The Dnarh language, or as it is natively known as "Dina", is a language that uses heavy agglutination and inflection in the case of verbs, while leaving its nouns almost perfectly isolational.

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Name: Dni

Type: Synthetic

Alignment: Nominative-Transitive

Head Direction: Initial

Number of genders: 2

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: Yes

Nouns declined
according to
Case Number
Definitiveness Gender
Verbs conjugated
according to
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect

Setting[edit | edit source]

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Phonology[edit | edit source]

This is how the language is pronounced.

Note that letters in brackets (such as this) are the romanised representations.

Consonants[edit | edit source]

Consonants are phonemes that somehow partially or completely restrict the flow of air in the mouth and via that tension make sounds.

Bilabial Labiode. Dental Alveol. Postalve. Retrofl. Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyn. Epiglot. Glottal
Plosives p~b (p) t (t) d (d) k (k) g~ɣ (g) q (q) ʔ ( ' )
Affricates p͡f (pf) t͡s (c) d͡z (dz) t͡ʃ (tsj) d͡ʒ (dzj) ʈ͡ʂ (tsz) t͡ɕ (tj)
Lateral Affricates ʈ͡ɬ (lh)
Fricatives ɸ (f) β (b) v (v) θ (th) ð (dh) s (s) z (z) ʃ (sj) ʒ (zj) ɕ (jh) x (ch) χ (qh) h (x) ɦ (h)
Lateral Fric. ɬ (ls)
Nasals m (m) n (n) ŋ (ng)
Trills r (rd)
Flaps / taps ɺ (r)
Glides Approxim. ʋ (w) j (j)
Lateral Appr. l (l) l (lg)
Co-art. approx.

Vowels[edit | edit source]

Front Near front Central Near back Back
Close i (i)
Near-close ʏ (y) ʊ̜ (u)
Open-mid ɛ (e) ɜ (v) ɔ(o)
Open a (a)

Phonotactics[edit | edit source]

Syllable Structure
(C) V (N)

Grammar[edit | edit source]

Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nouns Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Adjectives Yes No Yes No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb Yes No Yes No No No No No
Pronouns No Yes Yes No Yes 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

Grammar is divided into four sections:

  1. Pronouns
  2. Nouns
  3. Verbs
  4. Adjectives

Word Order[edit | edit source]

Like most descendants of Old Ktaric (also known as De'ni), Dni has a VSO word order.

Pronouns[edit | edit source]

Pronouns are words used to replace nominal words when they're deemed unneeded.

Dictionary[edit | edit source]

Example text[edit | edit source]

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