Overview Gwílya


The vowels are : a, e, i, o, u. These vowels can be long á, é, í, ó and ú. The diphthongs are: ai, ei, oi, ui, au, eu, iu, ié, aé, oé, éo. The consonants are: c (always pronounced k), d, f, g, h, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, y. Consonant combinations: mb, gw, hy, hw, ly, ny, qu, ry, ty.

Basic Grammar[]

The noun has three genders: feminine (ending in a, o, i, u, ié or lé and forms plural by adding r), masculine (ending in é and forms plural by replacing é with an í) and neuter (ending in a consonant and forms plural by adding y, but the nouns ending in m make plural ny, nouns ending in c make plural ty, the nouns ending in g make plural with hy)

The verb

Present tense is formed by adding and a at the singular and ar at plural: quát- to be --> na quáta- I am , et quátar- we are. The past tense is formed by adding an e and at plural er: quát --> na quáte- I was, et quáter- we were . The future is formed by adding évo and at plural évor : quát --> na quátévo- I will be

The pronoun: Na- I

Ié- you

Lyié- he

Lé- she

Et- we

Tí- you

Lyiér- they

Lér- they


Issi- Hello. Hi!

Quá ié amma?- How do you do? How are you?

Urcú na amma.- I am doing well.

Urcú- OK, good, well

quát- to be

amm- to do

quá- what, how

kérnis- love, to love

na kérnisa iéte- I love you

nata- me, to me, on me, mine

iéte- your, you, yours, to you, on you

lyiéte- his, he, to him, him

léte- her, she, to her,

ette- to us, us, ours, we

tíy- your, you, yours, to you, on you

liyéry- them, to them, on them, they

léry- them, to them, on them, they


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