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Imperial Urik

Urik is an incredibly ancient yet stable language developed deep in the heart of Dalsh and has been passed on by each concurrent empire of the sand with only minor additions and changes.

Geographical Distribution

The language of Urik is one of the more prominent original languages (grouped with the other old languages such as Serpantine or Orcic) and it has been adopted by significant political spheres and cultures anywhere from the Rugged Valley to the Bone and Perdiot coasts of Thaczil.

Phonology

Basic Sounds   Stop: p, t, d, k, q   Fricative: s, ʃ /sh/, h   Affricate: ts, tʃ /ch/   Nasal: m, n   Liquid: r , l, y, w     Vowels   i /ii/   u /uu/   e /ee/   o /oo/   a /aa/   Basic Rules   1. This language has generally open syllables (CV) with a few grammatical exceptions.   2. Stress when pronouncing the word on the first syllable always.

Morphology

Plurals   • In Urik plurals are shown simply by an unmarked singular preceded by "esh" which derives from the word Eshu, For example "Esh Khele" is "Rocks"   Tense   • Firstly, Urik does not change anything for present tense as its assumed with no use of past or future tenses, otherwise it uses "to go" to set future tenses which means using Ka as an auxilliary before a verb. So "Naru shaao do" or "The person sees the animal" can be "Naru shaao ka-do" or "The person will see the animal". Past tense is a little more complicated but essentially the way it works is the perfective, which states something as a single instant or action in the past, derives from the word "Yalu" or which essentially means finish. The Imperfective, which indicates some time frame, derives from "Duri" which essentially means to do something."Naru shaao ya-do" → "The person has seen the animal" and "Naru shaao du-do" → "The person was seeing the animal"   Valency Operations   • In order to indicate passives Urik makes use of the verb "Qumu" or "to be" so essentially something like "To shaao do" can be "To shaao do qumu" meaning "I am seen by the animal"   • In order to indicate a causative Urik simply uses the verb "Shoko" or "to cause" so something like "To shaao qso do shoko" which basically means "I make you see the animal"

Syntax

Basic Word Order   - Like all other world languages Urik defines different subjects, verbs, and objects...   • Urik goes by a SOV system so for example instead of "The person sees the animal" it's "Naru shaao Do."   • The adjectives in Urik always come after the noun object, for instance "Shaao hoomu" means big animal ("Animal Big [Thing]").   • The adposition in Urik is always the preposition meaning it comes before the nouns   • Possession goes possessor to possessed

Vocabulary

Pronouns/Identification   • To - "I/me"   • Qso - "You (singular)"   • Mu - "He"   • Wu - "She"   • Loo - "You (Plural)"   • Kra- "They (Plural)"   Root Nouns   • Naru- "Person"   • Shaao- "Animal"   • Hele - "Rock"   • Lumu - "Sentient"   • Dala - "Sand"   • Shi - "Tree"   • Yako - "Place"   • Po - "Fire/Flame"   • Hama - "Water"   • Qahaka - "Hose" *The original word to describe horses in Urik is lost to time, Qahaka is what the horse lords called it and popularized it after their conquest   Compound Nouns   • Yakoshi - "Forest" *Derives from the word place ("Yako") with the quality of having trees ("Shi")   • Narnowechu - "Worshiper" *Derives from the word person ("Naru") with the quality of being someone who worships ("Nowechu")   • Narnowechunu - "Priest/Clergymen" *Derives from the word worshiper ("Narnowechu") with the quality of leading ("Nu")   • Yanowechu - "Temple" *Derives from the word place ("Yako") with the word for worship as a descriptor ("Nowechu")   • Tichaki - "Instant" *Derives from the preposition at ("Ti") and is compounded with the verb to stand ("Chaki")   • Kotushoko - "Effect" *Derives from the word/preposition out ("Kotu") and the verb for causing something ("Shoko")   • Tuomo - "Home/House" *Derives from the word/preposition in ("Tu") and the verb to live ("Pomo")   • Tuomoshe - "City" *Derives from the noun home ("Tuomo") and the adjective for many/lots ("Eshu")   • Heltami - "Mountain" *Derives from the noun for rock ("Hele") and the adjective high ("Taami")   • Hamreko - "River" *Derives from the noun water ("Hama") and the adjective fast ("Reko")   • Tiyako - "Point" *Derives from the preposition at ("Ti") and the noun place ("Yako")   • Nardo - "Seer/Mystic" *Derives from the word person ("Naru") and the verb to see ("Do")   • Durtupo - "Weapon" *Derives from the word do ("Duri") and the verb to kill ("Tupo")   Nominalization   • Tiaki[verb] - Indicates a reference to a current happenings verbal-noun   • Nar[verb as adjective] - This indicates that its a (person) who does [something] agentive   • Kotoko[verb] - object of the verb, person under effect from the verb   • Ti[verb] - place where the verb is enacted or done   • Dur[verb] - an tool/instrument that does a verb   Verbs   • Do - "To see"   • Chaki - "To stand"   • Pechu - "To give"   • Kaa - "To Go"   • Yalu - "To Finish"   • Duri - "To Do"   • Tupo - "To kill"   • Tsuru - "To Take"   • Qumu - "To Be [something]"   • Shoko - "To Cause [something]"   • Nu - "To Lead/Command"   • Wumqumu - "To Illuminate, to Lighten"   • Ku - "To Desire" *Often used to mean (to love)   • Nowu - "To Venerate"   • Nowechu - "To Worship" *Derives from Nowu "To Venerate" and Pechu "To Give" so this essentially loosly means to give veneration or worth   • Pomo - "To Live"   Amounts   • Eshu - "Many [things]"   Adverbs/Adjectives   • Teme - "Forever/Endless"   • Hoomu - "Big/Large [thing]"   • Kotu - "Out"   • Taami - "High"   • Reko- "Fast"   • Nihu - "Not" *You can often use Niu to act as a prefix like non-   • Sito - "Right"   • Niusito - "Left" *Literally translates to non "Niu" right "sito", there is no word for left   Colors   Hako - "Black, Dark"   Wumaa - "White, Light"   Hedu - "Red"   Prepositions   • Ti - "at"   • He - "in"   • Lu - "of"

Common Female Names
In general many female names native born to a land that uses Urik will use the base Wulu or "Woman of" and than continue with a noun or even an adjective or verb simply to denote whatever the her parents wanted to express.
Common Male Names
Like females the male names often start with Mulu or "Man of" in order to express what the persons parents wanted to show in the man.
Common Unisex Names
Occasionally people will brake from the usual Mulu or Wulu beginning and name themselves something different, this usually happens to people of a culture that didn't start out widely using Urik and only adopted it after the 2nd or 3rd empire of the sand (for example that Skals).

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