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==Nouns==
 
==Nouns==
 
===Gender===
 
===Gender===
Note: Genders can change the meaning of the word, as some words have several genders with altogether different meanings.
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Note: Genders can change the meaning of some words, as some words have several genders with altogether different meanings.
 
====Inanimate====
 
====Inanimate====
   
The inanimate gender consists of things that are considered dead. Rocks, sacks, coins etc. If an object however acts as if alive, for instance if the coins should hurl themselves at someone,they are changed to animate gender. They are <u>'''''not'''''</u> derivative gender however, unless they do something that must have its source in the coins themselves. For instance if you write "The coins hurled themselves at him" and the reason for this action was due to a massive magnet on the other side of the door, then it's animate. If they do so by themselves however, they are of the derivative gender.
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The inanimate gender consists of things that are considered dead. Rocks, sacks, coins etc. If an object however acts as if alive, for instance if the coins should hurl themselves at someone,they are changed to animate gender. They are <u>'''''not'''''</u> animate gender however, unless they do something that must have its source in the coins themselves. For instance if you write "The coins hurled themselves at him" and the reason for this action was due to a massive magnet on the other side of the door, then it's inanimate. If they do so by themselves however, they are of the derivative gender. For instance, the brooms in Disney's Fantasia, are animate gender, although brooms usually are inanimate.
   
 
====Animate====
 
====Animate====
   
 
The animate gender consists of things that are living, or seem to have a will of their own. Animals, plants, fire, a river, wind etc. If something of the animate gender is the subject of a verb using the active mood, it is of derivative gender. "The cat kills the mouse" the cat is derivative, while the mouse is animate.
 
The animate gender consists of things that are living, or seem to have a will of their own. Animals, plants, fire, a river, wind etc. If something of the animate gender is the subject of a verb using the active mood, it is of derivative gender. "The cat kills the mouse" the cat is derivative, while the mouse is animate.
 
====Derivative====
 
Something related to the source of something, also things that are personified are of the derivative gender. This is only partly a gender, and nearly every word in this gender is either a personified idealistic noun or an animate noun being the subject of an active verb.
 
   
 
====Idealistic====
 
====Idealistic====
Anything that is of the mind is of the idealistic gender. It's the gender of concepts and ideas. For instance math,language,science, terminology, free will etc. All lexical entries are written this way, for instance "bas" (sack) which is inanimate is "bes" in a lexical entry. Idealistic nouns are perceptive if they are personified. In the sentence "Death appeared" death is of the perceptive gender. Idealistic gender can also be used for inanimate gender. If you say something like: "Put all your thoughts in a sack" then your thoughts and the sack are both idealistic. If the thoughts were physical and you mean a physical sack however, the thoughts would be perceptive gender, and the sack would be inanimate.
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Anything that is of the mind is of the idealistic gender. It's the gender of concepts and ideas. For instance math,language,science, terminology, free will etc. All lexical entries are written this way, for instance "bas" (sack) which is inanimate is "bes" in a lexical entry. In a sentence where death appears on the scene, death would be of the animate gender although it's usually idealistic. Idealistic gender can also be used for inanimate gender. If you say something like: "Put all your ideas in a sack" then your ideas and the sack are both idealistic, because the sack in question isn't physically real. The sack and the ideas can easily be inanimate too though. Then "putting all your ideas in a sack" would mean that you should put physical ideas (inventions for instance) in your physical sack.
   
 
==Dictionary==
 
==Dictionary==

Revision as of 16:23, March 17, 2010

For now this is just a personal language written between two people. It's intended to be written, and is considered a dead language (obviously).

Name: Miri'e

Type: Fusional

Alignment: Nominative-Accusative

Head Direction: First

Number of genders: 3,5

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: Yes

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


Setting

Miri'e is a dead language that was spoken in ancient Colossian culture. Due to wars the language slowly merged with Old-Colossian, and it became what is today known as Colossian, which is vastly different from the Miri'en language. It survived as a written and spoken language through monasteries, as the religious texts were never translated and remained thus in the Miri'en language. Priests and religious people read it quite fluently, and many also learn it in order to understand ancient and classical texts.

Phonology

Consonants Bilabial Alveolar Alveolopalatal Palatal Velar Labiovelar
Plosive p (p) b (b) t (t) d (d) k (k) g (g)
Nasal m (m) n (n)
Fricative s (s) ʃ (š) x (x)
Approximant j (j) w (w)
Trill r (r)
Lateral l (l)

(I will update this later, the only difference so far is that /w/ is changed to /v/ aka. a voiced labiodental fricative.)


Vowels Front Near-front Middle Near-back Back
Close i (i) ʉ (u)
Near-close ʊ (o)
Close-mid e (e)
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

a (a)

Phonotactics

(C1) V (C2)



C1= B,P,D,T,K,G,M,N,X,J,R,L,S, Š,W

V=E,EJ,A,AJ,O,OJ,U

C2= D, M, N, S, R, L, W, J


These are still subject to change!

Basic Grammar

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

Nouns

Gender

Note: Genders can change the meaning of some words, as some words have several genders with altogether different meanings.

Inanimate

The inanimate gender consists of things that are considered dead. Rocks, sacks, coins etc. If an object however acts as if alive, for instance if the coins should hurl themselves at someone,they are changed to animate gender. They are not animate gender however, unless they do something that must have its source in the coins themselves. For instance if you write "The coins hurled themselves at him" and the reason for this action was due to a massive magnet on the other side of the door, then it's inanimate. If they do so by themselves however, they are of the derivative gender. For instance, the brooms in Disney's Fantasia, are animate gender, although brooms usually are inanimate.

Animate

The animate gender consists of things that are living, or seem to have a will of their own. Animals, plants, fire, a river, wind etc. If something of the animate gender is the subject of a verb using the active mood, it is of derivative gender. "The cat kills the mouse" the cat is derivative, while the mouse is animate.

Idealistic

Anything that is of the mind is of the idealistic gender. It's the gender of concepts and ideas. For instance math,language,science, terminology, free will etc. All lexical entries are written this way, for instance "bas" (sack) which is inanimate is "bes" in a lexical entry. In a sentence where death appears on the scene, death would be of the animate gender although it's usually idealistic. Idealistic gender can also be used for inanimate gender. If you say something like: "Put all your ideas in a sack" then your ideas and the sack are both idealistic, because the sack in question isn't physically real. The sack and the ideas can easily be inanimate too though. Then "putting all your ideas in a sack" would mean that you should put physical ideas (inventions for instance) in your physical sack.

Dictionary

Example text

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