Nimýric

The official language used throughout the Nimýric Empire.

Writing System

Letters

Nimýric letters are composed of curved lines. Loops mostly indicate vowels and softer sounds, whereas sharp corners indicate harsh consonants. Closed variants of the three vowels O, E and Y are marked with an accent above the letter.  
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A O U E I Y B
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P C S D TV
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G K L RM N ´

Numbers

Nimýrité indicate numbers with groups of up to five leaning slashes. The character for zero consists of two nested half circles.  
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Nimýric Cipher 0
6 7 8 9 0

Interpunctuation

 
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. , ! ?: " ( )

Mathematical Symbols

Ordinal numbers are marked by placing the # symbol before them. The same goes for percentages. Amounts of currency are indicated by placing the Pécu symbol after them.  
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+ - * / =
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less greater # % Pécu

Morphology

Nouns

 
Singular Plural
Masculine If the word ends with a consonant,
add -ó to the end.
Otherwise add -nó to the end.
chývónó /kyˈvono/
If the word ends with a consonant,
add -óé to the end.
Otherwise add -nóé to the end.
chývónóé /ˌkyvoˈnoe/
Feminine If the word ends with a consonant,
add -a to the end.
Otherwise add -na to the end.
chývóna /kyˈvona/
If the word ends with a consonant,
add -aé to the end.
Otherwise add -naé to the end.
chývónaé /ˌkyvoˈnae/
Neuter No affix
chývó /ˈkyvo/
If the word ends with a consonant,
add -é to the end.
Otherwise add -né to the end.
chývóné /kyˈvone/
 

Derivational morphology

 
Derivation Prefix Suffix
Adjective → adverb -iter
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj]) -ty
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj]) -ar
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun]) -id
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic) -ic
Noun → verb (to create [noun]) -génar
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb]) -at
Verb → adjective (likely to do [verb]) -ise
Verb → noun (the act of [verb]) -in
Verb → noun that verb physically produces (e.g. build → building) dó-
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter) -ór
Verb → verb in progress (e.g. does → is doing) -ens
Place of (e.g. wine → winery) -io
Location → adjective (originating from [location]) -ic
Ordinal number -len
Diminutive -lul
Augmentative -lal
Negation in-

Vocabulary

Pronouns

 
1st Person Singular Plural
Masculine cýó /ˈsyo/
I (m)
cýóné /syˈone/
we (m)
Feminine cýa /ˈsya/
I (f)
cýané /syˈane/
we (f)
Neuter /sy/
I (n)
cýné /ˈsyne/
we (n)
2nd Person Singular Plural
Masculine rýó /ˈʀyo/
you (m)
rýóné /ʀyˈone/
you (m)
Feminine rýa /ˈʀya/
you (f)
rýané /ʀyˈane/
you (f)
Neuter /ʀy/
you (n)
rýné /ˈʀyne/
you (n)
3rd Person Singular Plural
Masculine týó /ˈtyo/
he (m)
týóné /tyˈone/
they (m)
Feminine týa /ˈtya/
she (f)
týané /tyˈane/
they (f)
Neuter /ty/
it (n)
týné /ˈtyne/
they (n)
 

Articles

 
Definite Indefinite
Singular cu /ku/
the
ných /nych/
a
Plural cué /ˈkue/
the
nýché /ˈnyche/
a
 

Numbers

 
Number Word Number Word
0 tuv /tuv/ 10 geg /gɛg/
1 phir /fiʀ/ 11 gegephir /ˌgɛgɛˈfiʀ/
2 chý /ky/ 12 gegechý /ˌgɛgɛˈky/
3 ryb /ʀʏb/ 13 gegeryb /ˌgɛgɛˈʀʏb/
4 bip /bip/ 14 gegebip /ˌgɛgɛˈbip/
5 chiph /kif/ 15 gegechiph /ˌgɛgɛˈkif/
6 dil /dil/ 16 gegedil /ˌgɛgɛˈdil/
7 vóph /vof/ 17 gegevóph /ˌgɛgɛˈvof/
8 rug /ˈʀug/ 18 gegerug /ˌgɛgɛˈʀug/
9 mým /mym/ 19 gegemým /ˌgɛgɛˈmym/
 
