The alphabet.

Yolon (natively iolon [ˈjoʟ̠ɤn]) is an intergalactic language used by many stars in the Local Group. It was created in a planet called Ianizz ([ʝanyʐ]), approximately in the year 3700 B.C., as an easy-to-learn language, so that civilizations could communicate easily, on the same language.

Yolon is used by 143 stars in the Andromeda galaxy, 73 stars in the Milky Way, 52 stars in the Triangulum galaxy, 12 stars in the LMC, and 5 stars in the SMC.

Writing[edit | edit source]

Yolon follows SOV (Subject Object Verb). In formal Yolon, uppercase letters are used to denote proper nouns or words that don't exist in the language (actually they're just normal letters with a bar over it, and I'm too lazy to put macrons over them)

Putting a dot over a consonant voices or unvoices them.

Rules[edit | edit source]

"C" cannot be at the start of a word. It also can't be used twice in a row.

Syllables[edit | edit source]

The syllable structure is C(K)(Y)V(Y)(D)(N).

K is either Z, V, R or N; Y is either I or U (making a [j] or [ɰ̠ʷ] respectively); D is any consonant except R, and N is an additional n at the end of a syllable, making the code nasalized, or making it a nasal stop, in the case of plosives.

It is needed to use either C, V or both.

Proper nouns don't need to follow these rules.

Stress[edit | edit source]

The stress of a word is in the first syllable of it's root syllable/word.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Yolon does not have very complex pronunciation. The pronunciation is very different among dialects. The language is usually written, not pronounced, so it remains consistent among civilizations because the writing is very consistent.

Chart[edit | edit source]

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal [n] [ɲ]
Plosive [p] [d] [c] [q]
Affricate [t͡ʃ] [t͡ɕ]
Fricative [β] [ç] [χ]
Approximant [ɰ̠ʷ]* [j]
Trill [ʀʲ] [ʀ]
Lateral Approximant [ʎ] [ʟ̠]
Front Central Back
Close [i] | [y] [ɯ] | [u]
Close-Mid [e] | [ø] [ɘ] | [ɵ] [ɤ] | [o]
Open [a] | [ɶ]

*will sometimes be [w] in most ipa sections because annoying

Table[edit | edit source]

This table indicates the sound(s) of each letter.

Letter Sound
Vowels
A [a] when stressed

[ɶ] when not stressed

E [e] when stressed

[ø] when not stressed

I [i] when stressed

[y] when not stressed

[j] when used before a vowel

O [o] when stressed

[ɤ] when not stressed

U [u] when stressed

[ɯ] when not stressed

[β̞͡ɰ̠] when used before a vowel

Ə [ɘ] when stressed

[ɵ] when not stressed

Consonants
C [t͡ʃ]

[t͡ɕ] when used before [j]

D [d]
H [χ]

[ç] when used before [j]

K [q]

[c] when used before [j]

L [ʟ̠]

[ʎ] when used before [j]

N [n]

[ɲ] when used before [j]

P [p]
R [ʀ]

[ʀʲ] (voiced palatal trill) when

used before [j]

V [β]
Z [z]

[ʑ] when used before [j]

- No


Dictionary[edit | edit source]

Math[edit | edit source]

Yolon uses base 12. Numbers are mostly written in their short form (like 12 intead of twelve). However, numbers still have a pronunciation.

Pzak = number, Vupzak = negative number

0 = Pui, 1 = Pi, 2 = Pzi, 3 = Pza, 4 = Pa, 5 = Pzu, 6 = Pu, 7 = Pze, 8 = Pe, 9 = Po, 10/A = Pə, 11/B = Pzo

Pzal = equation

Pipzal = addition, Vupipzal = subtraction

Pzipzal = multiplication, Vupzipzal = division

Pzapzal = exponentiation, Vupzapzal = root, Vzopupzal = logarithm

2763 = 1723

2147482648 = 4BB2301B4

Prefixes[edit | edit source]

vu- = not, vo- not as in "not attack", vuo- = combination of vu- and vo-

niz- = strengthen a word (like turning bright to brighter)

nic- = strengthen a word to its max (like turning bright to brightest)

Suffixes[edit | edit source]

-iz = ownership

-he = from a place (example: "I am Bulgarian[1]" would be "di BƏUKEHIƏhe ie")

-ro = do -er of (agentive case)

-ni = more, -no = less

-nil = more, but in a different way, -nol = less, but in a different way

-(l)up = past, -(l)ep = present, -(l)ip = future

-(a)p = plural

-iuz = transform a noun/verb into an adjective

-iaz = transform a noun into a verb

Basic Words[edit | edit source]

Di = me, Do = you, Da = it, Dip = we (but not you), Dup = we (me and you), Dap = they]

Uo = you, but with inanimate objects, Ua = it, but with non-living things

Zi = yes, Vu = no

Zinil = of course, Vunil = of course not

Vaco = hi/hello, Vuac = bye

Ue = it, for inanimate objects

Ie = is (for adjectives), Ia = is (for verbs), Li = in

Hekal = what, Hokal = why, Ziokkal = who, Zehkal = when, Hezkal = where

Və = the, Ve = a/an, Vi = this, Vii = that

Ni = and, Ne = or

Le = this, Lo = that

Nal = because

Ki = need, Ka = should, Ko = can

Nok = want, Nokup = wanted

Nan = but

Ra = if

Zon = all/every, Zen = any, Zun = some

Nouns[edit | edit source]

