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Azien is the language that has developed in Australia after the Apocalypse in 2064.


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Name: Azien

Type:

Alignment:

Head Direction: Final

Number of genders: 2

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: No

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No No No No No No
Nouns No 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 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


SettingEdit

Azien is believed to have started developing as a unique language approximately 40-70 years after the Apocalypse due to its isolation to other English speaking communities. Being derived from Enlish, it is fairly mutually intelligible; however, it also takes vocabulary from many slang words and other languages believed to have been spoken in Australia. Its grammer is also different and in some ways simpler than that of English. Certain aspects of the grammar have also been influenced by Japanese, specifically the presence of particles for marking a noun's role in a sentence.

PhonologyEdit

VowelsEdit

Monophthongs

Letter IPA
A /ɔ/
E /ɪ/ unstressed, /ɛ/ stressed
I /i/ see also Diphthings
O /ə/ unstressed, /o/ stressed
U /ʊ/

Diphthongs

Letter IPA
AI /æi/
AU /æʊ/
EI /ɛi/ see also Diphthings
EU /ɛʊ/
I following a fricative consonant /ɪi/
IU /ɪʊ/
OI /ɔɪ/
OO /ɔʊ/
OU /oʊ/

ConsonantsEdit

Letter IPA
B /b/
C /kh/
D /d/ unless intervocalic: /ɾ/
F /f/
G /g/
H /h/, also /x/ in some dialects
J /ʒ/
K /k/
L /l/
M /m/
N /n/ unless preceding a velor consonant: /ŋ/
P /ph/
R /ɹ/1
S /dz/ unless plural marker: /z/
T /th/ unless intervocalic: /t/
V /v/
W /w/
X /z/ unless intervocalic: /kz/
Y /j/
Z /z/

1 The Alveolar approximant is usually not labialized like in English

Consonant ClustersEdit

The following are acceptable combinations of consonants:

  • The following fricative/approximant
    • fl
    • vl
    • fr
    • vr
  • Any stop/approximant (ones including w are rare, however)
  • The following stop/fricative
    • cs pronounced as a voiceless postalveolar affricate /t͡ʃ/
    • pf NOT an affricate

StressEdit

Under construction.

GrammarEdit

VerbsEdit

Verbs are not conjugated, with one exception (the verb "te" meaning "to be"). Instead, the subject is stated, then the verb, then a time particles indicating one of the following tenses: Simple past, simple present, simple future, past perfect, present perfect, future perfect, past progressive, and imperfective (present/future progressive or habitual actions).

Verb formsEdit

Verbs can take three forms:

  • Simple, infinitive state - start with a "t", e.g. "toin" means "to eat". Verbs can take two other forms:
  • Participle form - start with a k, e.g. "koin" means "eaten". Note that these only function as modifiers.
  • Free or "bare" form - do not start with anything and are combined with a time particle and a subject to indicate an action, e.g. "oin" means "eat", "eats", "ate", "will eat", etc. depending on the time particle and subject.

The only verb that is conjugated is the verb "te" meaning "to be", and it is only conjugated according to the subject. Use the appropriate time particles to indicate tense. Note that in casual speech the verb is often not used, and the subject and time particle are only given and the verb is implied.

Conjugation for the verb "te":

Person Singular Plural
1st Tai Too
2nd Tei Tei
3rd Te Tou


Time ParticlesEdit

Particle Indicated tense/aspect
Di Simple past
Da1 Simple present
Wa Simple future
Ha Past perfect
Va Present perfect
Wi Future perfect
Djo Past progressive
De Imperfective

1Note: Sometimes in informal speech the simple present marker is omitted.

NounsEdit

Nouns (except when referring to people) do not have gender, and are not declined. Case is marked either with a preposition, particle, or indicated by word order.

The subject of a verb (nominative case) always comes directly before the verb

  • e.g. "I eat" = "Au oin da"

The direct object (accusative case) and indirect object (dative case) usually follow the verb, in any order, and are marked by the particles "ve" and "ta" respectively. The particles directly follow the noun.

