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Yolon (natively iolon [ˈjoʟ̠ɤn]) is an intergalactic language used by many civilizations in the Local Group. It was created in a planet called Yanizz ([ʝanyʑ]), 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 civilizations in the Andromeda galaxy, 73 civilizations in the Milky Way, 52 civilizations in the Triangulum galaxy, 12 civilizations in the LMC, and 5 civilizations in the SMC.

Some of its vocabulary was inspired by Lapizyol, which was, and is, the most used language in Yanizz.

Writing[]

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[]

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

Syllables[]

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[]

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

Pronunciation[]

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[]

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Uvular
Nasal [n] [ɲ]
Plosive [p] [d] [c] [q]
Affricate [t͡ʃ] [t͡ɕ]
Fricative [β] [ç] [χ]
Approximant [j] [ɰ̠ʷ]*
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 be [w̠] in most ipa sections because annoying

Table[]

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

[w̠] 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

Dialects[]

Yolon split into dialects early into it's history. Dialects can mostly be understood by other dialects, and usually change how words work.

Iulun: Old Yolon, used by 6 civilizations in the Andromeda Galaxy. It's unevolving nature was intentional.

Yolon-Kez: Yolon-Kezz makes it so that word grouping always has a dash. It is used by 62% of civilizations in the Milky Way, and also includes the letter "y".

  • Yolono(-Kezo): Yolon, but coda consonants are not allowed. Only 8 civilizations use this.

Dictionary[]

Math[]

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, Pzaknil = Infinity

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[]

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[]

-ze = 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[]

Di = me, Do = you, Da = it, Dip = we (but not you), Dop = 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

Li = this, Lii = 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[]

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

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

Vukap = chaos/complex, Kap = order/simple

Zec = ownership

Zuh = age, Zuhnol = new, Zuhnil = old

Geometry[]

Zekn = shape

(n)-(m)zekn = n-sided m-dimensional shape

Pza-pzizekn = triangle, Pa-pzizekn = square, Pzu-pzizekn = pentagon

Pa-pzazekn = tetrahedron, Pu-pzazekn = cube, pe-pzazekn = octahedron, ...

Pzaknil-pzizekn = circle, Pzaknil-pzazekn = sphere

Language-related[]

Iol = language, Iolnol = dialect

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

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

Verbs/Prepopositions[]

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[]

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[]

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
Pziniezn 9 459 597 312 000 ly
Piniezn 4 561 940 000 ly
Niezn 220 000 ly
Vupiniezn 10.61 ly
Vupziniezn 4 840 580 500 km (0.0005 ly)
Vupzaniezn 233 438 km
Vupaniezn 11.26 km
Vupzuniezn 0.543 m
Yolon Unit Time Unit
Pzizehn 9 459 597 312 000 years
Pizehn 4 561 940 000 years
Zehn 220 000 years
Vupizehn 10.61 years
Vupziniezn 4.48 hours
Vupzaniezn 0.778 seconds

Alphabet History[]

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[]

Yolon[]

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

English[]

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

IPA[]

[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