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Deman Language (Demka Languaga)

'Demka' is a language spoken by the Deman People. Demans have been living in Thrace and Western Anatolia since the ancient ages. Despite seeing many conquests, they managed to hold on to their culture and their capital Smyrano (Izmir). Deman is an Analytic language with fairly simple grammar and phonology with an unique alphabetical system.

The phonology is similar to Greek and English, the grammar has tenses similar to English. The alphabet has derived from Greek, Japanese(Katakana). It has consonant switches, consonant softings (Turkish), definitive prefixes, verbal suffixes and noun suffixes. The sentence making procedure is somewhat similar to Japanese but it is fairly unique.

The beautiful thing about Deman is, there is practically an infinite amount of words. You can get a root-word, add some suffixes and create a new word. Or you can just toss two words together and create a brand new word with a brand new meaning.

Deman is a language that welcomes 'lingual infection'. If there is not a certain word in Deman, you can get the word from any of the 'donor languages'(English, French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Japanese), change the word so it fits to the Deman Phonology, and then that new word is ready to be added into the Deman Lexicon. In fact, Languaga in Demka Languaga is a donated word from English.

Deman Language
Demka Languaga
Type Analytic
Alignment Left to Right (Horizontal)
Head direction Front
Tonal No
Declensions No
Conjugations Yes
Genders None
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
Progress 10%
Statistics
Nouns 25%
Verbs 1%
Adjectives 5%
Syntax 15%
Words 140 of 2000
Creator IHaveAPotatoWithDirt


Classification and Dialects[]

Deman is an Indo-European language with two main dialects; which are Isuł Demka (Isulaa Demka) and Iłesꝋäka Vłimeoφ (Ilaasethaika Vlaaimeoph).

  • Isuł Demka

is the official dialect of Demcia. It is spoken around Aegean and South Marmara. The Deman dialect that is shown here is Isuł Demka.

  • Iłesꝋäka Vłimeoφ means 'Thracian Dialect' to be exact. Even though the consonant pronunciation does not differ much. (V is W, and there is no /ph/.) the vowel pronunication differs; A=AE E=EI I=AI O=AO
  • So; Seir (Pear)
Demcia

Isuł: /se:i:r/

Iłesꝋäka Vłimeoφ: /se:i:a:i:r/

(It usually takes more sounds to speak in Iłesꝋäka Vłimeoφ.)

Phonology[]

Deman has a quite basic pronunciation system, in English a letter can make multiple sounds, in Deman multiple sounds can make the same sound, the exact way around, this has to do with Deman Orthography which we will mention later on. The lack of many sounds make reading and speaking Deman with the correct pronunciation pretty simple.

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal
Nasal m n
Plosive b p k t d kh g
Fricative v θ z h f ʒ ʃ s
Affricate
Approximant l r

Vowels[]

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High
Near-high i:
High-mid
Mid e a: əʊ
Low-mid ʊ
Near-low
Low

Writing System[]

Letter A Ä B C D E Ë F Ph G I Ï
Sound a: b d e f f g i:
Letter J K L M N O P R S Š T U
Sound ʒ k l m n əʊ p r s ʃ t ʊ
Letter V Y Z Ł θ
Sound kh v i:e z la:a: θ
Deman Alphabet-Publishment

Orthography[]

Deman Orthography can be seen on right.

Straight lines do not change pronunciation!

Grammar[]

Pronouns[]

There are 3 main pronouns in Deman; Jik(I), Zu(You), O(He/She) these can take plural forms and form 'plural pronouns'; Jikri(We), Zun(You.pl.), Os(They). Pronouns will be mentioned later on the sub-clause 'Conjugators'.

