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Latinior
Latinior, latiniorem
Type
Inflectional
Alignment
Nominative-accusative
Head direction
Mixed
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
3 (Masculine, feminine, neuter)
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

Latinior (More latin) is a constructed language derived from the latin. It is a highly inflectional, synthetic language whose words are borrowed directly from the original latin lexicon.

The language changes the latin verbal system to make it more regular.

GrammarEdit

Being an inflectional language, Latinior's verbs are obtained by adding to the stem, which is borrowed by a normal latin dictionary, suffixes to specify the tense and the person of the action.

Nouns and adjective, which both belong to the same part of the speech, are inflected by gender, number and case. There are two cases: nominative and accusative and sometimes the name may lack of the suffix (ie. Nominative of neuter nouns). There are three genders, masculine, feminine and neuter and two numbers, singural and plural.

VocabularyEdit

Latinior's stems are obtained by subtracting the classical genitive suffixes from the genitive entry on the dictionary. The stem can be applied with every gender, even if it doesn't make any sense it will be grammatically correct.

Ex. Urbs, urbis (city) becomes urbs, urbem, whose stem is urb-. The neuter nominative is taken as it is, and the accusative case is obtained by adding -em to the stem.

Ex. Pater, patri (father) becomes patrus, patrum, whose stem is patr-. The masculine nominative is obtained by adding -us to the stem and the accusative by adding -um. Matra, matram does exist, but is also correct to use Patr-a, patr-am to refer to the mother (And you can talk about the father by using Matrus, matrum).


PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

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

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close iː, i uː, u
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid eː, e oː, o
Open-mid
Near-open
Open aː, a

AlphabetEdit

PhonotacticsEdit

Example textEdit

Spectans fugaveatur - The beholder was distanced.

Marcus paulum laudantat - Mark is praising paul.

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