Some languages will suit Pseudoglyphs better than others, but none better than Umu. After realizing that a writing system without a language is like a cart without a horse, Umu is my attempt at constructing a language. It is a constant work in progress.

Here is the Umu dictionary. New words are added with each post.

A

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‘ara
(n.) boy, son, child

‘E

F

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fuu (vövu) 
(maximally general question particle)

G

H

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hajö
(n.) book, letter

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haza
(adv.) here; in, at or to this place or position; originally
(adj.) current, belonging to the present time

‘I

J

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jöja
(pn.) something, anything, what

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jöma
(adj.) good
(adv.) well, very

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jöma pöju | jma.pju
(adj.) well, fine, comfortable
(v.) to be well/fine/comfortable

K

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kuzu
(v.) to thank, to apologize, to wither (leaves or flowers), to decline

L

M

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mara
(n.) woman

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mönu
(n.) chair, seat, position, location

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mözö
(phrase-final particle) what, about, how

N

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netu
(n.) source, origin, roots or stems of plants, periodical, newspaper

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nöni
(n.) small thing
(cl.) maximally general inanimate classifier

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nöni haza | nni.haza
(dem.) this, this one, these

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nöni vöna | nni.vna
(dem.) that, that one, those

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nöti
(n.) girl

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numi
(adj.) dead
(v.) to die, to be dead

‘O

P

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panö
(n.) pen, pencil, writing brush

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pata
(n.) table, carpenter’s plane

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pöju 
(adj.) comfortable
(v.) to be comfortable/well

S

T

‘U

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‘umu
(n.) language, culture, writing
(adj.) formal, literary, gentle

V

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vöna
(adv.) there, overthere]

W

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wöma
(pn.) I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours

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wöra
(n.) man

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wöti
(pn.) you, all of you, your, yours

X

Z

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zata
(n.)letter, symbol, character, word

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