Tenses[]

There are 16 tenses in Deman, they are fairly close to English in many aspects;

Tenses of Deman
X Past Present Future Other Tenses
Simple ït ar ta Question Tense = Kana?
Perfect ni na tïni Demandment Tense (want to) = rit
Continous vit vi tav Polite Demandment Tense (would like to) = gorit
Perfect Continous vitni vina tavtïni Verbal Continuality Tense (-ing for gerunds and nouns) = -en
  • Past Simple I did that. = Jik tar uφ ït.
  • Past Perfect He had done it. = O o uφ ni.
  • Past Continous She was running. = O pāys vit.
  • Past Perfect Continous She had been doing it for years. = O o uφ vitni, sug seišàs.
  • Present Simple I run. = Jik pāys ar.
  • Present Perfect I have ran. = Jik pāys na.
  • Present Continous I am working. = Jik lsuvū vi.
  • Present Perfect Continous I have been running. = Jik pāys vina.
  • Future Simple I will sleep. = Jik rìmt ta.
  • Future Perfect I will have done' it by tomorrow. = Jik o tïni,' vūussunuvac.
  • Future Continous I will be sleeping. = Jik rìmt tav.
  • Future Perfect Continous I will have been crying. = Jik asł tavtïni.
  • Question Tense How did you do that? = Zu uφ tar jun uφ ïtkana?
  • Demandment Tense I want it. = Jik o rit.
  • Polite Demandment Tense I would like a cup of tea. = Jik ryłe eivug gorit.
  • Verbal Continuality Tense He is a freaking idiot. = O leisgen-idiotie ar.

Nouns[]

Nouns in Deman are fairly simple, nouns can be words and word groups. Nouns in Deman take adjectives before them and take the gerunds that they are tied to after them. For instance: I want a potato. I=Subject Want=Verb/Tense(Demand tense) A=Count Indicator(Conjuction) Potato=Noun => I PotatoA Want = Jik uvevure rit. /ʒi:k ʊvevʊre ri:t/

Verbs[]

Verbs in Deman come last in any kind of syntaxes. Verbs do not have forms in Deman, instead they take tenses after the verbal root and verbs CAN take adjectives before them. For Instance: He gladly went there. He=Subject Gladly=Adjective of the verb Went=Verb+Tense(Past Simple) There=Indicator(Place) => He there gladly go (past simple). = O tak φemꝁei uh ït. /əʊ ta:k femkhei: ʊh aʊt/

Syntax[]

Syntax in Deman has a really systematic scheme. It goes like the following; Subject-Indicator-(adj)-Noun(conjunction)-(gerund)-Verb. For Instance: I would like two hard beers. I=Subject Would Like=Tense(Polite demand)Two=Adjective Hard=Adjective Beers=Noun(Plural) => I two hard beers would like. = Jik uvūv φseꝁ sìcas gorit.

Do not forget that conjuctions that define a word, come to the end of it and merge. For Instance: United States of America = Ivopāy-ït Ivevtas Amerikaug

If there are two 'syntax groups' in a sentence they shall be seperated with a comma. For Instance: I would like two hard beers even though he doesn't. => I two hard beers would like, even-though he (negativity prefix)do (present simple). = Jik uvūv φseꝁ sìcas gorit, pāizi-jꝁyuθ o inuφ ar.

Advanced Grammar[]

Conjugators[]

Jik=Me,I,Myself Zu=You(Singular),Yourself O=Him/Her,Himself/Herself Jikri=We,Us,Ourselves Zun=You(Plural),Yourselves Os=They,Them,Theirselves

Jikci=My,Mine Zuca=Your,Yours Oce=His/Hers Jikrisi=Our,Ours Zunsa=Your,Yours Osse=Their,Theirs

If belongance indicators define a noun, the 'belongance suffixes' come to the end of the noun. For Instance:Our Car => Jikrisi sił is wrong, while siłsi is correct.

Letters ä and š[]

These letters are called the 'transitional letters'.

  • If there are 3 or more consonants all stacked up, we use 'ä' For Instance: Ttisrävua (Pressure) cannot be writen as Ttisrvua, it would be a grammaritical error.
  • If there are 3 or more vowels all stacked up, we use 'š' For Instance: Sikhivpāošeta(Integrity) cannot be writen as Sikhivpāoeta, it would be a grammaritical error.
  • Letter Y is considered a VOWEL.

The double vowel macroning[]

If there are two consecutive vowels, it is possible to merge them into a letter by adding a macron on top. For Instance: seišàs(years) cannot be writen as seišaas, it would cause a grammaritical error.

