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Standard Minervan
Linkwa Minerwae
Type
Fusional
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Three
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect




General informationEdit

Standard Minervan is the language of the Minervan Republic, spanning across the planet Minerva (formerly Mars).   Minervan was created as the national language of the Republic after the rebellion from the Confederation of Terran States, an Earth-wide alliance during year 2120. Its grammar and vocabulary are based largely off of Latin, with some pronouns taken from Japanese and some similar noun cases to Russian. The language is intended to be grammatically regular and concise, and is maintained in school standards by the Minervan Educational Council.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k
Fricative f, v θ, ð s, z ʃ, ʒ
Affricate
Approximant ɹ j w
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i u
Near-close
Close-mid o
Mid
Open-mid ɛ
Near-open æ
Open a ɑ

AlphabetEdit

Minervan IPA Notes
A, a ɑ
Ä, ä æ
Ae aj
C, c
Dh, dh ð
E, e ɛ
Ē, ē e
F, f f
I, i i
J, j ʒ
K, k k
L, l l
M, m m
N, n n
O, o o
P, p p
R, r ɹ
S, s s
Sh, sh ʃ
T, t t
Th, th θ
U, u u
V, v v
W, w w
Z, z z

PhonotacticsEdit

GrammarEdit

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

NounsEdit

First Declension: Feminine

Nouns in this declension will always end in -a or -ē. For nouns ending in -ē, the ablative singular ends in -a.


femina: woman

Singular

Dual

Plural

Nominative

fēmina

fēminar

fēminas

Genitive

fēminae

fēminēr

fēminarum

Dative

fēmini

fēminir

fēminis

Benefactive

fēmin

fēmince

fēmincis

Accusative

fēminam

fēminina

fēminama

Ablative

fēminē

fēminēs

fēminesh

Vocative

fēminsa

fēminsath

fēminsas

Second Declension: Masculine

Nouns in this declension will always end in -us, -ēr, or o.

milēr: soldier

Singular

Dual

Plural

Nominative

Genitive

Dative

Benefactive

Accusative

miliwum

Ablative

miliwo miliwor miliwus

Vocative

milē milēth

milēs


Third Declension: Neuter

Nouns in this declension will always end in -um or -en.

sidhen: star

Singular

Dual

Plural

Nominative

Genitive

Dative

Benefactive

Accusative

Ablative

Vocative


VerbsEdit

AdjectivesEdit

AdverbsEdit

VocabularyEdit

Example textEdit

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