Conlang
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Old Varrit
Bvaːreʔ oːtan
Type
Fusional
Alignment
Head direction
left
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect


General Information[]

Old Varrit (natively Bvaːreʔ oːtan) is the direct ancestor of Varrit. Whereas modern Varrit has borrowed a large portion of its vocabulary from Alemarese and Barejine, Old Varrit is spoken before the Alemarese expansion offshore of the Chevin peninsula.

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive tenuis p t k ʔ
voiced b d g
ejective
Affricate tenuis pf
voiced bv
ejective tʃ'
Fricative voiceless f s x h
voiced v z
Approximant j w
Trill r

Vowels[]

Front Back
High i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Low a aː

Nouns[]

Verbs[]

berzariː "bifurcates, branches, forks"

sg pl
1 ex berzarpf berzarat
in berzaran
2 berzaras berzarswe
3 berzar berzarte
0 berzarku

Negative[]

Negative stem: <ːxo> before final stem consonant

berzaːxoriː "not bifurcates, not branches, not forks"

sg pl
1 ex berzaːxorpf berzaːxorat
in berzaːxoran
2 berzaːxoras berzaːxorswe
3 berzaːxor berzaːxorte
0 berzaːxorku

Syntax[]

Vocabulary[]

Numbers[]

Historically, Varrit had a base ten number system, but this was replaced by base eight after the Alemarese took over.

# name 10+# 10*#
1 vix vidʒaːf dʒafas
2 beras berdʒaːf kʼardoː
3 moːn mondʒaːf kʼardoː-dʒafas
4 tʼeː tʼedʒaːf xunderas
5 ʔigas ʔigdʒaːf xunderas-dʒafas
6 ʔasar ʔasardʒaːf xuːvas
7 zetoː zetodʒaːf xuːvas-dʒafas
8 pʼerin pʼerindʒaːf ?
9 ʔam ʔandʒaːf ?-dʒafas
10 dʒafas kʼardoː xeːmiseda

Example text[]

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