Sjabajzid’e Language

Sorry, it looks really funny and hard to pronounce, but honestly I swear you can pronounce it. This is an actual language I made up in my linguistic’s class. I made it in a group with two other people. Honestly, it probably looks better in the International Phonetic Alphabet, ’cause we made it using that, but I didn’t want to keep using the symbols cause they’re a pain to type. In the end, I just used the closest approximate in English that I could think of. I think I’ll be using it a bit more in They Call Me Incomplete, than in Come Sevenfall.

Anyway, this language is pretty much Aurogway’s Latin. It’s a dead language used only by smart people to sound smarter. I won’t use it too too much. This here’s just a page if you’re curious about the grammar and such. I have another one that’s a dictionary of words and phrases.

 

About

The language is a polysynthetic – agglutinative language with a subject-verb-object word order. It has five vowels and 19 consonants, 24 letters in total, though some letters are spelled with two consonants, as seen with Welsh.

Important note – the Sj or jz I use is actually the same letter, just it changes depending if it’s at the beginning of the word or in the middle. I transcribe it phonetically as a j, but it sounds like the in explosion, or like ʒ in the IPA.

 

–Grammar–

Noun Structure

Noun ending: –‘e {eh} [ɛ]

Noun Phrase Structure: (possessive) – noun – (plural) – (adj)

  • Thisunuthak’esuso‘ek {thi-sue-new-thaw-kay-sue-so-ehk} [θisunuθakɛsusoɛk]: First person affix – plural (We/our), – noun meaning volcano, – plural adjective meaning light/bright. Meaning: “Our bright volcanoes”

 

Pronoun structure

Prefixes Indicating Person:

  • 1st person: Thi’– {thi} [θi]- I
  • 2nd person: Bo’– {bo} [bo]- you
  • 3rd person: We’– {weh} [wɛ]- he, she, it

Plural: add plural ending –su

  • 1st person: Thi’su– {thi} [θi]- We
  • 2nd person: Bo’su– {bo} [bo]- you
  • 3rd person: We’su– {weh} [wɛ]- they

 

Verb tense/Structure

Verb: root ending suffix -ong {ong} [oŋ]

Tenses:

  • Past suffix: –go {go} [go]
  • Present suffix: –ge {geh}[gɛ]
  • Future suffix: –ga {gah} [ga]
  • Passive circumfix: A’-root-tense-‘bu {ah-root-boo} [a- root -bu]
  • Gerund suffix: –ve {vee} [vi]

Added after root ending

Verb Phrase Structure: Person – (Plural) – (passive) – verb stem/root – tense – (passive circumfix) – (gerund/ interrogative) – negation – interogative

  • Thi’sua’fepongo’buz {thi-su-ah-fay-pong-go-booz} [θisuafɛpoŋgobuz] – First person affix plural (We)- passive circumfixto lead verb root– past tense– passive circumfixinterrogative. Meaning: “Were we led?”

 

Other endings

-Adjectives suffix: –‘ek {ehk} [ɛk]. Added onto noun phrases.
-Adverbs suffix: –u {oo} [u]. Is it’s own word.
-Conjunctions circumfix: O’– root – pa {oh-root-pa} [o – root – pa]. Is it’s own word.

  • Conjunctions: Circumfix? O’~ ~pa ex)
  • O’bekapa {oh-beh-ka-pa}[Obɛkapa] means because

-Prepositions suffix: –iki {ee-key} [iki]. Is it’s own word.

  • Prepositional Phrase Structure: Prep – ending (/iki/) 

 

Common Roots:

Prefixes-

Me- {meh} [mɛ] – to become in such a way as/that (ex. mɛtoŋ means to come to be, become)
Mu- {moo} [mu] – to be like or resemble
Ma- {mah} [ma] – to make or enable
Sja- {jaw} [ʒa] – more, bigger, emphasizer/ comparative
Te- {teh} [tɛ] – less, smaller, emphasizer/ comparative

Suffixes- 

-su {sue} [su] – plural ending
-ne {neh}[nɛ] – negation ending
z {z} [z] – interrogative ending