Questors[]

Where?=Vak? There=Tak What?/Which?=Var? That=Tar How=Jun Response of any sort to the questor; Jun?=Tun

For Instance: How did you do that? = Zu tar uφ jun uφ ïtkana? I did it by comprehending.= Jik o uφ ït, tun φpāijisränułen. Here, by is replaced by 'tun'.

When=Vohen Then/(Time)=Tohen Who=Vis Why?=Vose? Response of any sort that indicates a reason (questor Vose?)= Tose For Instance: Why did you do it? = Zu o uφ vose uφ ïtkana? Because I needed to. = Jik tose φìpā-uv ït. (φìpā-uv is a verbal block so they are tied together.)

Do not forget that questors are counted as nouns and can take adjectives and gerunds.

Prefixes[]

The prefexes, on- and in- define if a word is positive or negative. If there are none initiative-definitive prefixes on a word this indicates neutrality of meaning. On- is positive and In- is negative. For Instance: Very Nice = Oniłopā Not nice = Iniłopā

  • In conclusion, prefixes are used to indicate and define the positive or negative meaning of a word.

Suffixes[]

Suffixes are certain clusters that can change the meaning of a noun or a verb completely. Suffix usage in Deman is like the following; Dem(The name of the Deman culture, root) + -ka(nationality indicator, -an in English) = Demka = Deman. There 19 suffixes in Deman;

  • -eta (-ity in English) Sikhivpāo = Integer Sikhivpāošeta = Integrity (š is a transitional letter in this instance)
  • -em (-al in English) Ivemer = Palate Ivemerem = Palatal
  • -iet (-ment in English) Jtomränułłe = Accomplish Jtomränułłešiet = Accomplishment (š is a transitional letter in this instance)
  • -hon (-tion in English) Ipāizsivpāo = Intervene Ipāizsivpāohon = Intervention
  • -fa (-ship in English) Φpāiosg = Friend Φpāiosgäfa = Friendship
  • -ko (-ism in English) Ides = Race Idesko = Racism
  • -kot (-ist in English) Ides = Race Ideskot = Racist
  • -vui (-ive in English) Φpāijisräuł = Comprehend Φpāijisräułvui = Comprehensive
  • -vua (-ure in English) Ttisr = Press Ttisrävua = Pressure (ä is a transitional letter in this instance)
  • -vuat (-ant in English) Isupākho = Ignore Isupākhovuat = Ignorant
  • -hët (-ence in English) Ikhämyφpāo = Indulge Ikhämyφpāohët = Indulgence
  • -ka (-an in English) Dem = Name of the Demcia's culture. Demka = Deman Language/Someone who is from Demcia.
  • -aki (-ice in English) Vūipā = New Vūipāaki = Novice (Newice in this instance)
  • -mo (-ous in English) Autonoma = Autonomy Autonomamo = Autonomous
  • -eti (-ate in English) Šoguno = Shogun Šogunoeti = Shogunate
  • -ei (-ly in English) Veisꝁ = Great Veisꝁei = Greatly
  • -as (plurality suffix) Imräre = Apple Imräreas = Apples
  • -iut (-ful in English) Ttiłłyt = Success Ttiłłytiut = Successful
  • -hiës (-ness in English) Arrej = Happy Arrejhiës = Happiness
  • ien (-er in English) Jꝁoj = High Jꝁojien = Higher

Lexicon[]

