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Ancient Dalwaric
Teluala Dalwar'nith
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



General information[edit | edit source]

 Another of the Tongues of Rauxor, Dalwaric has long been a dead language. It is believed to be the language of the first beings to walk on the surface of the world, and has led to most of the languages of today. The language has changed significantly, during it's time on earth, and when the speciation of this race of the Firstborn occurred, the languages of Rauxor continued to drift. The Dalwars were the first on their world to come up with symbols to represent language, and by unknown means, are also beleived to have evolved into most of the Races of Rauxor within a matter of centuries. Their civilization spanned the continent, and for unknown reasons, the entire race collapsed in on itself sometime around the third century,  by the reckoning of the Northern Thravian peoples. 

One of the longest lasting civilizations, the language of the Dalwars went remarkably unchanged for thousands of years, experiencing slight shifts in pronunciation and spelling, but with largely the same grammar and word structure for the duration of it's existance. It is hypothesised that the people of the central land of Necrotia are in fact mixed breed Dalwars, who have been affected by the curse that swept the continent roughly around the time the civilization collapsed. This theory is supported in the fact that while many of the words of the Necrotian tongue come from Thravic and Faelan tongues,  the grammar structure and pluralization methods are identical to those used by the ancient Dalwar. 

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal
Plosive
Fricative
Affricate
Approximant
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

Alphabet[edit | edit source]

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Nouns Yes No Yes No No No No No
Adjectives No No No No No No No No
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 Yes No Yes 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

  The Dalwaric peoples had a very strange sentence structure, which actually began with the main verb of a sentence. It was then followed by the subject performing the said action, and was lastly followed by the object or idea the object was being performed on.  "Sally Ran"  becomes "Ran Sally." (Rimava Sally)

Adjectives would also come after the nown which they modified. They would mention the "Dog black" or the "Stone Hard", or the "wall, high". THis applies only to the descriptions to form though. Any adjective pertaining to the quantity of an item were to be placed at the fore of a noun. We would say "many angry villaigers left". In Dalwaric, this would be said as follows: "Laviss'dis metha naz'difen kier'zaubet".  (left many [of the] enlsaved angry.) 

This, however, is before Declensions are taken into account. From the few reccords scholars have salvaged from the ruins nearest to the Myrkstone, it can be told that Dalwaric had suffixes to identify the part of a sentence a noun belonged as well. This certainly helps scholars in the modern day who are more accustomed to the Diniric, Faelan, or Thravic sentence structures. These appear to have been "ji" for subjects, and "tha" for the object of a sentence. However, it also appears that there were some verbs and nouns which end in this manner anyway. An apostraphe like character was used to differentiate between the two in written documents.  With these Declensions, the above sentence would be spoken "Laviss'dis metha naz'difen'ji kierzaubet."

The conjucation of Verbs in Dalwaric is also fairly standard. Unlike it's child language, Diniric, the Dalwaric tonuge is extrememly suffix heavy. There are very few prefixes, and all verbs are modified by means of suffixes. 

Past Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st in (een) ist
2nd ist daist
3rd dis dast
Present Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st a avin, a'vi
2nd av av'id
3rd ava ava'di (accent on seccond a)
Future Tense
Person Singular Plural
1st bri brivi
2nd bran bran'iv
3rd briz briz'iv

The Dalwaric language also has two conditional tenses. Adding these suffixes, or somtimes splitting these suffixes  off of the main verb as their own words, then puts the sentence in this conditional tense. These tenses correspond roughly to "I will/may if..." and " I would have if....". This is most often accomplished by adding "do" onto the beginning of the preexisting tenses for past and future.

Conditional Past (would have if)
person Singular Plural
1st do'ai do'ist
2nd do'dist do'daist
3rd dis'do do'dast


Conditional Future ( will / may if )
Person Singular Plural
1st do'bri do'briva
2nd do'brani do'braniv
3rd do'briz

do'briziv

The pluralization of nouns is also extremely important in the Dalwaric language. With the dalwars, if a verb is plural, the nouns around it must also be plural, and vice versa. The Dalwars also recognise perceived masculinity in items with their pluralizing system. These nouns are pluralized by the addition (and somtimes substitution) of the last vowel or the last syllable of the said noun and replacing it with "en" (masculine) or "ai" (femminine) There are irregulars where these two are switched, and a masculine object is pluralized by the means of "ai", and there are a few examplesl found among the monoliths of Dalwaric ruins of pluralization by "in". 

