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Asitane
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Type
Fusional
Alignment
Active-stative
Head direction
Final
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
3
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

This is a work in progress. More to come later.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p r k
Fricative ɸ f θ s x h
Trill ʀ
Approximant ɹ
Lateral fric. ɬ
Lateral app. l

VowelsEdit

Vowels are distinguished by length, short and long.

Front Near-front Central Back
Close i  y ɯ  u
Mid e  ø ɤ  o
Open a ɒ

OrthographyEdit

The residents of Asitane during this period had no writing system. I will thus use the Latin alphabet with the following correspondence:

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n nh
Plosive p r k
Fricative ph f th s x h
Trill r
Approximant rh
Lateral fric. lh
Lateral app. l
Front Near-front Central Back
Close i  iu w  u
Mid e  eu o  ou
Open a au

Long vowels are represented by a doubled vowel.

Phonotactics Syllables adhere to the pattern CV(N), where N is any consonant except plosives and /ɹ/. Vowels may be short or long.

Mutations:

  • A bilabial consonant in the coda rounds the preceding vowel
  • /h/ is elided if the preceding syllable ends in a consonant.
  • When a stop follows a consonant articulated in a different location, the stop assimilates to that same position. E.g. /xt/ -> /xk/
  • A plosive following a nasal assimilates to also become nasal. E.g. /mp/ -> /mm/

GrammarEdit

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

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

Verbs conjugate to morphologically represent gender, number, tense, mood, and polarity.

There are three tenses: past, present, and future.

There are seven moods:

  • Indicative
  • Subjunctive
  • Desiderative
  • Potential
  • Conditional
  • Hortative

The conjugation patterns follow below. The endings indicate tense, gender, number, and polarity, while moods are represented by suffixes inserted before the inflections.

Affirmative

Present 1st conj. plural 2nd conj. plural 3rd conj. plural
Male -a -au -e -eu -o -ou
Female -a -au -i -iu -w -u
Neuter -as -aus -es -eeus -ws -uus
Past
Male -at -aut -et -eut -ot -out
Female -at -aut -it -iut -wt -ut
Neuter -asta -austa -eset -eseut -wswt -usut
Future
Male -ar -aur -er -eur -or -our
Female -ar -aur -ir -iur -wr -ur
Neuter -asra -ausra -eser -eseur -wswr -usur

Negative

Present 1st conj. plural 2nd conj. plural 3rd conj. plural
Male -an -aun -en -eun -on -oun
Female -an -aun -in -iun -wn -un
Neuter -anh -aunh -enh -eunh -wnh -uunh
Past
Male -anta -aunta -enet -eneut -onta -ounout
Female -anta -aunta -init -iniut -wnta -unut
Neuter -anhta -aunhta -enhet -enheut -wnhta -unhut
Future
Male -anra -aunra -ener -eneur -onra -ounour
Female -anra -aunra -inir -iniur -wnra -unur
Neuter -anhra -aunhra -enher -enheur -wnhra -unhur

Modal suffixes

Subjunctive -akk- -ikk- -wkk-
Imperative -att- -ett- -ott-
Desiderative -ass- -iss- -wss-
Potential -annh- -ennh- -onnh-
Conditional -allh- -ellh- -ollh-
Hortative -aupph- -iupph- -upph-

The affirmative participle is formed by an irregular conjugation pattern, which follows.

Present 1st conj. plural 2nd conj. plural 3rd conj. plural
Male -aum -aum -eum -eum -oum -oum
Female -aum -aum -ium -ium -um -um
Neuter -aum -aum -eum -eum -um -uum
Past
Male -aumma -aumma -eumet -eumeut -oumma -oumout
Female -aumma -aumma -iumit -iumiut -umma -umut
Neuter -aumma -aumma -eumet -eumeut -umma -umut
Future
Male -aumra -aumra -eumer -eumeur -oumma -oumour
Female -aumra -aumra -iumir -iumiur -umma -umur
Neuter -aumra -aumra -eumer -eumeur -umma -umur

Negative participles are formed instead by adding a suffix between the verb stem and regular negative inflection. The suffix is:

-aumph- -eumph- -oumph-

The passive participle is formed by adding a suffix to the end of the corresponding active participle. The suffix is -man if the active participle ends in /m/, and -tan otherwise.

The gerund is used to form a noun out of a verb, which takes the meaning of "the act of doing x." The gerund is formed by a suffix, and declines like a first declension noun. The suffixes are as follows:

Suffix -alhe -elhe -wlhe
Gender neuter female male

SyntaxEdit

VocabularyEdit


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