X Deman English X Deman English
1 Jik I,Me,Myself 35 Pāìsꝁ Green
2 Zu You,Yourself 36 Imräsyr Purple
3 O He/She,Hisself/Herself,Him/Her 37 Vūummua Yellow
4 Jikri We,Us,Ourselves 38 Ivojvū White
5 Zun You(pl),Yourselves 39 Lłemc Black
6 Os They,Them,Theirselves 40 Gré Grey
7 Jikci My,Mine 41 Pāešał Cyan
8 Zuca Yours,Your 42 Lpāor Pink
9 Oce His/Hers 43 Evpāiꝁen Magenta
10 Jikrisi Our,Ours 44 Ipāu One
11 Zunsa Your(pl),Yours(pl) 45 Uvūv Two
12 Osse Their,Theirs 46 Ìsθ Three
13 Var Where 47 Syug Four
14 Vak What/Which 48 Izog Five
15 Jun How 49 Gōot Six
16 Vis Who 50 Pāizit Seven
17 Vohen When 51 Vjäꝁoi Eight
18 Vose Why 52 Ipāopā Nine
19 Tar There 53 Pāiv Ten
20 Tak That 54 Pāiv-Ipāu Eleven(Ten-One)
21 Tun By…. (Look at the questors section) 55 Pāiv-Uvūv Twelve(Ten-Two)
22 Tohen Then/(Time) 56 Uvūv-Pāiv Twenty (Two-Tens)
23 Tose Because of.... (Look at the questors section) 57 Uvūv-Pāiv-Izog Twenty Five (Two-Tens-Five)
24 Tia Yes,OK 58 Φisφäpāyj Hundred
25 Upā No,None 59 Φpāetyuθ Thousand
26 Icaen Maybe 60 Pāiv-Φpāetyuθ Ten Thousand
27 Imräre Apple 61 Φpāetyuθ-Pāizit Thousand and Seven
28 Seir Pear 62 Millioni Million
29 Bananà Banana 63 Millardi Billion
30 Orango Orange 64 Itsuj Horse
31 Avokada Avocado 65 Veł Cat
32 Iymc Blue 66 Ꝁuφ Dog
33 Φis Red 67 Φsoc Bird
34 Iꝁpāesu Orange(Colour)
X Deman English X Deman English
68 Jtog Fish 112 Lpāeθ to thank (verb)
69 Imväsyv Turtle 113 Asł to cry (verb)
70 Imejvū Whale 114 to do (verb)
71 Lłuł Cock 115 Izum to love (verb)
72 Pāilłojł Chicken 116 Ilom to like (verb)
73 Rìjt Sheep 117 Ìsłeti to create (verb)
74 Ailpāun Monkey 118 Pāys to run (verb)
75 Pāenyj Human 119 Lmevū to walk (verb)
76 Pāutsir Person 120 Φemꝁ Glad(Adj)
77 Imruir People 121 Imcossuj Horrible (Adj)
78 Aviołut Society 122 Ttiłłyt Success
89 Sìc Beer 123 Ikhämyφpāo to indulge (verb)
90 Uvevur Potato 124 Jtomränułłe to achieve,accomplish (verb)
91 Veisꝁ Great (Adj) 125 Ttisr Press
92 Ivył Cute(Adj) 126 Vūipā New (Adj)
93 Isuł Core 127 Φmu Old (Adj)
94 Kavta Kavala 128 Φsej Hard
95 Arnti Edirne 129 Atei Easy
96 Kortai Istanbul 130 Iꝁpāimmejł Challenge
97 Manso Manisa 131 Vjäꝁopāφon Midnight
98 Smyrano Izmir 132 Aeφφon Midday
99 Maugo Mughla 133 Pāúpā Noon
100 Troci Canakkale 134 Pāsunen Morning
101 Portani Bursa 135 Pāizien Evening
102 Boika Burgas 136 Vjäꝁopā Night
103 Atreni Athens 137 Toθ This
104 Ankirra Ankara 138 Apāen Many
105 Adeł Antalya/Adalia 139 Jłyn Much
106 Iłesθ Thrace 140 IIA USA
107 Äghiaka Eit Aegean Sea 141 IN UK
108 Immuj Hello 142 Franca France
109 Oj Hi 143 Espagne Spain
110 Φúꝁ Good (Adj) 144 Apāensiꝁ Germany
111 Φec Bad (Adj)
X Deman English X Deman English
145 Nyoꝁmic Belgium 179
146 Φpāemmuj Netherlands 180
147 Lugōembourgu Luxembourg 181
148 Meꝁyvsur Portugal 182
149 Itali Italy 183
150 Confederationo Helvetica Switzerland 184
151 Eosvätye Austria 185
152 Φpāemur Poland 186
153 187
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