Khalradre y Nepiťİ-li, the Language of the Dryads
̇̇· ['kxal.ʁaɟ.əʁ ə ne.pi'c͡çiːli]
Epigean (Khalradre y Nepiťİ-li) is a non-human language spoken by dryads, in my fanfiction and maybe later in some novel. It mainly grew up in Brittany, with scarce Aśan, Gaulish and French influences (in that order).
It doesn't have verbs, but four verbal particles :
1. Modal : An initial particle indicating the mood. Is that something you know ? You'd (dis)like ? You're asking for ? Your interlocutor will know that immediatly.
2. Semantic : an adjective indicating what the action is about.
3. Temporal : a compound particle indicating the tense (when is it done) and the agent (who does it).
4. Aspective : A finale particle indicating the aspect of the action (simple, continuous, intended, etc…).
You put the subject, direct object and indirect object, in that order, between n°3 and n°4.
That means a sentence is at least four words-long, but also that these four words carries way more informations than a simple verbal sentence.
HyťArki y Nepiťİ-li (Writing System)
̇ ̇̇· [xə'c͡çaʁ.ki ə ne.pi'c͡çiːli]
|A cæde fo aslim-li mad kȧghaa-liam ėkii.
· ̇· ̇̇̇.
[a çøɟ ɸɔ 'as.lim li mac 'kaj.ŋ͡ǃa 'li.am 'ej.kiː]
EPS drink-G1.S NFUT-3S roe.ERG+DEF.ART water.ACC forest.DAT+DEF.ART-LOC DUR
The roe deer is drinking in the forest.
|Lo sade aľİ kanem-lini eṁa la lim.
̇ ·̇ ̇ .
[lɔ saɟ aʎ'i 'ka.nem 'li.ni 'e.mʲa la lim]
AHOR wanted-G2.S INTEN-1S dog-DEF.ART.INSTR me of INCH
I would like to go hunting with my dog.
|E ati daaṅo ounikȧgha-em RyroussAlka deru.
̇ ̇ ̇̇· .
[e 'a.ci 'ɟaː.ɲɔ 'u.ni.kajŋ͡ǃa em ʁə.ʁusː'al.ka 'ɟe.ʁy]
IND be-G2.S ETNL-3S home.forest-LOC Roussalka.ACC PASS
Roussalka lives permanently in Broceliande.
|Oro emæ khi no ?
[↗ 'ɔ.ʁɔ 'e.mø kxi nɔ]
INTERR located-G4.S CRAS-2S SEMF
Where will you be tomorrow ?