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The Chungganese Language (Ice, derived from ica (idiomachungga), meaning "Chungganese language") is a language that is currently being spoken in the Chungga Empire since the middle 16th century. The language first grew as a result of the Spanish revolution, a linguistic revolution that took place in the same century, which led to the bilingualism of Chungganese people of the Antocu and Ice languages.
The Chungganese alphabet has 21 letters; all of the letters of the English alphabet, minus the letters h, k, q, v, w, x, z. The letters added are ç (which represents a ch sound) and š (sh sound). All letters are pronounced phonetically, with having very few exceptions.
The language can be currently written in three writing systems:
- Mago. The Antocu word for "major". This is the most commonly-used script as it is written in the Latin script.
- Chunggul. A portmanteau of Chungganese and Hangul, the writing system of the Korean language.
- Chunggayin. A portmanteau of Chungganese and Baybayin, the ancient writing system of the Filipino language.
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There are seven basic conjugations in Chungganese, with each determining the person and number.
- The chef makes our food for tonight. -> Lutegte cre joinoçun cainesçes.
- We play Hide And Seek in the backyard. -> Juges licden Tagtabuesce.
There are past, future and progressive stems as well.
- Past (and also perfect) -> -kd
- Future -> -kr
- Progressive -> -kn
If a need for combinations arises (e.g. past progressive tense), the order of the stems will be
(future) - (progressive) - (past) - (simple) The letter k is replaced by the last vowel of the root. A tricky rule is that vowels are divided into two groups: progressive (a, e, o) and past group (a, i, u).
In action, for a verb with the root canar-, the progressive stem will be -an, while the past stem will be -ad.
- They went to the laboratory to research on their latest project. -> Çatdaun fo para mosmuttraibeço.
- We were working while you weren't here. -> Trabanades cuan acen linsidu.
One of the most fascinating things about the language is its system of indirect objects. Instead of adding a word or a totally different suffix, the conjugation that corresponds to the indrect object is used.
In action, the root amar- means "love". Remove the -ar to form present. Add an -i to make it "I love". Add a -u as an indirect object, and it becomes amiu or "I love you".
Also, the indirect object suffix for "it" is -le. Example:
- I like her because she is pretty. -> Gustia cu gandesa.
- They came to me to ask how I am doing. -> Geloi para cumustoi.
Reflexive and Intensive PronounsEdit
Reflexive pronouns are treated like verb conjugations. Showing the reflexive of a conjugated verb will call for the -us conjugation after the conjugated verb. Example:
- I did myself this artwork. -> Gidius tisarttraibe.
- He cooked himself spaghetti for dinner. -> Lutadilus apunun paste.
To indicate intensive pronouns, one adds the affix -tuš before the verb.
Nouns change form depending on the preposition modified by.
Chungganese adjectives are what give the language its unique touch. Every adjectival phrase is just one word, and its noun is always at the end. To add adjectives to nouns, remove the last letter then place before the noun. Same goes for all other adjectives.
If a prepositional phrase follows the noun one is referring to, turn it to an adjective and do the same procedure. Processes like these are how words can get as long as twenty characters.