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Hongsprokk Edit

Hongsprokk (sometimes written as Hoŋsprokk) is a West Germanic language spoken in the fictional country of Hongland. The primary speakers of the tongue are the native Honglings and the immigrant Nigerians. Hongsprokk shares a lot of vocabulary with German and English and many of the loan words are from French, English, and Spanish.

Basic GrammarEdit

Hongsprokk follows a similar sentence structure as English. Thus "Þa Bo geschlages on piñatem" translates to "The boy hit the piñata." Hongsprokk, like Latin, is an inflectional language and has complex declensions for nouns. Hongsprokk relies on word order for meaning, however. Also, subjects are always capitalized in sentences!

Concerning the declining of a noun, there are three independent declensions. The first is for feminine words such as gürl and frow, the second for masculine words like bo and man, and the last is for neuter words like kinde and messer.

gürl, gürlen 1st declension "girl"

nominative: gürl, gürlen

genitive: gürl's, gürlen's

accusative: gürlem, gürlenem

ablative: gürle, gürlen


bo, boes 2nd declension "boy"

nominative: bo, boes

genitive: bo's, boes's

accusative: boem, boesem

ablative: boe, boei


kinde, kinderen 3rd declension "child"

nominative: kinde, kinderen

genitive: kinde's, kinderen's

accusative: kindem, kinderenem

ablative: kinde, kinderenei


There are strong and weak verbs, but luckily there is only one conjugation in Hongsprokk. There are also some irregular verbs, but these are quite rare.

schlagge, schlaggen "to beat"

Ik schlagge- I beat

Ik om schlagging- I am beating

Þu schlagge- You are beating

Hi/sci/it schlagged- He/she/it beats

Wi ert schlagging- We are beating

Yu schlagge- You beat (plural)

Þei schlagge- They beat

For plurals of regular verbs, simply use the continuous form and add a "wes" meaning "was". Example: Ik wes schlagging. "I was beating"

be, been "to be"

Ik om- I am

Þu ert- You are

Hi/sci/it is- He/she/it is

Wi ert- We are

Yu ert- You are

Þei sinden- They are

Imperfect verbs follow a similar pattern for regular verbs, only they begin with a ge-. Example: Sci geschlagged "She was hitting"

Unfortunately, irregular verbs are a bit more complicated as can be seen below.

Ik wes- I was

Þu werst- You were

Hi/sci/it werste- He/she/it was

Wi werst- We were

Yu werst- You were

Þei wersten- They were

WöurdbukkiEdit

aardvark- earth pig (from Dutch)

Angelland- England

Angellisc- English

appelle- apple

avünkkili- uncle (from Latin)

bakken- to bake

bo- boy

bukki- book

Caesar- Emperor

Caesarhoed- Empire

Þoutkksc- German

Þoutkkeland- Germany

faþer- father

ferensier- television

frow- woman

frowköng- queen

göud- good

grott- great

grottfaþer- grandfather

grottmaþer- grandmother

gürl- girl

hofon- sky

Island- Iceland

Islandsc- Icelandic

Italiee- Italy

Ivrit- Hebrew (from Hebrew)

Japaneland- Japan

Jude- Jew

Judesc- Yiddish

Judentom- Judaism

kinde- child

kindergarten- kindergarten (from German)

knifen- knife

kömputere- computer

köng- king

könghoed- kingdom

könglikki- royal

Kristantom- Christianity

Kristane- Christian

man- man

maþer- mother

messer- knife

Musulman- Muslim

Musulmanhoed- Islam

nachber- neighbour

nachberhoed- neighbourhood

Neaþerland- Netherlands

Neaþerlandsc- Dutch

Neigeria- Nigeria

öuttelandisc- foreign

öuttelander- foreigner

piñata- piñata (from Spanish)

Polönd- Poland

Polösc- Polish

museum- museum (from Latin)

Russland- Russia

Russösc- Russian

saga- epic poem

sagahoed- epic poetry

skillen- arts

söngenkrafft- poetry

sprakken- to speak

sprokki- speach

stüden- to study

takken- to talk

weven- to weave

werld- world

werldstüd- science

wöurd- word

ygsöendhoed- good health, gesundheit

Example textEdit

Ounser faþer hwou ert in hofonei.                                                                                                                                     

Our father who art in heaven.

Gehefene bie þy name.

Hallowed be thy name,


Numbers:

Noþþi- Zero

Ön- One

Tvö- Two

Ðri- Three

Fyr- Four

Funþi- Five

Sekksi- Six

Sevan- Seven

Akkþi- Eight

Naini- Nine

Tani- Ten

Elfen- Eleven

Tvölfi- Twelve

Ðertan- Thirteen

Fyrtan- Fourteen

Funþtan- Fifteen

Sekkstan- Sixteen

Sevantan- Seventeen

Akkþtan- Eighteen

Naintan- Nineteen

Tveitig- Twenty

Ðreitig- Thirty

Fyrtig- Forty

Funþtig- Fifty

Sekkstig- Sixty

Sevantig- Seventy

Akkþtig- Eighty

Naintig- Ninety

Hundreþþi- Hundred

Ðusanþþi- Thousand

Tansanþþi- Million

Milljen- Billion

Billjen- Trillion


Gröððen: Greetings:

Good morning- Göud mürgyng

Good afternoon- Göud efternöun

Good evening- Göud avenþþi

Good night- Göud nahþþa

Hello- Hallo

How is your wife?- Hu is þur frowbride?

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