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Type English-type
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Cavinese is a dialect of English written stupidly to parody Germanic languages.

Classification and DialectsEdit

There are no dialects of Cavinese. The language is based on English, and is similar to Tharfish. Dutch influences are common.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Plosive p b t d k g q ʔ
Fricative f v θ ð x
Affricate ts
Approximant j w h
Trill r
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l ʎ
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i y u
Near-close ɪ
Close-mid e o
Mid
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-open æ
Open a

PhonotacticsEdit

Like English.

Writing SystemEdit

Letter b c d f g h j k l m n p
Sound /b/ /ts/ /d/ /f/ /g/ /h/ /j/ /k/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /p/
Letter
Sound
Letter
Sound

GrammarEdit

the grammar is quite similar to English.

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

LexiconEdit

Cavinese has a lot of unusual words, many Dutchisms, and influences. Some example words:

:o - nothing, used in writing chats and talk pages after any statement
admijn - admin (registered trademark of Pierlot)
è - nothing, used to amplify the preceding statement (That's from Limburgish è.)
dijålekt (pl. dijålektaq - dialect
klýxef - you/they are/he is right
takavíhki/takaviki - weird, strange (see also)
to have right, <insert other dutchisms here> - to be right, <insert translations of other dutchisms here>
go your hallway, go ahead (Dutchism)
cavy, any person or thing, a guinea pig
sadify, to depress or to sadden (Lovian coinage)
shute, to shoot (someone) (Lovian coinage)

Example textEdit

The Article 1 of UDHR: All cavies ra bornen frie an samin in th' dignity an th' have rightins è. They a've given rightin an forthowten an shide act 'ward n'other in spirit of fraten è. :o

Some phrases:

  • Have you brought the beer? - Brait j'beer?
  • I have no more money. - Ich ha' nu mar monie.
  • That was for me. - Wate for ich.
  • That is an interesting item you have given me. - Wate is t' interestin maar j'ha givit ich.
  • Everyone is takaviki. - Ail mens'e getakaviki.
  • You were right after all. - J'have right af t'ail.

Numbers:

  • one - un
  • two - tei
  • three - dre
  • four - fir
  • five - veif
  • six - siks
  • seven - sivan
  • eight - aght
  • nine - nuen
  • ten - dien
  • eleven - eleifen
  • twelve - dvalfen
  • thirteen - drejdien
  • fourteen - firdien
  • fifteen - veifdien
  • sixteen - siksdien
  • seventeen - sivandien
  • eighteen - aghtien
  • nineteen - neundien
  • twenty - tvandie
  • thirty - traidie
  • forty - findie
  • fifty - veiftedie
  • sixty - sikstedie
  • seventy - sivantedie
  • eighty - aghtedie
  • ninety - neuntedie
  • hundred - hondeirt

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