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High-Miric (Native: Senno-Míros [sɛno:mi:rɔs] Language of the Mire) is the most widely spoken Language in The Kingdom of the Mire (Native: Rígan Míros [rí:gan mi:rɔs]). The language developed from Old-Miric and a lot of vocabulary is borrowed from Old-Miric. The language has 5 cases which nouns and adjectives decline in, the language also has 2 genders Masculine and Feminine'.
Phonology can be a tricky topic because of dialects. The following phonology will be of the standardised dialect.
|Plosive||p b||t d||k ɡ||ʔ|
|Fricative||f v||s z||χ||h|
- [g] is an allophone of [χ], [g] is used more often in the southern dialects. But it is still considered standard as it is also used in the dialect of the Capital city Hégestedde.
- [R] is an allophone of [r], [R] is used more often in eastern dialects. [R] is not standardised because it is not used in any Miric dialect. The eastern dialects are developed from Hängisk.
- [z] is an allophone of [z], [z] is used in the Capital-Dialect.
As you can see, most of the vowel-sounds are frontal vowels, this is because of the Old-Miric Vowel shift which shifted all the vowels to the front with the exception of a few sounds. This Old-Miric sound shift separated the high-dialects from the low-dialects.
- Husse [hu:sə] (Burgian Dialect (LOW)) -> Hysse [hy:sə] (Standardised Miric (HIGH))
High-Miric doesn't have that hard grammar at all, if you are familiar with German you'll think that it is rather easy!
High-Miric has two genders; Masculin, and Feminine. Masculine nouns always end in a Consonant, and Feminine nouns always in a vowel. There are 5 Cases, these are all borrowed from Old-Miric.
The cases are:
- Nominative; The Subject of a sentence.
- Genitive; Used to express possessions (E.G. My Father/ His Book).
- Dative; Indirect object.
- Accusative; Direct object.
- Vocative; Adressing someone/something formally.
The next table will show how nouns are declined using the following nouns as examples
- Évas = The man
- Évasi = The woman
|Masculine (s)||Masculine (p)||Feminine (s)||Feminine (p)|
Miric verb endings are borrowed from the Hängisk-language. This is because Miric didn't have any verb endings, which made the language very messy. There are 2 types of Verbs; (-en) and (-jen) ending verbs. The verbs are conjugated in a similar way, but also quite different from eachother.
|Present Tense||Vassen (-en To be)||Gebjen (-jen To give)|
|1st Person Sing.||Égo Vasso||Égo Gebjo|
|2nd Person Sing.||Dú Vasses||Dú Gebjes|
|3rd Person Sing.||Hí Vasse||Hí Gebjer|
|1st Person Pl.||Vá Vassem||Vá Gebjemer|
|2nd Person Pl.||Jú Vasset||Jú Gebjeter|
|3rd Person Pl.||Sé Vassen||Sé Gebjener|
|Past Tense||Vassen (-en To be)||Gebjen (-jen To give)|
|1st Person Sing.||Égo Vassir||Égo Gebjir|
|2nd Person Sing.||Dú Vassis||Dú Gebjis|
|3rd Person Sing.||Hí Vassi||Hí Gebji|
|1st Person Pl.||Vá Vassim||Vá Gebjim|
|2nd Person Pl.||Jú Vassit||Jú Gebjit|
|3rd Person Pl.||Sé Vassin||Sé Gebjin|