Capetan

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Capetan
tuzzo rano
Pronunciation[/tutsːo rano/]
SettingVerse:Tricin
Ranic
  • Capetan
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Capetan (túzzo na Cápeto or túzzo ráno 'clear speaking') is the official language of Chunda Capeto, belonging to the Ranic family. It is inspired by Polynesian languages, Old Japanese and Richard Feynman's imitation Italian words.

TODO: Should have longer words

Neló azzánta íche cáteca yálleto? Icóma ási pénda carátille emá yarátesi ti da, a chéllo ca númo ti a sicóralle chamáldo da.

Numbers: áta épa táco máco yáldo cháldo tótto chátto dánte rónte

Rozzíno = a name?

póyyola?

etó = then, moment

túzzola = speak

láldanteba = sweet, from lálda "pleasant" + entéba "tongue"

máma = mother

dráṭṭamo = thief

atoddrócola = to carve

pápa = father

arrúcheca = metal, iron

yasózzatara = animal

cónde = light

yáne = fire

bénto = to eat

harámbe?

Orthography

Capetan natively uses an alphabet called ténda na Cápeto (ténda means 'writing' or 'written character'). In addition, the Clofabian alphabet and the Talmic alphabet are occasionally used.

Phonology

Consonants

p t ṭ c/qu b d s ch/z ṣ m n l r y h /p t ʈ k b~β d~ð ɕ~s tɕ~ts x m n ɭ~ɺ̢~ɳ r j~z~ʑ h/

Vowels

a e i o u ö /a e̞ i o̞ u ə/

Stress

Unlike other Ranic languages, Capetan is not tonal.

Phonotactics

  • A word may only end in one of the vowels /a e i o/.
  • /k/ before /i/ and /e/ is spelled qu and may be pronounced [kʷ], [cᶣ] or even [tᶣ].
  • Geminate /tɕ/ is pronounced [t:s] and spelled zz.
  • The only allowed geminates are tt, ṭṭ, ll, rr, zz, yy /t:, ʈ:, ɭ:, r:, t:s, ç:/.
  • Initial clusters are uncommon. Allowed initial clusters: /br, dr/ (pronounced [βɾ, ðr])
  • allowed medial clusters: mp, mb, nt, nk, nd, ld, lṭ, ln /mp, mb, nt, ŋk, nd, ɳɖ, ɳʈ, ɳ:/

Grammar

Capetan tends head-initial and is borderline polysynthetic. The word order is SVO.

  • la = plural (uncommon)
  • da = resultative
  • na = genitive
  • a = nominalization; relativizer; complementizer (al before /a/)
  • te = also; a te! = you too!
  • éto = then; discourse particle used at the end of sentences with connotation of 'so what?' / 'it can't be helped' / 'so there!'

Pronouns

  • mi = I, we (exc)
  • chi = we (inc dual)
  • ti = you
  • ya = he/she/it/they

Ideophones

Ideophones are adverbial, as in Korean and Japanese.

  • lózza lózza = urgently
  • béro déro = slowly and reluctantly
  • chíca chíco = all together, in harmony
  • úmpa lúmpa = of small things or children grouped together
  • yárro yárro = angrily
  • quétta sétta = crackling
  • dímpi dímpi = furtively

Gibberish

Api SUMpo Ati ILno SANca CHINdi TILni,
sette Ezze are SUlo CHOzzi Otte YOMpo IMpi,
te te CHUna ale SIca CHOtta!
ALdi PILti SANti SONte ANte Irri POMpa,
inti MINqui Eto oyi OMpa TAtta ONti PAzze,
ELdo MIMpo Ite Arra ENto!
azze Ozzo Ache Azzo QUINda BOzzi POrri SOLde,
CHILda etta CUrra ANca PUzze PEpa EMpe CHOzzo PULta,
CHArro ELni TIlle Ami ANde ipa CALda!
QUIra SOca ULda Upo ONdo YIzza ELdi,
TUtte ALde CHEche SOlla UNdo ozza,
QUELdi utto ELno TUrri ire INto Ollo!
ENqui Ullo ONdi tupi SOpi qui si COso PEzze se te CUpe,
DRALne OLni LUNti PAta!
TIcha QUILna QUIta BUtto Uzze YIqui Ile,
ONto SENda PANte Irra Izza CHAro CONdo,
TIlle Ori Eni TAqui Oya!
SAte ENte ALno SUtto PINte PALne MALto,
Urra SEzzi Utti YOlla DRINca Ezzo SINte,
ete CHOrra Melne RINda EMpa! 
PINdi CHUte INdi onte TErro YUzza CHOtto SOMpo,
SOMpo onte SANte CHEne, ete Erri ONdi SUNca!
Ezzi OLte CHONta Etta SEtta CHUti TELde NANda Atti,
SArro SErra QUINdo UNqui Oye SIpo SAzzi Allo,
MOrri PEchi PUzza ANco!
CAMpi CHELde Eso QUItte ALda PIrra api Ille Elta,
Irro AMpa PINde SAcho CAqui Ero COMpo MALdo,
SItti Utta eta Ati INde PALta!
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