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Imperium Basic

Imperium Basic is the most common language on the continent due to the Aulus Imperium's directive to establish one language for all its citizens.

Alphabet

i o ɑ ɔ ʊ ʌ m n p ɹ s v ɗ β ʐ ɕ l

  Vowels: ɑ ʌ ʊ i o ɔ   Consonants: m n p ɹ s v ɗ β ʐ ɕ l     Word initial consonants: l, m, n, p, pl, pɹ, s, sn, v, ɕ, ɗ, ɹ, ʐ, β   Mid-word consonants: l, m, n, nl, nv, p, s, sp, v, ɕ, ɗ, ɹ, ɹn, ɹs, ɹv, β   Word final consonants: l, ls, m, mp, n, p, s, v, ɕ, ɗ, ɹ, β

Geographical Distribution

As you spread out form the region of Fairley, the language becomes less common. We believe that in 13% decay of language speakers from neighbouring regions of Fairley with about 47% less speakers within a unaffiliated to the Imperium nation.

Phonology

While we have the pronunciation of this made, but we don't have the proper method to conveying it to you. If you really wish to understand how to pronounce our language, then let us know in a comment and we will try our best to bring it to you.

Morphology

The following block is the guide to construct nouns in their singular and plural forms.   Noun Morphology

Noun morphology


Noun morphology
Nominative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculineman\unvu /ˈʊnvʊ/menNo plural marker vunvu /vʊnˈvʊ/
Femininewomanlásosoni /ˈlɑsoˌsoni/womenNo plural marker \nlásosoni /nlɑˈsosoˌni/
Neutercatnirá /niˈɹɑ/catsSuffix: -á /-ɑ/ niráá /niɹɑˈɑ/
Accusative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
MasculinemanSuffix: -(o)n /-(ɔ)n/ unvun /ʊnˈvʊn/menNo plural marker ráunvu /ɹɑˈʊnvʊ/
FemininewomanSuffix: - /-/ lásosoni /lɑˈsosoˌni/womenNo plural marker mulásosoni /mʌˈlɑsoˌsoni/
NeutercatSuffix: -(u)m /-(ʌ)m/ nirám /ˈniɹɑm/catsNo plural marker lsnirá /ˈlsniɹɑ/
Genitive
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculineman'sSuffix: -i /-i/ unvui /ʊnˈvʊi/men'sNo plural marker punvu /pʊnˈvʊ/
Femininewoman'sSuffix: -(u)ɗ /-(ʌ)ɗ/ lásosoniɗ /ˈlɑsoˌsoniɗ/women'sNo plural marker ulásosoni /ʊˈlɑsoˌsoni/
Neutercat'sSuffix: -(o)rá /oɹɑ/ nirárá /niˈɹɑɹɑ/cats'No plural marker mpnirá /mpniˈɹɑ/
Dative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculineto [the/a] manSuffix: -(i)mp /-(i)mp/ unvump /ˈʊnvʊmp/to menNo plural marker punvu /pʊnˈvʊ/
Feminineto [the/a] womanSuffix: -i /-i/ lásosonii /lɑsoˈsoniˌi/to [the/some] womenNo plural marker pilásosoni /piˈlɑsoˌsoni/
Neuterto [the/a] catSuffix: -u /-ʌ/ niráu /niˈɹɑʌ/to [the/some] catsNo plural marker rnirá /ɹniˈɹɑ/
 

Progressive aspect

‘am studying’   Uses the particle uv /ʌv/ before main verb.  

Imperative

‘study!’ (as a command)   Uses the same conjugation as 2nd-person present-tense.  

Negation

Uses the particle sni /sni/ before main verb phrase.  

Derivational morphology

Adjective noun = suffix -ɑm   Noun adjective = suffix -ɔls   Noun verb = suffix -i   Verb noun = If ends with vowel: suffix -m   Else: suffix -ɑm   Verb adjective = suffix -ɑm   Adjective adverb = If ends with vowel: suffix -spʊ   Else: suffix -ɔvi   One who _____ (e.g. work → worker) = If ends with vowel: suffix -ɗɔ   Else: suffix -ɔlʌ   Place of _____ (e.g. wine → winery) = suffix -o   Diminutive = suffix -ip   Augmentative = If ends with vowel: suffix -ɹsi   Else: suffix -oɗo

Syntax

Note: Adjectives are positioned before the noun.   Main word order: Subject-Object-Verb-Oblique   Example: "Jack hit the ball with a bat" becomes Jack the ball hit with a bat   Verbs

