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By all means, take a look around. Thank you.


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

Declensions: Yes

Conjugations: Yes

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


Mirie

Language name written in the pre-colossian alphabet

== 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 No 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 animate gender. For instance, the brooms in Disney's Fantasia, are animate gender, although brooms usually are inanimate.



Root vowel

Example Word

Meaning


a/aj

Bas

sack



==

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.



Root vowel

Example Word

Meaning


e/ej

Wejr

Wind



==

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 "bis" 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.



Root vowel

Example Word

Meaning


i

Wir


Wind (as concept or lexical entry)





=

Number===



==

Singular====


All nouns are listed in singular, nominative and indefinite when listed in the dictionary.

==

Dual====

Example word

Dual

Meaning


Wejr

Base

Two sacks



==

Plural====

Example word

Plural

Meaning


Bas

Basa

Two sacks



=

Definiteness===



==

Negative====

Example word

Plural

Meaning


Bas

Xebas

No sack



==

Indefinite====


All nouns are listed in singular, nominative and indefinite when listed in the dictionary.



==

Definite====

Example word

Plural

Meaning


Bas

Kobas

The sack



=

Cases===


Note: In written Miri'e the cases are shown by adding a case symbol. For instance spoken, and written with the latin alphabet the word "bag" would be "Bas.ir" in sublative, but in the original alphabet it would be rendered Bas+Sublative marker.



Cases

Example


Nominative

Wejr


Accusative

Wejr.i


Dative

Wejr.e


Genitive

Wejr.al


Ablative

Wejr.o


Vocative

Wejr.iš


Comparative

Wejr.ej


Locative/Instrumental

Wejr.a


Prosecutive

Wejr.u


Illative

Wejr.es


Adessive

Wejr.en


Intrative

Wejr.ew


Perlative

Wejr.or


Subessive

Wejr.im


Sublative

Wejr.ir


Terminative

Wejr.il


"Aversive"


Wejr.ad




== Verbs==

Person

Mood

Stem


Voice






Stem modifier:

Onset(C1)

Tense and aspect


Rime V + (C2)



=

Voice===

Active

I.mero


Middle

I.mero-s


Passive

I.mero-w


=

Mood===



Mood

Example word

Meaning


Indicative

I.mero

I eat


Subjunctive

I.d.mero

I will eat


Commissive

I.n.mero

I shall eat


Imperative

U.s.mero

(You) stop that!


Necessitative

I.l.mero

I must eat


Precative

I.w.mero

Can/Will I eat?


Optative

I.j.mero

I wish/want to eat


"Indirective"

I.r.mero

I obviously eat


=

Person===


First person


Second person


Third person


Singular


Plural

=

Tense & Aspect===



== Numbers==

Number

Spoken form

Written form


zero

o

.


one

Man

/


two

Nan

/.


three

San

//


four

Ko

/..


eight

Šo

/...


twelve

Wo

//..


sixteen

Ro

/....


twenty

Xo

/./..



The numbers are made by adding together. Five for instance would be (4+1) Koman, and so on. However you could not make six by saying "sansan" (3+3), six would be Konan (4+2).


== Dictionary==



== Example text==







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