Pereqaian

The shared language used in the Pereqaian Alliance.

Writing System

Letters

Pereqaian letters consist mostly of arcs, chevrons and straight lines.  
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A E I U O L R
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B ' D V G M Z
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P X T F QC N S

Numbers

Pereqaian numbers are composed of up to five short lines, forming fractions of a five-pointed asterisk. Zero is represented by a small circle.  
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1 2 3 4 5
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6 7 8 9 0

Interpunctuation

 
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. , ! ? : " ( )

Mathematical Symbols

Ordinal numbers are marked by placing the # symbol after them. Fractions are followed by the % symbol. Amounts of money are indicated by placing the Ucu symbol before them.  
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+ - * / =
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less greater # % Ucu

Phonology

Consonants

↓Manner/Place→ BilabialLabiodentalDentalAlveolarPalato-alveolarVelarUvularGlottal
Nasalmn
Stopp bt dk gq
Fricativef vθs zʃxh
Trillr
Lateral approximantl
 

Vowels

FrontBack
Highiu
Near-highʊ
High-midøo
Low-midɛ œɔ
Lowa

Morphology

Nouns

Singular Plural
Masculine Suffix -u
còiu /kɔiˈu/
Suffix -udɛ
còiude /kɔˌiuˈdɛ/
Feminine Suffix -i
còi'i /kɔiˈhi/
Suffix -idɛ
còi'ide /kɔˌihiˈdɛ/
Neuter No affix
còi /kɔˈi/
Suffix -dɛ
còide /kɔiˈdɛ/

Tenses

Present No affix
nizùt /niˈzʊt/
Past if the verb ends in a vowel, append -to, otherwise append -ito
nizùtito /niˌzʊtiˈto/
Future if the verb ends in a vowel, append -ti, otherwise append -iti
nizùtiti /niˌzʊtiˈti/
 

Derivational morphology

 
DerivationPrefixSuffix
Adjective → adverb-xa
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj])-vɛ
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj])-ni
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun])-aʃ
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic)-tib
Noun → verb (to create [noun])ɛrɛ-
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb])gɛ-
Verb → adjective (likely to do [verb])nan-
Verb → noun (the act of [verb])-tet
Verb → noun that verb physically produces (e.g. build → building)rɛ-
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter)-lon
Place of (e.g. wine → winery)-ʃi
Location → adjective (originating from [location])-an
Diminutive-xɛ
Augmentative-xo
Negationa-

Vocabulary

Pronouns

Singular Plural
1st Person me /mɛ/ mele /mɛˈlɛ/
2nd Person te /tɛ/ tele /tɛˈlɛ/
3rd Person se /sɛ/ sele /sɛˈlɛ/
 

Articles

Definite Indefinite
Singular sèb /sœb/ su /su/
Plural sèbe /sœˈbɛ/ sune /suˈnɛ/

Numbers

Number Word Number Word
0 còb /kɔb/ 10 lèt /lœt/
1 /nœ/ 11 lèt nè /lœt ˈnœ/
2 xi /xi/ 12 lèt xi /lœt ˈxi/
3 bêxu /bøˈxu/ 13 lèt bêxu /lœt bøˈxu/
4 dòp /dɔp/ 14 lèt dòp /lœt ˈdɔp/
5 qùshu /qʊˈʃu/ 15 lèt qùshu /lœt qʊˈʃu/
6 ròt /rɔt/ 16 lèt ròt /lœt ˈrɔt/
7 rep /rɛp/ 17 lèt rep /lœt ˈrɛp/
8 pêdùt /pøˈdʊt/ 18 lèt pêdùt /lœt ˈpøˈdʊt/
9 dùgèc /dʊˈgœk/ 19 lèt dùgèc /lœt ˈdʊˈgœk/
 
Number Word Number Word
20 xilèt /xiˈlœt/ 200 xidabin /xidaˈbin/
30 bêxulèt /bøˌxuˈlœt/ 300 bêxudabin /bøˌxudaˈbin/
40 dòplèt /dɔpˈlœt/ 400 dòpdabin /dɔpdaˈbin/
50 qùshulèt /qʊˌʃuˈlœt/ 500 qùshudabin /qʊˌʃudaˈbin/
60 ròtlèt /rotˈlœt/ 600 ròtlèt /rotdaˈbin/
70 replèt /rɛpˈlœt/ 700 repdabin /rɛpdaˈbin/
80 pêdùtlèt /pøˌdʊtˈlœt/ 800 pêdùtdabin /pøˌdʊtdaˈbin/
90 dùgèclèt /dʊˌgœkˈlœt/ 900 dùgècdabin /dʊˌgœkdaˈbin/
100 dabin /daˈbin/ 1000 rem /rɛm/
 

Colors

ColorWordColorWordColorWord
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bêrò
/bøˈrɔ/
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fêdab
/føˈdab/
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fêdèp
/føˈdœp/
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fêren
/føˈrɛn/
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ren
/rɛn/
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reresh
/rɛˈrɛʃ/
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resh
/rɛʃ/
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zupraba
/zʊpraˈba/
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raba
/raˈba/
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bêcêt
/bøˈkøt/
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lusho
/luˈʃo/
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lurò
/luˈro/
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vic
/vik/
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tùdos
/tʊˈdos/
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al
/al/
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pùfhedab
/pʊθɛˈdab/
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pùsodab
/pʊsoˈdab/
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dùnùdab
/dʊnʊˈdab/

Sentence Structure

The verb usually stands at the beginning of the phrase, followed by first the subject and then the object. Alternatively, the object and associated prepositions can stand before the verb for added emphasis.   Adjectives and possessive pronouns are placed after the noun they are modifying, and adverbs follow after the actor.   Verbs are negated by placing the word "o" for "not" before them.
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Dictionary

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Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski

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