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Ancient Va'aini
Quūvarānī
Type
Agglutinative
Alignment
Ergative-Absolutive
Head direction
Final
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
No
Genders
4
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

The first written language in all of Nirūnei, it was made by the Laivanī of Va'ainū and used an alphabet reminiscent of Semitic scripts, representing only consonants. It is highly agglutinative (sorry, gave up on making it polysynthetic. It's..close though), compared to more analytical languages like English, or fusional languages such as Latin or Greek.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Post-alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m

n

Plosive

p, b t, d

g, gu, c, qu

'

Fricative f, v

s, z

š h
Affricate

č

Approximant

l

Trill

r

Notice: There are much more consonants than before. This is because I have made the switch so that vowels are not written, so I needed more consonants so that words could be more distinct.

Related ConsonantsEdit

Some consonants are very phonetically similar and were represented by the same letter in the Quūvarānī alphabet, only with a bar above to distinguish one from the other. For the most part, this is for voiced versus unvoiced, however there are a few exceptions. The alphabet chart explains which consonants are related and which is "dominant" (dominant consonants have the bar over them.)

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close ī ū
Near-close i u
Close-mid e o
Mid
Open-mid ē
Near-open
Open a/ā

The only diphthongs are "ou" (which is the only way the letter is ever used) "ei" and "ai." NB: the diphthong "ou" is written "ō" and pronounced as in "oh."

All vowels can be lengthened by adding a macron. For most vowels, the pronunciation changes as well as the time it is held, except for a, which is simply held longer.

AlphabetEdit

Letter Name Dominant Consonant Non-Dominant Consonant
Malācū
Malācū m n
Pilāgei
Pilāgei p b
Taremī
Taremī t d
Curešī
Curešī c g
Qualeimā
Qualeimā qu gu
Falāca
Falāca f v
Sirūlī
Sirūlī s z
Čilāquei
Čīlaquei č š
'arešī
'arešī ' h
Lesīla
Lešīla l r
Beneath is the entire Quūvarānī alphabet in four possible combinations: the first row features non-dominant consonants with short vowels, the second dominant consonants with short vowels, the third non-dominant with long vowels or diphthongs, and the last dominant consonants with long vowels or diphthongs. Note that though vowels are not indicated orthographically, whether or not they are long (diphthongs are considered long) is, to help with pronunciation of stress.
Ancient Va'aini

PhonotacticsEdit

Quūvarani has a very simple set of phonotactics due to its alphabet, with a strict CVCV... pattern with no method of deviation. This is helpful because of the fact that vowels were not indicated orthographically.

GrammarEdit

Quūvarānī is a heavily agglutinative language, so where in English where we would use multiple prepositions, adverbs, particles and infinitives, Quūvarānī would often have a verb mood or noun case to express it in one word (especially where in English a verb often takes an infinitive, and when prepositions are used)



CasesEdit

Case Ending English Example Grammatical Usage 

Ergative

None (default) hit him. Subject of transitive verb
Absolutive -qua

am well/ he hit me

Subject of intransitive verb/

Direct object

Dative

-ga I give a gift to you Indirect object

Genitive

-nī His dog Possession

Descriptive

-lī

Made of/ some of/ about

Partitive, Quantitive

Allative

-rō I walk to the store Place to

Pre-Proximative

-'ōrī

I am in front of him

Place where in relation to

Post-Proximative

-'ōvē

I am behind him

Place where in relation to

Proximitive

-'ō

I am near him

Place where in relation to

Locative

-tō I am at the store Place where

Ablative

-šō

I am walking from the

store

Place from

VocabularyEdit


No. English Quūvarānī
1IContionary_Wiki
2you (singular)Contionary_Wiki
3heContionary_Wiki
4weContionary_Wiki
5you (plural)Contionary_Wiki
6theyContionary_Wiki
7thisContionary_Wiki
8thatContionary_Wiki
9hereContionary_Wiki
10thereContionary_Wiki
11whoContionary_Wiki
12whatContionary_Wiki
13whereContionary_Wiki
14whenContionary_Wiki
15howContionary_Wiki
16notContionary_Wiki
17allContionary_Wiki
18manyContionary_Wiki
19someContionary_Wiki
20fewContionary_Wiki
21otherContionary_Wiki
22oneContionary_Wiki
23twoContionary_Wiki
24threeContionary_Wiki
25fourContionary_Wiki
26fiveContionary_Wiki
27bigContionary_Wiki
28longContionary_Wiki
29wideContionary_Wiki
30thickContionary_Wiki
31heavyContionary_Wiki
32smallContionary_Wiki
33shortContionary_Wiki
34narrowContionary_Wiki
35thinContionary_Wiki
36womanContionary_Wiki
37man (adult male)Contionary_Wiki
38man (human being)Contionary_Wiki
39childContionary_Wiki
40wifeContionary_Wiki
41husbandContionary_Wiki
42motherContionary_Wiki
43fatherContionary_Wiki
44animalContionary_Wiki
45fishContionary_Wiki
46birdContionary_Wiki
47dogContionary_Wiki
48louseContionary_Wiki
49snakeContionary_Wiki
50wormContionary_Wiki
51treeContionary_Wiki
52forestContionary_Wiki
53stickContionary_Wiki
54fruitContionary_Wiki
55seedContionary_Wiki
56leafContionary_Wiki
57rootContionary_Wiki
58barkContionary_Wiki
59flowerContionary_Wiki
60grassContionary_Wiki
61ropeContionary_Wiki
62skinContionary_Wiki
63meatContionary_Wiki
64bloodContionary_Wiki
65boneContionary_Wiki
66fatContionary_Wiki
67eggContionary_Wiki
68hornContionary_Wiki
69tailContionary_Wiki
70featherContionary_Wiki
71hairContionary_Wiki
72headContionary_Wiki
73earContionary_Wiki
74eyeContionary_Wiki
75noseContionary_Wiki
76mouthContionary_Wiki
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
159earthCālōcī (earth) Nirūnei (planet)
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
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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
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