Sudkou Language in Derkomai | World Anvil

Sudkou

Sudkou is the native language of Sudland and other countries of southern Derkomai, including Koyon, Voatyon, Teiyon, and Rigosland. It is one of the most common languages spoken by the human population of Derkomai, and speakers of Sudkou are found in most countries of Derkomai. It contains elements of the old Earth languages English, Japanese, dialects of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, and some Germanic/northern European languages. There is considerable overlap in vocabulary between Sudkou and Nodkou; however, there are significant differences in pronunciation and usage, making mutual intelligibility between the languages difficult. Translators are required to ensure correct understanding.

Structural Markers

-yel transforms a noun or verb word into an adjective, e.g "beng" means "ice" and "bengyel" means "icy." "Daky" means "waterfall" or "cascade" and "dakyel" means "cascading."   -dul after a number means "part of," e.g. "yat hundul" means "1 part of 100." "yat samdul" means "one part of three," or 1/3. "yat tudul" means "1 part of 2" or 1/2. "wahtun hundul" means "50 parts of 100" or 50%. "tutun kildul" means "20 parts of 1000."

Dictionary

148 Words.
Common Phrases
Numbering:
0 - nun
1 - yat
2 - tu
3 - sam
4 - syo
5 - wah
6 - luk
7 - kot
8 - bay
9 - joy
10 - tun
11 - tunyat
12 - tuntu
13 - tunsam
19 - tunjoy
20 - tutun
21 - tutunyat
22 - tuntuntu
23 - tutunsam
29 - tutunjoy
30 - samtun
40 - syotun
90 - joytun
99 - joytunjoy
100 - hun
101 - hunyat
102 - huntu
109 - hunjoy
110 - huntun
111 - huntunyat
119 - huntunjoy
120 - huntutun
121 - huntutunyat
200 - tuhun
201 - tuhunyat
999 - joyhunjoytunjoy
1,000 - kil
9,999 - joykiljoyhunjoytunjoy
10,000 - tunkil
10,001 - tunkilyat
99,999 - joytunkiljoykiljoyhunjoytunjoy
100,000 - hunkil
999,999 - joyhunkiljoytunkiljoykiljoyhunjoytunjoy
1,000,000 - mil
9,999,999 - joymiljoyhunkiljoytunkiljoykiljoyhunjoytunjoy
10,000,000 - tunmil
100,000,000 - hunmil
1,000,000,000 - bil
10,000,000,000 - tunbil
100,000,000,000 - hunbil
1,000,000,000,000 - tril
1,000,000,000,000,000 - kril
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 -zil

Colors:
black - hei
white - hayn
red - haka
blue - modri
yellow - kiro
purple - lilia
orange - hakiro
green - midri
sergyel - silver
kinyel - gold


Cover image: by Peter Nelson (Zero Sum Games)

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