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Travonatian
Trævonæxin
Type
Non-agglutinative
Alignment
Nominative-accusative
Head direction
Initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
No
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

Travonatian (Trævonæxin) is the official language of Travonat, an island nation in the North Atlantic. The language is influenced by Scandinavian languages, Dutch, English, French, and a bit of Spanish and Portuguese.

It can be classified as both a Germanic and a Romance language, as it has heavy influences from both families.

PhonologyEdit

Travonatian Pronunciation is very guttural, with the uvular sound /ʁ/ being very common, as well as the stops /k/, /p/, /b/, /t/, and /d/

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive p/b t/d k
Fricative f/v þ/ð s ʃ/ʒ ʁ
Affricate t͡s/d͡z/t͡ɬ tʃ/d͡ʒ
Approximant ɹ j
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i/y
Near-close æ
Close-mid ø
Mid
Open-mid ɛ
Near-open
Open

AlphabetEdit

B, D, Ð, E, F, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, Я, S, T, V, X, Y, Æ, Ø, Ж, Þ

Note that each letter makes only one sound.

A tilde (~) is inserted after a vowel to nasalise it.

Æ~ = ɑ̃ (like the ans in French sans) E~ = ɛ̃ (like the on in French thon) O~ = ɔ̃ (like the un in French brun) Ø~ = œ̃ (like the un in French brun)

Letter Name IPA Symbol
B Bet /b/
D Del /d/
Ð Ðev /ð/
E Ete /ε/
F Fæv /f/
I Irl /i/
J Jod /j/
K Kæp /k/
L Læm /l/
M Myn /m/
N Nym /n/
O Orv /o/
P Pej /p/
R Rov /ʁ/
Я Яet /ɹ/
S Sek /s/
T Tæf /t/
V Vov /v/
X Xel /ʃ/
Y Ylv /y/
Æ Æxe /æ/
Ø Ørk /ø/
Ж Жev /ʒ/
Þ Þre /θ/


LoanwordsEdit

Loanwords and proper nouns with are translated phonetically, and sounds not in the alphabet are approximated with this key:

Long A (as in bacon) -> E

C -> K/S


CH -> TX


G -> K


H-> R


Short I (as in bit) -> E


J/DJ (as in jump) -> DЖ


Short O (as in oxen) -> O


Double O (as in food) -> Y


Q -> K


Short U (as in up) -> Ø


W -> V


Z -> Ж

PhonotacticsEdit

Vowel clusters are almost non-existent in Travonatian. Consonant clusters, though, are near-universal. Most of the consonant clusters end in a stop, most often K or D. Fricatives are very common, the most common being V and F.

GrammarEdit

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

Travonatian is a very simple language with strict rules. There are few, if no exceptions to most rules.

VerbsEdit

All infinitives of verbs end in -os. All present-tense verb forms end in -ok. All past tense verbs end in -op. All future-tense verb forms end in -on. Other words have these letters at the end, but there are no verbs that do not end in these letters.

NounsEdit

Nouns have fewer rules, but they have many cases, mostly referring to the possession of the noun. They are all maked by either a prefix or suffix. Note that prefixes and suffixes beginning/ending with a vowel attach a V to the end/front of the prefix or suffix if the word it is modifying begins/ends with a vowel.

The equative case is marked by the addition of the suffix -rek to the subject. "The cat acts like a king": "Dy kætrek æktok onæ rovæ"

This case (not sure of the name) is marked by the suffix -ov, as in "The cat's food" becoming "Nyrtyrov dy kæt".

The abessive case is marked by the prefix pi-, as in "Without him" becoming "Pilik"

The comitative case is marked by the suffix -njæя, as in "Eggs with bacon" becoming "Øveknjæя beknor".

Number in nouns is marked by suffixes as well. A plural is marked by -ek. Uncountable nouns (like water or time) are left as singular.

AdjectivesEdit

Adjectives go either before or after the word it describes depending on which letter is begins with. If the adjective starts with a vowel, nasal or approximant, it precedes the word it describes. If the adjective starts with a stop, affricate, or fricative, it follows the word it describes.

The EntresletrevEdit

The Entresletrev is one of the oddest quirks about Travonatian. It is a type of sandhi that only occurs between a word ending in a vowel and another word beginning with a vowel. Entresletrev literally means "letter in between". Here are the rules:

-It must be a stop.

-It must not be the same letter as the stop before it in the sentence.

-It must be the next stop that follows both these rules.

In the sentence "Ðistonæ ætomek" (Eleven atoms), the entresletrev would be K, as it is the next stop in the sentence besides T, which is the final stop in the word "Ðistonæ". Thus, the proper sentence would be "Ðistonæ-k-ætomek"

An unknown entresletrev, such as when a fragment of a phrase is used, is represented by an exclamation point.

PronounsEdit

There are seven root personal pronouns in Travonatian: O, Tlev, Li, Liæ, Ko, Nosf, and Liotys. These roots correspond to I, You, He, She, It, We, and They respectively.

