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,
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 6: Parts of speech - verbs
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 7: Parts of speech - verbs (Part 2)
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 8: Parts of speech - verbs (Part 3)
Fantasy Constructed Languages Part 9: Parts of speech - verb tense
I review first my sounds in order to later make a sound chart
l, r, s, sh, f, n, ts, y, and vowels i, and e (no t, k, c, b, g, p, q, x)
m ng ny j d t th v h w z a o (no u)
We Created 55 verbs to which we can add further meaningFrom the last two posts we created 55 verbs. They were also each tested with several nouns.
One of the most common functions of verbs is to provide time period information in addition to the action which is the tense of the verb. Many languages have the tenses past, present, and future. Some have only two such as past and non-past or future and non-future.
TenseFor fairy/celestial language, I think that it would be neat to focus mainly on the present moment rather than the past or the future. Many of our modern expressions and phrases tell us to focus on the moment, 'don't worry about the future', and 'not dwell on the past'. What happen's if our collective identified faries not only think according to the well being of the group but maybe they mainly think about the 'here and now' more than the future or what happened in the past.
For the non-present word, it could most likely refer to the past. That way they can describe what happened and use it as lessons.
If I create a word for future action maybe it can be used in terms of prophesy or oracle prediction rather than intention
But first we need to construct something to add or go with the 55 verbs to modify their meaning. Let's revisit the 55 verbs first..
1 to drink elsha
2 to eat irets
3 to bite vengan
4 to suck yisoth
5 to spit tsew
6 to vomit wehol
7 to blow hishi
8 to breathe isho
9 to laugh denya
10 to see zeja
11 to hear teni
12 to know nyatha
13 to think zoti
14 to smell fimo
15 to fear, to risk, to try adir
16 to sleep izas
17 to live lija
18 to die fathy
19 to kill lodosh
20 to fight dazom
21 to hunt majan
22 to hit tadon
23 to cut minja
24 to split molanyi
25 to stab, stick todas
26 to scratch fonya
27 to dig ezif
28 to swim tsisho
29 to fly vimas
30 to walk mengo
31 to come linsa
32 to lie (as in a bed) wanyo
33 to sit etsy
34 to stand zala
35 to turn (intransitive) yisla
36 to fall ilados
37 to give jathi
38 to hold wolanda
39 to squeeze lafani
40 to rub jonam
41 to wash yawos
42 to wipe sheras
43 to pull, lead, draw, tug tsamosh
44 to push, thrust, drive sivaj
45 to throw tishaz
46 to tie nyilo
47 to sew omanya
48 to count hasrondo
49 to say, utter rasa
50 to sing roma
51 to play, jest, game anotsa
52 to float othinah
53 to flow, flood noda
54 to freeze zidi
55 to swell langa
Making a verb tense modifierTo make these verb tense first I review the key sounds that I've already established in the prior sections. I do this in order to minimize possible confusion due to creating similar sounding words or modifiers of words. I make a large table showing all of the consonant vowel and vowel consonant combinations. I then cross out the sounds used so far for grammatical uses.
Eliminating possible distracting or confusing soundsI have used these modifiers so far
ara (ar ra)
wa, ni, li, sho, ne
nga, na, no, ma
I also eliminate some of English commonly used verb and grammatical sound modifiers such as ed, ing, the/thi (reminds me of 'the' and 'thee' in Eng), li (sounds like -ly), we/wi (reminds me of 'we' pronoun), and re/ri.
Interesting unused consonant soundsThe consonant sounds that stick out the most to me are f, y, j, ts, l, and v as interesting prospective uses.
Present TenseSo, I begin with my structure that i decided on earlier
1) present tense (j)ey [which is pronounced like English aye or jay]
I'll make it a suffix much like English -ing, which may help recognizing its function.'jey' is only used when proceeded by a vowel sound root word ending. Whereas 'ey' is used when proceeded by a consonant root word ending.
to drink elsha; is/am drinking, drink, drinks elshajey
to eat irets; is/am eating, eat, eats iretsey
to fight dazom; is/am fighting, fight, fights dazomey
Non-Present tense2) non-present tense Fa(v)
Instead of being a suffix, I'll make the non-present tense a prefix.
to drink elsha; was drinking, drank, have drunk, will drink, will have drunk, should drink, could drink, could have drunk, might drink, will be drinking, will have been drinking favelsha
to eat irets; was eating, ate, had eaten, will eat, will have eaten, should eat, could eat, could have eaten, might eat, will be eating, will have been eating favirets
to fight dazom; was fighting, fought, had fought, will fight, will have fought, should fight, could fight, could have fought, might fight, will be fighting, will have been fighting fadazom
Prophesy or oracle prediction
3) prophectic or oracle prediction (seeing into the future) tso(l)
When something has been seen and is known as prophetic, then this word will be used. The chance of occurring is nearly certain because of a vision or seeing the future. This form isn't just future tense, it's almost like a past tense version of the future. Fairies consider these events to have already occurred, and time is waiting for the situations to be triggered.
to drink elsha; will certainly drink, it has been seen that __ will drink, it is written that ___ will drink tsolelsha
to eat irets; will certainly eat, it has been seen that __ will eat, it is written that ___ will eat tsolirets
to fight dazom; will certainly fight, it has been seen that __ will fight, it is written that ___ will fight tsodazom
Total Words in Fairy LanguageTo the 194 words that we made in the prior posts, we have now added 3 important words (used as prefix and suffix), which brings our total Fairy words to 197 important basic Fairy words.
The next post I'll consider common fantasy jargon words like sword, dragon, magic, and more.