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Angelic is a fan language based on the world of the webcomic Slightly Damned.

In the words of the comic's creator:

"Unfortunately, I am no J.R.R. Tolkien. All the Angelic you see in the comic is a bunch of symbols I made up on the fly. There’s no guide, no translation. It’s all nonsense."[1]

Internal mythos[]

Angels live in Heaven with Mother Gaia, their creator. Their duties range from making the afterlife pleasant for souls in paradise, and doing battle against the forces of Hell.



Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Velar
Nasal m ŋ
Plosive d k, g
Fricative v s, z ʒ
Approximant ɹ
Lateral app. l


Front Back
Close i u
Close-mid o
Open-mid ɛ
Open a

Writing System (12:6)[]


Traditional Script


Note how all the vowels open to the right.


Letter a e i y o u
Sound /a/ /ɛ/ /i/ /ai/ /o/ /u/
Letter g d v z x l
Sound /g/ /d/ /v/ /z/ /ks/ /l/
Letter m n s k r j
Sound /m/ /ŋ/ /s/ /k/ /ɹ/ /ʒ/


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


Nouns are assigned three classes:

  1. Things that are of Heaven. (Gaia, Angels, righteous persons, etc.)
  2. Things that are of Medius. (Death, living things, nature, etc.)
  3. Things that are of Hell. (Syndel, Demons, damned souls, etc.)

Nouns are pluralized with the suffix (i) j .


Verb Tense Prefix
Past sun-
Future kur-
Passive mi-
Gerund jer-

Subject-verb agreement is provided by having the verb follow the subject immediately.


Pronouns (Personal)[]

Subjective to: Prefix
Possessive se-


For Objective pronouns, the final vowel is replaced with "y". (ai)

Other Words[]


ets And
ken Yes
dan No
la To
vi Or
dan- Un-
de For
-ri Turns Verb into Adjective
-zo Turns Verb into Noun



Articles (Definite)[]

Word Class

1 (Heaven)


2 (Medius)


3 (Hell)


Class I[]

Word Translation
ast Star
fory Time
geven Heaven
jiri Sword
kari Joy
nev Heart
ni Self
nim Word
nyki Triumph, Victory
selem Peace, Hello
siru Cloud
simi Sun
vilo Friend
zem Name
nin Sister
zel Moon
zes Brother

Class II[]

Word Translation
aer Air
dam Man
eme Tongue
gi Earth
iom Day
iv Woman
kun Tail
ner Water
nun Snake
pyr Fire
seg Snow

Class III[]

Word Translation
kadzo Sin
siol Hell
ygon Sorrow
zuu Demon, Brute


Word Translation
aka to Make/Do
am to Be (Present State)
arvaj to Grab, Hold, Steal
asde to Need
diri to Despair
dyl to Hail, Praise
dum to Fight
fy to Look (to be)
he to Let
hul to Hurt
id Would
is to Have
isra to Wrestle, Struggle
jel to Laugh
jesum to Listen
jeva Must
juru to Shine
kaz to Cover
kad to Sin
kam to Love
kana to Worry
kem to Like
kli to Cry
kul Can
lejan to Damn
lome to Speak
lumet to Study, Research
lumo to Die
luo to Bathe
shir to Sing
smor to Keep
sna to Hate
ym to Be (Eternal Totality)
za to Will/Would
zig to Please
zov to Leave


Word Translation
anta Above
da With
dar Dark
dov Good
duni Better
en In/At
etim Ready
inz Free
iur More
jelmi Laughable; Ridiculous
jo Here
kaved Heavy
kita Below
kumz Like; As
lal Dear
mazi Together
ra Evil
sar All
shel Of
ya Holy


Word Translation
ja I
jaj We
vo You
voj You (pl.)
wa He/She
ri This, It
rij They

Example text[]

Angelic English
Sar damj jeva lumo. All men must die.
Ym vi ym'dan... To be or not to be...
Dyl ym la Gya. Praise be to Gaia.
Dar siruj kaz ky zelij
Kaved da ygon, etim la kli
Ets luo ka gi kita
Ha Geven kli de jyj!

Diri'dan, lal vilo
Smor se'vo nev jer'juru kumz ky simi
Ja'am jo da vy, ets vo da jy
Ha Geven kli de jyj!

Mazi jaj'am kumz ky astij
Jer'juru anta diri
La shir shel kamzo, nyki , ets kari
Ha Geven kli de jyj!
Dark clouds cover the moons
Heavy with sorrow, ready to weep
And bathe the land below
Let Heaven cry for us!

Despair not, dear friend
Keep your heart shining like the sun
I am here with you, and you with me
Let Heaven cry for us!

Together we are as the stars
Shining above despair
To sing of love, triumph, and joy
Let Heaven cry for us!

External Links[]

Comic Website​​​

Slightly Damned Wiki