In gratitude for the support the Wattpad community has shown for Soulwoven over the last few months, I'm putting up an Aleani language primer. If you're so inclined, you should be able to translate every Aleani statement in the book using it.
I hope you like it. It was fun cobbling a language for the Aleani together from bits and pieces of Earth languages I know. It's even more fun to write in it.
Enjoy! I'll post one for the Sh'ma language when Soulwoven hits 200,000 reads.
A Primer to the Aleani Language
(Ferthor Syorchia Aleaner)
Aleani verbs generally end in “a” in the infinitive (i.e. Alea). Aleani verbs have only two basic verb conjugations: one for actions which one has done oneself (“b”, i.e. Aleb, “I live”) and one for actions which others have performed (“k”, i.e. Alek, “He lives, she lives, they live,” etc.). Each conjugation, in turn, possesses two endings: one for an action already completed (“dt”, i.e. Alebdt, “I lived”), and one for an action not yet complete (“th”, or “ch” after the “b”, i.e. Alebch, “I live, I am living, I will live,” or Alekth, “He lives, he will live.”). The imperative is the root without the ending, with a “k” added if the word ending is a vowel (i.e. Alek, “Live!”, Chel, “Climb!”)
Exceptions: for verbs ending in "ua" the “a” is kept when conjugated (i.e. Fenuab, “I govern, I am in charge”)
The placement of an adjective after a verb will make it an adverb (i.e. Fenuab al, “I govern greatly,” Aleb ardrt, “I live with anger”).
Attaching “er” to a noun or a pronoun will make it a possessive. (i.e. Aleaner, “Of or belonging to the Aleani”, Eler “your”).
Attaching “n” to the infinitive of a verb will make it a noun (i.e Alean, “Those who are, those who live, those who breathe”). Adding “i” to a noun will make the diminuitive form of it (i.e. Aleani, “The little ones who live”; Fenuani “Chief, clan head, boss, section leader”).
Adjectives come immediately after the nouns they describe.
General Sense of Words
Generally, Aleani words have a harshness to them, with a lot of “h”s. “Th”, “Ch” (hard “k” sound), and “Dt” are used often enough that they have their own letter to represent them in the written language. Hard consonants and hard vowel sounds abound.
Ek (n.) - justice, the law, what is right
Eut (n.) - today, this time, now
Reka (v.) - to come
Ferth (n.) – Beginning, place to start.
Syorchua (v.) - To speak, say, communicate
Syorchia (n) - Language
Ia (n. pl.) - Words
Fenua (v.) - To govern
Lan (n.) - City, village, place where people dwell.
Or (n.) - Text
Alea (v.) - To be, to live, to breathe.
Olea (v.) - to be (for inanimate objects)
Hardt (n.) - Volcano
Du (art.) - The (used generally only in names)
Mir (n., adj.) - blue
Nord (n., adj.) - north, the direction of north
El (pronoun) – you
Aleka (v.) - to walk
Fetua (v.) - to fly
idt (prep) - for
sindt (prep.) - with
set (n., adj.) - south
Yenorertyal (n.) – God’s grace; the will of Yenor
tyal (n.) - grace, blessing
tyaler (n.) - parent, father, mother
Chel (n.) - mountain
Chela (v.) - climb, reach up, strive
Chelua (v.) - to stay, be steady, durable, implacable, mountain-like
Keldt (adj.) - soft, easy, warm, inviting
Rorcht (adj.) - cold, impassive, uncaring
Ardrdt (adj.) - angry
Ardra (v.) - to fight
Circht (n.) - circle, crown, circlet
Cherdt (n.) - heart
Spach (n.) - space
Al (adj.) - great
Fenuan (n.) - King or queen; king and queen together; the rulers.
Brecht (n.) - joke, farce, idiocy
Brechua (v.) - to make a joke, to be foolish
Brechuan (n.) - a fool, a joker, an idiot
Wyea (v.) - to call, to speak, to sing
Lanfenuan (n.) - mayor
Cheran (n.) - horse
Sulua (v.) - (obscene)
Chersuluan (n.) - (obscene exclamation)
Ya (adj.) - young
Yan (n.) - child
Ro (n., adj.) - red
Erth (n.) - sky
Cheltyaler (n.) - a species of giant worm that lives beneath the mountains.
Ha (art.) - yes
Kwet (n.) - jewel, gemstone, precious thing
Rokwet (n.) - ruby
Herua (v.) - to make trouble, cause a problem, have a problem
Heruan (n.) - trouble, a problem.
Nda (p.) - here, there, a particular point.
Sun (n.) - the sun.
Alekan (n.) - travels, journeys, walkings.
Aldt (adj.) - good
Cherkeldt (exp.) - Thank you, lit. "Warm heart."
Sun Chelan (exp.) - Hello (between strangers), lit. "The sun’s climb [greets you]."
Hedua (v.) - sail
Hedt (n.) - sea
Heduan (n.) - sailor
Orin (n.) - book; tome; long text
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