Conlang
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Solans
/soˈlaɴʒ/
Type
Inflectional
Alignment
Nominative–accusative
Head direction
Initial
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[]

Solans is my first true Romance conlang. I am unsure where it is going to go, so for now it is experimental. 

Phonology[]

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m〈m〉 ɱ n〈n〉 ɲ〈ñ〉 ŋ〈ng〉 ɴ
Plosive

p〈p〉

b〈b〉

t〈t〉

d〈d〉

k〈q〉

g〈g〉

Fricative β

f〈f〉

v〈v〉

ð s〈s〉 ʒ〈j〉 ɣ ʁ〈r〉
Affricate

t͡s〈c〉

d͡z〈z〉

t͡ʃ〈ç〉

d͡ʒ〈zj〉

Approximant w j〈y〉
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app. l〈l〉
Lateral flap

Vowels[]

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i〈i〉 u〈u〉
Near-close
Close-mid e〈e〉 o〈o〉
Mid ə
Open-mid ɛ ɔ̃〈õ〉
Near-open
Open

a〈a〉

ã〈ã〉

Allophony[]

  • /m/ is realized as [ɱ] before labio-dental consonants.
  • /n/ is realized as [ŋ] before /k/.
  • /n/ is realized as [ɴ] before /ʁ/, /l/, /s/, and /ʒ/.
  • /b/, /d/, and /g/ are realized as [β], [ð], and [ɣ], respectively, between vowels.
  • /l/ is realized as [w] at a syllable coda. 
  • /a/ becomes [ə] when unstressed.
  • /e/ becomes [ɛ] when unstressed.

Palatalization[]

  • /g/ is palatalized to [ʒ] before /e/ or /i/.

Other Pronunciation Rules[]

  • /e/ becomes [i] if it is the only vowel in the last syllable of a word if unstressed.
  • /t/ and /d/ become [t͡ʃ] and [d͡ʒ], respectively, if it comes before an /e/ said as [i].
  • /e/ becomes [ə] after /ʁ/ and /l/ if it is the only vowel in the last syllable of a word if unstressed.
  • /e/ becomes [ə] in a single syllable word.
  • /o/ becomes [u] if it is the only vowel in the last syllable of a word if unstressed.
  • /s/ becomes [ʒ] at the end of a syllable.
  • /t͡s/ becomes [t͡ʃ] at the end of a syllable.
  • /d͡z/ becomes [d͡ʒ] at the end of a syllable.
  • /ʁ/ is silent at a syllable coda.

Alphabet[]

Letter Name IPA
A a a, ə
à ã
B b, β
C t͡s, t͡ʃ
Ç ça t͡ʃ
D d, ð, d͡ʒ
E é e, ɛ, i, ə
F afe f
G ghé g, ɣ
H aj Ø
I i i
J ʒ
K ka k
L ale l, w
M ame m, ɱ
N ane n, ŋ, ɴ
Ñ añe ɲ
O o o, u
Õ ɔ̃
P p
Q k
R ra ʁ, Ø
S s, ʒ
T t, t͡ʃ
U u u
V vu v
W zjúvlevu w
X axe ʒ
Y ya j
Z d͡z, d͡ʒ

Digraphs[]

  • NG makes the sound [ŋ], not [ŋg].
  • GH is used before /e/ and /i/ to depalatalize it.
  • ZJ is pronounced [d͡ʒ].
  • SS is pronounced [s].
  • ÁÃ is [ˈã], the stressed form of /ã/.
  • ÓÕ is [ˈɔ̃], the stressed form of /ɔ̃/.

Phonotactics[]

Grammar[]

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

Pronouns[]

Nominative Pronouns (Subject)

O Onos
Su Suvos
Lu, La, Lo Lumos

Accusative Pronouns (Direct Object)

On Onoss
Suv Suvoss
Lum, Lam, Lom Lumoss

...

Interrogatives[]

English Solans Abbreviation
what qua
which quale q̃le
who qare qr
whose zjeqare zqr
where dons
whence duns
whither tadons tdons
when qando qndo
how qom
why pequa pq̃
whether daqa dq

Nouns[]

Verbs[]

There are 3 major classes of nouns: Á verbs, É verbs, and Í verbs. They are named after the vowels the infitives end in. These verbs are conjugated according to person, number, and tense by changing the suffix of the verb. The three major tenses (present, past, and future) will be shown here. To view the full page of tenses, click here.

Á[]

resent:

-o -ano
-ass -avu
-a -amu

Past:

-oná -onó
-asá -avú
-amá -amú

Future:

-óõ -anons
-ans -avuns
-áã -amuns

É[]

Present:

-o -engo
-ess -evu
-e -emu

Past:

-onghé -ongó
-esé -evú
-emé -emú

Future:

-óõ -engons
-ens -evuns
-éã -emuns

Í[]

Present:

-o -iño
-iss -ivu
-i -imu

Past:

-oñé -oñó
-isé -ivú
-imé -imú

Future:

-óõ -iñons
-ins -ivuns
-íã -imuns

Syntax[]

Vocabulary[]

Swadesh List[]

Here

Comparisons to Other Romance Languages[]

"the house"

Spanish Solans
la casa le qage
/la kasa/ /lə kaʒi/

"mother"

Portuguese Solans
mãe mãi
/mãj/ /mãj/

"fish"

Romanian Solans
pește peste
/peʃte/ /peʒt͡ʃi/

"chest"

Catalan Solans
pit pic
/pit/ /pit͡ʃ/

"river"

French Solans
fleuve fleva
/fløv/ /fleva/


Example text[]

Umãs tode açamu nasteu leberi ji egal em dingnidade ji atribuçõs. Lumos açamu dotau quam rasã ji qonçinsa, ji divimu atá aum otralo eum alma zji fraçadade.

[ˈumãʒ ˈtod͡ʒi aˈt͡ʃamu ˈnəʒtew lɛˈβeʁi ʒi ɛˈɣaw em diŋniˈðad͡ʒi ʒi atʁiˈβut͡ʃɔ̃ʒ. ˈlumuʒ aˈt͡ʃamu ˈdotaw kwam ˈʁasã ʒi koˈt͡ʃiɴsə, ʒi diˈvimu əˈta awm oˈtʁalo eum ˈawmə d͡ʒi fʁət͡ʃəˈðad͡ʒi.]

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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