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Galderish
Gälderikäm
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
3
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

Galderish is the standard language of the dragons from the planet Galderik. It is approximately 8 light-years from Earth in a binary system and has a population of 850 million. Over the millennia, the dragons have had many languages just like humans. But then the government simply instituted a standard language now known as Galderish. It is a basic language, designed to have relatively simple grammar and be easy to learn. A few humans have learned Galderish, but as it is fundamentally different from human languages, it remains relatively isolated from human knowledge.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative f v s z ŝ ĵ
Affricate
Approximant r y
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric. ħ
Lateral app. l h
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close ï ü
Near-close i u
Close-mid o
Mid a
Open-mid e
Near-open
Open ä

AlphabetEdit

The Galderish alphabet contains 31 letters, each with a single unique sound.

The majority of letters are pronounced as in English. The exceptions are as follows:

A is pronounced as a schwa sound (telephone).

Ä, or aa, is pronounced as in father.

Ĉ, or ch, is pronounced as in children.

Ħ, or hl, is pronounced as ɬ.

I is always pronounced as in is.

Ï, or ii, is always pronounced as in piece.

Ĵ, or jh, is pronounced as in vision.

Ŝ, or sh, is pronounced as in shoe.

U is pronounced as in book.

Ü, or uu, is pronounced as in zoo.

PhonotacticsEdit

Äy, ey, and oy are pronounced as in tie, may, and toy, respectively. Ay, iy, ïy, uy, and üy are not allowed. There is also no ng, th, or x-cluster in the language.

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No Yes Yes No No No
Nouns Yes 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


Verbs Edit

Infinitive= -u

Present Tense= -üs

Past Tense= -os

Future Tense= -es

More complex tenses are denoted by a -ta on the end of the conjugated verb. For example;

I fly= Ho hlüs

I am flying= Ho vohüs hlüsta

The verb vu (to be) also has a simple conjugation according to person. While the subject "it" uses the basic conjugation, for other pronouns the first letter of the pronoun is inserted into the word like so:

It is= Fo vüs

I am= Ho vohüs

You are= Sho voshüs

He/she is= Do/to vodüs/votüs, etc.

Nouns Edit

Nouns always end in consonants and are pluralized using the suffix -in. The nouns have three genders; feminine, masculine, and neutral. Most nouns are neutral, but gender-specific nouns like husband and wife use exclusively either voiced or unvoiced consonants. Feminine nouns like tälomit (wife) use only unvoiced consonants, while their masculine variants use voiced consonants (dälomid). Most nouns that describe a position or occupation follow this rule, with a few exceptions.

Blagïr= boy

Plakïr= girl

VocabularyEdit


No. English Galderish
1Iho
2you (singular)ŝo
3hedo
4weĵo
5you (plural)go/ko
6theylo/ħo
7thisĉo
8thatyo
9hereĉen
10thereyen
11whosän
12whatŝäl
13whereslän
14whenŝeyr
15howjül
16notdäk
17allkol
18manyĉed
19somebela
20fewdeka
21otherädï
22onegem
23twonom
24threesek
25fourväm
26fiveküm
27bigmotï
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36womantälef
37man (adult male)dälev
38man (human being)
39childväl
40wifetälomit
41husbanddälomid
42motherħekam
43fatherħegam
44animalfläk
45fish
46birdektel
47dogmogüd
48louse
49snake
50worm
51treegoram
52forestgoramüd
53sticklok
54fruitŝoväm
55seed
56leafmek
57rootlejik
58barkgälit
59flower
60grassfïl
61rope
62skin
63meat
64bloodkoräz
65bone
66fat
67eggĉorn
68hornpex
69tailyeym
70feather
71hairshär
72headlet
73ear
74eyewun
75nose
76mouth
77toothrev
78tongueĵet
79fingernailmärk
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wingħen
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breastküd
90heartnagüm
91liver
92drinkmadäfu
93eattäĉu
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathenätünu
100laughhatänu
101seewu
102hearĉepu
103knowhoru
104thinkmänu
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109dietänu
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118diggäldu
119swimmodäku
120flyħu
121walkänĉedu
122come
123lie
124sit
125standŝovu
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pullholu
135pushyolu
136throw
137tie
138sew
139countnolĉeku
140sayĉäfu
141singävanu
142play
143float
144flowhortenu
145freeze
146swell
147sunkeĉ
148moonYogän
149starkapäd
150waterprev
151rainŝäd
152riverfütor
153laketeynik
154seaklepis
155salt
156stoneĉäl
157sand
158dust
159earthgäld
160cloudmolär
161fog
162skyhlümat
163windmener
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fireneyrit
168ash
169burn
170roadlutrek
171mountainħül
172redŝonï
173greennoläsï
174yellowsäyvï
175whitehänï
176blackŝodï
177nightvor
178daymäl
179yeartem
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185goodfülï
186badĵäkï
187rotten
188dirtyjamänï
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wetprevï
195dry
196correctnejï
197nearverï
198farnolï
199rightmüs
200leftlov
201atä
202in
203withŝep
204andda
205ifmenü
206becauseäĉ
207namedoyat


Example textEdit

Ĉäfu ŝep na mener, da ŝïn härin vedüs nolï. Ĉäfu älü na mener, da lo vedos däkfet.

Speak with the wind, and your words travel far. Speak against the wind, and they will travel nowhere.

For featuring:

Ken ħorvek ves gemïa mektolesï. Ĵätyuv ä fïn tek a fülïvän, fotenïvän, da litälïvänin a hut, fo ves gotesta fü mektolesï.

This language was once featured. Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.

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  • New Words

    5 messages
    • I just put a bunch of syllables together and then I have a work, like krokre
    • *word, not work

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