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Ederic    Ederic (Elyer)

Ederic was devised by Gabriel McGovern is write his conlang by the same name. The Ederic name for the alphabet and language is Elyer, pronounced /'a:jεr/.

Internal history

Gabriel McGovern created the Ederic language to be spoken (and written) by the Lyer (pronounced 'jεr) of Civéer (pronounced 'kiv-jεr); it is descended from the Ancient Orthasin tongue and bears similarities to Arduric and Modern Orthasin. Ederic is the primary tongue of the human race (them being wholly sundered from the other races on a separate continent), though other human tongues unrelated to Ancient Orthasin do exist. The Ederic language is much more closely related to English than any other of Gabriel's languages.

Notable Features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • Some letters form bridges that connect to other cooperative symbols.
  • Used to write Ederic (Elyer).
  • It is one of Gabriel's only languages to utilize capital letters.

Ederic alphabet

Ederic alphabet

Notes

  • Letters correspond directly with English equivalents below; initially, 'ng' becomes 'ñ'.
  • The combination 'ly' is pronounced 'j'; 'ci' followed by another vowel is pronounced 'h'; 'lo' followed by another vowel is pronounced 'w'; 'se' followed by another vowel is pronounced 'ʃ'. Preceding 'ly'; 'e' is pronounced 'a:'; 'a' is pronounced 'i:'; 'i' is pronounced 'e:'; 'o' is pronounced 'oi'.
  • When a word ends in a vowel and the following word begins with a vowel, a 'j' sound is pronounced in between them so as to not hinder the flow of speech; it is unwritten, as it is assumed that the reader will automatically pronounce it this way.
  • The letters 'é' and 'í' are pronounced 'j'.
  • Vocabulary is created using a mathematical system which manipulates the English words (in their basic forms) and makes them conform to Ederic word structure and grammar.

Punctuation

Most punctuation occurs at the beginning of a thought, not the end; there is a mark to initiate a new section of ideas tied to a common theme (paragraph). The punctuation is inspired by the pilcrow.

Blades punctuation

Sample text in Ederic

Sample text in Ederic

Transliteration

Reg geciep epesear ze isong ematidov vin ozeyas vam relen vin meloel. Lyis ze mepothe tes thineg vin gemed vin cithol melere tet yitath vam nong sizal emegav.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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