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At the end of this question I will provide a link to the grammar in question.

I have created an Auxlang that I call Ulimi (because ulimi porridge is simple. It's a stupid pun). I have also got a grammar for it. No, it's not ridiculously long like some official grammars of the English language, but I tried to keep it simple for people/the layman learning it.

I need to know whether my IAL is developed and simple (maybe objective enough? most likely not, but I don't know how to fix that rn) enough to be an effective IAL. You can also tell me if it needs more development (and in which areas). For example, I might be taking for granted things as a native English speaker which ultimately narrow its employment. My Goals for the language are these:

  1. I want the Grammar to be complete enough that you only have to translate it into the language from which someone is learning Ulimi. For example, Person A speaks Tagalog and wants to learn Ulimi. Pretty much all that needs to happen to get the Ulimi grammar in Tagalog is translation. I.E. No extra rules need to be specified to learn from that language specifically. There may be some additional clarification, however, since Japanese, for example has both topic and subject, and English has only the latter. I understand that there may be smaller languages where this is necessary, but otherwise that is how I want it.
  2. I want Ulimi to have very few facets to its grammar and for those facets to be most common in the worlds major and mediate languages. For example, SOV, NA, VA, [I have a lot of tenses, so everyone should see some tenses native to their tongue], and Common Phonemes. Also, having Non-Gendered words should make it easy for people learning from any language (I think). I.E. a good IAL, lol!

Here is the link where you can comment on the Document; I want NO arguments in the suggestion boxes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nSRCpz9TwSGmys31Tayd7UpoTKRn3pERyn4TLH6pEWo/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Welcome! It's clear you put some work into that grammar, nice! The answer to "I need to know, realistically, what needs to be specified or revised" is a bit subjective though and depends on what your goals are. If you would tell us more about what you want to achieve, your question would be easier to answer. – EdvinW Apr 18 at 10:51
  • @EdvinW Will do! – Itsuki Ookami Apr 18 at 17:05
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    This can't be answered objectively - you can do whatever you want. However remember there are 7000 languages with almost zero true universal grammatical features. Your first goal does not sound realistic. – curiousdannii Apr 18 at 22:20
  • I agree with @curiousdannii. Also, English does have topic: it's typically marked by position in the sentence. – Oliver Mason Apr 19 at 11:58
  • I'm not good at SE so I don't know if it would be sanctioned, but could you guys at least give your opinions? I will implement that which I deem important and try to see the importance in these things as objectively as I can. I'm not emotionally attached to my Lang. I just want to improve it. – Itsuki Ookami Apr 19 at 23:18