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Soviq (English : [Sævɪk] Soviq : [Soviʨ])  is an agglutinative language isolate spoken in a small country that is bordered by Russia and Latvia. As result of trade between Latvia and Soviqe; Soviq has a great amount of Latvian and some Russian loan words relating economy, warfare, trade and so forth. 

Name: Soviq

Type: Agglutinative

Alignment: Nominative-Accusative

Head Direction: Head-Initial

Number of genders: 2

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: Yes

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect

Soviqe and SoviqEdit

Sloviq is a small country with the total area of 45,576km². It's bordered by Latvia, Russia and Estonia.

The folk of Sloviq are best known to be respectful and kind, albeit introverted and xenophobic. They have great pride in their language and foreigners that can speak their language well are overwhelmingly praised by the natives.

Soviqe's main exports are wood and wood products, machines, chemicals, fuels, vehicles, and the main imports are primarily raw materials.   

According to the international sensus that was done in the year of 2008, there is a population of approximately 1 939 501 people in Sloviqe. 97.8% of these people speak Sloviq as a native language. 2.1% speak Latvian and 0.9% speak English as a native tongue.


h x q zn ch
[h] [ɦ] [ɕ] [ʨ] [ŋ] [x] [ɣ]

Aspiration, stress and palatalization are not displayed in the orthography, as it is not irregular. Unstressed vowels are too varied among dialects to be displayed in the offical orthography, however many schools along the northern border of Soviqe allow children/teenagers to write diacritics over stressed/unstressed vowels. 


Consonants Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal




b p

bʲ pʲ

bʰ pʰ

t d

tʲ dʲ

tʰ dʰ

k g

kʲ gʲ

kʰ gʰ


v f

vʲ fʲ

s z

sʲ zʲ

ɕ ʨ

x ɣ

xʲ ɣʲ

h ɦ

hʲ ɦʲ

hʰ ɦʰ




Vowel Front Mid Back
Closed i ɨ
Mid ə



Vowels have two forms, stressed and unstressed. Take for example the word, [ruqɨ], the first syllable of a any word in Soviq is always stressed, therefore the following vowel will be unstressed. The unstressed vowels used in speech varies between dialects, though [ɨ] and [ə] are the most prominent. Vowels adjecent to nasal consonants are slightly nasalized as the nasalization is carried over to the vowel. An example would be, [amə̃k]. 



Palatalization of a consonant occurs after a mid open vowel and within diphtongs. The word, beziku, will thusly be palatalized and will be pronounced [bezʲiku]

The palatalization of consonants was borrowed from the Russian pronunciation as result of intermarriage between the Soviq's and the Russians in 1402. 


Aspiration only occurs word initially or on the first consonant of a stressed syllable, and as result we can make the assumption that the previously used word will require aspiration to be pronounced correctly. Therefore, the correct pronunciation would be [bʰezʲiku]. This rule only applies to plosives consonants.

Syllabary StructureEdit

The following table is the basis of a Soviq syllable. 

Consonant Consonant Vowel Consonant Consonant Example

[v] [f]

[s] [z]

Vowel Nasal / Fricative

Dental Plosive/fricative

Tvoz / Tvozt 

[v] [f]

[s] [z]

Vowel Nasal / Fricative Dental Plosive/fricative

Hvizn /


Plosive Ø Vowel Nasal / Fricative Dental Plosive/fricative

Poch /


Trill or Glottal Ø Vowel Nasal / Fricative Dental Plosive/fricative

Rux /


Fricative Ø Vowel Nasal / Fricative / Plosive




Person Nomative Accusative Genitive Dative Instrumental Locative Comparative
1st singular Uzn Uznu Uzne Uzna Uznit Uznik Uznich
2nd singular Un Unu Une Una Unit Unik Unich
3rd singular Um Umu Ume Uma Umit Umik Umich
1st plural Ut Utu Ute Uta Utit Utik Utich
2nd plural Ud Udu Ude Uda Udit Udik Udich
3rd plural Uk Uku Uke Uka Ukit Ukid Ukich

Pronouns agree with 

Person Nominative Accusative Genitive Dative

1st Singular

Uzn Uznu Uzne Uzna

2nd Singular

Un Unu Une Una

3rd Singular

Um Umu Ume Uma

1st Plural

Ut Utuk Utek Utak

2nd Plural

Ud Udus Udas Udaz
3rd Plural Uk Uku Uka Uka


Soviq is an agglutinative language, and utilizes cases rather than prepositions, though exceptions exist.

Declension I : Main CaseEdit

Case Animate Inanimate
Nomative -zu -zut
Vocative -ze -zet
Accusative -za -zat
Genitive -xu -xut
Dative -xe -xet

Declension II : Movement CaseEdit

Case Animate Inanimate
Instrumental -xa -xat
Locative -ji -jit
Allative  -iju -ijut
Illative -ije -ijet
Lative -sija -sijat
Elative -sije -sijet

Declension III : Relation CaseEdit


Animate Inanimate
Comitative -ja -jat
Benefactive -je -jet
Casual -ija -ijat

Petochxu r'uqi [petʲəxɕɨ rutɕɨ]

King-gen empire

The king's empire


There are 6 different moods in Soviq, Indicative, Conditional, Imperative, Opative, Precative and Potential. Tense can be divided into three basic forms, future, present and past, they are then divided into their perfect form.

Indicative Imperative Conditional Potential Indicative Opative Precative


-su -suje -suqe -sume -suzi -suzit -suhi
Past -sa -saje -sate -same -sazi -sazit -sahi
Future -soje -soja -sota -sona -sozot -sozo -sohi
Present perfect -se -seje -sete -sone -sezot -sezo -sehi
Past perfect -si -sija -siqe -sime -sizot -sizo -sihi
Future perfect -so -soja -sota -sona -sozi -sozit -sohi

Adverbs and AdjectivesEdit

Adverbs/Adjectives don't agree with the tense, case, gender, aspect and mood of the verb/noun it's attributing, however it must precede the verb/noun and has to display positivity or negativity. Positivity generaly means that the adverb/verb is attributing truthfull or positive ideas or descriptions. Negativity is simply supplying negative information about the verb. Both of these attributes are handled by two affixes. -ji(positive) and -jat(negative).

Positive Negative                   

betoskji rasmituk

[bʰetʲəskjɨ rasmɨ̃tɨk]

to work hard.

betoskjat rasmituk

[bʰetʲəskjət rasmɨ̃tɨk] 

to work lazily

Manum ruqije betoskji rasmitsu.

[mãnɨm ruʨɨjə bʰetʲɨskjɨ rasmɨ̃tsɨ] king-ben hard-positive work-prsind  

She works hard for the king

Syntax and Word OrderEdit

The word order in Soviq is rather free and has little restrictions, however the verb phrase will always be at the end of a sentence. We can thusly summarize Soviq as a SOV language with free word order before the verb. 

Manum    ruqije    betoskji    rasmitsu

Subject    Object    Adjective   Verb 

This sentence would still be correct if we switch the subject and object around :

Ruqije    manum    betoskji    rasmitsu

Object   Subject    Adjective   Verb 

Politeness Edit

The culture of the Soviqans demands kindness and respect to one's superiours and equals. This caused their language to reflect this tradition.

Politeness particles can be divided into 5 different forms : I : Inappropriate (none)

II : Casual (qu)

III : Respectful (quzek)

IV : Formal (quzech)

V : Humble (quzechet)

These particles are placed after the person one's addressing and at the end of a clause. In an academic/political situation the politeness particle is often placed after the nominative, though this is not required and it's only personal preference. 

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