Toastish

What is it?

Toastish, or gekhataba in the language (literally meaning "toast voice") , is the lost language of TKA. As it is lost, nobody really knows how to do anything in it… The only surviving articles of this language are the entire dictionary and rules of grammar.

Speaking rules

Toastish is a very ancient and simple language, spoken by Toastpriests to bless toast in ancient times. It was adapted from the ancient language of desert people. Predictably, it is not a very good conversational language. The sentence structure is "Subject", "Noun", then "Verb", but occasionally "Verb", "Subject", then "Noun". Doubling verbs, like "I am eat spaghetti" is allowed. Due to the limited form of language that this is, this one rule is never broken.

Sentence Types

There are several types of sentences in toastish, including questions, exclamations, and statements, like in english, but also sentences using anger, cynicism, toast related speech, and for and against sentences.

Questions, Exclamations, and Statements

Statements, exclamations and questions use a specific word to point out what they are. These were added later in the devlopment of the language when it was adapted for writing. The question word is "luakit"(loo-uh-KEET), which goes at the end of the sentence, so "Kick my toast?" would end up as "Ywehqonk kor hatabahuh luakit". The word for exclamation, on the other hand is "Lehtoak"(Leh-TOH-ahK), so the same sentence as "Kick my toast!" would be "Ywehqonk kor hatabahuh lehtoak". Statements use this same rule, but with the word "kulguhil"(KUHL-guh-eel).

For and Against

For and against words change sentences to tell whether the speaker supports or is against what they speak of. These words go at the beginning of the sentence and are "gi"(gee) for a supportive sentence, and "yu"(yoo) for against.

Subject Rules

Possessives do not exist in this language, other than "my", this was because the followers of the kicked toast shared a strong belief that everything belongs to everyone, and that when you used the word "my", this meant that you were simply borrowing it from all of existance. Referring to oneslf is similar to the "royal we", where instead of "I" and "you", "we" is used, and "our" is used intead of "your", "my", and "his/hers".

Noun rules

To make a plural noun, the last letter of the word is doubled and pronounced with an "uh" sound, so "kel"(pronounced kehl), the toastish word for sky is spelled "kell" and pronounced "kehl-luh" to make "skies". Words that end with vowels like "toast"(which is hataba in toastish) merely have the vowel sound doubled to make hatabaa(pronounced hah-tah-bah-ah). A unique aspect of this language is that the noun requires the description of past, present, and future as opposed to the verb, and this is done with suffixes that describe the time, these are:

  • tok (pronounced tohk)(distant past)
  • dyi (pronunced d-yih)(recent past)
  • huh (pronounced hooh)(present)
  • qol (pronounced kohl)(close future)
  • tui (pronounced too-ee)(distant future)
  • an (pronounced ahn)(at all times)

So "skies of long ago" can be condensed to the word "kelltok"(pronounced kehl-luh-tohk). Due to the originators of the language living in a near desert area, there are not many words pertaining to scenery or wildlife. Prefixes to tell whether something is dangerous or not included:

  • ha (pronounced ha)(divinely good[eg. toast])
  • ne (pronounced nih)(helpful, friendly[eg. dogs, cats, water, edible things])
  • na(pronounced nah)(hostile[eg. poison plants, angered animals])
  • skhe (pronounced skeh)(evil, doom[eg. lasagna punching])

Verb Rules

While verbs don't use participles like in english, they do tell where something happened. These are expressed again by word prefixes, which are:

  • beft(pronounced beh-ft)(Where I am now)
  • jool (pronounced jooh-l)(Near where I am now)
  • huad(pronounced hu-waad)(far away from where I am now)
  • yweh(pronounced yuh-weh)(Anywhere that exists)
  • Duog(pronounced du-ohg)(In the heavens)

Punctuation

Because this language was adapted from a culture that had no written language, sentences are separated by a "|".

Sentence examples

Kick My Toast

This is one of the few subject, noun, verb sentences, because it is such an important phrase to the toast kicking mindset.

Kick

Kick can be translated to the word "qonk"(konk), but because it needs the prefix for place, so this is traditionally fitted to the yweh- prefix, making this "ywehqonk"

My

The toastish word for my is kor (pronounced like core as in apple core), which, as stated, literally means "borrowed from existence".

Toast

Toast is "hataba", meaning "divine bread". It is coupled with the suffix huh, to make "hatabahuh"

Reflections on the Sentence

The full sentence is:
Ywehqonk kor hatabahuh
… this can be literally translated to "Kick, at any place, my toast at this time." It is more commonly just shortened to "kick my toast" in English, and is the motto of toast kicking.

Word List

Subjects

we
lod(pronounced like load)
it
yoqut(pronounced yoh-koot), used to describe non-human, unintelligent things, like animals and inanimate objects, otherwise we is used.
it
terhui(pronounced tehr-hoo-ee), for non-human things that are close to as intelligent as, or more so, than humans.
our
jumin(pronounced zhu-meen)
my
kor(pronounced like core)

Verbs

Helping Verbs

These verbs are crucial to the speaking of this language, and only have one form because of the prefix rule.

be
tril(pronounced like trill)
has
wuhn(pronounced woon)
do
alop(pronounced ah-lohp)
can
inkoll(pronounced een-kohl)
may
uintek(pronounced ween-tek)
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