General Guide to aUI

On this page, you will find some examples of basic combinations of the aUI “alphabet,” including basic verbs and sentences, as well as some general rules for using the language.  Read through and learn how meaning is created in aUI.

Communicating with Basic Combinations

TEN BASIC VERBS
avav = Space-Action, -verb = to goAvAv = Time-verb = to last
evev = Movement-Action, -verb = to moveEvEv = Matter-Action, -verb = to do
iviv = Light-Action, -verb = to shineIVlv = Sound-Action, -verb = to sound
ovov = Life-Action, -verb = to livecEvcEv = Existence-Matter-verb = to be, is
OvOv = Feeling-verb = to feelUvUv = Mind-Do, -verb = to think
COMMON BASIC VERBS
Verbs end in “-v” (-do, activity) for active verbs, and end in “-Yv” (opposite of active, passive) for passive verbs.
(Note: starred* combinations of these very simple forms have additional, more exact variants.)
aSpaceeMovementiLightuHumanoLife
avav = to goevev = to moveiviv = to shineuvuv- = human-made (prefix)ovov = to live
bavbav = to havedevdev = to pass (by)divdiv = to clearbovbov
davdav = to travelfevfev = to takemivmiv = to colordovdov
gavgav = to containgevgev = to enter*nivniv = to shinerovrov
havhav = to seek*kevkev = to soarpivpiv = to glisten*vovvov
kavkav = to standLevLev = to turnrivriv = to gleamyovyov
navnav = to run*nevnev = to hurry*tivtiv = to brighten
pavpav = to precedepevpev = to startvivviv = to turn on light, illuminate
savsav = to putrevrev = to function (move well)yivyiv = to darken*
vavvav = to send (make go)sevsev = to give*
wavwav = can* (be able, have the Power-Space) tevtev = to come
zavzav = to separatevevvev = to drive (make move)
yevyev = to stop
ATIMEEMATTERISOUNDUMIND/SPIRITOFEELINGQQ CONDITION
vAvvAv = to preserveEvEv = to doIvlv = to soundUvUv = to thinkOvOv = to feelQvQv = to be under conditions
tAvtAv = to remaincEvcEv = to beIOvIOv = to hearbUvbUv = to communebOvbOv = to sympathizebQvbQv = to connect
rAvrAv = to time welldEvdEv = to usehIvhlv = to askcUvcUv = to be, mentallycOvcOv = to sensecQvcQv = to be, conditionally
bAvbAv = to keepgEvgEv = to fillnIvnlv = to shoutgUvgUv = to knowgOvgOv = to tastedQvdQv = to mediate
AvAv = to lastjEvjEv = to drink*rIvrlv = to sing*hUvhUv = to wonderhOvhOv = to doubtmQvmQv = to define
nEvnEv = to augment*vIvvlv = to make soundiUviUv= to understandiOviOv = to seewQvwQv = to be able to, can, have Power & Conditions to Act
tEvtEv = to becomewIvwlv = to roarjUvjUv = to equaljOvjOv = to resemblevQvvQv = to condition
vEvvEv = to makeLUvLUv = to considerkOvkOv = to feel highwQvwQv = to must, be passive to a Power
zEvzEv = to splitmUvmUv = to describenOvnOv = to feel ardor*
rUvrUv = to do goodpOvpOv = to expect
sUvsUv = to realize*rOvrOv = to feel good
tUvtUv = to strivetOvtOv = to wish
vUvvUv = to actvOvvOv = to impress*
wUvwUv = to createwOvwOv = to feel power, may
zUvzUv = to divide
BUILDING SIMPLE SENTENCES SYMBOL BY SYMBOL
aSpace is the Place
eda cEv da ad a.u ov ag ga ag uga.
eda cEv da ad a.u ov ag ga ag uga.
Road is way through space.Human lives in [a] room in [the] house.
fE Es cEv bam fu, fu bav sE.fnu av tab at fum uga.
fE Es cEv bam fu, fu bav sE.fnu av tab at fum uga.
This thing is near me; I have it.We go together to my house.
fu vav nam vas at bum uga ybam ayt.1na cEv n1 na; 2na cEv n2 na.
ana+cEv+na+na%3B+ena+cEv+ne+na.
fu vav nam vas at bum uga ybam ayt.ana cEv na na; ena cEv ne na.
I send big parcel to your house far away.Length is first dimension; flatness is second dimension.
eMoving Along
u ev ad a ag ged.fA u cEv nem eos.
u ev ad a ag ged.fA u cEv nem eos.
Human moves through space in [a] vehicle.Now human is [a] fast animal.
fE des vEv ged ev.bu wav nemQ vev bum ged at yo, hI?
fE des vEv ged ev.bu wav nemQ vev bum ged at yo, hI?
This machine makes vehicle move.You can fast drive your vehicle to death, eh?
fnu wav adev ag nEn ged: uged, aged, jEged, Ib kEged.fu ynemQ skev ed ynam 1te nEn es ag fum stag.
fnu wav adev ag nEn ged: uged, aged, jEged, Ib kEged.fu ynemQ skev ed ynam 1te nEn es ag fum stag.
We can travel in many vehicles: cars, space-ships, boats, and airplanes.I slowly carry with (by means of) small steps many things in my bag.
iLight is Bright
u iOv im i.ki nim iv.
u iOv im i.ki nim iv.
Human sees bright light.Star brilliantly shines.
aki viv eki: eki iv Ag yiA.iE cEv iEm.
aki viv eki: eki iv Ag yiA.iE cEv iEm.
Sun illuminates moon: moon shines during night.Fire is hot.
xQ aki iv, kan cEv dim.can i mi tab vEv bim i.
xQ aki iv, kan cEv dim.can i mi tab vEv bim i.
If sun shines, sky is clear.All light colors together make white light.
uWe Humans
fu iOv bu.fnu ov ag uga.
fu iOv bu.fnu ov ag uga.
I see you.We live in house.
bu cEv rUm at fu; bu cEv fum bru.fE tonvu Ib fE gomLu cEv ytu Ub fE tu.
