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The Language of Kushan
Pronouns, Gender, and Case
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Subject Pronouns
 
The pronouns for Kushan are as follows:
 
Sha- I
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)
Shukhan- they
 
Whenever addressing a general audience (such as in a song), use the exclusive form of we unless intended otherwise.
 

Gender
 
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.

Case
 
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.