Summary[edit | edit source]

Type Fusional | Agglutinative
Alignment Nominative-Accusative
Head direction Initial
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders Three
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Words yes of 10000
Creator PixelatedRetro

READ THIS: You may notice as you read through that this may look odd or confusing. There are a lot of changes being made because I am making a writing system for this conlang. The changes are at such a high quantity to where I can't update this fast enough. Please be patient as I update. The Anstlin Language was created on September 24th, 2020. The main goal for this language is to be as foreign with vocabulary as possible, but still easy to maintain and use.

Classification and Dialects[edit | edit source]

Anstlin is a conlang as the lexicon is made by me.

Currently, there is only one dialect of Anstlin, Common Anstlin. However, I may soon be making other dialects.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal /m/, /mʲ/ /n/ /ŋ/
Plosive /b/, /bʰ/, /bʲ/, /p/ /d/, /dʰ/, /dʲ/, /t/, /tʰ/, /tʲ/ /c/ /g/, /gʲ/, /k/, /kʰ/, /kʲ/
Fricative /f/, /fʲ/, /fʰ/ /ð/, /ðʲ/, /θ/, /θʰ/, /θʲ/ /s/, /sʰ/, /sʲ/ /ʃ/? /ç/ /ɣ/, /x/ /h/
Affricate /ʧ/, /ʧʰ/, /ʧʲ/
Approximant /w/ /j/
Flap or tap /ɾ/
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. /l/, /ɫ/
Lateral flap

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i iː u
Near-high ɪ, ʏ ʏː ʊ ʊː
High-mid e ɤ, o
Mid ɛ, œ ə, ɵ
Low-mid ɔ ɔː
Near-low æ
Low a ɑ

Diphthongs[edit | edit source]

Diphthong aeo oi eo oa eu ei
Sound /iœ/ /ɔɪ/ /œ/ /o/ /eu/ /eɪ/



Sound [ɵ] [au]

Consonant Clusters[edit | edit source]

Cluster sg bs sp spr lh lw hs þh str stj mr sgr
Sound [sk] [bz]/[ps] [sp] [spɾ] [cx] [cw] [xs] [d̪x] [stɾ] [stj] [mɾ] [skɾ]
Cluster þs wr fr spl hj hl ng st stl lj sr sgl
Sound [θs] [wɾ]/[ʍɾ] [fɾ] [spl] [xj]/[ç] [xl]/[çl] [ŋ] [st] [stl] [cj] [sɾ] [skl]

Some consonant clusters have different sounds when they are at the ending of a word.

Cluster lw lh gm þh
Sound [cʷ] [cˠ], [cʰ] [ɣm] [d̪ʰ]

Phonotactics and Common Rhymes[edit | edit source]

Anstlin follows a CCCVCCVCCC syllable pattern.

Writing System[edit | edit source]


Grammar[edit | edit source]

Nouns[edit | edit source]

Anstlin has four grammatical cases being nominative, accusative, genitive, and dative. The language has definite articles as well, which decline based on gender and case.

Definite Articles
Masculine Feminine Neuter
Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
Nominative sēi sāi sōi
Accusative wūje wōi wea wea
Genitive wōn wēn wēn wān wīn wōn
Dative wūje wōi wea wea

The noun quantities are singular and plural. Declensions are shown below.

First Declension
Masculine Feminine Neuter
frinil - "sibling" Quantity Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
Case Nominative frinil frinir, er frinor frinur frineir frinær
Accusative frinai frināz frineu frinēz frinu frinūz
Genitive frinoi frinōh frinei frināh frini frinēh
Dative frinai frināz frineu frinēz frinu frinūz
Absolutive frinōbi frinōbiz frinōbe frinōbēz frinōbū frinōbūz
Instructive frinōki frinōkið frinōkē frinōkēð frinōkū frinōkūð

Masculine Feminine Neuter
sþájil - "sibling" Quantity Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
Case Nominative sþājil sþājir, er sþājor sþājur sþājeir sþājær
Accusative sþājai sþājāz sþājeu sþājēz sþāju sþājūz
Genitive sþājoi sþājōh sþājei sþājāh sþāji sþājēh
Dative sþājai sþājāz sþājeu sþājēz sþāju sþājūz
Absolutive sþājōbi sþājōbiz sþājōbe sþājōbēz sþājōbū sþājōbūz
Instructive sþājōki sþājōkið sþājōkē sþājōkēð sþājōkū sþājōkūð

Adjectives[edit | edit source]

Adjectives in Anstlin decline based on the noun's grammatical ending. There are also prefixes that change the nouns meaning slightly. The asterisks mean that it is an archaic prefix that is not used anymore.

