Tune Rules

Here you will find everything you need to know about how to read and speak Tune. There is not much to it, just a few types of words that we string together into sentences, and a few rules for what sounds can be strung together into words.

You can click on any word's fancy script to have it read aloud.

In Tune, everything begins with "spirits" or "base words", and we add one of the 5 possible endings to each base word to turn it into one of the 5 types of spirits:

1.actionkiqkiq-iThese deal with actions which change things in the conversation.
2.mannerteqteq-eThese deal with the way in which we perform actions.
3.objectkaqkaq-aThese deal with the things in the conversation, whether tangible or intangible.
4.designtoqtoq-oThese deal with the features of things, such as their properties.
5.cradlekuqkuq-uThese deal with orienting the speaker and listener in the flow of the conversation.

Each spirit or base word starts and ends with a consonant, and is usually 1 or 2 syllables, though it can be 3 or more in specialized fields. See the terms pages for some examples if you'd like to jump ahead, but here is a spectrum of base words to demonstrate these features.


Now we will dive into subsections focusing on various aspects of the language.