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Enelkan
Enelkan
Type
?
Alignment
Nominative-Accusative
Head direction
Mixed
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



Enelkan is the language spoken by the inhabitants of the constructed universe Enelkia[1]. The inhabitants are called "Enelkuns".

Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m

Map

n

Nine

kw/cq

Acqire

Queen

Plosive P

Potato

d

Dog

t

Tip

k/c

Kite/Cat

Uh-oh

Glottal stop

Fricative f

Fish

v

Vape

th/ᶞ/ Ꝋ

Think

s

sentir

jj / ᶾ ᶴ

Hajj

h

Horse

Affricate ts

Tsunami

ch | č /tᶴ /x

church

j | ᶨ/dᶾ

jump

Approximant w

Wish

y/j

Yes

Trill rr

Perro

Flap or tap r

Raton

Lateral app. L

liquid

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Back
High i

Ease

u

Who

Mid Ah

Aught

Low-mid e

then

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter A/a C/c D/d E/e F/f H/h I/i J/j JJ/jj
Sound Ah

Father

Sometimes

Ay

Lay

Ss

Hiss

or

k/c

Kite/cat

Duh

Thud

Eh

Then

Fuh

Fish

Huh

Horse

Ee

Cheese

Ease

Juh

Jump

gj

Hajj

Letter N/n PP/pp Qu/qu Kw R/r RR/rr S/s T/t Ts/ts
Sound Nuh

Nine

Puh

Hippo

Kwuh

Quilt

Kwuh

Quick

Ruh

Raton

Rruh

Perro

Ss

Silent

Tuh

Tuck

Tss

Tsunami

Letter x y z K/k L/l U/u M/m V/v W/w
Sound Ch

Chalk

Yuh

Yack

Ss

Zoo

Kuh

Kite

Luh

Lite

Ü/oo

uh

Muh

Map

Vuh

Voltage

Wuh

Want

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

Verbs are not conjugated traditionally. If one could call it that even.

Tenses of verbs are defined by a word before the verb. This word indicates when the verb is happening. It's almost like saying "now" "past" "future" and what not.

To make a noun negative (didn't run, not jumping, wont eat, etc) you add nijj before the verb and after the tense indicator

Present Past Future Imperfect
Regular Sah Dah Nah Rah
Perfect Hah Sah Hah Dah Hah Nah Hah Rah
Gerrund add -ana

to verb

add -ana

to verb

add -ana

to verb

add -ana

to verb

When not saying "have/has done" the part participle is adding -ix to the end of the word

When saying "Have/had done" you don't need it. The indicator in the front says that.

Commands:

Commands Singular Plural
Example

Acaren

Acarenta Acarentas
Add -> to

root

-Ta -Tas

Prepositions Edit

Pronouns Edit

Singular Plural
1st Person A - I Anu - We
2nd Person Nu - You Nus - You All
3rd Person Ku - He

Ka - She

Ke - It/Neuter

Kes - They

Possessive Pronouns Edit

Singular Plural
1st Person Ad -My Anud -Our
2nd Person Nud -Your Nusd -y'alls
3rd Person Kud -His

Kad -Her

Ked -Their

Kesd -Their

Go before the word

Mine/Yours/Her/Theirs/Ours do not exist. In a instance they would be in english you just use these.

My house -> Ad dama

Her car -> Kad Saw'rr

Object Pronouns Edit

Attach to the end of a word

Singular Plural
1st Person Ap - Me Anup - Us
2nd Person Nup - You Nust - You all
3rd Person Kup - Him

Kap - Her

Kep - It/Neuter

Kest - Them

Double constants and vowels that cause pronunciation problems are broken with an apostrophe

I.e. : lijjta’ap means Show me

The root word is lijj which is to show. -Ta you add to show it's a command and -ap is the object pronoun

We have a problem with the "taap" part of the word. "aaaaaa" don't sound good, so the apostrophe indicates that you break it up and, instead pronounce it "ah-ah" like you would pronounce "uh-oh" but with the "ah" sound.

Apostrophes are also used to indicate the letter before it is pronounced its natural way. Natural meaning the way the long way you would pronounce when saying the alphabet. You could say it's the "name" of the letter you are pronouncing.

I.e - Kwad’e (Kwah-Dah-Ay) which means 4/four

Without the apostrophe it would be pronounced "Kwah-Day"

Syntax Edit

Lexicon Edit

Nouns Edit

English Noun Enelkan Noun Pronunciation
Mom Ama /Ah-Mah/
Dad Aba /Ah-Bah/
Sister Ima /Ee-Mah/
Brother Iba /Ee-Bah/
Aunt Iama /Ee-Ah-Mah/
Uncle Iaba /Ee-Ah-Mah/
Grandma Uama /Oo-Ah-Mah/
Grandpa Uaba /Oo-Ah-Bah/
Daughter Lama /Lah-mah/
Son Laba /Lah-Bah/
Cousin F Ialma /Ee-Al-Mah/
Cousin M Ialba /Ee-Al-Bah/
Niece Ilma /Eel-Mah/
Nephew Ilba /Eel-Bah/
Great- Prefix Ya- /Yah/
Step- Prefix Neh- /Neh/
Lake Xerr /Cherr/
River Visi /Vee-See/
Bay SÜÜ /Soo/
The Rüc /Rooc/

Adjectives Edit

Adjectives go after the noun

English Adjective Enelkan Adjective Pronunciaion
Court Wicdi 2
Sun Erdi 6
Influence Xwesdi 1

Edit

Example textEdit

A sah ren tray // I am tall

Nus sah sen lire // You all are here

A sah leanana // I was reading

Ka hah nah acaren // She will have run