Number Word Number Word
20 chýgeg /ˈkygɛg/ 200 chýphan /ˈkyfan/
30 rygeg /ˈʀʏbɛg/ 300 ryphan /ˈʀʏfan/
40 bipeg /ˈbipɛg/ 400 biphan /ˈbifan/
50 chipheg /ˈkifɛg/ 500 chiphan /ˈkifan/
60 dileg /ˈdilɛg/ 600 dilphan /ˈdilfan/
70 vópheg /ˈvofɛg/ 700 vóphan /ˈvofan/
80 rugeg /ˈʀugɛg/ 800 ruphan /ˈrufan/
90 mýmeg /ˈmymɛg/ 900 mýphan /ˈmyfan/
100phan /fan/ 1000 utcých /ˈutsyk/
 

Prepositions

 

Colors

 
ColorWordColorWordColorWord
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rotu
/ˈʀɔtu/
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chybik
/ˈkʏbik/
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chymu
/ˈkʏmu/
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chymis
/ˈkʏmis/
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mispus
/ˈmispus/
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mimur
/ˈmimuʀ/
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lanik
/ˈlanik/
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gomurik
/gɔˈmuʀik/
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murik
/ˈmuʀik/
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ryr
/ʀʏʀ/
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vél
/vel/
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véluró
/veˈluʀo/
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být
/byt/
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hébtý
/ˈhebty/
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da
/da/
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dyge
/ˈdʏgɛ/
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dynte
/ˈdʏntɛ/
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evód
/ˈɛvod/

Phonetics

Consonants

 
↓Manner/Place→ Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n
Stop p b t d k g
Fricative f v s h
Trill ʀ
Lateral approximant l

Vowels

 
Front Back
High i y u
Near-high ʏ
High-mid e o
Low-mid ɛ ɔ
Low a

Tenses

Present No affix
phóvar /ˈfovar/
Past If the word begins with a consonant, add a- to the beginning.
Otherwise add ab- to the beginning.
aphóvar /aˈfovar/
Distant past If the word begins with a consonant, add abo- to the beginning.
Otherwise add abon- to the beginning.
abóphóvar /ˌaboˈfovar/
Future If the word begins with a consonant, add i- to the beginning.
Otherwise add ir- to the beginning.
iphóvar /iˈfovar/
Distant future If the word begins with a consonant, add ira- to the beginning.
Otherwise add irad- to the beginning.
iraphóvar /ˌiraˈfovar/

Sentence Structure

The fundamental structure is subject-verb-object.

Adjective Order

Adjectives are placed before the noun they describe, and after adverbs modifying them.
Table of Contents

Dictionary

4410 Words.
Successor Languages
Spoken by

Sayings and Mottos

English
Enlightened we swim above the darkness.
— motto of the Nimýric Empire
Nimýric
Lia noarens cýné cobel bombity phasar.
— ipa de cu Nimýric Mameóna
Nimýric
Lia noarens cýné cobel bombity phasar.
ipa de cu Nimýric Mameóna
Audio
English
Knowledge is our weapon.
— motto of ROCHIM
Nimýric
Dómua pahar decýné rycó.
— ipa de ROCHIM
Nimýric
Dómua pahar decýné rycó.
ipa de ROCHIM

Colloquial Phrases

English
My bygeó contains too much blood.
Nimýric phrase, meaning that someone is very tired
Nimýric
Decýó bygeó óar purýr hém.
Nimýric chyua, chyoarens bi rybdi gybar sa rýl
Nimýric
Decýó bygeó óar purýr hém.
Nimýric chyua, chyoarens bi rybdi gybar sa rýl
English
Did you run against a tree during childhood?
Eastern Hechalic phrase, used to call someone stupid
Nimýric
Avéar ryn ných nol phó icýnéló?
Pheanid Hechalic chyua, dymuarat di chiar rybdi lur
Nimýric
Avéar ryn ných nol phó icýnéló?
Pheanid Hechalic chyua, dymuarat di chiar rybdi lur


Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski

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