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Ravoswen is a language I created to be the holy tongue Zetherism, a religion I created. It is spoken on Deutschland II, a planet exaxtly like Earth, with the exception of the Ravoswen, a species of turtles about a million years ahead of humans in pretty much all fields. It was the language of turtles, and adapted to the human mind by the Ferdieth. You see, the Ravoswen Turtles communicate by exchanging energy, and the language followed by inspiration of humans. The Ferdieth tried their best to preserve the way The Turtles /would/ have spoken, if they were forced to use human language. But they are mere humans, and naturally adapted it to suit human consiousness and human experiences, in addition to that of Ravoswen. It has exactly 116 words, as of right now, and a very basic grammar that I hope to expand. It is easily adapted into the Latin alphabet, but has its own script. I am tempted to copy-paste the files I've got, But I will restrain myself.

Name: Ravoswen

Type: Agglutinative

Alignment:

Head Direction:

Number of genders: 1

Declensions: No

Conjugations: No

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No No No No No No
Nouns No No No No No No No No
Adjectives No No No 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 No No No No No 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


SettingEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labiode. Dental Alveol. Postalve. Retrofl. Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyn. Epiglot. Glottal
Plosives
Affricates
Fricatives
Lateral Fricatives
Lateral Affricates
Nasals
Trills
Flaps / taps
Glides Approxim.
Lateral Appr.
Co-art. approx.

VowelsEdit

Front Near front Central Near back Back
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

PhonotacticsEdit

Basic GrammarEdit

Informal Grammar of the Ravoswen language




                                   Basic sentence structure



                       The basic order is O(v)S(V)
                       The verbs along with all their cases and tenses and such, are as suffixes to the nouns. Verbs have two basic forms, one for adding at the front of the object, another for the subject. Verbs are generally marginal, usually found as suffixes to nouns, and are often dealt away with.
                       Adjectives and prepositions are also usually added as suffixes.  Indeed, suffixes tend to get out of had rather quickly. It will become a habit, and they will become managable after a while of using them, so worry not.



                       Questions:
                                   To make a question, add “ma” to the end, and/or fa to the beginning. If both are added, you have yourself an open-ended question of some sort.  If you only “ma” you have an interrogative sentense,   if you ad “fa” you've got a wh- question, and if you have a series of two or more nouns sandwiched between the two words means the adressed one is being offered those.
                                   Alternatively, add “mi”as a prefix when you don't care to be to specific,  or add “mi” to the end after a sentence hastily since you should have added “fa” at the beginning, but didn't feel like it.



                       Gender
                                   Nouns generally don't have gender, but if you want, you can add “ban” to make something overtly masculine or “hai” to make it femenine.  
                       Possesion= ”of” suffix
                       Existential case:  Originally used for questioning the effability of existance and adding something of a dark mood to everything bearing it,  it may now be used whenever there is a blatant philosophical undertone you want to convey through ordinary words.  -Ponwi- 



                       Something I don't Know the Name of
                       When you are reciting news of an event,  you must add one of the following suffixes to the first sentence of the description if it is not something you experienced firsthand.

1.schnee used to talk about a person/event someone who witnessed the event firsthand told you personally

2.snegi when you where told something and don't know the teller's source of info

3.telej events you read about, or heard impersonnaly

4.salag when you want the source discreet, and/or bluntly unkown.



Mood

                       Mood is indicated by one of the following suffixes, each of which is also a word for an emotion. 

1.chaf imperitive affix

2.kin hopeful affix

3.gerit joyful affix

4.yap fearful affix






Tense



           Very simple, and rather arbitrary. Something of a joke, albeit a terrible one

1.id past tense

2.ga present tense

3.di future tense

4.ga

5.chim passive periphrastic



           The 'affixes' are almost always suffixed, with the following exceptions:



1.When the sentence leads to something dramatic, and you want to avoid the anticlimax of having to recite the necessary suffixes after you have delivered your 'bang'

2.The pluralisation suffix, fa, is always a prefix. This is the last remnant of Ferdieth; the predecessor of Ravoswen

3.Possession (see below)




Possession

           In any   situation involving ownership, there are two parties—the owner and the owned. The Possessive affix can put those two parts together, beginning with the object being possessed. For example:
                       muut'fod'macha
                       The beaver's death ray






A principle follows:

           A sentence, as I have referred to it, is a statement, it has only to purvey one concept. Muut'fod'macha, for instance, could mean “the beaver's death ray,” but it might also translate as “The beaver owns the death ray” So pretty much anything qualifies as a sentence, and you don’t need a subject, an object, or a verb, just so long as you have something that, in the end, purveys at least one concept




On creating new words and expressing thoughts inexpressable prior

           This language's grammar is meant to be very freeing. It's rules allow for as much specificity, vagueness, order, or mayhem as the thinker in this language pleases. It might also someday be able to open the thinker's mind to ideas and concepts that wouldn't be possible as far as words are concerned. Indeed, if you, beloved reader, should actually learn Ravoswen, and you keep thinking to yourself “There should be a word for X,” feel free to make a Ravoswen word for X. I have but two requests: one, please don't anglify the language; any words, grammatical structures, or shades of meaning that are unique to English, leave them the fuck out of Ravoswen.  The same for things from Latin or Romance languages. Nothing wrong with them. Nothing wrong with English either. I just don't want them in Ravoswen. It would be best to use existing Ravoswen roots, or make up your own Ravoswen-sounding words and roots, but I'm down with German, Scandanavian, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Bantu, or any other language whose lexicon can be assimilated to sound Ravoswen-isch




           When a suffix begins with a vowel, and the stem or previous suffix also has a vowel, the two vowels shall now hence be seperated by a “'.” You may pronounce this either as a [j] or as a glottal stop, depending on how you feel.



