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Name: Westron

Type: Agglutinative

Alignment: Nominative–Accusative

Head Direction:

Number of genders: 1

Declensions: No

Conjugations: Yes

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 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Nouns No Yes Yes No No No No No
Adjectives No Yes Yes No No No No No
Numbers No Yes Yes No No No No No
Participles No Yes Yes No No No No No
Adverb No Yes Yes No No No No No
Pronouns Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Adpositions No Yes Yes No No No No No
Article No Yes Yes No No No No No
Particle No Yes Yes No No No No No


SettingEdit

Spoken in Arda, Tolkien's land of humans and elves. Originally unfinished and translated into English by Tolkien, this reconstructs what we know of the languages of Man with new words derived from roots and such, creating a full and speakable language.

PhonologyEdit

Vowels: Westron has 5 vowels: a, e, i, o, u.

They are pronounced in the German or Spanish fashion, i.e.:

  • a = [ʌ] (like "uh")
  • e = [ɛ] (like the e in bet)
  • i = [ɪ] (like the i in fit)
  • o = [ɔ] (like the o in for)
  • u = [ʊ] (like the u in put)


Each of these vowels has a long version, that is denoted by an acute accent mark: á, é, í, ó, ú

(pronounced as [a:], [e:], [i:], [o:], [u:]).

Consonants: single consonants

These are: t, p, k, s, f, h, n, m, r, v, y, w, l, th, dh, sh, zh, kh.

The pronunciation of most of these is easy as they correspond to the standard pronunciation of these consonants. But let's have a look at them one by one:

  • t = [t]
  • p = [p]
  • k = [k]
  • s = [s]
  • f = [f]
  • h = [h]: but the pronunciation can be different when it is part of a consonant group
  • n = [n]
  • m = [m]
  • r = [r]: it should always be a 'trilled'-r
  • v = [v]
  • y = [j]: consequently this letter always denotes a consonant
  • l = [l]
  • th = [θ]
  • dh = [ð]
  • sh = [ʃ]
  • zh = [ʒ]
  • ( kh = [x] )

PhonotacticsEdit

lg, lk, lm, lp, lz, lt, lv, lw, mn, mp, my, nc, nkw, ngw, nt, nsh, nw, ps, pt, rk, rm, rn, rkw, rt, rsh, rs, rw, sk, skw, st, ssh, sw, ts, tw.

Basic GrammarEdit

Westron is a combination of types of languages blended together. The Adûnaic in the language has a distinctly Semitic flavor to it, while possessing many of the words of Quenya and Sindarin, giving it a softened aspect of Welsh, Finnish, and even latin. It is also somewhat Indo-European in nature, possessing the traditional consonants and vowels.

To begin, we shall start with the noun. :)

ARTICLE

The definite article is a suffix upon the noun, like in the Scandinavian languages. -(a)t = singular definite article (i.e.: venna - mortal, vennaT - THE mortal)

Plural of "Venna - Mortal"
Singular Plural
Nom. venna(t) venna(t)in


PLURALS The plural of words is always -(i)n. :)

DictionaryEdit

Will be finished later.

Example textEdit

Will be finished later.

Plural of "Venna - Mortal"
Singular Plural
Nom. venna vennain

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