  • e.g. "I threw you the ball" = "Au caiva ye te he bal va" where "ye" (you) is the indirect object and "he bal" (the ball) is the direct object.
  • "I threw you the ball" could also be written as "Au caiva he bal va ye te"

A noun in the Vocative case goes at the beginning of a sentence and separated by commas. e.g. "John (Csan), you are a cat" = "Csan, ye tei da o kata ve"

All other cases are handled with appropriate prepositions as in English and placed in a logical location in the sentence, usually after the verb/noun to which it relates (syntax rules are very loose in Azien).

To make a noun plural, add "s" at the end if it ends wit a vowel, otherwise add a "es".

PronounsEdit

There are five different types of pronouns in Azien; Personal, possesive, demonstrative/relative, interrogative, and indefinite.


Note that Azien has two genders, a male/neuter gender (like English "he" and "it"), represented here by "Male/N", and a female gender (like English "she").

Personal pronounsEdit

Personal pronouns refer to anything in any case (i.e. there is no distinction between a pronoun acting as a subject, like "I", or as a direct object, like "me"). The following is a table of personal pronouns:

Person Singular Plural
1st Male/N Au Voo
Female Ai Va
2nd Male/N Ye Ye
Female Ya Ya
3rd Male/N Hoi Houz
Female Cse Csez

Possessive pronounsEdit

The possessive pronouns function just like possessive pronouns in English.

Person Singular Plural
1st Male/N Auk Vook
Female Aic Vac
2nd Male/N Yad Yad
Female Yat Yat
3rd Male/N Csoi Csouz
Female Cses Cses

Possessive pronounsEdit

The possessive pronouns function just like possessive pronouns in English.

Person Singular Plural
1st Male/N Auk Vook
Female Aic Vac
2nd Male/N Yad Yad
Female Yat Yat
3rd Male/N Csoi Csouz
Female Cses Cses

Demonstrative/Relative pronounsEdit

The demonstrative/relative pronouns act in two different ways; the first is demonstrative, meaning that they refer to something indicated by the speaker (like in English "That egg", "these things", etc.). They can also be relative, in which they signify a relative clause (like in English "the ball that I threw" or "The person who threw the ball").

The following are the demonstrative/relative pronouns in Azien:

Gender Singular Plural
Male/N Csat Chis
Female Han Has

Interrogative PronounsEdit

The interrogative pronouns function the same in Azien as they do in English.

They are as follows:

  • Who - Han
  • What - Wat
  • When - Hen
  • Where - Dat
  • Why - Wai
  • How - Hou

Indefinite pronounsEdit

The interrogative pronouns function the same in Azien as they do in English. To form it, all one does is attach "a" to the beggining of the interrogative pronouns:

  • Anywho - Ahan
  • Anything - Awat
  • Anytime - Ahen
  • Anywhere - Adat
  • Anyhow - Ahou

Adjectives and AdverbsEdit

Azien is head-final, meaning that all adjectives are placed before the noun. If an adverb is modyfying an adjective or another adverb, then it is placed before the word it is modifying; if an adverb is modifying a verb, it is placed directly after the time particle (with any adverbs modifying it before).

  • e.g.

Under construction





DictionaryEdit


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47dog
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flower
60grass
61rope
62skin
63meat
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72head
73ear
74eye
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heart
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laugh
101see
102hear
103know
104think
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walk
122come
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sun
148moon
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172red
173green
174yellow
175white
176black
177night
178day
179year
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185good
186bad
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199right
200left
201at
202in
203with
204and
205if
206because
207name


Example textEdit


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47dog
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flower
60grass
61rope
62skin
63meat
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72head
73ear
74eye
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heart
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laugh
101see
102hear
103know
104think
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walk
122come
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sun
148moon
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172red
173green
174yellow
175white
176black
177night
178day
179year
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185good
186bad
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199right
200left
201at
202in
203with
204and
205if
206because
207name

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