Type Fusional
Alignment Direct
Head direction Initial
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations Yes
Genders no
Nouns decline according to...
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Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
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Creator JEMCDLX Alpha

Alpharian /ælˈfæɹiən/ is a secret language used by high-level SKA agents. It was created by and named after JEMCDLX Alpha. Unlike Skarelan, it is not used by low-level agents.

Classification and Dialects[edit | edit source]

As Alpharian was not created to resemble any other language, it can be considered a language isolate.

Alpharian is a highly standardized language and does not have significant dialects. Most speakers of Alpharian speak the same way regardless of their native language.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal
Nasal m n ɴ
Plosive p b t d c k g
Fricative f θ s z ʒ ɕ x ħ
Approximant ʋ ɹ j
Lateral app. l

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Back
High i u
Near-high ɪ ʏ
High-mid e o
Low-mid ɛ
Near-low æ
Low a ɑ

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Certain vowels and consonants can appear in long and short versions. Most vowels are pure, and the only diphthong is /ai̯/.

Writing System[edit | edit source]

Alpharian has its own writing system, an alphabet known as Alpharian script. However, when typed, it is written with the Latin (or occasionally Cyrillic) alphabet.

Alpharian[edit | edit source]

Latin[edit | edit source]

Letter a ä ă b c č d e è f g h
Sound /a/ /ɑ/ /æ/ /b/ /c/ /ɕ/ /d/ /e/ /ɛ/ /f/ /g/ /ħ/
Letter i ì k l m n ń o ò p r s
Sound /i/ /ɪ/ /k/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ɴ/ /o/ /ɔ/ /p/ /ɹ/ /s/
Letter t u v x y ÿ z ž
Sound /t/ /u/ /ʋ/ /x/ /j/ /ʏ/ /z/ /ʒ/

The consonant /θ/ is represented by the digraph ⟨th⟩. An apostrophe is also used to mark syllabic consonants.

Cyrillic[edit | edit source]

Letter а ӓ б в г д е ә ж з и і
Sound /a/ /ɑ/ /b/ /ʋ/ /g/ /d/ /e/ /æ/ /ʒ/ /z/ /i/ /ɪ/
Letter й к ќ л м н ң о ө п р с
Sound /j/ /k/ /c/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ɴ/ /ɔ/ /o/ /p/ /ɹ/ /s/
Letter ҫ т у ү ф х ҳ щ ъ э
Sound /θ/ /t/ /u/ /ʏ/ /f/ /x/ /ħ/ /ɕ/ - /ɛ/

The hard sign ⟨ъ⟩ is used in the same way as an apostrophe in the Latin orthography.

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Nouns[edit | edit source]

Nouns are inflected for two grammatical numbers: singular and plural. To make a noun plural, the suffix -'r can be added. For example:

  • ulžnin čith (the person)
  • ulžnin'r čith (the people)

Ordinal numbers can be made by adding the suffix -'i to cardinal numbers.

Verbs[edit | edit source]

Verbs are inflected for person, number, tense, and voice.

Number and Person[edit | edit source]

Number only affects verb conjugation in third person:

Singular Plural
1st -'b -'b
2nd -'d -'d
3rd -'k -'ž

For example:

  • Kai ÿp tuyk'b (You see the fish)
  • Vo ÿp tuyk'd (You see the fish)
  • Räm ÿp tuyk'k (He/she sees the fish)
  • Kril ÿp tuyk'ž (They see the fish)

Tense[edit | edit source]

For past tense, the suffix -ìl is added. For future tense, the suffix -il is added.

Voice[edit | edit source]

Passive voice verbs are formed by making the last consonant of the verb ending long. Subject stays the same.

  • Kai pell'bìl (I created)
  • Kai pell'bìll (I was created)

Syntax[edit | edit source]

Alpharian has subject-object-verb word order for statements and verb-object-subject for questions. However, the verb pèll 'to be,' is placed before the subject.

  • Vo sävòpăc ikur'd (You speak Alpharian)
  • Ikur'd sävòpăc vo? (Do you speak Alpharian?)

Adverbs, adjectives, and determiners are all placed after the words they modify.

Lexicon[edit | edit source]

  • A: and
  • Aa: light
  • Äkt: family
  • Älsìf: SKA
  • Bok: smooth
  • Ca: then
  • Defik: from
  • Dev: to (non-spatial)
  • Devot: to (spatial)
  • Dièm: where
  • Dìvasan: eagle
  • Dlÿp: fire (noun)
  • Erlu: Irish (language)
  • Èdžyep: long live
  • Èèt: should
  • Èkfer: hello
  • Èt: must
  • Fìd: facility
  • Flir: what
  • Furkÿp: monster
  • Gvìm: common
  • Huut: of
  • Ikur: speak
  • Irś: not
  • Ìd: be able to
  • Ìkx: dream (noun)
  • Ìp: with
  • Kai: I
  • Kril: they
  • Krut: at
  • Kruut: in
  • Kxal: Russian (language)
  • Lă: while
  • Lex: transform
  • Liń: Latin
  • Lvìt: how
  • Ńyol: horse
  • Òtò: free (adjective)
  • Òtòmx: freedom
  • Pèll: be
  • Pikdäs: portal
  • Poheg: return
  • Pÿleòb: universe
  • Raim: it
  • Räm: he/she
  • Recin: threat
  • Rras: magic
  • Sävòp: language
  • Sävòpăc: Alpharian
  • Skyum: agent
  • Srep: English (language)
  • Surfìp: Rekethan
  • Svèkit: glory
  • Svìth: Swahili
  • Svuyÿp: Skarelan
  • Śah: other
  • Śiþ: the
  • Śuryim: leader
  • Svaz: write
  • Svazamx: book
  • Thèd: a
  • Tuyk: see
  • Þarc: equal
  • Ulś: emotion
  • Ulž: mind
  • Ulžac: intelligence
  • Ulžin: human
  • Uyed: know
  • Vaf: give
  • Važ: have
  • Vätä: dignity
  • Ve: yes
  • Vo: you (singular)
  • Vol: you (plural)
  • Xa: beginning
  • Xru: lift (verb)
  • Yäčo: Greek (language)
  • Yet: darkness
  • Yeter: great
  • Yihhg: King of Rekethans
  • Ylx: storm
  • Ÿp: fish (noun)
  • Ÿg: all
  • Yuk: who
  • Yust: teach
  • Zast: create
  • Zièr: planet
  • Zìl: that
  • Zìläh: that (over there)
  • Zìll: this
  • Žep: alive
  • Žom: only
  • Žyìd: no

See the Alpharian page of the JEMCDLX website to suggest new words.

Example text[edit | edit source]

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