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Name: Tripian

Type: Fusional/Agglutinative

Alignment: Tripartite

Head Direction: Final, rarely but sometimes First

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


The Tripian language was made as the language for the race of Tripe living on planet Korr on the Solar System Creator Wiki. I don't know much about languages, and Tripian is based on English, but is not "just a code". Words can be combined to mean similar things, and verbs are only conjugated according to tense.

OverviewEdit

Tripian is a lightly inflected, and thus, quite simple language. No words in Tripian decline for numerical values, moods, or genders. The only numerical declension is of the noun declarative ent/epit.

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No Yes No No No No
Nouns No Yes 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 Yes No No No No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article No No Yes No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No


I think Adjectives have declensions. They can have positive or negative prefixes (e.g. kradevviqon, which means "not interesting").

SoundsEdit

There are 25 characters in the Latinized Tripian alphabet, 7 of which are vowels. There are also 5 distinct double characters which act like single chracters. Each character has only one sound, and is never changed. Greek "alpha" was added for "eɪ" in the Latinized version because of lack of round vowel like characters.

Singular charactersEdit

Symbol α a b d e f g i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
IPA ɑː b d ɛ f ? ɪ k l m n p k r s t ə v w x j z

Double charactersEdit

Symbol aa ai ii uu sh
IPA aɪoʊ aɪɛ ʃ

DictionaryEdit

CommonEdit

ivilkqo - ɪvɪlkoʊ - greeting
krarr - krɑːr - negative response
zevib - zɛvɪb - positive response
ip - ɪp - relating to something (literally: is/are)
shim - ʃɪm - showing the last of a set of items, also
xy - zaɪ - with; or by way of (literally: with/through/in)
kolkαt - kʊlkeɪt - apart; seperate
a - ɑː - all/most; general (it can mean that)
epit - ɛpɪt - plural declarative

Common PronounsEdit

Aiduu - aɪduː - A specific person (aka You)

Ifurek - aɪfʊr - me, I

Hiri - hɪrɪ - him

Hara - hɑːrɑː - her

Dyim - daɪ'ɪm - them

Woqej - woʊkɛdʒ - us

Possesive PronounsEdit

Use "ekav" like for all other nouns.

NounsEdit

ConcreteEdit

sytmiti - Si2TMi2TE - system, group, arrangment
frishuvv - FRE1sb@V - metal or metallic
xar - Zdr - atmosphere or what it contains
xartap - ZdrTa2P - watery substance or water
frishuqik - FRE1sYbKEK - power or wires; to flow
kyklonq - KiiKLo~K - a tropical disturbance, low pressure system.
fiklvi - weather; rain
untin - planet
kipouui - fire; burn
kipouuntin - star (literally: fire planet)
tivvpiikoiia - ground, dirt, soil
parkuuv - plants; tree
fiklviikoiia - flood
okonek - time (zeokonek - before; kraokonek - after)
xartapikoiia - beach; coastline
ter - direction
ykorin - number, value
sytmitifrishuvv - computer or electronical equipment
xartapfiklvi - clouds (means "rain" when used with a tense) kabzatak - canyon, rift, break
kasenik - a container
iod - square, box
kinkatar - knowledge
fiirnaopin - spectrum
daaqin - location
arefnak - nation

AbstractEdit

ekkefvvka - efficiency
lizexkra - decision, choice

NumbersEdit

intolo - one
ditolo - two
ketola - three
pitena - four
kidena - five
untun - six
bunto - seven
ketno - eight
piiqon - nine
kipit - ten

End "tens" in "it" based on the root number.

Example:

ditoloit - twenty
ketnoit - eighty

add the "ones" place to the tens place to create more specific numbers.

Example:

kipituntun - sixteen
ketolaitditolo - thirty-two

To get a hundeds place number, add the prefix "ki".

AdjectivesEdit

devviqon - interesting
kymewpl -KIMehPhul - simple
biok - big/all
losol - small
giiquv - quick
eyexar - new
kraxartap - dry

PrepositionsEdit

ivineti - area/section
kuter - left
kater - right
niit - north
siit - south
viit - east
koor - west
tikvviit - near; close

ColorsEdit

Fotukuvl - red

VerbsEdit

komplovv - to create/form/make
daaqin - to change location
opiquun - to expect or predict, to know
kekiir - to collide
komplovvykorin - to name
ekiiloqun - to excel, to be better than expected, to be good
foerkit - to fly
arkqini - to give off light
intkomp - to be unified (literally: created as one)
sektavarr - to add

SensesEdit

vert - hear
eig - see
lop - feel
kont - smell
kiirsi - taste

Combination RulesEdit

Combine options...

sytmiti+xy = group + with

sytmitixy = join to


In the Tripian Language, you can combine two nouns, or make a noun+verb combo, this is usually only used in Traditional Tripian. The Modern Tripian usually only combined two nouns to make a new one.