Prefix Meaning Example(s) / Uses
*hrē- Male hrēfrineir (brother), hrēþælseir (father), hrēlesgeir (son), hrēsriðeir (man), sōhrēþælseir (grandfather),
*gwē- Female gwēfrineir (sister), gwēþælseir (mother), gwēlesgeir (daughter), gwēsriðeir (woman), sōgwēþælseir (grandmother),
slū- young, adolescent slūsriðeir (teenager), slūsriðor (female teenager), slūsriðil (male teenager)
sō- wise, grand, high sōgwēþælsil (grandmother), sōhrēþælsil (grandfather)
tla- crossed tlafrinil (cousin), tlaþælsil (crossed parent), tlahrēþælsil (uncle), tlagwēþælsil* (aunt), tlalesgil (crossed offspring), tlahrēlesgil* (nephew), tlagwēlesgil* (niece)
mē- fostered, alone mēsriðil/mēlesgil (orphan),
fā- yester, before fāsgjeadil (last night, yesternight), fāþrijil (yesterday),
mjō- after, over mjōsgjeudeir (overnight), mjōþrijeir (tomorrow)
dī- ? "during this" dīþrijeir (today), dīsgjeudeir (tonight),
oknē- early oknēþrijeir (morning), oknēsgjeudeir (early night, 5:00-6:59 p.m.)
estō- late estōþrijeir (evening), estōsgjeudeir (late night, 10:00-11:59 p.m.)
drū- beginning, genesis, birth drūþrijeir (birthday),
hnī- ending, termination, finished, death hnīþrijeir (death date),
agrī- gathering, bringing together agrīþrijeir (holiday), agrīsgjeudeir (gathering night), agrīfōsgeir (gathering time, celebration),
Adjective Declension
Adjective Nominative Accusative Genitive Dative
ollai - "good" Hwe ollaijan silwan Hwe fodwise wyðáse fým he erwindsa siþwesta Helja sgásti sje hleðilmeo siþwestai.
awésg - "mad"
ólð - "sad"
iþæ - "dry"
ireið - "cold"
oþsó - "clean"
hleðilm - fearing

Verbs[edit | edit source]

Verbs do have an infinitive "-ih." They also have conjugation based on the grammatical person.

Ó - I É - You Mó/Mé/Mí - They Dó/Dé/Dí - He/She/It Sá - We Á - You all Þé - One
sjelir - to be sjeleo sjeli sjelos sjela sjelos sjelus sjeloi
risþir - to forget risþeo risþi risþo risþa risþos risþus risþoi
sgautir - to have sgauteo sgauti sgautos sgauta sgautos sgautus sgautoi
stlánwir - to hear stlānweo stlānwi stlānwo stlānwa stlānwo stlānwus stlānwoi
swinir - to walk swineo swini swino swina swino swinus swinoi
þúsnir - to tell þúsneo þúsni þúsno þúsna þúsno þúsnus þúsnoi
héþwir - to speak hēþweo hēþwi hēþwo hēþwa hēþwo hēþwus hēþwoi
hisnir - to like hisneo hisni hisno hisna hisno hisnus hisnoi
sihðir - to want sihðeo sihði sihðo sihða sihðo sihðus sihðoi
djórsir - to need djōrseo djōrsi djōrso djōrsa djōrso djōrsus djōrsoi

Tense & Aspect[edit | edit source]

Verbs conjugate based on tense and aspect and this is done with placeholders and fusional additives.

Tense Present Past Future
Aspect Perf. Simple Cont. Perf-Cont. Perf. Simple Cont. Perf-Cont. Perf. Simple Cont. Perf-Cont.
1st Person (Sg/Pl) ROOT-eð-eo, ROOT-eð-os ROOT-eo, ROOT-os ROOT-ikʷ-eo, ROOT-ikʷ-os ROOT-eð-ikʷ-eo, ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os kē ROOT-eð-eo, kē ROOT-eð-os kē ROOT-eo, kē ROOT-os kē ROOT-ikʷ-eo, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-eo, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os tu ROOT-eð-eo, tu ROOT-eð-os tu ROOT-eo, tu ROOT-os tu ROOT-ikʷ-eo, tu ROOT-ikʷ-os tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-eo, tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os
2nd Person ROOT-eð-i, ROOT-eð-us ROOT-i, ROOT-us ROOT-ikʷ-i, ROOT-ikʷ-us ROOT-eð-ikʷ-i, ROOT-eð-ikʷ-us kē ROOT-eð-i, kē ROOT-eð-us kē ROOT-i,

