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Wexelgwe
What
Type
Fusional/Agglutinative
Alignment
Nominative-Accusative
Head direction
Initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
None
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General informationEdit

This conlang is for the August Challenge, not really for anything else...lol

Just to clarify: because this language does not have any "normal" or bilabial sounds (/p/ /b/ /m/ /t/ /d/), it is an alien language from the planet Kepler 186-f which is the only other planet that might be able to support life. So, none of the basic sounds that most languages have.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labio-dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Epiglottal Uvular
Nasal n
Plosive k g q
Fricative v ç ʝ x ʜ
Approximant ɹ j
Lateral app. l

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Back
Close i u
Near-close ʏ
Close-mid e o
Mid ə
Open-mid ɛ
Open a

AlphabetEdit

Letter Pronunciation
Aa /a/
Xx /x/
Rr /ɹ/
Ee /ɛ/ /e/ /ə/
Ww /v/
Qq /ʜ/ /q/
Ii /i/
Nn /n/ /ŋ/
Gg /g/ /ʜ/ /ŋ/
Oo /o/
Uu /u/
Ll /l/
Kk /k/ /ʜ/ /ç/
Jj /ʝ/
Yy /j/ /i/ /ʏ/


















PhonotacticsEdit

 The following are the syllable structures (v being vowel, c being consonant):

ccvcc, cvc, cv, vc, vcc, ccv, vvc, & cvv

The basic syllable structure is as follows: (C)(V)(C)V(C)(V)(C), the parentheses making the "c" or "v" optional.

All combinations that can be made with the consonants are permissable; including, but not limited to:

xr, rx, kl, lk, xw, xq, xxx, qgw, ngkq, xxxx, etc. The list goes on. However, most of these consonant clusters (ie xxx, xxxx, xq, kq, gk, qg, gx, gkq) make the /ʜ/ sound.

Vowel clusters include, but are not limited to:

aa, oi, ei, io, ie, etc. Although there are not as many vowel clusters in the vocabulary of Wexelgwe, it is something to still bear in mind.

GrammarEdit

Nouns/PronounsEdit

Nouns (and pronouns), as stated above in the fanciful chart, are declined according to case and number. To decline nouns/pronouns according to case, you would add the following suffixes (w/o taking away) to that specific noun (or pronoun):

Suffix Case Usage
-eqk Subjective subject of a verb
-igk Genitive shows ownership of noun
-ulg Possessive (pro)noun that is the owner
-uln Objective (in)direct object of a verb
-owr Vocative speaking directly to a subject








VerbsEdit

To conjugate verbs, all you have to do is change the last two letters, according to person:

Singular
1st Person ne (I) ______yk
2nd Person rwinl (you, singular) ______uk
3rd Person alr, rux, wa (he, she, it) ______ek
Imperative (command) ______ (take away suffix)
Plural
1st Person be (we) ______yl
2nd Person qwinle (you, plural) ______ul
3rd Person yjoxl (they), xa (you, formal) ______el
Imperative (command) ______ (take away suffix)



SyntaxEdit

Word order: VSO, although it keeps the same grammar as Modern English, with only the personal conjugations.

In Wexelgwe, it is alright to have preposition stranding occur, because the grammar of this language is very lenient (and the grammar nazis of Wexelgwe will not come and kill you).

The 

AdjectivesEdit

The adjectives, as in Spanish, come after the noun they are modifying. Simple enough.

Definite/Indefinite ArticlesEdit

There is only one of each of these, because there is no gender:

Indefinite Definite

ru

qow





Tense Verbs, as stated above, also conjugate according to tense. To add tense, you must add an infix to the middle, in any spot (preferably between syllables), of the verb. So, if I wanted to conjugate "I run" to "I will run" or "I ran" then, the verb "wnyorlraxrewaw" (to run) will be conjugated according to 1st person, singular, and then to tense, in this case the verb will have the ending "-yk" and will have the correct infix, following these guidelines:

Past Present Future
"-waq-" "--" "-ryl-"



I ran I run I will run
Wnyorlraxwaqrewyk ne Wnyorlraxrewyk ne Wrylnyorlraxrewyk ne



  


Singular/Dual/Trial/Paucal/PluralEdit

To denote something as more than one, you will "agglutinate" the corresponding prefix to the noun:

Singular Dual Trial Paucal Plural
-- rqewn- rqewe- rqejeq- wyx-




There is no prefix for the singular form of a noun (or gerund/supine form verbs) Simple enough; you don't even have to worry about conjugating the verb to correspond with the amount of the noun there is; rather, you conjugate it as stated above (person & tense).

GerundEdit

To make a verb in gerund form (adding -ing in english), you add a prefix: "qie-". For instance, if you already had a verb in gerund form, you would make the prefix "qie-" into an infix, and add the "wyx-" prefix before the gerund form (now infix). This is one of the main reasons this language is agglutinative.

For example:

Wnyorlraxrewaw would become: qiewnyorlraxrewaw if it meant "running". Then, to make it plural you would make it: wyxqiewnyorlraxrewaw. To put it in a sentence, let's say "I am running," you would take out the "am" and make it "running I" then translate it to be: "Qiewnyorlraxrewyk ne."

