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Name: [[]]

Type:

Alignment:

Head Direction:

Number of genders:

Declensions: No

Conjugations: No

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No No No No No No
Nouns No No No 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 No 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


Setting[edit | edit source]

Atlantean is the primary language of the Empire of Atlantis, ruled from Atlantis city on the Northern coast of Greater Atlantis, an island in the Atlantic Ocean. Proto-Atlantean was an Indo-European language of Anatolian descent. Its original speakers fled from the Eastern Mediterranean after a series of wars and migrated to the island, defeating the native pre-Indo European tribes to create the Empire. Some also went to Greenland and the islands of the Carribean. This language branched into Old Atlantean and Mynuuri. New Atlantean developed from Old between 700 to 1100 AD, with influence from Mynuuri; it absorbed much Mynuuri pronunciation and a couple of grammar constructions. The spoken language is very expressive, with variable pronunciations of the same word depending on the mood of the speaker, to the extent of changing the meaning in some cases, eg 'chyedrie' = 'to be killed', 'cyeidrie' = 'to die', 'xyeðrie' = 'to pass away', although all are properly spelled 'cyeidrie'. The language is extremely rich with synonyms inherited from combining Old Atlantean with Mynuuri and other influences.

Phonology[edit | edit source]

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Labiode. Dental Alveol. Postalve. Retrofl. Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyn. Epiglot. Glottal
Plosives p t d c g
Affricates q j
Fricatives f v th ð s z x ʒ ch h
Lateral Fricatives
Lateral Affricates
Nasals m n ŋ
Trills r
Flaps / taps
Glides Approxim.
Lateral Appr. l
y

Vowels[edit | edit source]

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

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Basic Grammar[edit | edit source]

  • Atlantean has two cases, normal and genitive (where the possessor precedes the object and agrees with it in case, although not in number). It also has a construction inherited from older languages whereby a phrase containing motion from one place to another has ablative and dative endings for each thing, from x to y respectively.
  • It has three noun declensions, one of which takes the genitive singular 'és' and the others 'ü'. Standard Atlantean has singular nouns (with numerous endings) and plural nouns, ending in either 'ei' (declensions one and two) or 'e' (declension three). Some dialects however also have dual endings.
  • There is no grammatical gender.
  • There are four levels of adjective: normal, comparitive, extreme and superlative (e.g. happy, happier, very happy, happiest), and adjectives can be either prefixed or postfixed to words.
  • There are five tenses: Pluperfect, Perfect, Imperfect, Simple Present, Present Continuing and Future.
  • There are three voices, Passive, Middle and Active.
  • There are four moods: indicative (for statements), subjunctive (for necessities and opinions), imperative (for orders) and optative (for wishes and potentialities).


Dictionary[edit | edit source]


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47cat
48dog
49louse
50snake
51worm
52tree
53forest
54stick
55fruit
56seed
57leaf
58root
59bark
60flower
61grass
62rope
63skin
64meat
65blood
66bone
67fat
68egg
69horn
70tail
71feather
72hair
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


Example text[edit | edit source]


No. English
1I
2you (singular)
3he
4we
5you (plural)
6they
7this
8that
9here
10there
11who
12what
13where
14when
15how
16not
17all
18many
19some
20few
21other
22one
23two
24three
25four
26five
27big
28long
29wide
30thick
31heavy
32small
33short
34narrow
35thin
36woman
37man (adult male)
38man (human being)
39child
40wife
41husband
42mother
43father
44animal
45fish
46bird
47cat
48dog
49louse
50snake
51worm
52tree
53forest
54stick
55fruit
56seed
57leaf
58root
59bark
60flower
61grass
62rope
63skin
64meat
65blood
66bone
67fat
68egg
69horn
70tail
71feather
72hair
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


se muri turusinyo'eumaxunyā reisaisu;
'rési'uras meni ʒümi'ane iésüje fesasi,
misü'iðanés ŋaperéso nurvasi aly'eʒisu
māva jéisixirgire tüu hasi'éir qachanasi

The leaf was falling to the ground from a tree,
and happy lively children chased small things,
when a bowman's arrows which came suddenly
startled and frightened all the nearby docile beasts.

The dative-ablative case construction is used largely in a poetic context, as it gives a feeling of archaicism.

The word 'erési' ('also'), shortened to 'rési to keep the poetic metre.
The phrase 'iesüje fesie', (from 'iesü' = 'small', 'jis' = 'thing' and 'fesia' = 'chasing' or 'pursuing') is an idiom referring to carefree frollicking, literally running after small animals or insects.

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