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Weddish
Vediš
Type
Fusional
Alignment
Ergative-Absolutive
Head direction
Second
Tonal
No
Declensions
No
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
2
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

In 1946, a group of American Ashkenazi Orthodox and Messianic Jews founded a kibbutz near Bilbao, Spain.  They were reacting to their perception that the nation of Israel was being founded on Zionist, anti-Yiddish principles. Weddish was created as an auxiliary language to bridge the gap between Yiddish, Hebrew, English, and some Basque. The decision was made early on to engineer in the dual number as a fundamental yet symbolically-rich part of the language. The Hebrew/Aramaic alphabet is the exclusive script, both as an alphabet and as a "pointed" abjad.

PhonologyEdit

Weddish phonology is quite close to English, except the absence of 'w', the abundance of 'x' and the simplification of the vowel system. American r's are undesirable, and should be said in the German or Scottish manner.

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n (ŋ)
Plosive b p d t g k ʔ
Fricative v f z s ž š _ x _ h
Affricate dz c dž č
Approximant l j r

VowelsEdit

Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e ə o
Low a

AlphabetEdit

Weddish uses the Hebrew in the Yiddish fashion. The nasals (m and n) are מ and נ. The stops (b, p, d, t, g, k, ʔ) are ב and פ and ד and ט and ג and ק and א. The fricative (v, f, z, s, š, x, h) are װ and פֿ and ז and ס and ש and כ and ה. The fricative ž is a digraph: זש. Only one affricate is not a digraph c: צ. Two affricates (dz and č) are digraphs: דז and טש. dž is a trigraph: דזש. The approximants (l, j, r) are ל and י and ר.

Five letters have different forms when they appear at the end of word. These forms do not affect pronunciation. m, n, f, x, and c --- when they appear at the end of a word --- are ם and ן and ף and ך and ץ.

There are seven symbols which only appear in loan words. שֿ and תֿ are other s's. כּ is another k. It is written as ךּ at the end of a word. ח is another x. בֿ is another v. ת is another t.

Normally, Weddish is written as an alphabet, like European languages. The vowels (a,e,i,o,u) are אַ and ע and י and אָ and ו. The diphthongs (au,ai,ei,oi,ou) are אַו and ײַ and ײ and ױ and אָו.

There is, however, an alternative style for religious and important documents. In it, vowels are written exclusively as "points" around the consonants. For example, the sounds ba,be,bi,bo,bu,bau,bai,bei,boi,bou are written as בַ and בֶ and בִ and בָ and בֻ and בֲ and בֱ and בֵ and בֹ and בֳ. Syllabic consonants receive the schwa, e.g. לְ.

PhonotacticsEdit

Weddish is only slightly less free than Yiddish in its phonotactics. Almost anything is possible!

GrammarEdit

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Nouns Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Adjectives Yes No Yes No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Adverb No No No Yes No No No No
Pronouns Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Adpositions Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Article Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No


VocabularyEdit


No. English Weddish
1Imix
2you (singular)dix
3he'im
4wemir
5you (plural)'ayx
6theycey
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one'eyns
23twocvey
24threedray
25fourfir
26fivefinef
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mothermame
43fathertate
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
71hairhor
72headkop
73ear'oyer
74eye'oyg
75nosenoz
76mouthmoyl
77tooth
78tongue
79fingernail
80footfis
81leg
82knee
83handhent
84wing
85bellybayxele
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
128givegeb
129hold
130squeeze
131rub
132wash
133wipe
134pull
135push
136throw
137tie
138sew
139count
140say
141sing
142play
143float
144flow
145freeze
146swell
147sunzun
148moonlevone
149staršter
150watervaser
151rainregn
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
159earth
160cloud
161fog
162sky
163wind
164snow
165ice
166smoke
167fire
168ash
169burn
170road
171mountain
172redroyt
173greengrin
174yellowgel
175whitevays
176blackšvarc
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'oyf
206because
207name


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