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| Ƹikari |
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ƹikari has no known ancestor language or related languages. It is the main language spoken by the semi-nomadic people of the jassdi Desert.
Due to the nature of the speakers, there are many dialects of ƹikari. However, the differences are incredibly subtle, because the different dialects move location and blend with each other often enough to mostly even out to the natural tongue.
Some of the common changes between dialects include the lack of apostrophe usage, or the replacement of all bilabial nasal consonants with dental nasal consonants.
One of the first you might notice about ƹikari is the complete lack of an uppercase. There is only one case of letters: lowercase. All consonants and vowels represent a single phoneme. Apostrophes [ ' ] are used to combine words. If the last sound of the first word and first sound of the second word are similar, the apostrophe may be used to combine them. Certain dialects do not use the apostrophe.
|Fricative||ts dz s z||ʁ|
The repetition of a consonant can indicate a stutter or a lengthy hissing. The stutter can occur with t, d, and k. Held hissing can occur with ƹ, ʥ, s, and z. In the cases of ƹ and ʥ, only the second sound is held out, the s or z respectively.
Phonetic Rules Edit
ƹ and ʥ can only be used as the first letter of a word.
There can not be two fricatives in a row.
There can not be two vowels in a row.
Apostrophes may only be used to combine up to three words.
No nouns may begin with vowels.
Writing System Edit
There are no capital letters in ƹikari. The entirety of the language is in a single case, which appears like the English lowercase.
ƹikari has only six pronouns, because there is no gender in the language of ƹikari.
|First Person||Second Person||Third Person|
Verb Conjugation Edit
ƹikari has mostly regular verbs, but just a few irregular verbs. The irregular verbs are to be, to live, and to die. All others follow a regular pattern. All the infintives for regular verbs end in -sez.
There are four tenses: present, instantaneous present, past, and future.
The present tense can mean I do, I can do, or I do do.
The instantaneous present (shortened to instant) means I am doing.
The past tense can mean I did or I was doing.
The future tense can mean I will do or I am going to do.
This is a conjugation of the verb rizesez, which means "to work", in the four tenses.
There are also three moods. These are used to show desire, need, and appropriate action.
The subjunctive mood means I want to do.
The jussive mood means I need to do.
The conditional mood means I would do.
These moods are simply indicated with prefixes on the verbs they modify. For the subjunctive, add ƹi-. For the jussive, add de-. For the conditional, add kami-.