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Ancient Dalwaric
Teluala Dalwar'nith
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

 Another of the Tongues of Rauxor, Dalwaric has long been a dead language. It is believed to be the language of the first beings to walk on the surface of the world, and has led to most of the languages of today. The language has changed significantly, during it's time on earth, and when the speciation of this race of the Firstborn occurred, the languages of Rauxor continued to drift. The Dalwars were the first on their world to come up with symbols to represent language, and by unknown means, are also beleived to have evolved into most of the Races of Rauxor within a matter of centuries. Their civilization spanned the continent, and for unknown reasons, the entire race collapsed in on itself sometime around the third century,  by the reckoning of the Northern Thravian peoples. 

One of the longest lasting civilizations, the language of the Dalwars went remarkably unchanged for thousands of years, experiencing slight shifts in pronunciation and spelling, but with largely the same grammar and word structure for the duration of it's existance. It is hypothesised that the people of the central land of Necrotia are in fact mixed breed Dalwars, who have been affected by the curse that swept the continent roughly around the time the civilization collapsed. This theory is supported in the fact that while many of the words of the Necrotian tongue come from Thravic and Faelan tongues,  the grammar structure and pluralization methods are identical to those used by the ancient Dalwar. 

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal
Plosive
Fricative
Affricate
Approximant
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

AlphabetEdit

PhonotacticsEdit

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Nouns Yes No Yes No No No No No
Adjectives No No No No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb No No No No No No No No
Pronouns Yes No Yes No No No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article No No No No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No

  The Dalwaric peoples had a very strange sentence structure, which actually began with the main verb of a sentence. It was then followed by the subject performing the said action, and was lastly followed by the object or idea the object was being performed on.  "Sally Ran"  becomes "Ran Sally." (Rimava Sally)

Adjectives would also come after the nown which they modified. They would mention the "Dog black" or the "Stone Hard", or the "wall, high". THis applies only to the descriptions to form though. Any adjective pertaining to the quantity of an item were to be placed at the fore of a noun. We would say "many angry villaigers left". In Dalwaric, this would be said as follows: "Laviss'dis metha naz'difen kier'zaubet".  (left many [of the] enlsaved angry.) 

This, however, is before Declensions are taken into account. From the few reccords scholars have salvaged from the ruins nearest to the Myrkstone, it can be told that Dalwaric had suffixes to identify the part of a sentence a noun belonged as well. This certainly helps scholars in the modern day who are more accustomed to the Diniric, Faelan, or Thravic sentence structures. These appear to have been "ji" for subjects, and "tha" for the object of a sentence. However, it also appears that there were some verbs and nouns which end in this manner anyway. An apostraphe like character was used to differentiate between the two in written documents.  With these Declensions, the above sentence would be spoken "Laviss'dis metha naz'difen'ji kierzaubet."

The conjucation of Verbs in Dalwaric is also fairly standard. Unlike it's child language, Diniric, the Dalwaric tonuge is extrememly suffix heavy. There are very few prefixes, and all verbs are modified by means of suffixes. 

Past Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st in (een) ist
2nd ist daist
3rd dis dast
Present Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st a avin, a'vi
2nd av av'id
3rd ava ava'di (accent on seccond a)
Future Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st bri brivi
2nd bran bran'iv
3rd briz briz'iv

The Dalwaric language also has two conditional tenses. Adding these suffixes, or somtimes splitting these suffixes  off of the main verb as their own words, then puts the sentence in this conditional tense. These tenses correspond roughly to "I will/may if..." and " I would have if....". This is most often accomplished by adding "do" onto the beginning of the preexisting tenses for past and future.

Conditional Past (would have if)
person Singular Plural
1st do'ai do'ist
2nd do'dist do'daist
3rd dis'do do'dast


Conditional Future ( will / may if )
Person Singular Plural
1st do'bri do'briva
2nd do'brani do'braniv
3rd do'briz

do'briziv

The pluralization of nouns is also extremely important in the Dalwaric language. With the dalwars, if a verb is plural, the nouns around it must also be plural, and vice versa. The Dalwars also recognise perceived masculinity in items with their pluralizing system. These nouns are pluralized by the addition (and somtimes substitution) of the last vowel or the last syllable of the said noun and replacing it with "en" (masculine) or "ai" (femminine) There are irregulars where these two are switched, and a masculine object is pluralized by the means of "ai", and there are a few examplesl found among the monoliths of Dalwaric ruins of pluralization by "in". 

Other suffixes denote qualities and relations between objects. the suffix "re" has a simliar effect as the english suffix "er", when added onto a verb. This takes the verb and makes it either an adjective or a noun, having the rough meaning of "one who does ____".    For example, the verb "To Adress another", isir, when added with this suffix to form isir're, adopts the meaning of "one who adresses others."

The suffix which takes a noun or verb and makes it adjective is "bet." There are many individual adjectives that lack this suffix, but any time an adjective was found among the ruins which had a noun as it's root, it carried this suffix on the end. This was largely found by scholars concerning emotions. the best examples are the versions of "Angry", each of which posessed some form of this suffix. 

there are also the suffixes of " Iz" ( ing, something is happening now)  "Iri", which means to be "full of". ( eg, beautiful= beauty + ful. This is an adjective suffix) Ano, a strange suffix which, when tacked onto the end of an adjective such as Mith (grey) turns the collective in to a single term to refer to a person (Mith'ano= Grey One), et (which sometimes means "bright" and sometimes seems to have no meaning) along with the rarely seen "ni", which appears to mean  "of" or "From". 

Prefixes have been more difficult to isolate, but scholars have narrowed down "As" (which means not or against) and "Yi", a strange prefix that means "Mine". 


