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Aeonian (eɪoʊniɪn)

The language of the gods.  

Natively known as: eɪoʊniɪn /eˈɪoˌʊniɪn/

  ...and he stood holding his hat and turned his wet face to the wind...
sci ri hauc crost qui sci glir cliops muist qui frau buim
Pronunciation: /ski riː hau̯k krost kʷi ski glir klio̯ps mui̯st kʷi frau̯ bui̯m/
Aeonian word order: and he stood holding hat his and turned his face wet to the wind  

Spelling & Phonology

  Consonant inventory: b d f g h k kʷ l m n p r s t w
↓Manner/Place→ Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Stop p b t d k kʷ g
Fricative f s h
Trill r
Lateral approximant l
Co-articulated phonemes
↓Manner/Place→ Labial-velar
Approximant w
Vowel inventory: a ae̯ au̯ aː e ei̯ eu̯ eː i io̯ iu̯ iː o oe̯ oː u ui̯ uː   Diphthongs: ae̯ au̯ ei̯ eu̯ io̯ iu̯ oe̯ ui̯ ?
Front Back
High i iː u uː
High-mid e eː o oː
Low a aː
Syllable structure: Custom defined ?
Stress pattern: Second — stress is on the second syllable ?   Spelling rules:
Pronunciation Spelling
qu
ks x
k c
w v
ː
̯

Grammar

  Main word order: Subject Verb Object (Prepositional phrase). “Mary opened the door with a key” turns into Mary opened the door with a key.
Adjective order: Adjectives are positioned after the noun.
Adposition: prepositions ?  

Verb tense

Past If starts with vowel: Prefix pr-
Else: Prefix pri-
pricros /priˈkros/ learned
Present No affix
cros /kros/ learn
Future If starts with vowel: Prefix sp-
Else: Prefix spaː-
spacros /spaːˈkros/ will learn

Verb person

1st person If starts with vowel: Prefix tr-
Else: Prefix trio̯-
triocros /trio̯ˈkros/ (I/we) learn/learned/will learn
2nd person Prefix eu̯-
eucros /eu̯ˈkros/ (you) learn/learned/will learn
3rd person Prefix he-
hecros /heˈkros/ (he/she/it/they) learn/learned/will learn

Numbers

  Aeonian has a base-10 number system:   1 - pe
2 - te
3 - gra
4 - vui
5 - u
6 - lior
7 - le
8 - prio
9 - spe
10 - mans
100 - pu
1000 - u
 

Derivational morphology

  Adjective → adverb = If starts with vowel: Prefix p-
Else: Prefix poː-
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix f-
Else: Prefix fi-
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix kʷ-
Else: Prefix kʷoː-
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun]) = Prefix pla-
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic) = If starts with vowel: Prefix st-
Else: Prefix stio̯-
Noun to verb = If starts with vowel: Prefix k-
Else: Prefix kuː-
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb]) = Prefix o-
Tending to = If starts with vowel: Prefix t-
Else: Prefix tuː-
Verb → noun (the act of [verb]) = If starts with vowel: Prefix k-
Else: Prefix kau̯-
Verb → noun that verb produces (e.g. know → knowledge) = If starts with vowel: Prefix s-
Else: Prefix si-
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter) = Prefix ae̯-
Place of (e.g. wine → winery) = Prefix a-
Diminutive = Prefix hui̯-
Augmentative = Prefix kreː-

Geographical Distribution

Aeonian is only spoken by the learned, but they are all across the continent.

Dictionary

3065 Words.
Spoken by
Common Female Names
Adoni, Adrasteia, Alala, Alekto, Alexia, Amaltheia, Apphia, Arcadia, Atropos, Calisto, Chloris, Cymone, Damalis, Desma, Dorcia, Efemia, Eleni, Eumelia, Evdokia, Frona, Gorgophone, Hypatia, Io, Iris, Kalypso, Klytie, Leda, Ligeia, Melantha, Melita, Natasa, Nephele, Nikoleta, Ourania, Penelope, Persis, Philomena, Phyllis, Rhoda, Semele, Sotiria, Tanis, Thecla, Zenais
Common Male Names
Aetius, Ambrose, Arius, Antony, Bastian, Cosmo, Cyril, Denys, Diogenes, Dorian, Erastus, Eugenius, Galen, Gregor, Hector, Jerome, Klaus, Nicodemus, Orion, Orpheus, Pericles, Petre, Piers, Rastus, Sebastian, Thaddeus, Themistius, Xander, Zeno

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