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Ateivanis
Type
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Ateivanis (Natively Àtéwanıs [ɪ̯atɛɪ̯vänɨ] ), is a conlang (fictionally) spoken in Taiwan.


Classification and Dialects[]

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p t ɖ k q
Fricative f v s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ h
Flap or tap ɾ ɽ
Lateral fric. ɬ
Lateral app. ʟ
Clicks ʘ ǀ ! ǂ

Vowels[]

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i y ɨ ɯ u
Near-high ɪ ʏ ʊ
High-mid e ø o
Mid ə
Low-mid ɛ œ
Near-low
Low a ä ɑ ɒ

Phonotactics[]

The phonotactics is CV. The syllables should be started with a consonant unless it is the beginning of the sentence. All of the diphthongs counts as a single vowel (so they are written with one alphabet).

Liaison[]

There are no stress system in Ateivanis. However, there's liaison and steps system.

The last alphabet (always consonants) won't be pronounced, but you should pronounce it with the next vowel. Always liaison from the beginning of the sentence to the end.

Text Avóq oćèćys a.
Separated pronunciation [aʘʊ̯a ot͡ʃʏ̯œt͡ʃy a]
Liaison pronunciation [aʘʊ̯a!‿ot͡ʃʏ̯œt͡ʃys‿a]

Writing System[]

Letter A a Á á À à B b C c Ć ć D d Ǝ ə E e É é È è F f
Sound [ä]~[ɑ] [ɒʊ̯] [ɪ̯a] [ɓ] [ǀ] [t͡ʃ] [ɖ] [ə] [e] [ɛɪ̯] [ʏ̯œ] [f]
Letter G g H h I ı İ i Í í Ì ì J j K k Kʼ ĸ L l Ł ł M m
Sound [ɣ] [h]~[x] [ɨ]~[ɯ] [i] [ʊ̯i] [ɑɪ̯] [ʒ] [k] [q] [ɬ] [ʟ] [m]
Letter N n Ń ń O o Ó ó Ò ò Ø ø P p Q q R r Ŕ ŕ S s Ś ś
Sound [n] [ŋ] [o] [ʊ̯a] [œɪ̯] [ø] [p] [!] [ʀ] [ɾ]~[ɽ] [s] [ʃ]
Letter T t U u Ú ú V v W w X x Y y Ý ý Z z Þ þ
Sound [t] [u] [ɪ̯u] [ʘ] [v] [ǂ] [y] [ʏ̯i] [z] [θ]

Stem Words[]

Pronouns[]

stem word
1SG avó
1PL(excl.) əvì
1PL(incl.) əvu
2SG ate
2PL ətè
3SG -ŕı*
3PL -ŕa*

*The beginning of the 3rd pronouns depends on their categories.

Nouns[]

stem word
human ame
cat oćè
dog óhy
tree ebú
flower úþa
car ımobı
pen icu
love àmu
house uje
Taiwan Ìtìwanı
kitty yćè

Verbs[]

stem word
eat ańımu
sleep izyja
give exìbe
go awò

Grammar[]

Nouns[]

Category Prefixes[]

In Ateivanis, there are always a prefix at the beginning of a noun to divide them into some groups, but they are not always follow the rule.

prefix
1 human a-, ə-, í-
2 animals, big things o-, á-, ó-
3 plants, natural things e-, ú-
4 tool, small things i-, ı-, ý-
5 abstract things ø-, à-
6 place name, old things u-, ì-
7 young things y-, é-, ò-

Single and Plural[]


Cases[]

There is a lot of grammatical cases in Ateivanis.

meaning pre/suffix sample word
I(1SG Pron) cat car
Nominative -q avóq oćèq ımobıq
Accusative -t avót oćèt ımobıt
Vocative -k avók oćèk ımobık
Inessive "in..." -høt avóhøt oćèhøt ımobıhøt
Adessive "on..." -sıt avósıt oćèsıt ımobısıt
Elative "out of..." -raw avóraw oćèraw ımobıraw
Ablative "from..." -kàŕ avókàŕ oćèkàŕ ımobıkàŕ
Illative "into..." -śym avóśym oćèśym ımobıśym
Allative "to..." -láb avóláb oćèláb ımobıláb
Absessive "without..." -ńək avóńək oćèńək ımobıńək
Comitative "with..." -wiþ avówiþ oćèwiþ ımobıwiþ
Dative -tòp avótòp oćètòp ımobıtòp
Genetive "...'s" -c avóc oćèc ımobıc
Instrumental -fıt avófıt oćèfıt ımobıfıt
Equative "as..." -ćys avóćys oćèćys ımobıćys

Verbs[]

Tense[]

Tense is a category that expresses time reference. There are past tense and non-past tense. Also, aspect is used to describe whether the action is finished, progressing or not. The tense is listed below:

  • Non-past simple
  • Past simple
  • Non-past continuous
  • Past continuous
  • Non-past perfect
  • Past perfect

Category Prefixes[]

There are three verb categories: intransitive(i-), transitive(a-) and ditransitive(e-). Each of them conjugates differently.

Tense prefixes and suffixes
a- verb e- verb i- verb
Non-past simple awòt exìbet izyjaś
continuous awòþén exìbelén izyjawım
perfect áb éxìbeb ízyjab
Past simple ot uxìbet yzyjat
continuous oþén uxìbelén yzyjawım
perfect øb úxìbeb ýzyjav

Syntax[]

The word order is SOV, which is Subject-object-verb.

Lexicon[]

Example text[]

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