Slizzarak - The Basics (+ Insults!) Language in Mastu Old | World Anvil
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Slizzarak - The Basics (+ Insults!)

Slizzarak is the language of the Slizzarí, and is spoken all across the continent. It is the most widely learnt language; after Common, of course, and is quite easy for Common speakers to pronounce. No one understands it better than the Slizzarí, that goes without saying, but there have been a few select scholars that could've passed as native, had they looked the part. Slizzarak contains 6 marked vowels (a, i, u, ā, í, and ū) and 19 marked consonants. Just a note: the q's sound is quite similar to k's, but there is a slight difference that I cannot place at the moment. This may change in the future.  

Phonology (based on the IPA)

Consonants (Letter - IPA) b - b   d - d   f - ɸ   g - G   h - h   j - ʒ   k - (Couldn't find it, but it's pronounced 'kah')   l - l   m - m   n - n   p - (Couldn't find it, but it's pronounced 'pah')   q - (Couldn't find it, but it's pronounced 'kah') r - r   s - s   t - (Couldn't find it, but it's pronounced 'tah')   v - ʋ   w - (Couldn't find it, but it's pronounced 'wah')   y - j   z - z   Vowels (Letter - IPA)   a - ɑ   i - ɪ   u - ʊ   ā - æ   í - I   ū - u  


These are attached to the base of a verb:   Far Past - suffix -mā   Near Past - suffix -zal   Yesterday/Earlier Today - suffix -az (or zā, if the word ends in a vowel)   Present/Habit - N/A   Tomorrow/Later Today - prefix kí- (or ik, if the word starts with a vowel)   Near Future/Certain - prefix íl-   Far Future/Uncertain - prefix imí-   NOTE: You can use past and present at the same time; if you do it basically means “It has happened before, and will/might happen again”   Plural - suffix -z   Use ending vowels to link words (ex. ‘John’ with ‘Him’ | Johna saw Joshi talking with hisa friend, whom heli had met today):   -a (or la)   -i (or li)   -u (or lu)   -ā (or lā)   -í (or lí)   -ū (or lū)   Verbs:   They end in -ír, -in, or -un   Questions:   Add the prefix Hū- (or Hūn-) to the beginning word, and the suffix -ūm (or -nūm) to the ending word   The ‘asking’ word (Who, what, etc.) goes at the beginning  


  The language uses the Subject-Verb-Object syntax   Adj./Adv. always go before the thing they modify  
Slizzarak Pronouns
  You add ‘da’ after the thing that possesses something, but before the thing (and its modifiers) that is being possessed to indicate possession

Common Insults

Padun da damíf
None's child/child of none
Needy thing/a waste

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