Examples:

xarsytmiti > atmospheric system (noun+noun)

frishuqixartap > flowing water (noun+verb)


Kra can be added to any word to mean the opposite, causing some opposites to not even have words.

Examples:

kra+kymewpl > krakymewpl > not simple


Just as Ze (Sze) can be added to mean "yes" or they want that, or want to do it.

Examples:

zexartap > yes water

zefrishuqik > it flows/i have electricity


When adding a suffix or combining a word...

...ending in double vowels:

Take off one of the vowels of the double.

Example:

Aiduu > Aiduek

...containing double vowels:

Take off all letters back to just ONE of the double vowels.

Example:

Chiirk (cut) > Chiding (cutting)


When adding a prefix to a word containing double vowels, take off all letters up to the second vowel of the double vowel.

Example:

Chiirk (cut) > Iaqirk (will cut)

SuffixesEdit

ek - possesive suffix
ekav - property

diaq - past tense verb
din - present tense verb

Examples: Aiduu + ek (You + possesive) -> Aiduek (Yours/you own it)
Ulkana + ekav (Volcano + property) -> Ulkanaekav (volcanic/having the properties of a volcano)
komplovv + diaq (to create + past tense) -> komplovvdiaq (created)
ekiiloqun + din (to name + present tense) -> ekidin (naming)

PrefixesEdit

iaq - future tense

Example: iaqirk - will cut

Word StructuresEdit

Tripian words often contain double vowels. Rarely will double vowels be found that are not similar. The most common time two dissimilar vowels will be combined is in possesive words, like "aiduek" (the "ue"). Double vowels also NEVER start Tripian words.

Double VowelsEdit

Double vowels are almost always i's or u's, though often times double a's can be found. Usually double vowels are pronounced different from their single counterparts. "Ii" is pronounced: "eye-eh", "uu": "oo", and "aa": "ey-oo".

Double i's tend to be paired with k's and r's as well (iik and iir), double a's are usually found preceding an n or a q (aan and aaq).

Sentence StructureEdit

Sentence structure is always subject-verb-object.

Examples/LessonsEdit

So you want to learn Tripian, eh? You must know alot of conlangs already to be looking at mine. We'll start off with some simple, everyday phrases, and then we will get into harder translations.

Section 1: Simple PhrasesEdit

So, to start off, we'll translate the most common phrase you will probably ever say in any language. This is a simple greeting.

English: "Hello, how are you?"
Tripian: "Ivilkqo, ent aiduu zevib?"
Literal: "Hello, the you good?"

Note that the subject declarative is translated to article "the". Now we'll translate some simple weather phrases, these are common in Tripian, as the Tripe culture is known for studying weather.

English: "Where is the cyclone located?" or more casually "What is the cyclone's location?"
Tripian: "Ivineti ent kyklonq?"
Literal: "Location the cyclone?"

Again note "ent" is translated to "the". Now, let's use "epit". Epit is a plural declarative.

English: "How many cyclones exist?"
Tripian: "Ykorin epit kyklonq?"
Literal: "Value the cyclones?"

Technically, the alternative translation can add the cluttery fragments that English uses. Aren't you tired of those words that don't make sense unless used with other words? Tripian is the language for you. This translation would be "Value of the cyclones?" Though this makes less sense as cyclones do not have values. Noting this translation, you might think "Number the cyclones" will come out the same.

English: "Number the cyclones."
Tripian: "Epit kyklonq komplovvykorin."
Literal: "Cyclones name."

This is the end of Lesson 1. I may expand it later in okonek (time).

Section 2: Real textEdit

Below is part of a summary of a rain event written in the "pre-noun declarative" version of Tripian.

"ZEOKONEK BIOK XY 87.8-87.9 KYKANTA IVINETI KYKLONQ

Kyklonq komplovvdiaq kratikviit xartapikoiia shim giiquv daaqin krater kyklonq opiqqun. "Fujiwhara" zeokonek komplovvdiaq kyklonq komplovvdiaq xartapikoikekiir zevib New Kykanta Xartapikoiia Ivineti 1 xy 87.8."

Literal: "Event around 87.8-87.9 Kykanta Region Cyclone

Cyclone formed away from the coast and quickly moved back direction cyclone was expected to do. "Fujiwhara" event caused the cyclone to make coast collide over New Kykanta Coast region 1 on 87.8."

Italics are English fragments not used with Tripian

To be continued...

"This language was once featured."


"Ent lonkon ekiiloqundiaq."

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