More coming up

Not really a dictionary, just a list of words in no orderEdit


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47dog
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flower
60grass
61rope
62skin
63meat
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72head
73ear
74eye
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heart
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laugh
101see
102hear
103know
104think
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walk
122come
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sun
148moon
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172red
173green
174yellow
175white
176black
177night
178day
179year
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185good
186bad
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199right
200left
201at
202in
203with
204and
205if
206because
207name




Words taken into Ravoswen from misc. languages.


1. dachs badger
2. tag one rotation of the earth
3. ar/bin to be
4. mann male
5. kwinnar female
6. wumbo wumbo
7. kleine small
8. Pravda truth
9. ve and
10. fu where
11. vos what
12. fe an expression of disgust
13. oi oy!
14. Daraus however
15. eval ergo
16. spielzug child's plaything
17. long dragon
18. vey pain
19. north nordlich
20. east mizrach
21. west mayrev
22. south sudlich
23. hagaf passion
24. hub love
25. hayam passionate love
26. raram infatuation
27. wajd platonic love
28. hawk missing a loved one
29. isk the highest form of love

Grammatical words:preposition, fuffixes, etc.


30. pim First person personal pronoun
31. vlask second person personal pronoun
32. ar/bin to be
33. ub subjunctive particle
34. --n-- negative particle
35. chaf imperitive affix
36. kin hopeful affix
37. gerit joyful affix
38. yap fearful affix
39. fi past tense
40. ga present tense
41. di future tense
42. chim passive periphrastic
43. sim “I am”
44. ponwi existential tense (originally used for questioning existance and its effability, but may now be used for any blunt deepening of meaning)
45. fa plural prefix
46. there rug
47. this richt
48. here reich
49. by ront
50. on rav
51. er/fid to do/make/give
52. fod possesive affix
53. ve and
54. mot with
55. ni by/in
56. ub to



l The Rest





57. cha fish, aquatic creatures, and beavers
58. macha beaver
59. chal eel
60. zem A mysterious word (I don't quite know what it means myself. It's kind of just...there)
61. rabla to kill (original conitiation is as homicide: killing of just one, but also a euphemism for genocide and other things worse than murder)
62. twug friendship, fellowship, comeraderie, etc.
63. niymiach Hatred/enemy
64. Uthatwan Love, far more powerful than passion, at once fills the soul with peace and fire, that gives joy and strength (other, more practical words for love upcoming!)
65. tuf words
66. uthi power
67. anu abrasion
68. mu breath-
69. ut life
70. chro fire
71. fabwoch lake
72. fimech city
73. migfwoch town
74. ralza strength
75. wask palace
76. zeth light (eg. “The green light at the end of the dock”)
77. chaka lower level saint
78. Rot higher level saint
79. Ü Angel
80. Zwoom Archangel
81. lob tortoise
82. muut death ray (breath of light)
83. nemyow book
84. odepgid pickle
85. tegipa quince
86. dafxi apple
87. adiyma peach
88. avkani citrus
89. mosdow dignity
90. pwuk in the beginning
91. pwak to begin
92. xaw equal
93. fid to do/make/give
94. watbimafbaj admire
95. wom to fall in love
96. tinuti heroism
97. Mien human being
98. giomchoz born
99. ugpazta beautiful
100. twugcha dolphin
101. dow tulips
102. bas color
103. bal eat
104. lab feed
105. nafon pain
106. xam insect
107. chen later
108. alber to die
109. ie would
110. yuss therefore
111. kayon a day in gods' time
112. at next
113. Fogom food
114. wowitkwaj joy
115. miftach Something that makes you feel better at the expense of others
116. azlar weak
117. aalberak capital
118. anorjak air, weather
119. kuwp in the end
120. dwoma rights

Example textEdit


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47dog
48louse
49snake
50worm
51tree
52forest
53stick
54fruit
55seed
56leaf
57root
58bark
59flower
60grass
61rope
62skin
63meat
64blood
65bone
66fat
67egg
68horn
69tail
70feather
71hair
72head
73ear
74eye
75nose
76mouth
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80foot
81leg
82knee
83hand
84wing
85belly
86guts
87neck
88back
89breast
90heart
91liver
92drink
93eat
94bite
95suck
96spit
97vomit
98blow
99breathe
100laugh
101see
102hear
103know
104think
105smell
106fear
107sleep
108live
109die
110kill
111fight
112hunt
113hit
114cut
115split
116stab
117scratch
118dig
119swim
120fly
121walk
122come
123lie
124sit
125stand
126turn
127fall
128give
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sun
148moon
149star
150water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172red
173green
174yellow
175white
176black
177night
178day
179year
180warm
181cold
182full
183new
184old
185good
186bad
187rotten
188dirty
189straight
190round
191sharp
192dull
193smooth
194wet
195dry
196correct
197near
198far
199right
200left
201at
202in
203with
204and
205if
206because
207name

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