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|A [æ]||B [be]||D [de]||E [e]||F [ef]||G [gi:]||H [ɐh]|
|I [i:]||J [d͡ʒe]||L [le]||M [me]||N [ne]||O [əʊ]||P [pe]|
|Q [ku:]||R [er]||T [ti:]||U [u:]||V [vi:]||W [wa:]||X [ex]|
|Y [jɔ:]||Z [ze]|
It's grammar is similar to French and Spanish, except adjectives, like in English, come before the noun. I have created conjugations for the pronouns, and three different grammatical genders:
- Living - Anything living; plants, animals, cells, etc.
- Non-living - Anything that is non-living. Furniture, woodwinds, and most everything made from living things EXCEPT foods.
- Once-living - Anything that has once lived, from food to dead grass, etc.
I tried to prevent any exceptions, and so far, the only one is with Non-living nouns and Once-living nouns.
Below is a chart of the definite and indefinite articles:
The only way to indicate what grammatical gender a noun is, in written form, is by the endings. All words I have came up with have a certain ending:
- Living: -i
- Non-living: -a
- Once-living: -u
Conjugating Ninglisian Verbs
Verbs are conjugated just like Spanish; take the last two letters off, and replace it with correlating letters. All verbs end a certain way for each preposition:
|Preposition||Verb Endings (Replaces Last 2 Letters)|
|Ni (I) [ni:]||-i|
|Nu (you) [nu:]||-us|
|Nun (you plural) [nu:n]||-un|
|Nim (him) [ni:m]||-em|
|Nin (her) [ni:n]||-en|
|Nit (it) [ni:t]||-et|
|Nis (we) [ni:s]||-emes|
|Nils (they) [ni:ls]||-elles|
- Ni vevi = I drink. The verb Vevar gets conjugated indicates that I drink.
Here is the verb Vevar conjugated into the other forms:
- Ni vevi = I drink
- Nu vevus = You drink
- Nun vevun = You all drink
- Nim vevem = He drinks
- Nin veven = She drinks
- Nit vevet = It drinks
- Nis vevemes = We drink
- Nils vevelles = They drink
Here are some basic verbs to learn:
- Vevar = To drink
- Manzar = To eat
- Sevar = To be
- Tenar = To have
Notice the relativity of "Tenar" to the Spanish verb "Tener," and the "Manzar" to the French verb "Manger"
- Ombri = Man; Male
- Monbri = Woman; Female
- Omesbri = Boy
- Monesbri = Girl
If you were a boy, and were describing yourself as a male, use "Ombri," but if you were describing yourself as a boy, use "Omesbri." Same for Girl and Female.
Mentioned above, you see "Sevar," or to be. This is used describing your physical characteristics and personality.
- "Ni sevi ten ombri." = I am a man. Notice ten acting as the indefinite article. A man
- "Nin seven ten monbri." = She is a woman.
- "Nit sevet ten omesbri!" = It's a boy!
You may have noticed in "Describing yourself" that there was a little problem. We cannot be a man. That wouldn't make sense.
- "Nis sevemes ombri." = We are man. This makes no sense. To make it plural, add s.
- "Nis sevemes ombris." = We are men.
To make a word ending with a vowel consonant, add -s.
- "Nis sevemes ombris." = We are men
- "Nun sevun monesbris." = You all are girls.
- Gasti = Cat
- Perroni = Dog
- Pahani = Bird
- Peski = Fish
- Kabali = Horse
- Vaki = Cow
- Serroni = Pig
- Poli = Chicken
As you may notice, all of these words end with I, because they are living.
- Ni teni te poli.=I have the chicken.
- Nis tenemes tes vakis.=We have the cows.
- Nu tenus ten peskis.=You have the fish.