Welcome to the online Isoba course! This book is divided into 4 sections.

  1. First is the linguistic description of Isoba, organized as a collection of pages, each focusing on a linguistic feature of Isoba.
  2. Second is the coursebook proper, organized as a series of pages, each about a topic of everyday life. Readers should read the linguistic description before the coursebook.
  3. Third is a lexical catalog of Isoba, including an Isoba-English dictionary and a collection of idioms.
  4. Fourth is a collection of texts in Isoba, including translations and original content.

About IsobaEdit

Isoba is an a priori constructed language created by a native speaker of Beijing Mandarin and General American English. It is designed to be moderately easy to learn.

Isoba is characterized by a moderately high degree of apophony; vowel gradation and changes in stress, tone, and pharyngealization are used for grammatical inflection. Isoba uses a unique morphosyntactic alignment that combines elements of Austronesian and active-stative alignment.

Linguistic DescriptionEdit

Phonology and OrthographyEdit

  1. Consonants and Vowels
  2. Tone
  3. Pharyngealization
  4. Prosody
  5. Phonotactics

GrammarEdit

  1. Syntax and Morphology
  2. Morphosyntactic Alignment
  3. Number
  4. Case

CoursebookEdit

  1. Phrases
  2. Self-Introduction
  3. Dining
  4. School
  5. Hobbies

Lexical CatalogEdit

Isoba TextsEdit