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Titanic Hafnic is a language spoken in the state of Hafnia on the moon Titan since the late 25th century.

Titanian Hafnic
Evfnye Titane
Type
Fusional/Analytic
Alignment
Nominative-Accusative
Head direction
Head-Initial
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
Yes
Genders
Yes
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



Origin[]

Titanian Hafnic was created semi-naturally by a group of colonists on Titan, who started filling the language with words that are equivalent in their native language(s), hence the amount of loanwords in the language.

Pholology[]

Consonants[]

Labial Dental Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n
Stop/Affricate unvoiced p t c k
voiced b d ɟ g
Fricative unvoiced f s ʃ x
voiced v ð z ʒ ɣ
Approximant l r j w

A rare bilabial click /ʘ/ represented by "Q" appears in a handful of words, such as Qeja /ʘɛʃa/ (fish) or Qât /ʘʌt/ (click; name of letter Q). The origins of this sound in the language are disputed.

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
unrounded rounded
Close i(ː) ʉ u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ œ ʌ
Open ä

Sound changes[]

  • [ʀ] is sometimes an allophone of /r/ between two open vowels, such as in weraka /wɛʀaka/ (shark).
  • Most vowels can be reduced to [ə] in an unstressed position.

Writing System[]

Alphabet[]

The Titanian Hafnic Alphabet is composed of 32 letters, of which 26 come directly from the Latin alphabet, the apostrophe is considered a letter, 4 are vowel variants (Â; Ê; Ï; Ô) and Ð is a consonant variant of D.

A Â B C D Ð E Ê F G H I Ï J K L
a â b c d ð e ê f g h i ï j k l
M N O Ô P Q R S T U V W X Y Z '
m n o ô p q r s t u v w x y z '

Standalone letters[]

A Â B D Ð E Ê F G H
ä ʌ b d ð ɛ e f g h
I Ï J K L M N O Ô P
i j ʃ k l m n o u p
Q R S T U V W Y Z '
ʘ r s t ʉ v w j/i z -

Diphtongs and Digraphs[]

AE AY IE OE ÔE UE
aj œ
CH CJ GJ GH G' K' SJ ZJ
x ʧ ʤ ɣ ɟ c ʃ ʒ

The letter Û is an archaic letter that no longer exists in modern Titanian Hafnic, and was pronounced /ʉ/, same as <u>. It appeared in some words such as (air), which evolved into Tu.

Keyboard[]

Titania Hafnic keyboard.png


Grammar[]

Verbs[]

Verbs in Titanic Hafnic always end in a consonant in infinitive. Verbs have a present tense, two past tenses and one future tense. The verbs aren't conjugated based on number, hence why the subject is never omitted. The present and past tenses have affixes such as -ê-, -y- and -a- based on the person.

Trant (to go)
1st person 2nd Person 3rd person
Present Tense Trantê Tranty Tranta
Past Tense 1 Trantên Trantyn Trantan
Past Tense 2 Dotrantên Dotrantyn Dotrantan
Future Tense Trantêgj Trantygj Trantagj

Nouns[]

Nouns in Titanian Hafnic have 4 declensions.

Declension Gender Suffixes Example Word Singular Plural
1st Female -a; -e K'ob- K'oba /coba/ K'obe /cobɛ/
2nd Neuter -n; -ns Boergo- Boergon /bœrgon/ Boergons /bœrgons/
3rd Neuter -r; -rt Fliesu- Fliesur /fliːsur/ Fliesurt /fliːsurt/
4th Male -s; -de Lasu- Lasus /lasʉs/ Lasude /lasʉdɛ/
Irregular Variable None Tu Tu /tʉ/ Tu /tʉ/

Pronouns[]

1st sing. 2nd sing. 3rd sing. ml. 3rd. sing. fm. 3rd. sing. nt. 1st pl. 2nd pl. 3rd. pl.
Nominative Ye Ob Zag Gjag Klag Fle Vob Nelg
Oblique Yedo Obodo Zado Gjado Klado Fledo Vodo Neldo
Possessive Yert Obort Zart Gjart Klart Flert Vort Nelort

Adjectives[]

Adjectives in Titanian Hafnic have a comparative form and a superlative form.

Form Adjective Suffix
Base form Goike -e
Comparative Goikal -al
Superlative Goikoz -oz

Sentence Order[]

The sentence order is Subject-Verb-Object (SVO), and the adjectives are placed after the noun or pronoun.

Titanian Hafnic lacks articles, however in transcriptions, "the" is identified as "ze" and "a/an" are identified as "ô".

Lexicon[]

Please note that this does not simulate word order, as such translating entire sentences using this tool is not advised.

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Phrases[]

Phrase in Titanian Hafnic - phonetic transcription - literal transliteration - translation.

Ômpe-brieton cha Titanus, lyns hes planêta anule Saturnus. Ye oeprodê unk Evfnya.

/umpɛ briːton xa titanʉs, lins hɛs planeta anʉlɛ satʉrnʉs. jɛ œprode ʉnk ɛfnja/

Good came to Titan, moon of planet ringed Saturn. I live in Hafnia.

Welcome to Titan, moon of the ringed planet Saturn. I live in Hafnia.

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