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Name: Yarphese

Type: Analytic

Alignment: Nominative-Accusative

Head Direction: Mixed

Number of genders: 1

Declensions: No

Conjugations: No

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 No No No No Yes
Nouns No No No No No No No Yes
Adjectives No No No No No No No Yes
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 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


Yarphese, based slightly on Vietnamese, was created by Tranh Chup-yar for his country The Grand Yarphese Republic. It is split strictly into syllables.

SettingEdit

Forces of the Vietnamese Liberation Army had invaded and conquered the Vietnamese city of Saigon in 1999 before electing Aaron Tranh as premier. Tran found that he had the daunting task of deciding what should be "official." His empire was not complete, but once it was, he would have to universalize a language. He could not find one that could be learnable for his entire empire in a reasonable amount of time, so he conlanged Yarphese, which he also believed would speed up speech and typing and help the country to become more efficient.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Letter IPA
b b
c k
ch tʃ (x at the end of a word)
d d
ð ð~d
g g
h h
k p
kh x
l l
m m
mh ɱ
n n
ng ŋ
nh ɲ
p v (at the end of a word)
ph f
q q
r r
s s
t t
th θ
v v
x ʃ
y j
w w
r r
z s~z~t~d

VowelsEdit

Letter IPA
a a
ae e
e ǝ
ea ε
eo ^
eu ʉ
ef ɪ
efa ɨ
o o
ø ø
øf æ
oa ɑ
ofa Ø
oe ɔ
ue ɯ
ua ɣ
eua ɐ
ufa ɣ̃
eufa ɐ̃
u u
uo ɶ
uf ũ
aef
aefa ã
oef ɔ̃
oefa õ
af æ̃
ı i
ıf y
ıfa ʏ
ıu ɪ̈
ıo ʊ̈

TonesEdit

Diacritics Description
a mid level
á high level
à low level
â mid falling
high falling
low falling
ǎ mid rising
ǎ́ high rising
ǎ̀ low rising

GlottalizationEdit

Glottalization is used to change a noun to a verb. It is marked with a dot under the letter (ạ), and can be used for any tone.

When pronounced normally, there is no distinction between a glottalized final plosive and a non-glottalized final plosive. Thus, the non-glottalized plosive will turn into a frictaive.

Basic GrammarEdit

The grammar in Yarphese is extremely simple. Any syllable is either a noun or a verb. A unique aspect is that there are no focusing constructions. The word order is verb-subject-object, with the subject and object separated by a short pause (written with a comma). There is no word for "and," and it is omitted. Some grammar-oriented examples:

Rạ́ch Dıfar, Pầng. The apple is falling onto the cow (fall apple, cow).

Pụ̂i ðyafu dụ̀ạ̀, tø̀, u. The durian that broke the cup flew to nowhere (flew durian broke, cup, nowhere).

Pụ̂i ðyafu dụ̀ạ̀ tø̀, u. The durian that the cup broke flew to nowhere (flew durian broke cup, nowhere).

Final consonantsEdit

Final consonants convey the aspect of a noun or verb.

consonant aspect
(none) currently happening
ch continuation
ð initiation
ı growing in magnitude
k reaching it's peak
m at it's peak
n shrinking in magnitude
ng reaching the end
t at the end
q having finished
r eternal
p goal-oriented
nh being enforced to become better
u a constant work with its ups and downs
z generally weak

Example textEdit

Yarphese:

Mhậ́ rọ́ẹ́fạ́ qụ̂ậng phêı,

Chạ yár, thạ̀i hyoefar.

Sậ́k wọ qà û́ấ.

Thị̂́ch sô, yár paefr.


Translation:

Bright sunny nation reaching the end of its toils,

Your greatness stretches past the eternal Gulf of Thailand.

The day is breaking above the equatorial skies.

All are continuously listening to great eternal words.

From the "Yarphese Pledge," the Yarphese national anthem.

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