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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


Lexical CatalogEdit

Isoba TextsEdit