Other suffixes denote qualities and relations between objects. the suffix "re" has a simliar effect as the english suffix "er", when added onto a verb. This takes the verb and makes it either an adjective or a noun, having the rough meaning of "one who does ____".    For example, the verb "To Adress another", isir, when added with this suffix to form isir're, adopts the meaning of "one who adresses others."

The suffix which takes a noun or verb and makes it adjective is "bet." There are many individual adjectives that lack this suffix, but any time an adjective was found among the ruins which had a noun as it's root, it carried this suffix on the end. This was largely found by scholars concerning emotions. the best examples are the versions of "Angry", each of which posessed some form of this suffix. 

there are also the suffixes of " Iz" ( ing, something is happening now)  "Iri", which means to be "full of". ( eg, beautiful= beauty + ful. This is an adjective suffix) Ano, a strange suffix which, when tacked onto the end of an adjective such as Mith (grey) turns the collective in to a single term to refer to a person (Mith'ano= Grey One), et (which sometimes means "bright" and sometimes seems to have no meaning) along with the rarely seen "ni", which appears to mean  "of" or "From". 

Prefixes have been more difficult to isolate, but scholars have narrowed down "As" (which means not or against) and "Yi", a strange prefix that means "Mine". 


Vocabulary[edit | edit source]


No. English Ancient Dalwaric
1I
2you (singular)_____________
3heUko, Ukon (him)
4we______________
5you (plural)
6they______________
7thist'hon
8thatt'hai
9heret'hon menos
10theret'hai menou
11who------------
12what-------------
13where-------------
14when-------------
15how--------------
16notas_____
17all----------
18manyMetha
19somejou
20fewasmethi
21other----------
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27bigizm'ri
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32smallas'izri
33short
34narrow
35thin
36womanAlirna
37man (adult male)Alirno
38man (human being)Rivv'ya (a Human)
39childDal'hin, Dal'hiri
40wife---------
41husband---------
42motherAtirna
43fatherAtirno
44animal---------
45fish----------
46bird---------
47cat
48dogNu'cofle (sing) , Au'coflen (plur)
49louse--------
50snake--------
51worm--------
52treelathi, lath'ai
53foresttrauven
54stick---------
55fruit---------
56seedEred
57leaflasfe, lasfen
58root-----------
59bark-----------
60flowerAmon, amon'en
61grass----------
62rope------------
63skin---------
64meataes'g (meat dish)
65bloodaglos, Khag'lan (poor blood), Kha'gloshi (poisoned)
66bone------------
67fat--------
68egg---------
69horn---------
70tail----------
71feather---------
72hairloske
73head-------
74ear---------
75eye---------
76nose--------
77mouth---------
78tooth
79tongue
80fingernail
81foot
82leg
83knee
84hand
85wing
86belly
87guts
88neck
89back
90breast
91heart
92liver
93drink
94eat
95bite
96suck
97spit
98vomit
99blow
100breathe
101laugh
102see
103hear
104know
105think
106smell
107fear
108sleep
109live
110die
111kill
112fight
113hunt
114hit
115cut
116split
117stab
118scratch
119dig
120swim
121fly
122walk
123come
124lie
125sit
126stand
127turn
128fall
129give
130hold
131squeeze
132rub
133wash
134wipe
135pull
136push
137throw
138tie
139sew
140count
141say
142sing
143play
144float
145flow
146freeze
147swell
148sun
149moon
150star
151water
151rain
152river
153lake
154sea
155salt
156stone
157sand
158dust
160earth
161cloud
162fog
163sky
164wind
165snow
166ice
167smoke
168fire
169ash
170burn
171road
172mountain
173red
174green
175yellow
176white
177black
178night
179day
180year
181warm
182cold
183full
184new
185old
186good
187bad
188rotten
189dirty
190straight
191round
192sharp
193dull
194smooth
195wet
196dry
197correct
198near
199far
200right
201left
202at
203in
204with
205and
206if
207because
208name


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