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Dodellian

Dodellian (native name dʰóódʰelo wisedʰés) is one of the two official languages of Dodellia (the other being Clofabosin). It's inspired phonologically by PIE and Algonquian languages, and its grammar is agglutinative, head-marking and head-final like Turkic languages.

Dodellian
dʰóódʰelo wisedʰés
Setting Verse:Tricin
Region Etalocin
Language family
Pategic
  • Dodellian
Writing system Dodellian alphabet
ISO 639-3

It is related to Shalian, Verapamil and Pategian.

ǵʰyél "house"

h₂owbʰés ǵʰyelíí "the king's house"

ḱosti- = to accompany

  • ḱostiyóó = queen

ḱewl- = to play, to compete (~ Shalian chowl- 'to fight')

dʰóódʰelo wisedʰés: ǵʰedóóndʰule mééru = Dodellian language: Lessons and memes

  • -óóndʰ ~ -ownth
  • -u/-w ~ -af

elódh, gwees, s'uul, mokwéés, bodhéém, h2elbhón, kwoysedh, kowh2os, yéétoh3, soludh

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Phonology

Consonants

p b bʰ t d dʰ ḱ ǵ ǵʰ k g gʰ kʷ gʷ gʷʰ s ś h₁ h₂ h₃ l r m n w y /pʰ p bʰ tʰ t dʰ cɕʰ cɕ ɟʑʰ kʰ k gʰ kʷʰ kʷ gʷʰ s ɕ h χ xʷ l r m n w j/

Tone

(bhe = [pʰè], pe = [pʰé])

Vowels

e o ee oo i u ii uu ei ou eu oi /ɛ ɔ~ə~ʌ æ: ɑ: ɪ ʊ i: u: ɛi ɔu œy ʌi/

Acute accents mark lexical stress.

Phonotactics

Dodellian has no initial clusters.

Grammar

Cases

TODO: consonant and vowel stem endings

There are two accusative cases, depending on whether the patient is affected or undergoes a change of state because of the verb.

ḱewgyóówin neséh₃todʰ kuh₂otóór.
ḱewgyóó-in neséh₃t-odʰ kuh₂ot-óór.
player-NOM tree-PAT saw-PST
The contestant cut down the tree.
h₂owbʰésin ḱostiyóó h₁ónkʷeil.
h₂owbʰés-in ḱostiyóó h₁ónkʷei-l.
king-NOM queen.NPAT love-PRES
The king loves the queen.
neséh₃t 'tree'
Nominative neséh₃tin
Accusative (non-patient) neséh₃t
Accusative (patient) neséh₃todʰ
Illative neséh₃tih₁e
Inessive neséh₃teel
Elative neséh₃teeleś
Allative/Dative neséh₃tih₁enh₂
Adessive neséh₃teenh₂
Ablative neséh₃teenh₂eś
Instrumental/Comitative neséh₃toobʰ
Essive neséh₃tiǵʰ
Translative neséh₃tenḱ
Abessive neséh₃temeh₃k

"and": -le

plural: -w/-u

Pronouns

Pronominal suffixes

Possession and/or direct objects:

  • -ól: 1sg
  • -ókʷ: 2sg formal
  • -íí: 3sg
  • -isyé: 1pl
  • -ih₂yér: 2pl, 2sg informal
  • -éh₁dʰo: 3pl
  • ǵʰyelól = my house
  • ǵʰyelókʷ = your house
  • ǵʰyelíí = his/her house
  • ǵʰyelisyé = our house
  • ǵʰyelih₂yér = your house
  • ǵʰyeléh₁dʰo = their house

Verbs

Derivation

  • -yóó = agentive

Sample texts

The king and the god

h₂owbʰés noh₂kúneedh
[χɔu'bʰɛs nɔχ'kunæ:dh]
h₂owbʰés noh₂kún-eedh
king god-and