Ailja

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Official language of both Vondren and Jaumun.   There are three major dialects of Ailja; Informal, Zoendol Formal, and Cuhcil Formal. They can be used interchangeably and are often mixed together in normal speech. Though Cuhcil Traditionalists and Zoendol will only use Formal.

Informal

Informal shortens or cuts out a lot of things one can get from implication alone. It relies heavily on gesture, body language, and tone of voice. Its what the majority of people use.
Ex. AILuLEN (my name is Len)

Zoendol Formal vs Cuhcil Formal

Both use the full versions of words with nothing left out. The main difference is that Zoendol Formal squishes it all into one long word that is said fluidly and quickly when talking, where Cuhcil breaks things up into their component parts for precision over fluidity.
Zoendol Ex. VIEaruAILuLEN (my name is Len)
Cuhcil Ex. VIEaru AILu LEN (my name is Len)

Writing System

REE

LIR

DIC

ZIN

JOR

VOI

CIC

BIR

NEE

/ɹ/
/l/
/d/
/z/
/ʒ/
/v/
/ç/
/b/
/n/
R
L
D (T K)
Z (S X)
J (G)
V (F)
C (Q S)
B (P)
N

MRE

-LI

WDI

HZI

AJO

IVO

UCI

OBI

ENE

/ɱ/
/ʔ/
/a/
/h/
/ɑ/
/i/
/ə/
/u/
/ɛ/
M
-
W
H
A
I (Y)
U
O
E

Phonology

Consonant inventory: /b d h l n v z ç ɱ ɹ ʒ ʔ/

↓Manner/Place→ BilabialLabiodentalAlveolarPalato-alveolarPalatalGlottal
Nasalɱn
Stopbdʔ
Fricativevzʒçh
Approximantɹ
Lateral approximantl

Vowel inventory: /a i u ɑ ə ɛ/

↓Manner/Place→ FrontCentralBack
Highiu
Midə
Low-midɛ
Lowaɑ

Morphology

ja (do)

Adding ja to the end of a word typically turns it into a verb.
Ex. RHIOja = RHIO(good) + ja(do) = To repair or fix (can also mean getting better from sickness)

- (more)

Adding - inside a word typically makes it plural (Usually it means unspecified number, but here it means more)
Ex. RHIO- = RHIO(good) + -(more) = Very good, excellent, wonderful
Note: You can also put a different number inside the circle instead to indicate the number of them, or how many times to do something again. (verbally it's just said after the word)

wa (question)

Adding wa to the end of a word typically turns it into a question.
Ex. RHIOwa = RHIO(good) + wa(question) = Is this good?

ar (from)

Adding ar to the end of a word typically turns it into something you do for someone
Ex. RHIOar = RHIO(good) + ar(from) = Help

al (with)

Adding al to the end of a word typically turns it into something you need multiple people to do or have.
Ex. RHIOal = RHIO(good) + al(with) = Partnership, unity, teamwork, agree

ah (to)

Adding ah to the end of a word typically turns it into a to something someone else does.
Ex. RHIOah = RHIO(good) + ah(to) = Seek, continue, go

ia (exist)

Adding ia to the end of a word typically turns it into something that is that word.
Ex. RHIOia = RHIO(good) + ia(exist) = Healthy, whole

u (of)

Adding u to the end of a word typically turns it into something that is a resulting of the word. This one is a bit trickier to pin down at times.
Ex. RHIOu = RHIO(good) + u(of) = Accomplish; victory
  More Examples

WEH(bad)

WEHja(break, destroy) WEH-(horrible) WEHja-(devastate) WEHwa(is this bad?) WEHar(hinder) WEHal(argue, discord) WEHah(avoid, refrain, stop) WEHia(sick, unwell) WEHu(failure, disappointment)

ZOA(false)

ZOAja(don't understand) ZOA-(never) ZOAja-(fantasy, fantasize) ZOAwa(why not?) ZOAr(trick) ZOAl(don't know) ZOAh(can't, unable) ZOAia(confused) ZOAu(delusion)

LOA(truth)

LOAja(understand) LOA-(always) LOAja-(learn) LOAwa(why) LOAr(guarantee) LOAl(know) LOAh(can, able) LOAia(clear, coherent) LOAu(expect)

Dictionary

291 Words.
Writing
Generic article | Mar 3, 2021

Ailja, The Writing System

 

Useful Phrases

How to apologize

Zoendol
VIEaruZOAja VIEaruRHIOia
(the mistake is mine, the repair is mine)
Cuhcil
VIEaru ZOAja VIEaru RHIOia
(the mistake is mine, the repair is mine)
Informal
aruRHIOia (the repair is mine)
ZOAjaRHIOia (mistakerepair)
ZOARHIO (nogood)

Introductions

Zoendol
VIEaruAILuLEN (Len is my voice)
VIEiauAILuRON (Ron is their voice)
Cuhcil
VIEaru AILu LEN (Len is my voice)
VIEiau AILu RON (Ron is their voice)
Informal
AILuLEN (Len's Voice)
AILuRON (Ron's Voice)
[For informal the owner of the name is implied with gesturing]

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14 Jan, 2020 02:46

Those letters are gorgeous!!!!

Author of Rise: Liminal Chronicles |
15 Jan, 2020 03:09

thank you <3

~Confused Soup
18 Jan, 2020 01:25

Your phonology and pharases seem cool, and the letters are awesome looking! (although needlessly complex for an alphabet.) But the mix of capital and small letters in the transcription looks horrible, and makes it almost unreadable for me. Is there a specific reason why you are using it and what difference does it indicate?

18 Jan, 2020 16:20

hehe yeah the alphabet is needlessly complicated. It was created by an aesthetics driven race after the invent of computers, and is mostly digitally used. there are simpler versions used when writing by hand.   Now, are you talking about the letter sizing here in the dictionary?
If so that's to indicate how its written. The little letters add-on words that change the meaning of the larger lettered words.
Also when writing in informal or zoendol its to show connections between words.   It doesn't indicate stress at all, its just to keep me remembering how its written. It looks much more elegant in the proper writing system, at least to me :p

~Confused Soup
18 Jan, 2020 16:22

(ohoh also its small and large in the original writing system also just because its meant invoke the look of clock hands)

~Confused Soup
18 Jan, 2020 18:22

I meant in the Latin alphabet. Thanks!

18 Jan, 2020 19:44

like most things in this world, the main reason is so I don't forget something ;p

~Confused Soup
18 Jan, 2020 20:35

That's probably the most valid reason you can have! :D