| Name: Voslia
Number of genders: 3
Voslia is a constructed language spoken in the fictional country of Voslith located in northern Europe.
Voslia features a dictionary of a little over 450 words (and counting), pretty simple grammar compared to the old version of old Voslia, and has a much smaller character set.
Character Set Edit
Voslia contains 20 consonants and 10 vowels.
CONSONANTS: B, C, D, Ph, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, Ng, P, R, S, T, V, Y
VOWELS: A, AA, E, I, II, O, U, UU, AI, AU
Voslia also has 2 script choices: Latin and Devanagari.
Voslia has various rules, both with sentence creation and phonotactic rules.
- A word cannot start with a vowel.
- A consonant cannot survive around other consonants. (In other words, 2 consonants can't be next to each other)
- 'Ng' can only be used with the vowels 'A' and 'AU'
- Nouns before numbers.
In Voslia, there are 5 classes of verbs, and 6 ways to conjugate. Voslia verbs are never irregular.
The 5 Verb Classes Edit
First class is -Ti verbs. To explain conjugation, I will use the verb; Keroti, meaning "To Kick"
VERB: I Forme, You Forme, He Forme, She Forme, We Forme, They Forme
Keroti: Kerota, Kerote, Kerotai, Kerotu, Keroto, Kerotau
Second class is -Da verbs. To explain conjugation, I will use the verb; Sozada, meaning "To Drink"
The model has not changed.
Sozada: Sozadi, Sozade, Sozadai, Sozadu, Sozado, Sozadau
Third class is -Ju verbs. To explain conjugation, I will use the verb; Chemaju, meaning "To Feed"
The model has not changed.
Chemaju: Chemaja, Chemaje, Chemajai, Chemajaa, Chemajo, Chemajau
Fourth class is -Ba verbs. To explain conjugation, I will use the verb; Kiba, meaning "To Jump"
The model has not changed.
Kiba: Kibi, Kibe, Kibai, Kibu, Kibo, Kibau
Last class is -Go verbs. To explain conjugation, I will use the verb; Jeligo, meaning "To Explain"
The model has not changed
Jeligo: Jeligi, Jelige, Jeligai, Jeligu, Jeligii, Jeligau
In Voslia, tenses are simple. There are only past, present, and future tenses. For these examples, I will use the verb; Chapeti, meaning "To Swim"
Present Tense Edit
I am swimming. - Chapeyata.
You are swimming. - Chapeyate.
He is swimming. - Chapeyatai.
She is swimming. - Chapeyatu.
We are swimming. - Chapeyato.
They are swimming. - Chapeyatau.
Past Tense Edit
I swam. - Chaperuta.
You swam. - Chaperute.
He swam. - Chaperutai.
She swam. - Chaperutu.
We swam. - Chaperuto.
They swam. - Chaperutau.
Future Tense Edit
The future tense in Voslia does not work like the past or present tenses at all. Here's an example on how to use the furure tense.
All are conjugated with the model: (Subject) will (conjugated verb).
I am going to swim. / I will swim. - Ga nuja chapeta.
You are going to swim. / You will swim. - Cha nuja chapete.
He is going to swim. / He will swim. - Gali nuja chapetai.
She is going to swim. / She will swim. - Chalii nuja chapetu.
We are going to swim. / We will swim. - Bai nuja chapeto. (Inclusive) Kaanu nuja chapeto. (Exclusive)
They are going to swim. / They will swim. - Detai nuja chapetau.
Nouns & Pronouns Edit
Voslia's Basic Pronouns Edit
I - Ga
You - Cha
He - Gali
She - Chalii
It - Se
We (Inclusive) - Bai
We (Exclusive) - Kaanu
They - Detai
Noun Functions Edit
Nouns behave the same as they do in English. However, unlike in English, all knows pluralize the same. Here are a list of 10 nouns both in their singular forme followed by their plural forme.
Model: Singluar / Plural
- Nede / Nedesa (Pole / Poles)
- Mutose / Mutosesa (Spoon / Spoons)
- Vule / Vulesa (Hat / Hats)
- Dedu / Dedusa (Cat / Cats)
- Yana / Yanasa (Eraser / Erasers)
- Patayo / Patayosa (Heart / Hearts)
- Sanya / Sanyasa (Man / Men)
- Novunovu / Novunovusa (Novel / Novels)
- Buja / Bujasa (Road / Roads)
- Reneta / Ranetasa (Syndrome / Syndromes)
As you can tell, all nouns are made plural by adding a -sa suffix to the end of them.
Numbers in Voslia are rather simple. However, they aren't very easy to remember.
Numbers that are not divisible by 10 that follow twenty have a formula that is "number followed by a suffix" I will be using 4 for all of these examples.
20's - Add "Phiba"
24 - Lijaphiba
30's - Add "Ceto"
34 - Lijazeto
40's - Add "Ceda"
44 - Lijaceda
50's - Add "Kana"
54 - Lijakana
60's - Add "Seta"
64 - Lijaseta
70's - Add "Bale"
74 - Lijabale
80's - Add "Yoko"
84 - Lijayoko
90's - Add "Dulo"
94 - Lijadulo
For numbers divisible by 10 after twenty, take the first digit of the number then add the word "Rata." The same goes for any number beyond.
1 Million - Nataiphuu
1 Billion - Bilatona
1 Trillion - Turidayu
1 Quadrillion - Kaudorili
Oridinal Numbers Edit
When using oridinal numbers, you have to add Bu- before a number.
First - Bumuthi
Second - Buduchi
Third - Bukota
Fourth - Bulija
Fifth - Bucetida
Tenth - Burata
Twentieth - Buduchirata
Twenty-fifth - Bucetidaphiba
Thirtieth - Bukotarata
Fiftieth - Bucetidarata
One-Hundreth - Bugitathe
One-Thousandth - Bubayechu
Four-Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty-Sixth - Bulijabayechukotagitathephaliyoko
Let's Break That Big Number Down!
Bu - Oridinal Prefix
Lija (4) x Bayechu (1,000) = Lijabayechu (4,000)
Kota (3) x Gigathe (100) = Kotagitathe (300)
Lijabayechu + Kotagigathe = Lijabayechukotagigathe (4,300)
Phali (6) + Yoko (apply 80) = Phaliyoko (86)
Lijabayechukotagigathe + Phaliyoko (4,386)
Lijabayechukotagigathephaliyoko (4,386) + Bu (#th)
Our final result is...