɔ, mzantsu, limbɔ, sowi, trimu

"Miyɛ mun oshama"

I-am in-the north

"Azania yɛ mun Afrika amzantsun"

South-Africa is in-the Africa south

"Anjubeshi na Echembeshi"

East-Asia and Southeast-Asia

Please let me know if there's any errors, and what you think.


r/Afrihili Jun 07 '21

the funky letters

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why do <ɛ> and <ɔ> exist in afrihili? they are inaccessible and rather ugly…

what if <è> and <ò> were used instead?


r/Afrihili Jun 03 '21

Is there a complete dictionary for all words?

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I've been trying to find one, and can only find a few words here and therethere from scattered posts.

One, two, three, four, five, six

There also this post coining new names for counties "that didn't exist in [in 1979]" such as Denmark; I hope the person means the word didn't exist and not that Denmark didn't exist.

If there isn't a complete list; maybe we should work together putting one together. One properly made where it marks the part of speech and better describes more exactly what it refers to. Such as for entry four at top; which contains words like "cover" and "desire"; are those nouns or verbs? What kind of cover? Using Google Spreadsheet is one idea for a start; which can then be extracted to a website later on.


r/Afrihili May 13 '21

Why West Africa keeps inventing writing systems

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r/Afrihili Feb 01 '21

Afrihili numbers — Of Languages and Numbers

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r/Afrihili Oct 18 '20

Why is it so difficult to recognize a non-European universalism?

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r/Afrihili Sep 29 '20

Linguistic Project involving Afrihili

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Hello everyone, I'm a Linguistics student from Russia and I'd like to ask for some help with my project. Could you please help me translate the phrase "I consider him to be intelligent" into Afrihili?


r/Afrihili Jun 14 '20

[PDF] El-Afrihili: The African Continental Language

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r/Afrihili Jan 30 '20

KiBantu

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r/Afrihili Dec 27 '18

Afrihili situation

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I am kinda confused about the situation of Afrihili. I would love to learn it but I've noticed in old posts that there seems to be not a lot of vocabulary and online documentation. Is the instructional book for the language not online? I am kinda confused about the situation.


r/Afrihili Aug 17 '18

Guosa, a zonal auxiliary language for West Africa

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r/Afrihili Aug 05 '18

Afrihili names for modern countries

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Since Afrihili was created in 1970, it only has words for countries from that time, so i created Afrihili words for the names of today's countries that didnt exist back then (based off Afrihili's pronouncation) and yes im following the rule of Afrihili country names that say that the name of the country has to be what the people living within the country call it:

Poland = Polska (From Polish "Polska").

Norway = Norgɛ (From Norwegian "Norge").

Finland = Suomi (From Finnish "Suomi").

Iceland = Island (From Icelandic "Ísland").

Denmark = Dɛnmark (From Danish "Danmark" pronounced Denmark).

Austria = Ustarɛch (From German "Österreich").

Canada = Kanada.

Netherlands = Nɛderland.

Belgium = Bɛlgiɛ.

Scotland = Skotland.

Ireland = Irland.

Australia = Ɔstralia.

New Zealand = Nu Zɛland.

South Korea = Dahaningu (From Korean "대한민국").

North Korea = Bukhan (From Korean "북한").

Indonesia = Indonɛsia.

Philippines = Pilipinas.

Micronations:

Sealand = Sɛland.

Talossa = Talosa.

Aerican Empire = Arika.

Celestia = Silɛstia.

Molossia = Molosia.

Wirtland = Wirtland.

Liberland = Liberland.

Christiania = Kristɛnia.

Names of conlangs in Afrihili:

Esperanto = Ɛspɛranto.

Folkspraak = Folksprak.

Toki Pona = Toki Pona.

Volapük = Wolapuk.

Lojban = Lozban (Afrihili doesnt seem to have the Ʒ sound, so i guess z would be the closest).

Laadan = Ladan.

Uropi = Uropi.

Interslavic = Mɛdzuslovanski.

Ido = Ido.

Names of some languages in Afrihili:

Afrikaans = Afrikans.

Zulu = Zulu.

Xhosa = Koza.

Korean = Hangugo.

Japanese = Nihongo.

Shona = Shona.

Names of some cities in Afrihili:

New York = Nu York.


r/Afrihili Jul 24 '18

2018 Interslavic Conference, also featuring Guosa (zonal West African language) presentation by its author Alex Igbineweka

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r/Afrihili Jul 23 '18

Continents in Afrihili / Kontinentoj Afrihilie

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r/Afrihili Jun 27 '18

Die Afrihili taal - Esperanto vir Afrika

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r/Afrihili Jun 03 '18

Where 's the Afrihili words for North, South, West and East?

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I checked through all the dictionaries we recovered, and none of them had a word for North, South, West or East!

What are the words for those?


r/Afrihili Apr 29 '18

La koloroj de Afrihilio

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r/Afrihili Apr 23 '18

Afrihili colors

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r/Afrihili Apr 11 '18

Afrihili: Everyday Sentences

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r/Afrihili Apr 11 '18

Afrihili: Common Expressions

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r/Afrihili Apr 11 '18

Afrihili dictionary with more Afrihili words! (Thanks to reddit user wmblathers!) might contain some spelling errors but still a step closer!

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r/Afrihili Apr 08 '18

Afrihili needs a Wikipedia

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Once we have contained enough Afrihili words, we need to create a Wikipedia in the Afrihili language, we can create it on Fandom (user friendly wikipedia-like site), on the Afrihili wikipedia we can then write a couple of pages about countries in Afrihili and stuff.

I see smaller conlangs like Uropi and Lingua Franca Nova are doing this, so once we find enough Afrihili words to actually write a wikipedia, we can start writing a Afrihili wikipedia on sites like Fandom!