VocabularyEdit


No. English Ancient Dalwaric
1IContionary_Wiki
2you (singular)_____________
3heUko, Ukon (him)
4we______________
5you (plural)Contionary_Wiki
6they______________
7thist'hon
8thatt'hai
9heret'hon menos
10theret'hai menou
11who------------
12what-------------
13where-------------
14when-------------
15how--------------
16notas_____
17all----------
18manyMetha
19somejou
20fewasmethi
21other----------
22oneContionary_Wiki
23twoContionary_Wiki
24threeContionary_Wiki
25fourContionary_Wiki
26fiveContionary_Wiki
27bigizm'ri
28longContionary_Wiki
29wideContionary_Wiki
30thickContionary_Wiki
31heavyContionary_Wiki
32smallas'izri
33shortContionary_Wiki
34narrowContionary_Wiki
35thinContionary_Wiki
36womanAlirna
37man (adult male)Alirno
38man (human being)Rivv'ya (a Human)
39childDal'hin, Dal'hiri
40wife---------
41husband---------
42motherAtirna
43fatherAtirno
44animal---------
45fish----------
46bird---------
47dogNu'cofle (sing) , Au'coflen (plur)
48louse--------
49snake--------
50worm--------
51treelathi, lath'ai
52foresttrauven
53stick---------
54fruit---------
55seedEred
56leaflasfe, lasfen
57root-----------
58bark-----------
59flowerAmon, amon'en
60grass----------
61rope------------
62skin---------
63meataes'g (meat dish)
64blood[[w:c:conlangdictionary:aglos, Khag'lan (poor blood),

Kha'gloshi (poisoned)|aglos, Khag'lan (poor blood),

Kha'gloshi (poisoned)]]
65bone------------
66fat--------
67egg---------
68horn---------
69tail----------
70feather---------
71hairloske
72head-------
73ear---------
74eye---------
75nose--------
76mouth---------
77toothContionary_Wiki
78tongueContionary_Wiki
79fingernailContionary_Wiki
80footContionary_Wiki
81legContionary_Wiki
82kneeContionary_Wiki
83handContionary_Wiki
84wingContionary_Wiki
85bellyContionary_Wiki
86gutsContionary_Wiki
87neckContionary_Wiki
88backContionary_Wiki
89breastContionary_Wiki
90heartContionary_Wiki
91liverContionary_Wiki
92drinkContionary_Wiki
93eatContionary_Wiki
94biteContionary_Wiki
95suckContionary_Wiki
96spitContionary_Wiki
97vomitContionary_Wiki
98blowContionary_Wiki
99breatheContionary_Wiki
100laughContionary_Wiki
101seeContionary_Wiki
102hearContionary_Wiki
103knowContionary_Wiki
104thinkContionary_Wiki
105smellContionary_Wiki
106fearContionary_Wiki
107sleepContionary_Wiki
108liveContionary_Wiki
109dieContionary_Wiki
110killContionary_Wiki
111fightContionary_Wiki
112huntContionary_Wiki
113hitContionary_Wiki
114cutContionary_Wiki
115splitContionary_Wiki
116stabContionary_Wiki
117scratchContionary_Wiki
118digContionary_Wiki
119swimContionary_Wiki
120flyContionary_Wiki
121walkContionary_Wiki
122comeContionary_Wiki
123lieContionary_Wiki
124sitContionary_Wiki
125standContionary_Wiki
126turnContionary_Wiki
127fallContionary_Wiki
128giveContionary_Wiki
129holdContionary_Wiki
130squeezeContionary_Wiki
131rubContionary_Wiki
132washContionary_Wiki
133wipeContionary_Wiki
134pullContionary_Wiki
135pushContionary_Wiki
136throwContionary_Wiki
137tieContionary_Wiki
138sewContionary_Wiki
139countContionary_Wiki
140sayContionary_Wiki
141singContionary_Wiki
142playContionary_Wiki
143floatContionary_Wiki
144flowContionary_Wiki
145freezeContionary_Wiki
146swellContionary_Wiki
147sunContionary_Wiki
148moonContionary_Wiki
149starContionary_Wiki
150waterContionary_Wiki
151rainContionary_Wiki
152riverContionary_Wiki
153lakeContionary_Wiki
154seaContionary_Wiki
155saltContionary_Wiki
156stoneContionary_Wiki
157sandContionary_Wiki
158dustContionary_Wiki
159earthContionary_Wiki
160cloudContionary_Wiki
161fogContionary_Wiki
162skyContionary_Wiki
163windContionary_Wiki
164snowContionary_Wiki
165iceContionary_Wiki
166smokeContionary_Wiki
167fireContionary_Wiki
168ashContionary_Wiki
169burnContionary_Wiki
170roadContionary_Wiki
171mountainContionary_Wiki
172redContionary_Wiki
173greenContionary_Wiki
174yellowContionary_Wiki
175whiteContionary_Wiki
176blackContionary_Wiki
177nightContionary_Wiki
178dayContionary_Wiki
179yearContionary_Wiki
180warmContionary_Wiki
181coldContionary_Wiki
182fullContionary_Wiki
183newContionary_Wiki
184oldContionary_Wiki
185goodContionary_Wiki
186badContionary_Wiki
187rottenContionary_Wiki
188dirtyContionary_Wiki
189straightContionary_Wiki
190roundContionary_Wiki
191sharpContionary_Wiki
192dullContionary_Wiki
193smoothContionary_Wiki
194wetContionary_Wiki
195dryContionary_Wiki
196correctContionary_Wiki
197nearContionary_Wiki
198farContionary_Wiki
199rightContionary_Wiki
200leftContionary_Wiki
201atContionary_Wiki
202inContionary_Wiki
203withContionary_Wiki
204andContionary_Wiki
205ifContionary_Wiki
206becauseContionary_Wiki
207nameContionary_Wiki


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