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Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Tue 24 Aug 2010 3:36 pm

Hello everyone, this topic is dedicated to my conlang project called Eide. This language is spoken by the Ni'var people living on a planet that is basically a huge desert, with few forests and lakes scattered throughout. They somewhat resembles humans except for the fact that their legs are different, somewhat rodent like and is suited for living in the desert. They are divided into four classes: the common people, represented by a wheel, the burghers, represented by a bird, the lords spiritual, represented by the sun and the upper class, represented by a wing. The Ni'var people are known by many curiosities. For example, each of the four classes has their own writing systems and those from a higher class are forbidden of marrying a person from the lower class without their consent.

Here is some sample phrases from the language.

Gor nav: Good morning

Kito yan: Greetings ( we meet)

Yan kiri fior: we are disappointed

and that is all for now.

The Eide language has no set word order this results in that words in a sentence can appear in many places.

More details to come.
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Re: Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Thu 26 Aug 2010 9:47 am

Alright, here is more details of this wonderful language.

The writing systems.

As I mentioned before, each of the four classes has their own writing system. 3 of these are taught to the Ni'ver children at school before they are assigned to one of the four classes when they turn 17. The common people has a writing system that is similar to the Latin alphabet except it is customary written with a lots of curves. The burghers has a writing system that is basically an abjad similar to the Arabic writing system. The writing system of the lords spiritual is rather unique. Their writing system basically consists of glyphs, each representing a particular idea or a thing. And last but not the least, the upper class has a writing system that resembles Sanskrit.

Numbers.

The Eide Numbers uses a base 12 system which means that there is 12 individual numerals in the language.

0-rei
1-itar
2-agem
3-sare
4-veni
5-na'vie
6-aer
7-mayao
8-roichi
9-frit
10-rosci
11-messio
12-armanda

Bigger numbers are expressed by combining the numbers. For example, the number 13 is itar-rei (one-zero).

More details to come.
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Re: Eide language

Postby kaenif » Thu 26 Aug 2010 12:16 pm

Alisbet wrote:Alright, here is more details of this wonderful language.

The writing systems.

As I mentioned before, each of the four classes has their own writing system. 3 of these are taught to the Ni'ver children at school before they are assigned to one of the four classes when they turn 17. The common people has a writing system that is similar to the Latin alphabet except it is customary written with a lots of curves. The burghers has a writing system that is basically an abjad similar to the Arabic writing system. The writing system of the lords spiritual is rather unique. Their writing system basically consists of glyphs, each representing a particular idea or a thing. And last but not the least, the upper class has a writing system that resembles Sanskrit.

Numbers.

The Eide Numbers uses a base 12 system which means that there is 12 individual numerals in the language.

0-rei
1-itar
2-agem
3-sare
4-veni
5-na'vie
6-aer
7-mayao
8-roichi
9-frit
10-rosci
11-messio
12-armanda

Bigger numbers are expressed by combining the numbers. For example, the number 13 is itar-rei (one-zero).

More details to come.

In our system, there are 10 numerals from 0 to 9, and this system is base 10 (decimal).
There are 13 numerals from 0 to '12'. Your number system is base 13 (tridecimal) instead.
If you want a base 12 (duodecimal) system, the numerals should stop at '11'. ;)
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Re: Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Fri 10 Sep 2010 7:24 am

Here is new details about the Eide language and a bit of the Ni'var people.
The Ni'var people as mentioned before are digitigrade. It is a taboo for them to reveal their feet in public and they are always covered by shoes as a result. The women that are married customary wear a scarf and the males customary wears clothing that looks like they would fit on a sailor instead of a desert dweller, perhaps a remnant of the distant past when their planet was more like our own and where seafaring was their primary trade. The lords spiritual are actually misnomer, their proper name are the Temporal Lords and the lord spiritual name was the result of a mistranslation of the Eide word gi'hean which literally means Temporal Lords.

And now for the colors.

white-fiert
yellow-horaven
red-coles
blue-jihra
green-ka'hime
violet-kortane
orange-oigira
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Re: Eide language

Postby linguoboy » Fri 10 Sep 2010 4:10 pm

Alisbet wrote:And now for the colors.

white-fiert
yellow-horaven
red-coles
blue-jihra
green-ka'hime
violet-kortane
orange-oigira

No black on the Ni'var homeworld?

It's also curious that an alien race would not only be capable of seeing exactly the same visible spectrum of light as our species, but divide it up in precisely the same way as subset of it, despite tremendous variation among human cultures on this score.
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Re: Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Fri 10 Sep 2010 5:27 pm

linguoboy wrote:
Alisbet wrote:And now for the colors.

white-fiert
yellow-horaven
red-coles
blue-jihra
green-ka'hime
violet-kortane
orange-oigira

No black on the Ni'var homeworld?

It's also curious that an alien race would not only be capable of seeing exactly the same visible spectrum of light as our species, but divide it up in precisely the same way as subset of it, despite tremendous variation among human cultures on this score.


If you are curious, the black in Eide means fetintas but that colour is most commonly associated with the so called 'classless' people who had done something against the law like performing surgery on their feet to make them resemble ours, thus making them plantigrade like us and adultery. These people are thus shunned by the community and losing your place in a class is considered as the ultimate shame as you are denied many rights including healthcare, job and that kind of stuff. I hope that this would answer your question.
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Re: Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Sat 11 Sep 2010 11:53 am

Here is more sample phrases of the Eide language along with how they are pronounced in IPA.

Mia jakatio [miae hak'atio]- i am disappointed

Kito yan, kanemeha [kieto yan kanei'meaha]- greetings, everyone

And that is all for now. See if you can spot some 'rules' in how the words are pronounced.
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Re: Eide language

Postby Alisbet » Tue 19 Oct 2010 11:50 am

Hello again, here is more details of Eide for you.

Almost every sentence in Eide has a sense of politeness in it as well as some sense of what is the state of the thing referred to in the sentence.

For example, the word 'boy' refer to the state of a 'man' before becoming a 'man'. In other words, it is the 'young' version of 'man'. The word 'man' in Eide is sife and the boy is written as d'Sife. In a similar vein, dead man is fa'Sife in Eide.

Here is the prefixes for each state and their meanings. Take note that no prefix means the normal state of a thing.

d: Used for the young of living things
t: Same meaning as d but is used for inanimate things
fe: This is used when the word in question is no longer applicable for the thing or object or is otherwise unusable. to be more precise. this prefix is used for deceased individuals and the like
rei: Used when the word in question should no longer be usable but still is against expectations. This is used when referring to elderly people for example.
j: Is used when a thing is unusual or otherwise out of ordinary

And that is all. The system was inspired by the similar system used by the Qohenje language by Colin Harrison with little tweaks.
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