Ghenid Language

Ghenid frequently forms compound words. Cra = Blood, war, fight. Ua = Ghost, immortal. Crua: Ghostblood - Ghenid Liquor of fermented milk and meat, toxic or sickening to humans. -Ua is the eternal form. Ub- prefix that designates "future". -ib ( past)
Ghenid is a polysynthetic morphology language.
Adjectives used as names or titles accentuate the first letter. bata - idiot, fool. B'ata (Fool, Dummy).
sa - one, first.
S'ua - The First Ghosts/Immortals.
S'Oang= Matriarch = first of band/ group

Sa, Heh, Dao, Yebo, Ngao
Ngadeo-sa ( Five with one = six) ngadeo-heh, Ngadeo-dao, Ngadeo-yebo, Heh-Ngao (two-fives = 10)
Dao-ngao (three-fives = 15), Efesa (also Yebo-ngao) = 20, Efesa-sa = 21, Heh-efesao = two twenties= 40, Efesadeo-hehngo = 30, Ngao efeso = 100.
-o: plural
adeo = and or with   Verbs:
To do/ be =Rhae
to keep/hold/ possess = Tenue
to have/take = Nif
To pull/ draw; ahna
Mau = to cover/ wear (item or feelings)
To think: Apna. Smart, clever = Apa
to eat = Umye

to live/ breathe = Tla
To find / happen = isna
Lae = to go/ to move
La = from, away
Vi! = To meet/ to gather
  Na= to. towards
  to kill = Erudt

To wound ( scratch):  also indicating something is approximately right/ good enough.
To Bite:  also something right

Meat (dead) = Umslu
Slu =body/ flesh
Esueh = Strength/ power
Negation/ not = chigh
Khi = dirt/ground
Aeng =
Aedo - to bind/ tie. or with
Oahk = surrender/ give up submissively
Oagn = to pay/ give (superior to inferior)
Sae = fast

Ht = little/ small
M' -they. Me (Meh)
T' - I/mine/me. Te (Teh)
V' - you/ yours. Ve(Veh)
Li (Lih) - It ( object/ nonperson). Liho = = they (plural objects)
Ngheru m'oahk V’mueo (Ngheru they pay you sons)
T'aedoteerua ahna V'angrhu, ikhi esueh cra pda mau!
Me hardbinding-eternal to pull your ambition/ hunger useful power blood to wear here.
Whaerso" who are the waste of skin/hide. The Clan "Whalua" who are the Ghost-hide. The -ua designating a ghost aspect/ eternal. Whal or Wha becomes "hide". Ersoa is "worthless/ wasted"

Akr = water
Akrht = little water ( pond, pool)
akrsaelae. Water go fast. (river rapids). Akrlae - river, moving water. Akrlae-ht- creek
Akra’ap: water up, above. (rain). also Akra-onn. (Sky water).
Akrteer = hard water (ice)

huer = soft cord/ rope
Ukeech = dominon/ domain/ property / household
Teneer = prey/ claimable/ resource/ takable   errha - object
Ikhi - useful
Haerrha - valuable, important object. Haerrho = important objects
Ikhikhaen (useful dirt thing (slave))

Ub-ikherrha: something useful in the future

M'ikhi ub-rhae = They are useful in the future
M'ub-ikhi. = They will be useful ( but implies are not now).
Rhu’onn - night darkness. ( black sky)
Ub-Rhu'onno dao. - three nights in the future. ( future black skies three)
-Un = past.
T'posyuejo-ib lal lae. "i went there last winter" ( I winter (cold time) past there to go)
T'posyuejo-ib heh lal lae = I went there 2 winters ago
Ghaev - bright/ lighted
Ghaev'onn - bright sky = day.
Pda - here
Lal - there
Yedv (Ydv) = that. (those = ydvo)
This = Pael. (those = paelo)
Oip = Every/ All

Writing System

Ghenids have no written language. Oral history is drawn from tales by Shadows when desired.


Spelling & Phonology

  Consonant inventory: b d f g h j k l m n p s t v w z ħ ǂ ǃ ɣ ɭ ɲ ʁ ʂ ʙ ʤ ʧ
↓Manner/Place→ Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Palato-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ
Stop p b t d k g
Affricate ʧ ʤ
Fricative f v s z ʂ ɣ ʁ ħ h
Approximant j
Trill ʙ
Lateral approximant l ɭ
Click ǃ ǂ
Co-articulated phonemes
↓Manner/Place→ Labial-velar
Approximant w
Vowel inventory: a aʊ̯ eɪ̯ i o ɔ ɛ ʊ   Diphthongs: aʊ̯ eɪ̯ ?
Spoken by

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25 Aug, 2022 21:54

Looks like a nice start! You might want to continue by collecting all the sounds of the language in a table (if you haven't already) and figuring out what kind of syllables are possible. To me it looks like the language has mostly open syllables (CV), but some words like 'akrht' have long consonant clusters that seem a bit out of place. Also, what do you use ' for? I think it separates subject prefixes from roots in some cases, but it seems to be used elsewhere as well.   I'm happy to provide conlang feedback, and there is also a very nice conlang channel (fictional languages) in the WA discord ^^

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