kē ROOT-us

kē ROOT-ikʷ-i, kē ROOT-ikʷ-us kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-i, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-us tu ROOT-eð-i, tu ROOT-eð-us tu ROOT-i, tu ROOT-us tu ROOT-ikʷ-i, tu ROOT-ikʷ-us tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-i, tu ROOT-eð-kʷ-us
3rd Person ROOT-eð-a, ROOT-eð-os ROOT-a, ROOT-os ROOT-ikʷ-a, ROOT-ikʷ-os ROOT-eð-ikʷ-a, ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os kē ROOT-eð-a, kē ROOT-eð-os kē ROOT-a, kē ROOT-os si ROOT-ikʷ-a, si ROOT-ikʷ-os kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-a, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os tu ROOT-eð-a, tu ROOT-eð-os tu ROOT-a, tu ROOT-os tu ROOT-ikʷ-a, tu ROOT-ikʷ-os tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-a, tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-os
"4th" Person ROOT-eð-oi, ROOT-eð-ois ROOT-oi, ROOT-ois ROOT-ikʷ-oi, ROOT-ikʷ-ois ROOT-eð-ikʷ-oi, ROOT-eð-ikʷ-ois kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-oi, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-ois kē ROOT-oi, kē ROOT-ois kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-oi, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-ois kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-oi, kē ROOT-eð-ikʷ-ois tu ROOT-eð-oi, tu ROOT-eð-ois tu ROOT-oi, tu ROOT-ois tu ROOT-ikʷ-oi, tu ROOT-ikʷ-ois tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-oi, tu ROOT-eð-ikʷ-ois

Verb Mood[edit | edit source]

Examples Sentence Sentence
Conditional Ó hja lésteðeo OR Ó me lésteðeo OR Ó wisteo sca lésteðir I would have done OR I should have done OR I could have done
Subjunctive Þin ó ri ké wisteo hés... If I were you...
Interrogative Fra ó lésteðeo dís? Have I done it?
Imperative (Interrogate) Aig fra ó lésteðeo dís?! Have I done it?!
Imperative (Surprise) Aig ó lésteðeo dís! I have done it!
Imperative (Anger) Aig sne ó lésteðeo dís! I have done it! (In an angry tone)
Imperative (Sadness) Aig dwe ó lésteðeo dís! I have done it! (In a sad tone)

Syntax[edit | edit source]

The syntax is pretty basic. Anstlin uses the subject-verb-object (SVO) order and has the adjective-noun order.

Number[edit | edit source]

Cardinal Ordinal Multiplicative Nominal English
Gos Gosþen Gosfur 1 One, First, Once
Kis Kisþen Kisfur 2 Two, Second, Twice
Mér Mérþen Mérfur 3 Three, Third, Thrice
Sæl Sælþen Sælfur 4 Four, Fourth, Four Times
Hil Hilþen Hilfur 5 Five, Fifth, Five Times
Næs Næsþen Næsfur 6 Six, Sixth, Six Times
Hjes Hjesþen Hjesfur 7 Seven, Seventh, Seven Times
Ljaus Ljausþen Ljausfur 8 Eight, Eighth, Eight Times
Saus Sausþen Sausfur 9 Nine, Ninth, Nine Times
Wos Wosþen Wosfur 10 Ten, Tenth, Ten Times

Aig ó sgauteo wúje gosþenan lisgan! - I have the first award!

Fra é glaunti dís kisþenan fóskan? - Did you find it the second time?

Lexicon[edit | edit source]

This is the translator for the straight-up words:

Here is the name Anstlin in different languages:

English: Anstlin

Anstlin: Háslaiþe

Greek: Ανστλικά (Anstliká)

Russian: Анстлинский (Anstlinskiy)

Amharic: ሃኒሲቲላኒ (Hanīsītīlanī) Arabic: ألانيزيتيلينا (al'Anyzytilina)

German: Änstlenisch

Goidelic Celtic: Ánstlinnach

Brythonic Celtic: Anstlisg

Finnish: Anstlalainen, Anstlai Kieli

Example text[edit | edit source]

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