Viak = thing, Zoviak = everything, Vuzoviak = nothing, Zeviak = anything, Zuviak = anything

Ziek = life, Ziok = creature, Zopziok = human equivalent to other civilizations, Zopzioknil = civilization

Hez = place, Zohez = everywhere, Vuzohez = nowhere, Zehez = anywhere, Zuhez = somewhere

Zeh = time, Zozeh = always, Vuzozeh = never, Zezeh = anytime, Zuzeh = sometime

Zehup = past, Zehep = present, Zehip = future

Zian = cosmic object/cosmos

Pizian = moon, Kzizian = planet, Kzazian = star, Pazian = galaxy, Nizviak = universe

Zav = atom

Viakiad = tool

Piok = speed

Pioknol = slow, Pioknil = fast

Divpiok = speed of light

Div = light

Liz = inside, Luz = outside

Niaz = size, Niaznil = big, Niaznol = small

Niez = length, Nieznil = long, Nieznol = short

Niuz = distance, Niuznil = far, Niuznol = close

Zop = knowledge

Hok = ranking

Zic = power

Lia = vision, Liaviak = image, Liaviak-ap = video

Kal = question

Hel = temperature, Helnil = hot, Helnol = cold

Pihel = solid, Pzihel = liquid, Pzahel = gas, Pahel = plasma

Vuad = currency

Nod = position

Riәk = force, Zianriәk = gravity

Vod = name

Vuok = existance

Vukiop = chaos/complex, Kiop = order/simple

Language-related[edit | edit source]

Iol = language, Iolnol = dialect

Pec = word, Pecnol = letter/character, Pecnil = sentence

Peciak = text/writing (pec-viak = word-thing), Peciaz = write

Verbs/Prepopositions[edit | edit source]

Kien = attack, Vukien = defend

Niə = create, Vuniə = destroy, Pak = change

Iad = use

Nid = go, Vunid = stop

Kaz = like, Vukaz = dislike

Kazni = love, Vukazni = hate

Hiaz = do/action

Diev = give, Vukaz-vudiev = steal

Had = appear/seem (like in "this doesn't seem to be useful")

Kəv = contain, Vukəv = contained by

Pakod = move

Adjectives[edit | edit source]

Kez = good, Vukez = bad

Kaz = good (not evil), Vukaz = evil

Iadiuz = useful, Vuiadiuz = useless

Ziekiuz = living, Vuziekiuz = dead

Ziciuz = powerful/strong, Vuziciuz = weak

Vuokzikzazianiuz = not the 11th least star-like, also probably the longest non-hyphenated non-number word

Units[edit | edit source]

Dazn = unit

Niezn = unit of length, approximately equal to 220 000 light years

Zehn = unit of time, approximately equal to 220 000 years

Piokn = unit of speed, equal to the speed of light

Yolon Unit Metric Unit
Niezn 220 000 ly
Vupiniezn 10 ly
Vupziniezn 4 840 580 500 km (0.0005 ly)
Vupzaniezn 233 438 km
Vupaniezn 11.26 km
Vupzuniezn 0.543 m

Alphabet History[edit | edit source]

3753 B.C. 2414 B.C. 1051 B.C. 34 A.C. 1674
Vowels I, A, U I, A, U, E, O I, Ɪ, A, Ɑ, U, Ʉ, E, Ɛ, O, Ɔ I, A, U, E, O, Ə I, A, U, E, O, Ə
Consonants P, T, K, H, S, N, L B, D, G, Z, H, N, L P, D, K, V, Z, N, L, R P, D, K, V, Z, H, L, N, R P, D, K, C, V, Z, H, N, L, R
Multigraphs TS, TT DZ, ZB, DD DZ DZ
Changes + E, O

KZ -> X, DKZ -> DX

+ ZB

Everything got voiced

+ Ɑ, Ɪ, Ʉ, Ɛ, Ɔ

ZB -> V

DD -> R

- Ɑ, Ɪ, Ʉ, Ɛ, Ɔ

+ Ə

DZ -> C

Example Text[edit | edit source]

Yolon[edit | edit source]

dav və ZANEDap ki vuniəlip.
dav 100ap-zopzioknil vuniəlup.
nan dap vuviciuz ie!
dav dap vuniəlip!

English[edit | edit source]

We need to destroy the Zaneds.
They have destroyed hundreds of civilizations.
But hey are very weak!
We will destroy them!

IPA[edit | edit source]

[dav βɘ zanedɶp qi βɯɲjɘʟ̠ɯp.
dav pynβɶnβɶp zɤpʑjoqnyʟ̠ βɯɲjɘʟ̠ɯp.
nan dap βɯβit͡ɕjɯz je
dav dap βɯɲjɘʟ̠yp]

[1]. I am not from Bulgaria, I'm not even from Europe

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