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Ar Obháir ("Language of the people/Men", English: Aroveric) is a language isolate in origin, but due to massive immigration of Keltic (Irish and Scottish), Germanic (Dutch, German, English, Scandinavian) people the language has altered so much, that it resembles a Keltic-Germanic pidgin language.
It is spoken in the Far North region where the Ýrgéa (River Forest) meets the Firécha (Sunny Mountains). It started as a small Táighos (colony) in the forementioned region, but the authorities of the Motherland forgot bit by bit the small colony because it was thought to be unprofitable, which wasn't the case.
There is only one city in the Táois (shorter and more popular form of Táighos) which is popularly called "Ird", which means just "city" in Aroveric.
Grammatically it has some characteristics of Keltic languages (for example: it has no real usage with lenition or eclipsis, but only people of Keltic origin use it sometimes and when they use it, it is mostly used in an irregular and inconsistent way whereas people of other origins barely if not never use it), and also characteristics of Germanic languages. The "native" grammar of Aroveric is less obvious but most irregular features are partially due to the original language.
The Aroveric vocabulary is of Keltic and Germanic origin nowadays, and sometimes they fuse together in a remarkable way. Other words which aren't of Keltic or Germanic origin are very probably of the original native language in Táois.
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Basic alphabet: a b c d e f g h i l m n o p r s t u v y
There are two tenses (present and past), the other tenses are composed with auxiliary verbs.
1) PRESENT TENSEEdit
A) irregular verbs: bía- (to be), abh- (to have), bír- (to be)
|1 sg (I)||-*d, -*m||éghu (< éu)||máid||béim|
|2 sg (you)||-*rd, -*d||bórd||abhéa[r]d||bérd|
|3 sg (he, she, it)||-*rd, -*d||bóard||abhéa[r]d||béird|
|1 pl (we)||-*rd, -*ld||éreld (< érd)||máird||bírd|
|2 pl (you)||-er||écer||máder||bíder|
|3 pl (they)||-*rd, -*ld||éreld (< érd)||máird||bírd|
The distinction between bía- (to be, mostly used as an auxiliary verb) and bír- (to be, used for fixed situations which are completely certain) is less observed. Nowadays bía- has become the standard for everything.
The short forms éu, érd of bía- are used in speech, but are also acceptable in (informal) writing.
The form abhéard of abh- is an archaic form, nowadays abhéad is used. Abhéard is mostly used by people over 60 years old, it has also some usage in official documents of the government.
B) regular verbs (verb ends in consonant): óad- (word stem: óadh-; to build), táigh- (word stem: t'áigh-; to colonise)
|Person||Form||óad- (WS: óadh-)||táigh- (WS: táigh-)|
|1 sg (I)||-im||óadhim||táighim|
|2 sg (you)||-ir||óadhir||táighir|
|3 sg (he, she, it)||-ean||óadhean||táighean|
|1 pl (we)||-ind (< -im)||óadhind (< óadhim)||táighind (< táighim)|
|2 pl (you)||-ean||óadhean||táighean|
|3 pl (they)||-id||óadhid||táighid|
C) regular verbs (verb ends in vowel): húa- (WS: hú-; to eat), ma- (WS: ma-; to live)
|Person||Form||húa- (WS: hú-)||ma- (WS: ma-)|
|1 sg (I)||-(i)m||húim||mam|
|2 sg (you)||-(i)r||húir||mar|
|3 sg (he, she, it)||-/||hú||ma|
|1 pl (we)||-(i)mid (< -(i)d)||húimid (<húid)||mamid (< maid)|
|2 pl (you)||-(i)n||húin||man|
|3 pl (they)||-(i)d||húid||mad|
When the word stem ends with a vowel which has an accent (only: á, é, ú), they follow the pattern as "húa-, hú-". If the word stem ends in another vowel than á, é, ú, than it follows the pattern as "ma-, ma-".
2) PAST TENSEEdit
(n) noun, (adj) adjective, (v) verb
|mountain range (n)||orécha (< órche)|
|colony (n)||táighos (< táois)|
|king (n)||aghin (< áin)|
|land, country (n)||méacht, gosar|
|human, Man (n)||obhar|
|beach (n)||péathoar (< pethoar)|
|region (n)||umáicht, menir|
|old (thing) (adj)||ych|
|old (person) (adj)||ó|
|to build (v)||óad-|
|to eat (v)||húa-|
|to have (v)||abh-|
|to colonise (v)||táigh-|
|to live (v)||ma-|
|to be (auxiliary) (v)||bía-|
|to be (state) (v)||bír-|