To form other pronouns, you add a different suffix to the end of the word. Here's a table:

Root/Subject Object (-k) Poss. Determ. (-t) Poss. Pron (-ev) Reflexive (-ðod)
O (I) Ok Ot O-!-ev Oðod
Tlev (You) Tlevk Tlevt Tlevev Tlevðod
Li (He) Lik Lit Li-!-ev Liðod
Liæ (She) Liæk Liæt Liæ-!-ev Liæðod
Ko (It) Kok Kot Ko-!-ev Koðod
Nosf (We) Nosfk Nosft Nosfev Nosfðod
Liotys (They) Liotysk Liotyst Liotysmev

Liotysðod

VocabularyEdit

Travonatian has a "primitive" vocabulary, that is, some words are descriptive, such as "skin" being "Kotjov-ænimjel", literally meaning "coat of animal".



No. English Travonatian
1IO
2you (singular)Tlev
3heLi
4weNos
5you (plural)Tlev
6theyLiotys
7thisSet
8thatDet
9hereIxe
10thereLæv
11whoKi
12whatKvæ
13whereY
14whenKon
15howKomon
16notPi
17allTot
18manyMene
19someKelkev
20few
21otherYder
22oneOnæ
23twoDyl
24threeTяoæ
25fourKætæя
26fiveSinik
27bigKro
28longLenje
29wideVed
30thickTþjek
31heavyEvjev
32smallPøtji
33shortXortxe
34narrowNero
35thinTþe~
36womanLedje
37man (adult male)Mejen
38man (human being)Kjomles
39childTxeld
40wifeLedje-spes
41husbandMejen-spes
42motherMoðer
43fatherFæðer
44animalÆnimjel
45fishPvæson
46birdVæжo
47dogXen
48louseLjæøs
49snakeXæяpøn
50wormVerm
51treeTre
52forestFoяjet
53stickStek
54fruitFryt
55seedSid
56leafLejef
57rootRyt
58barkKotjov-tre
59flowerFløя
60grassKræ
61ropeRøp
62skinKotjov-ænimjel
63meatVlex
64bloodSonkje
65boneOssov
66fatContionary_Wiki
67eggØf
68hornTxerves
69tailKøl
70featherKotjov-væжo
71hairFørsyrtet
72headTet
73earIjer
74eye
75noseXemelør
76mouthMovet
77toothTotþeя
78tongueTesjetør
79fingernailKotjov-fenker
80footPjed
81legLek
82kneeЖenty
83handÆn
84wingÆmov-væжo
85bellyStomek
86gutsEntxetxenjes
87neckKyv
88backDoяn
89breastBrest
90heartKyr
91liverBejelsæk
92drinkBvæsos
93eatMondжos
94biteTxompos
95suckVekjemos
96spitSpevetos
97vomitPykos
98blowSyflos
99breatheBredðos
100laughLeferos
101seeVjæros
102hearEntrendos
103knowNovos
104thinkPensos
105smellXemelos
106fearPøveros
107sleepDormos
108liveVivetos
109dieMoros
110killTyklos
111fightKombætos
112huntJakeros
113hitVrabos
114cutKotos
115splitKotos en dyl
116stabDekeros
117scratchKlovos
118digMolos
119swimNaжos
120flyContionary_Wiki
121walkVokos
122comeVjenos
123liePronos
124sitEsejos
125standStenedos
126turnTyrnos
127fallTembos
128giveDonos
129holdOledros
130squeezeSkveжos
131rubReblevos
132washKlenos evek væko
133wipeSkvekos
134pullPylos
135pushPexos
136throwLonsos
137tieTxeos
138sewMendros
139countKemptos
140sayDiros
141singXentos
142playЖyvos
143floatVelotos
144flowVlovos
145freezeKlæsefekos
146swellKrovos
147sunSol
148moonLyn
149starEtvel
150waterVæko
151rainPlyv
152riverRever
153lakeLek
154seaMæя
155saltSelt
156stoneRovek
157sandSjend
158dustDest
159earthTer
160cloudKlod
161fogVjor
162skySjijel
163windVen
164snowNeжðe
165iceKlæs
166smokeFym
167fireFøjeя
168ashContionary_Wiki
169burnFøjok
170roadRovet
171mountainMontxen
172redRød
173greenVerd
174yellowЖonif
175whiteBlenk
176blackNevær
177nightNikx
178dayЖyr
179yearJæver
180warmLykvrem
181coldFræved
182fullPlen
183newNy
184oldVjø~
185goodBen
186badMel
187rottenDekejen
188dirtySojelen
189straightSteret
190roundRoned
191sharpPvented
192dullPi-pvented
193smoothPi-Dжeked
194wetMojest
195drySek
196correctKox
197nearPrex
198farVær
199rightTolet
200leftKovex
201atÆ
202inEn
203withEvek
204andE
205ifSi
206becausePersek
207nameNom


Example textEdit

English: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

Travonatian: "Tots kjomlest etok netop leber e-k-ekvel rekertxerek deknetek e drævets. Liotys etok endevos evek reжen e moreletek e xodver ektok kontrek dys otors kjomlest evek onæ-p-espret dy fretrenet."

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