bu cEv rUm at fu; bu cEv fum bru.fE tonvu Ib fE gomLu cEv ytu Ub fE tu.
You are good to me; you are my friend.This man and this woman are parents of this child.
u ov tab ag ub, Ib nEn ub ov tab bag nuba.fum bovu, tontvu, Ib gomtLu ov ag fum ub.
u ov tab ag ub, Ib nEn ub ov tab bag nuba.fum bovu, tontvu, Ib gomtLu ov ag fum ub.
Humans live together in families, and many families live together within town.My spouse, son, and daughter live in my family.
oLiving Life
os dov od.io cOv i.
os dov od.io cOv i.
Living things eat food.Plants sense light.
ubos ov eb u.fu dov rom od rUt ro Ub fum og.
ubos ov eb u.fu dov rom od rUt ro Ub fum og.
Domestic animals live with humans .I eat healthy food for health of my body.
AFather Time
im A cEv iA.yim A cEv yiA.
im A cEv iA.yim A cEv yiA.
Light time is day.Dark time is night.
hE cEv A Ub iA?fu tiOv at Ad Ib UIv 3 Ud Ad.
hE cEv A Ub iA?fu tiOv at Ad Ib UIv 3 Ud Ad.
What is time of day?I look at clock and say three o(f) clock.
pI pA cEpAv pfiA; pI tA cEv fiAt.pfA fu cEpAv fAom; fA fu cEv pAom.
pI pA cEpAv pfiA; pI tA cEv fiAt.pfA fu cEpAv fAom; fA fu cEv pAom.
The past was yesterday; the future is tomorrow.Then I was young; now I am old.
EBrickstones of Matter
fu okEv kEn.fu ojEv jEn.
fu okEv kEn.fu ojEv jEn.
I breathe air.I drink water.
bEn cEv bEm; fnu ov kab bEm bEn.wEn cEv wEm; bEk gav nE wEn.
bEn cEv bEm; fnu ov kab bEm bEn.wEn cEv wEm; bEk gav nE wEn.
Earth is solid; we live on solid earth.Rock is hard; mountain contains much rock.
yI gyE cEv as xa pfa YcEv E; fnu vEv kwE Ud nEn wEn kam.fnum Eca gav can Ez Ub Eo kab fE bEn.
yI gyE cEv as xa pfa YcEv E; fnu vEv kwE Ud nEn wEz kam.fnum Eca gav can Ez Ub Eo kab fE bEn.
A hole is (a) place where there is no matter; we make (a) wall by means of many stones high.Our world contains all elements of nature on this earth.
ISound Wave
kEn Ib jEn cEv do.U Iv ad UI.
kEn Ib jEn cEv do.U Iv ad UI.
Air and water are means-of-life.Mind sounds through word[s].
bu UIv hEm nUI, hI?bu vEv rI gaf yrI?
bu UIv hEm nUI, hI?bu vEv rI gaf yrI?
You speak which language, eh?You make good-sound (song) or noise?
tIOI! bu wav IOv fum nIm uI Qg fu unIv, hI?fu tUIv un fum fUI ad pI yba-uI Ib yba-I.
tIOI! bu wav IOv fum nIm uI Qg fu unIv, hI?fu tUIv un fum fUI ad pI yba-uI Ib yba-I.
Hello! You can hear my loud voice if I shout, eh?I tell people my name through the telephone and radio.
UMind and Spirit
u Uv Ib UIv Ud nUI.u gUv Ud gUw.
u Uv Ib UIv Ud nUI.u gUv Ud gUw.
Humans think and speak through language.Humans know through science.
fu gUv bum fUI.bu iUv fu, fUd fnu Ov Ug brU.
fu gUv bum fUI.bu iUv fu, fUd fnu Ov Ug brU.
I know your name.You understand me, so we feel at peace.
Qg fu etgUv nE ag gUa, fu retgUv Ib AgUv gU, xE fum vetgUvu vetgUv.fu wyv UiOv nE Ut iUv pI EjU.
Qg fu etgUv nE ag gUa, fu retgUv Ib AgUv gU, xE fum vetgUvu vetgUv.fu wyv UiOv nE Ut iUv pI EjU.
If I study much in school, I learn and remember knowledge, which my teacher teaches.I must read much in order to understand the truth.
OOh, Feelings
xA fu Ov eb bu, fu Ov bO.xA fu Ap cOv, fu pOv.
xA fu Ov eb bu, fu Ov bO.fu IOv bu Ib Ov rO. xA fu Ov Ap, fu pOv.
When I feel with you, I feel sympathy.When I feel before, I anticipate.
fE tonvu iOv gomLu Ib cOv riO.vu IOv Lu urIv Ib Ov brO.
fE tonvu iOv gomLu Ib cOv riO.vu IOv Lu urIv Ib Ov brO.
This man sees woman and senses beauty.He hears her sing and feels affection.
bu Ov hUm fiA, krOm Ib UrOm, gaf UyrOm Ib ykyrOm?fu Ov trO Ib rUO ag bu, Qg bu UIv EjU.
bu Ov hUm fiA, krOm Ib UrOm, gaf UyrOm Ib ykyrOm?fu Ov trO Ib rUO ag bu, Qg bu UIv EjU.
You feel how today, joyous and happy, or depressed?I feel hope and trust in you if you speak truth.
QConditional If
Qg bu iOv i, bu cOv i.Qg bu IOv I, bu cOv I.
Qg bu iOv i, bu cOv i.Qg bu IOv I, bu cOv I.
If you see light, you sense light.If you hear sound, you sense sound.
Qg bu bav wU Ib Q, bu wQv Ev nEn Es.bu wQv cEv nEm vem Qg bu Ov rom Ib wom.
Qg bu bav wU Ib Q, bu wQv Ev nEn Es.bu wQv cEv nEm vem Qg bu Ov rom Ib wom.
If you have (the) power and conditions, you can do many things.You can be very active if you feel healthy and strong.
YNegating No
yrUm ycEv rUm.yk ycEv ak.
yrUm ycEv rUm.yk ycEv ak.
Bad is not good.Below is not above.
xA fum og adev Yb ged, fu wYv ogav kab fum oged.hE tev na, kEbos gaf oYt? iod gaf to...iod gaf to?
xA fum og adev Yb ged, fu wYv ogav kab fum oged.hE tev na, kEbos gaf oYt? iod gaf to...iod gaf to?
When my body travels without vehicle, I must walk on my legs.What comes first, chicken or egg...vegetable or seed?
yr, fu yc tOv nyz Es.fu av yb bu, yd can yfu.
yr, fu yc tOv nyz Es.fu av yb bu, yd can yfu.
No, I not want whole thing.I go without you, against all others.

