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Magicumie
Magicumie
Type Fusional
Alignment Nominative-Accusative
Head direction Mostly initial
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders Three
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Words of 1500
Creator juliarabelo


Classification and DialectsEdit

This language was created to be used on my fantasy novels.

It is spoken in the conworld of Magicum by all humanoid species (humans, elves, merpeople, dryads and fairies) as a lingua franca, although fairies and most humans speak it as their native language.

Magicumie is divided in two main dialects: the Royal Magicumie (spoken by the elves and the human inhabitants of the Royal Islands) and the Standard Magicumie (spoken by basically everyone else).

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Labio-velar Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ
Plosive p, b t, d k q ʔ
Fricative ɸ f, v s, z ʃ x h
Affricate d͡ʒ
Approximant j w
Trill
Flap or tap ɾ
Lateral app. l ʎ
  • Consonants can be long when placed at the end of the word and followed by a '.

VowelsEdit

Front Central Back
High i u
High-mid e o
Low-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-low ɐ
Low a
  • When the vowel repeats itself in a word (example: maat) it does not mean a long vowel; in this case, the correct pronunciation is [ˈma.at] instead of [ˈmaːt].

Nasalization Edit

Magicumie is a language in which you can find nasal vowels, which are indicated in writing with a (~). The nasal vowels in Magicumie are:

  • /ɐ̃/ - ã
  • /ẽ̞/ - ẽ
  • /ɔ̃/ - õ

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter a y b c d h ä e f l m n
Sound /a/ /ay/ /j/ /b/ /k/ /s/ /d/ /h/ /x/ /ɛ/ /e/ /f/ /l/ /m/ /n/
Letter p r s v x z i g k j ' ö
Sound /p/ /ɾ/ /s/ /v/ /ks/ /z/ /i/ /d͡ʒ/ /k/ /j/ /ʔ/ /ɔj/
Letter o t u q w
Sound /o/ /t/ /u/ /q/ /w/

Digraphs Edit

  • ph [ɸ] - except at the end of the word
  • sh [ʃ] - except at the end of the word
  • nh [ɲ] - except at the end of the word
  • lh [ʎ] - except at the end of the word

Notes Edit

  • ' is considered a letter in Magicumie. When it is in the middle of a word it is a glottal stop /ʔ/ (just like in the English: uh-oh), but when it is at the end of the word, it indicates a long sound. Example: brilyi' [bɾi.laj.ˈiː].
  • 'Ä' and 'ö' are considered distinct letters, and not just 'a' or 'o' with diacritics.
  • 'C' sounds like /k/: before a, u and y, and at the end of syllables; and as /s/: before e, i and o. The letter 'c' never comes before 'ä' or 'ö'.

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

There are 3 genders for nouns in Magicumie, which are: masculine, feminine and neuter and they are pretty easy to identify. Masculine nouns ends in "e", feminine nouns ends in "a", and all the rest is neuter. Nouns can also take prefixes and suffixes to determine number, augmentative and diminutive.

Numbers Edit

There are 5 numbers in Magicumie: singular, dual, paucal (three or more; some), collective (all) and plural (in general). To indicate the number, you add a suffix:

Number Suffix
Singular
Dual
Paucal -ed (or -d)
Collective -r
Plural -ii (or -i)

Augmentative and diminutive Edit

To form the augmentative, you add the preffix smaa' and to form the diminutive, you add the preffix sinó'.

Articles Edit

Masculine Feminine Neuter
Singular se sa si
Plural sre sra sri

All articles above are in the definite form. In Magicumie, the indefinite article uses the word for 'one': nur; however, it has no distinctions for numbers or gender, it is always 'nur'.

Examples:

Masculine

(worte → tree)

Feminine

(ecoma → drink)

Neuter

(doni → dog)

Singular nur/se worte nur/sa ecoma nur/si doni
Dual nur/sre wortê nur/sra ecomaê nur/sri doniê
Paucal nur/sre worted nur/sra ecomaed nur/sri donied
Collective sre worter sra ecomar sri donir
Plural nur/sre worteii nur/sra ecomaii nur/sri donii

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VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

Magicumie is a nominative-accusative language, which uses the SVO word order.

LexiconEdit

Example textEdit

Big Brother is watching you.

Smaa'nasó tônatze moriha nyakra/nyekrã.
Petyr Baelish: Do you want to be a queen?

Margaery Tyrell: No. I want to be the queen.

Petyr Baelish: Haky reeh nu ryna?
Margaery Tyrell: No. Hak reeh sa ryna.

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