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|Nouns decline according to...|
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|Fricative||f v||θ ð||s z||ʃ ʒ||x||h|
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Standard Latin alphabet
Some pronunciations are different in this alphabet, however. C is pronounced exclusively as the "ch" in English. X is exclusively used for the voiceless velar fricative. Q is used for the "ng" sound. An apostrophe is also sometimes used to indicate a "schwa" sound, though other vowels can make this sound as well in various dialects.
Nouns in Diligord are fairly simple. They decline for case and for number.
There are two numbers in Diligord - plural and singular. The singular form is simply the base form of the noun. The plural form adds the prefix h'- for nouns that start with a consonant (remember that the apostrophe means a "schwa" sound), and h- for nouns that start with a vowel. Take, for example, the noun geeloq ("cat"). The plural form is h'geeloq. Another example is the noun a'cela ("clock"). The plural form is hacela. (note that neither of these are declined for case)
There are four cases in Diligord:
Nominative: Used for the subject of a verb.
Oblique: Used for the object of a verb.
Prepositional: Used for the object of a preposition.
Genitive: Used to indicate possession.
Nouns are declined by case using suffixes. The suffix added depends not only on case but also on whether the noun ends with a vowel sound or a consonant sound.
Verbs in Diligord conjugate for mood, tense, and aspect. There are two types of verbs: -r verbs and -l verbs, also known as rhotic and liquid verbs, respectively. Rhotic verbs end in r, and liquid verbs end in l. Each type conjugates differently. Verbs that will be used as examples are the rhotic verb disar ("to dance") and the liquid verb plusel ("to speak").