GENERAL RULES OF aUI GRAMMAR

There is no “formal” grammar since all the elements still retain their original meaning.
The rule is: we talk “as clear as we must, as short as we can.”

In creating combinations, we try to find the necessary and sufficient characteristics in a nutshell. This means we are looking for as many elements as we need to identify the word — but only as many as will distinguish it from other related words. What is the bare minimum of elements that are contained in this word? Which elements identify its essence – its basic, fundamental meaning? If the existing formulation doesn’t seem precise enough to our exacting sensibilities, we can add a symbol or a few more to fit the context. 

For instance the original word for ‘drink’ (verb) is jEv jEv [liquid-Action/Verb ending] – perhaps the most common and relevant action humans do with a liquid. To make it more precise we can add to it: jEt-gev jEt-gev [liquid-Toward-Inside-move]; or: jEt-gov jEt-gov [liquid-Toward-Inside-Life-Action]; or: jE-togev jE-togev [liquid-Toward-body-move] which might be translated into a fancier term like imbibe. So there are always several possibilities, depending how exacting one wants to be; but one also needs to consider pronounceability – sometimes the order of the elements needs to be adjusted to make pronunciation easier. If the word is used often, we may end up abbreviating it again to the shorter version.The minimalistic versions of word formulations could actually be considered informal speech or slang! 

The end of the word is what it ultimately is: a dog-house is a kind of house, but a house-dog is a kind of dog. The best way to learn about word formulation is to familiarize yourself with the existing vocabulary first. 

[For future completion: Go Into the Wordy Woods for a fun trail that leads to an ever developing semantic tree and see how far you can help it grow!]