Rile

The language spoken by the Rilsu.

Writing System

Letters

 
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A E I O U R L
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B D V G M N Z
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P T F K S H

Numbers

 
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0 1 2 34 5 6 7

Interpunctuation

 
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. , ! ? : " ( )

Mathematical Symbols

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+ - * / =
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less greater # % Zibo

Morphology

The plural of words is indicated by adding a word denoting the number, such as gol (two), not (few), hab (several), tud (many) or reg (all).  

Nouns

 
Singular Plural
Masculine Suffix -me
rulme /ʀulˈme/
Word denoting the number + Suffix -me
gol rulme /gol ˈʀulme/
Feminine Suffix -ke
rulke /ˈʀulke/
Word denoting the number + Suffix -ke
gol rulke /gol ˈʀulke/
Neuter No affix
rul /ˈʀul/
Word denoting the number
gol rul /gol ˈʀul/
 

Derivational Morphology

 
DerivationPrefixSuffix
Adjective → adverb-si
Adjective → noun (the quality of being [adj])-sa
Adjective → verb (to make something [adj])-ʀu
Noun → adjective (having the quality of [noun])-si
Noun → adjective relating to noun (e.g. economy → economic)-mi
Noun → verb (to create [noun])-ʀu
Verb → adjective (result of doing [verb])ʀo-
Verb → adjective (likely to do [verb])-sini
Verb → noun (the act of [verb])ʀo-
Verb → noun that verb physically produces (e.g. build → building)ʀo-
One who [verb]s (e.g. paint → painter)-ta
Place of (e.g. wine → winery)-e
Ordinal numberno-
Diminutivedin-
Augmentativedul-
Negation-lo

Vocabulary

Pronouns

 
Singular Plural
1st va /va/
I
hab va /hab ˈva/
we
2nd sa /sa/
you
hab sa /hab ˈsa/
you
3rd ra /ʀa/
he, she, it
hab ra /hab ˈʀa/
they

Articles

 
Definite Indefinite
Singular si /si/
the
da /da/
a
Plural not si /not ˈsi/
the
not da /not ˈda/
a

Numbers

The Rilsu numerical system uses base 8.  
DecOctWord DecOctWord
00zap /ʃap/ 8 10 kuz /kuʃ/
11miz /miʃ/ 9 11 kuz miz /kuʃ ˈmiʃ/
22gol /gol/ 1012 kuz gol /kuʃ ˈgol/
33kep /kep/ 1113 kuz kep /kuʃ ˈkep/
44vil /vil/ 1214 kuz vil /kuʃ ˈvil/
55mif /mif/ 1315 kuz mif /kuʃ ˈmif/
66got /got/ 1416 kuz got /kuʃ ˈgot/
77deo /deo/ 1517 kuz deo /kuʃ ˈdeo/
DecOctWord DecOctWord
1620 golkuz /ˈgolkuʃ/ 128200gol hikuz /gol ˈhikuʃ/
2430 kepkuz /ˈkepkuʃ/ 192300kep hikuz /kep ˈhikuʃ/
3240 vilkuz /ˈvilkuʃ/ 256400vil hikuz /vil ˈhikuʃ/
4050 mifkuz /ˈmifkuʃ/ 320500mif hikuz /mif ˈhikuʃ/
4860 gotkuz /ˈgotkuʃ/ 384600got hikuz /got ˈhikuʃ/
5670 deokuz /ˈdeokuʃ/ 448700deo hikuz /ˌdeo ˈhikuʃ/
64100hikuz /ˈhikuʃ/ 5121000makuz /ˈmakuʃ/

Prepositions

Colors

 
ColorWordColorWordColorWord
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kiz
/kiʃ/
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sibag
/ˈsibag/
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gempa
/ˈgempa/
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gemut
/ˈgemut/
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degma
/ˈdegma/
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degup
/ˈdegup/
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tudeg
/ˈtudeg/
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tum
/tum/
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tup
/tup/
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finug
/ˈfinug/
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fibul
/ˈfibul/
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kir
/kir/
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unsem
/ˈunsem/
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sinlar
/ˈsinlar/
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sinhep
/ˈsinhep/
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atenda
/aˈtenda/
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butenda
/buˈtenda/
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sinbu
/ˈsinbu/

Common Phrases

Expressing Feelings Towards Others

Phonetics

Consonants

 
↓Manner/Place→ BilabialLabiodentalAlveolarPalato-alveolarVelarUvularGlottal
Nasalmn
Stopp bt dk g
Fricativef vsʃh
Trillʀ
Lateral approximantl

Vowels

 
FrontBack
Highiu
High-mideo
Lowa

Tenses

Present No affix
pagru /ˈpagʀu/
Past Suffix -ʀo
pagruro /pagˈʀuʀo/
Future Suffix -ni
pagruni /pagˈʀuni/
 