VocabularyEdit

PronounsEdit

ne-I

rwinl-you

alr-he

wux-she

wa-it

be-we

qwinle-you (plural)

yjoxl-they

xa-you (formal)

na-me

naw/nwaj-my/mine

rawinl/rawinje-your/yours

alra-him

wuxa-her

alrwa-his

wuxwa-hers

wwa-its

beja-us

bejwa-our/ours

yjoxla-them

yjoxlwa-their/theirs

rwunu-who

rwunuw-whom

rwunwa-whose

wwane-this

wwanew-that

wwanewa-these

wwanewan-those

rinxol-which

rinxolewa-whichever

rinqgalkl-whoever

rinwarworl-whomever

quxar-all

quxel-any

xanku-other

xurxkorrawrekewn-everyone

nanxqanirxanku-one another (as whole)

VerbsEdit

xranxxxaqgweiaw-to be born

nkekrriqwewxaw-to endow/be endowed

xraqnaw-to act

qrawqxaaw-to be

gnorxxixrinwegwaw-to entitle/be entitled

gixreraw-to set/be set

kurxqyxxxxurnxegaw-to govern/be governed

exwxwerxorxaw-to make/be made

wweqkqxirnarxaw-to belong (to belong to)

xlenwiwqaw-to be independant

Modal Verbs

kaxxxaxrriqxwoxx-should

axxnaqxxwanxnex-shall

Nouns

aqxnexrxarekwewr-article

rxixqnex-human being

lqeri-dignity

rranworw-right (in law)

kayrnaqwir-reason

ix-spirit (pep)

oxxxexrgwuxr-brotherhood (non-family)

enqnaqeq-freedom

rywekqxrernear-declaration (in law)

uurrerqxyrx-distinction

qnawnxex-kind (group)

yrxxa-race (ethnicity)

waexexy-color

gqiqxlqiqw-sex (gender)

alxe-religion

qo-standpoint (political)

wragrroa-language

wax-opinion

xyxxxaxw-origin

xqanrxa-property

xranxxxaqg-birth

xxaxn-status (political)

ugxaxi-basis

wenrwewlnqaxx-country

xorewnxawxwxawr-territory

raxrroxwqa-person (human)

qaxxo-trust (idea)

aqxax-self (personal)

nerxaqr-limitation

lxaxxxwaxw-sovereignty (political)

AdjectivesEdit

alr-free

lxirxrwewr-equal

xrerwrorexkuxr-political

regxixrxewr-jurisdictional

ewrraw-national

lrewrraw-international

xlenwiwq-independent

nxuxxrreqxxlurx-social

Adverb(s)

wirexw-forth

yirqqarwxqaxq-furthermore

Predeterminers

gxoxr-such

Prepositions

wa-to

rux-in

rurraw-with

erkarurraw-without

xaw-of

qurwixrqeqx-as

rwinl-on

wixqawweraxgir-towards

ConjunctionsEdit

rinxol-and

rinxon-but

rinkow-or

ringkqle-whether

Yes, No, MaybeEdit

erqar-yes (positive)

erkar-no (negative)

eryar-maybe (unsure)

Prefixes/Suffixes/InfixesEdit

erqe-: positive (ie am-, en-, re-)

erka-: negative (ie non-, un-, a-)

wyx-: makes nouns in plural form

qie-: makes verbs in gerund form

-eqk: subjective case

-igk: genitive case

-ulg: possessive case

-uln: objective case

-owr: vocative case

-yk: 1st person singular

-uk: 2nd person singular

-ek: 3rd person singular

-yl: 1st person plural

-ul: 2nd person plural

-el: 3rd person plural/2nd person formal


-ywl-: self (as in "non-self-governing")

-waq-: past

-ryl-: future

NumbersEdit

rwerxlawa-0

rqewn-1

rqewne-2

rqewnew-3

rqewneq-4

rqewnwa-5

rqewnwja-6

rqewnwjane-7

rqewnqela-8

rqewnlaweq-9

reqwenlenaq-10

Example textEdit

I'll have this up in a little bit, and it will be the two articles. For right now, it shall have the (hopefully) correct word order, yet still in English, just to be helpful in the long run (for me, of course).

1 Article.

Born all human beings free and equal in dignity and rights. Endowed with reason and should act they towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

2 Article.

Entitled everyone to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, distinction of any kind without, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political, or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, distinction shall not-made-be on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory person belongs to which, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or any other limitation of sovereignty other.

Final Translated Text

Rqewn Aqxnexrxarekwewr

Xranxxxaqgweiel quxar wyxrxixqnexeqk alr rinxol lxirxrwewr rux lqeriuln rinxol wyxrranworwuln. Nkekwaqrriqwewxel rurraw kayrnaqwiruln rinxol kaxxxaxrriqxwoxx xraqnel yjoxleqk wixqawweraxgir nanxawlaqxqnirxuln rux ru ixuln xaw oxxxexrgwuxr.

Rqewne Aqxnexrxarekwewr

Gnorxxwaqixrinwegwel xurxkorrawrekewn wa quxar qow wyxrranworwuln rinxol wyxenqnaqeq gixrerek wirexw rux wwane rywekqxrernearuln, uurrerqxyrx xaw quxel qnawnxex erkarurraw, gxoxr qurwixrqeqx yrxxa, waexexy, gqiqxlqiqw, wragrroa, alxe, xrerwrorexkuxr rinkow xanku wax, ewrraw rinkow nxuxxrreqxxlurx xyxxxaxw, xqanrxa, xranxxxaqg rinkow xanku xxaxn. Yirqqarwxqaxq, uurrerqxyrx axxnaqxxwanxnex erkaexwxwerwaqxorxaw rwinl qow ugxaxiuln xaw qow xrerwrorexkuxr, regxixrxewr rinkow lrewrraw xxaxnuln xaw qow wenrwewlnqaxxeqkulg rinkow xorewnxawxwxawrulg raxrroxwqaigk wweqkqxirnarxek wa rinxol, ringkqle wa xlenwiwqek, qaxxo, erkakurxqyxxywlxxurnxegek rinkow quxel xanku nerxaqruln xaw lxaxxxwaxw xanku.

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