Imperium Basic Verb Table


Indicative mood
xPastPresentFuture
xstudiedstudywill study
1st.sgSuffix: -á /-ɑ/ ɗopumá /ɗɔˈpʌmɑ/Suffix: -(u)p /-(ʌ)p/ ɗopump /ˈɗɔpʌmp/Suffix: -o /-ɔ/ ɗopumo /ɗɔˈpʌmɔ/
2nd.sgSuffix: -(u)n /-(ʊ)n/ ɗopumun /ɗɔpʌˈmʊn/Suffix: -(á)p /-(ɑ)p/ ɗopump /ˈɗɔpʌmp/Suffix: -á /-ɑ/ ɗopumá /ɗɔpʌˈmɑ/
3rd.sgSuffix: -(i)rná /iɹnɑ/ ɗopumirná /ˈɗɔpʌˌmiɹnɑ/Suffix: -(u)má /ʊmɑ/ ɗopumumá /ɗɔˈpʌmʊˌmɑ/Suffix: -(o)r /-(o)ɹ/ ɗopumor /ɗɔpʌˈmoɹ/
1st.plSuffix: -á /-ɑ/ ɗopumá /ɗɔˈpʌmɑ/Suffix: -u /-ʊ/ ɗopumu /ɗɔpʌˈmʊ/Suffix:-(i)n /-(i)n/ ɗopumin /ɗɔˈpʌmin/
2nd.plSuffix: -á /-ɑ/ ɗopumá /ɗɔˈpʌmɑ/Suffix: -(o)mu /omʊ/ ɗopumomu /ˈɗɔpʌˌmomʊ/Suffix: -(o)p /-(ɔ)p/ ɗopump /ɗɔˈpʌmp/
3rd.plSuffix: -(o)ná /onɑ/ ɗopumoná /ɗɔˈpʌmoˌnɑ/Suffix: -(u)l /-(ʌ)l/ ɗopumul /ɗɔˈpʌmʌl/Suffix: -(u)n /-(ʌ)n/ ɗopumun /ɗɔˈpʌmʌn/
  The following block deals with how verbs are constructed using past, present, and future tense. Make sure to consult the personal pronoun block to check the singular and plural forms for the correct construction.   Definite Articles

Definite article


Definite Articles
Nominative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculinethe (man)pláp /plɑp/the (men)pláɗ /plɑɗ/
Femininethe (woman)vos /vos/the (women)vos /vos/
Neuterthe (dog)snám /snɑm/the (dogs)snám /snɑm/
Accusative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculinethe (man)shum /ɕʌm/the (men)mám /mɑm/
Femininethe (woman)posh /pɔɕ/the (women)pur /pʌɹ/
Neuterthe (dog)muɗ /mʌɗ/the (dogs)snám /snɑm/
Genitive
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculinethe (man's)shim /ɕim/the (men')rám /ɹɑm/
Femininethe (woman's)puv /pʊv/the (women')niv /niv/
Neuterthe (dog's)máɗ /mɑɗ/the (dogs')páɗ /pɑɗ/
Dative
TypeSingularSingularPluralPlural
Masculinethe (man)snum /snʊm/the (men)rám /ɹɑm/
Femininethe (woman)snuv /snʊv/the (women)rils /ɹils/
Neuterthe (dog)máls /mɑls/the (dogs)práɗ /pɹɑɗ/
  The definite articles table is used for the words before the noun such as the for the different singular and plural forms.   Personal Pronouns

Personal Pronouns


Personal pronouns
xNominative Nominative AccusativeAccusativeGenitiveGenitiveDativeDative
1st.sgImu /mʊ/memub /mʊβ/minemuls /mʊls/to memub zá /mʊβ ʐɑ/
2nd.sgyouplus /plʌs/youpláɗ /plɑɗ/yoursplon /plon/to youpláɗ zá /plɑɗ ʐɑ/
3rd.sghe/she/itpro /pɹo/him/her/itprum /pɹʊm/his/hers/itspror /pɹoɹ/to him/her/itprum zá /pɹʊm ʐɑ/
1st.plwezo /ʐɔ/uszis /ʐis/ourszov /ʐov/to uszis zá /ʐis ʐɑ/
2nd.plyoumush /mʊɕ/youmám /mɑm/yoursmup /mʊp/to youmám zá /mɑm ʐɑ/
3rd.pltheypruls /pɹʌls/thempror /pɹɔɹ/theirsprásh /pɹɑɕ/to thempror zá /pɹɔɹ ʐɑ/
  For your I, you, we, he/she, etc pronouns, check this table for proper construction.

