Creating a fantasy languageElfin and Orcish amount of words so far
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 1: Sounds
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 2: Parts of speech - nouns
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 3: Parts of speech - adjectives
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 4: Parts of speech - articles, quantifiers, prepositions, questions
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 5: Parts of speech - why, pronouns, conjunctions,
I forgot to add 'why' to the list of the question words. So I will begin with it. Why mainly works with verbs, which I will add in the next few posts. This is because most 'why' questions are concerned with actions, events, and occurrences rather than adjectives - as in 'why is the sky blue?'.
'Why' will be what reason.
- Why ara-nithyaz
To get the final word for why I constructed it using this method. I create the word for 'reason'.
For reason I want to combine two words - heart and head - since reasons will be either emotionally from the heart, or mentally from the head.
Finding the two words that I wrote in the first post, I then deconstruct them and create further meaning to the syllables.
- I'll say that yaz means brain or thought
- Nith will mean emotion or feelings
- Reason nithyaz
PronounsFor pronouns I want to something a little interesting. I want there to be no word for 'I'. In fact, I want singular 'you', 'it', 'he', 'she', and the neutral pronoun 'one' to be outside of collective communities.. Fairies will be very communal and will not have the concept of living alone, and will use 'We' for 'our collective' the first person pronoun instead. Then they will speak of 2nd person 'you all' to refer to another collective. And 'They' for a third person collective. Fairy language will be the celestial language of angels as well. There is one word that will mean 'a person outside of collective community' regardless of the plurality or point of view of the speaker.
Opposing the Fairy language, I will make a corrupt language where there is no concept of 'we' and they only use 'I', 'you (singular)', 'he/she/it'. A large separation of individuals. This will be the demonic and devil language.
- we w/ you (inc) eng
- you, you all, yall esh
- they zu
- Outside of any collective community: you (singular), he/she/it, one tsod
So a simple sentence might be 'we are cold' which is nawin fe eng.
I'm not going to differentiate pronouns used in different parts of the sentence, except by where they are placed in the sentence.
Example. English differentiate he, him, his. In Fairy it'll be just tsod for all three, but where tsod is placed will determine wheither it is he, him, his, she, her, it, or one.
- and li
- or we
- if de
- because (the reason being) nithyaz osh fe