The pronouns for Kushan are as follows:
Shan-we, you included
Shano- we, but not you
Tos- you (singular)
Tosan- you (plural)
Rýt- he, it (inanimate gender)
Shukh- she, it (thought gender)
Whenever addressing a general audience (such as in a song), use the exclusive form of we unless intended
If you've ever taken an Indo-European language that has gender, you may be dreading this section.
That's because in the Indo-European languages, gender is totally unpredictable, but in Kushan, it's quite logical. The
three genders are living, non-living, and concept. Here's how to determine gender:
Step 1: Can you (theoretically) touch it? If so, move on. If not, it's the concept
gender. (Still go to Step 3.)
Step 2: Is it alive? If so, it's living, if not, non-living.
Step 3: There are some, but few exceptions that don't seem very logical. I will post
these in the lexicon.
Kushan has a few cases to make it easy to understand, but I tried to simplify them a lot.
Nominative: The subject of a sentence.
Accusative: The direct object if it's a complete entity.
Partitive: The direct object that's "partial" (some or any), of certain verbs, and after numbers.
Also used when the action is current, equivalent to English "be doing."
Dative: The indirect object.
Genitive: Shows possesion, like the preposition "of." Also like the " 's" after nouns.
Locative: Shows location.
Here's 2 English sentences color-coded to help you understand case:
I bought Paul's father a
new book at the store.
You got me some milk.