Vocabulary

spelling /pronunciation/ definition

  • bi /βi/ adj. new
  • bimum /ˈβimʊm/ v. decide
  • binup /βiˈnʌp/ adj. long
  • bir /βiɹ/ nf. trousers, pants
  • birsup /ˈβiɹsʊp/ nm. lens
  • bivor /ˈβivɔɹ/ prep. towards
  • bo /βo/ v. be (temporary state)
  • bon /βon/ nm. job
  • i /i/ prep. through
  • ili /ˈili/ v. remove
  • imu /ˈimʌ/ nf. vocabulary
  • invu /inˈvʊ/ nf. cup
  • ipop /ˈipop/ nm. time
  • irná /ˈiɹnɑ/ nf. credit
  • irvum /ˈiɹvʊm/ nn. memory
  • isáɗ /ˈisɑɗ/ adj. safe
  • iɗom /iˈɗɔm/ adv. early
  • lump /lʌmp/ nf. chemical
  • láls /lɑls/ pron. anybody
  • prumávib /pɹʌmɑˈviβ/ nm. moment
  • pruná /pɹʊˈnɑ/ nm. accent
  • prupump /ˈpɹʌpʌmp/ adj. violent
  • prurnáám /pɹʌɹˈnɑɑm/ n5. darkness
  • prurá /pɹʌˈɹɑ/ nm. hole
  • prusi /pɹʌˈsi/ v. pray
  • prusun /ˈpɹʊsʌn/ nm. castle
  • pruvupun /pɹʊˈvʊpʌn/ conj. though
  • pruɗonovi /pɹʊˈɗonɔˌvi/ adv. quickly
  • pubils /ˈpʊβils/ nm. goat
  • pump /pʊmp/ adj. whole
  • pumurvi /pʊmʊɹˈvi/ v. be (exist - there is/are)
  • pun /pʊn/ det. another
  • pils /pils/ nf. evening
  • punvu /pʊnˈvʌ/ n4. position
  • pupin /pʌˈpin/ adv. close
  • zás /ʐɑs/ n5. sun
  • ábuɗo /ɑβʊˈɗɔ/ nm. artist
  • álsols /ɑlˈsɔls/ adj. urban
  • ámu /ˈɑmʌ/ n4. mail
  • ámáɗo /ɑmɑˈɗɔ/ nm. politician
  • ánu /ˈɑnʌ/ nm. adjustment
  • ánvá /ˈɑnvɑ/ n4. skill
  • snio /ˈsniɔ/ nm. day, light
  • sursunvurá /sʌɹˈsʊnvʊˌɹɑ/ interj. goodbye
  • nipum /ˈnipʌm/ nf. soldier; nf. corpse
  • zonám /ˈʐɔnɑm/ nm. government official
  • nomá /nɔˈmɑ/ nf. dog
  • spelling /pronunciation/ definition

  • oá /ˈɔɑ/ nn. life
  • áon /ˈɑɔn/ v. discuss
  • ápu /ɑˈpʌ/ adj. straight
  • ápusáná /ɑˈpʌsɑˌnɑ/ v. desire
  • árnu /ɑɹˈnʌ/ adv. yet
  • ársip /ˈɑɹsip/ nm. sugar
  • áruv /ˈɑɹʌv/ v. stay, remain
  • áshá /ɑˈɕɑ/ nf. finger
  • áspon /ˈɑspɔn/ nm. rank (military)
  • plonlush /ˈplɔnlʌɕ/ nm. nut, seed
  • plopor /plɔˈpoɹ/ nf. bench
  • plorsuɗ /ˈplɔɹsʊɗ/ v. execute
  • plosu /ˈplɔsʊ/ nm. soil
  • plováv /ˈplɔvɑv/ adv. forward
  • pluimp /ˈplʌimp/ nf. shade
  • plunlor /ˈplʌnloɹ/ adj. sour
  • plupo /plʌˈpo/ v. fly
  • plursum /ˈplʌɹsʊm/ v. stop, arrest
  • pluvish /plʌˈviɕ/ nf. curve
  • ɗono /ˈɗɔno/ nn. fire
  • ɗoná /ˈɗɔnɑ/ nf. enemy
  • ɗopáspá /ɗoˈpɑspɑ/ v. damage
  • ɗoru /ɗɔˈɹʊ/ nf. thing
  • ɗorvupu /ɗoɹˈvʊpʌ/ nm. grain[/l]
  • uu /ʌˈʌ/ nf. rumour
  • uvip /ˈʌvip/ nm. event
  • uvup /ˈʌvʌp/ n5. coast, rib
  • uɗ /ʊɗ/ nn. snow
  • uɗopols /ʊˈɗopɔls/ adj. painful
  • vin /vin/ nf. technology
  • vos /vos/ art. the (f. nominative)
  • vui /ˈvʊi/ nm. carriage
  • vumu /ˈvʊmʊ/ nm. strategy
  • vunu /vʊˈnʊ/ v. end
  • vuom /ˈvʊɔm/ n5. cotton
  • vurno /ˈvʊɹnɔ/ v. perform
  • vusho /vʊˈɕɔ/ nf. battle
  • susán /ˈsʌsɑn/ nm. brother
  • suɗon /sʌˈɗɔn/ v. describe
  • sáliɗoshu /ˈsɑliˌɗoɕʌ/ v. drink
  • sámá /ˈsɑmɑ/ v. hunt
  • sánvourá /ˈsɑnvɔˌʌɹɑ/ nn. steel
  • sápun /ˈsɑpʌn/ v. finish
  • iso /ˈiso/ nf. east
  • primu /ˈpɹimʌ/ nf. west
  • ɗishá /ˈɗiɕɑ/ nf. south
  • rimup /ˈɹimʊp/ nf. north
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    Snio Muv! Finally I'm able to work in my field of study. I used my lexicon for most of this translation, so you should quickly become experts. With that I can write my articles in my language now, right?
    — Archivist Renna
    Spoken by
    Common Phrases
    Zov ipop má prirvi Our time is now   Plupo muls sunlosá Fly my friends   Snio Muv Good day   shum aulus Praise the Emperor   Dacma sub Dragon's breath!   Sursunvurá Farewell

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