Ilenic

Ilenic is the common tongue of the rimor species, specifically spoken by those hailing from within and around RCC space. It is a fairly simple language in the verbal sense, supplemented significantly by somatic communication and context; thus, it is challenging for other species to properly replicate it.

Structure & Composition

Syntax

Ilenic language uses a loose VSO structure, with the subject suffixed to the verb. Adjectives and adverbs are suffixed to their noun or verb by hyphen, which can occasionally create extremely long words. When a verb is treated as a noun, it takes its unconjugated form, usually acquiring a vowel-R ending.

Morphology

Ilenic uses a set of suffixes and prefixes to signify certain additive aspects of nouns and verbs, such as plurality and tense. The only verb that does not follow the tense prefix rule is ish (to be), where the tense suffix is an entirely separate word placed immediately after the verb-subject compound.
  • shi- denotes plurality
  • pas- denotes past tense
  • fal- denotes future tense
  • ekh’- denotes possession when applied to the subject
  • ikh’- denotes possession when applied to the object

Vocabulary

Ilenic's vocabulary is not nearly as diverse as other languages, mostly deriving specific meaning from context and somatics.

Pronouns

Ilenic has four pronouns: self, direct other, personal, and impersonal. It does not have separate pronouns for the singular and plural forms, nor is the plural prefix applied –pronoun plurality is reliant on context.
  • Rem = self
  • Mer = you
  • Ey = personal pronoun
  • Et = impersonal pronoun

Essential Vocabulary

These are the most basic, vital words of ilenic that are able to convey universal meanings; things like affirmative, negative, greeting, and query.
  • Avan = hello
  • Duuyel = goodbye
  • Vei = yes
  • Duu = no
  • Esh? = general query (what/who/why/how/which)

Dictionary

11 Words.

Phonetic Alphabet

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The Ilenic alphabet is composed of 24 symbols, each representing a phoneme. The phonemes and their corresponding letters are:

SHOW PHONEMES

  1. Ih - "short" I
  2. Eh - "short" E
  3. Ah - "short" A
  4. Oh - "short" O
  5. Uh - "short" U
  6. Aiy - “long” I
  7. Lar - L
  8. Ras - R
  9. Hcss - H
  10. Ss - S
  11. Shol - Sh
  12. Fas - F
  13. Thuul - Th
  14. Tabet - T
  15. Pakit - P
  16. Dagoz - D
  17. Beshut - B
  18. Kapet - K
  19. Geshut - G
  20. Djir - Djy
  21. Vas - V
  22. Zol - Z
  23. Niz - N
  24. Mez - M

Latinization Notes

An important convention to keep in mind when reading or writing ilenic with the Latin alphabet of humans is that "long" vowel sounds are universally represented by double "short" vowels.
  • ii = "ee" (as in "feet")
  • aa = "ae" (as in "day")
  • oo = "oe" (as in "doe")
  • uu = "oo" (as in "tube")

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