Rikchik in a Nutshell

A Rikchik word is made up of four parts:
The colors are provided for learning purposes and are not generally part of the language.

The ascii form is these four in MARC order: Happy-M-End-0. (MRAC order is obsolete.)

The Morpheme indicates the general meaning of the word.

HappyHomeRikchikFight

The Aspect indicates a sub-meaning of the word. It looks like a "part of speech" but it isn't, quite.

Home-RHome-TSun-RSun-PTalk-ITalk-VRikchik-RRikchik-M
FamilyHouseSunEastLanguageTalkRikchikGreen

The N aspect is used for names and compound words. In a name, every word in the name takes the N aspect. In a compound word, all the words above the base word take the N aspect.

The human "Spot"A sky-fish

The Relation indicates how this word relates to the word that collects it. It's kind of akin to "part of speech" or "case".

Insect-R-Agent-0
Flower-T-Patient-0
Mouth-V-End-2
Insect-R-Agent-0
Flower-T-Includes-0
Mouth-V-End-2
Insect-R-Patient-0
Flower-T-Agent-0
Mouth-V-End-2
The insect eats the flowerThe insect eats in the flowerThe flower eats the insect

Each relation also has a reciprocal, for indicating "the insect that was eaten" etc.

The Collector indicates how many previously uncollected words this word collects. If you imagine the rikchik sentence as a tree structure, the collector is the number of branches above this node. Collectors go from 0 to 7, plus the archaic "scholastic" collector.
01234567S

Home-P-Source-0 Sun-R-Quality-0
Beach-P-Destination-1 Me-R-Patient-0 Move-V-End-3
I go from home to the sunny beach.



Last modified by dmm, Thu Jul 21 2005 (Fire-day, 5 Chaos 9, 4-Block 15)