Other Verb Forms

 
Imperative Suffix -vo
pagruvo /ˈpagʀuvo/
Subjunctive Suffix -fe
pagrufe /pagˈʀufe/

Sentence Structure

Verbs

Verbs are placed after the object and before the subject.   Example:
  • Dotengi e Palru Golkiz - "destruction" + "in" + "exist" + "lesson"
   

Modifiers

Adjectives are generally placed after the noun they define. The same rule applies to ordinal numbers.   Example:
  • mitgu vumpami - "section" + "traffic-related"
  Deviating from this rule serves to emphasise the modifier.   Examples:
  • Zem Runeki - "final" + "war"
  • Nonfi Nis - "empty" + "night"
   

Adpositions

Adpositional phrases appear before the main word, with the adposition in the middle.   Examples:
  • Ronekru Lu Apip - "existence" + "of" + "nature"
  • Larevok - "sky" + "in" + "fire"
  • Danokon - "tomorrow" + "towards" + "eye"
Table of Contents

Dictionary

4359 Words.
Root Languages
Successor Languages
Spoken by

Sayings and Mottos

English
In destruction exists a lesson.
— motto of the Rilsu World Republic
Rile
Dotengi e palru golkiz.
Rokosasmi Rilsu lu kenda
Rile
Dotengi e palru golkiz.
Rokosasmi Rilsu lu kenda
English
Even from the ashes, life finds a way.
— inscription on the pots of Umpu Deraksi souvenir plants
Rile
Pifu keb iba, fid nutru keg.
— milut Umpu Deraksi patisi lu igif vu ugul
Rile
Pifu keb iba, fid nutru keg.
milut Umpu Deraksi patisi lu igif vu ugul
English
They all see, but cannot touch.
— motto of the So Family
Rile
Reg ra utgiru, pa doru sihipru gu.
Dulid So lu kenda
Rile
Reg ra utgiru, pa doru sihipru gu.
Dulid So lu kenda

Notable Quotes

English
I feel deeply honored to receive this award. I thank you for the trust that you placed in Ub Lenliz Lu Kegmilut, and I am proud to say that we delivered on our promises. But still, the greatest reward is to see the plants grow, blossom and bear fruit after all these years. We have shown that this world is far from dead. We have shown that there is a future waiting for us. And I promise you - I promise you all - that the feast we just shared will merely be the first of many to come.
Te-Sakal, upon being awarded the Spring Crab Medal
Rile
Hakru va iverasi pabsi, res vutga nu guleru. Reg sa o goduru va, re Ub Lenliz Lu Kegmilut o pampu nuboruro, di muru pi iru va rengehaksi, si reg romupru reg vami pamemparuro reg va. Pa nontat limbil ulrep si iru, sil fitru di aguru di lingoru reg milut utgiru va, vuz reg ad nu. Gotruro reg va, sil ropibru keb iru sas nu vutgo. Gotruro reg va, sil reg va ki leniru muzu. Di reg sa o mupru va - reg sa bez o mupru va - sil kongebla si, miz nu buzruro faf reg va, tud zatruta lu nomiz vombit iruni.
Te-Sakal, Gukezu Nobluvo guleruta
Rile
Hakru va iverasi pabsi, res vutga nu guleru. Reg sa o goduru va, re Ub Lenliz Lu Kegmilut o pampu nuboruro, di muru pi iru va rengehaksi, si reg romupru reg vami pamemparuro reg va. Pa nontat limbil ulrep si iru, sil fitru di aguru di lingoru reg milut utgiru va, vuz reg ad nu. Gotruro reg va, sil ropibru keb iru sas nu vutgo. Gotruro reg va, sil reg va ki leniru muzu. Di reg sa o mupru va - reg sa bez o mupru va - sil kongebla si, miz nu buzruro faf reg va, tud zatruta lu nomiz vombit iruni.
Te-Sakal, Gukezu Nobluvo guleruta
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Forgemaster Dimitris
Dimitris Havlidis
13 Feb, 2021 13:19

Absolutely stunning. I would
1. Remove the shadow from the font in tables
2. Make the images (of the letters) non-links   But it's wonderful work

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13 Feb, 2021 13:26

Thank you for the feedback! Good suggestions, I'll get to work right away. I'm glad you like it!

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Forgemaster Dimitris
Dimitris Havlidis
13 Feb, 2021 14:44

vob kes ru

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Dimitris Havlidis
13 Feb, 2021 14:45

tuko deg

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13 Feb, 2021 15:48

Va guspetu goduru! ^^

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Dimitris Havlidis
13 Feb, 2021 15:55

firusru <3

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