Alanûz

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Alanūz
Alanūz
Pronunciation[ʔaˈlanuːz]
Created byNicolás Campi
Date2003
SettingEarth-like planet, alternate Earth
Early form
Ancient Alanūz
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Alanūz, [ʔaˈlanuːz], is an a priori artlang grammatically inspired by Semitic languages and using triliteral roots as its base. The language possess a mysterious background and a long mystical and esoteric tradition of philosophy reminiscent of Gematria and Ancient Hebrew Kabbalah.

Introduction

Phonology

Orthography

Consonants

Bilabial Dental Palatal/Alveolar Velar Uvular Glottal
Stop b t d k g q ʔ
Fricative ɸ β f v θ th x kh h
Sibilant s z ʃ š
Nasal m n
Liquid l r
Approximant j y

Vowels

Front Back
Close i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Open a aː

Grammar

Alanûz marks for gender in nouns, adjectives and verbs. It has three genders: masculine, feminine and neutral. It has three numbers: singular, plural and dual (only for natural pairs). Possessives are marked as suffixes and the noun also marks for case: nominative, accusative, a prepositional and a construct state.

Nouns

Adjectives

Verbs

Adverbs

Numerals

Numeral Alanûz
1 šam
2 aleth
3 giveh
4 kafaz
5 kharam
6 avar
7 hirev
8 lakhas
9 favas
10 urva

Particles

Derivational morphology

Sample Wordlist

  • av, what
  • aval, how
  • dûn, to hold < *duwun
  • gliv, tower n.
  • hakal, to hide
  • ilu, river f.
  • ka, to be
  • , under, beneath < *lay-
  • qavir, true
  • qaviram, truth m.
  • turah, king m.
  • valam, where
  • yar, well, fine
  • zagal, staff, cane n.
  • zayar, word m.
  • âzguldûn. counsellor m.
  • ûl, this

Example texts

  • How are you? Aval kaf?
  • I'm fine. Yar kazī.
  • Where's the river? Valam kav-ilu?
  • Where's the king? Valam kā-turah?
  • What is this? Av kav-ūl?
  • This is a tower. Ūl ka-gliv.
Sample:
hakelī qaviram lē-zīr
the truth hides beneath the words.
turah hirev ilû
the king of the seven rivers

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