Pategian

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Pategian (nủtufỉxi, from nủtu 'Pategian' + fỉxi 'language') is a Pategic language spoken by the Pategian people in Tricin.

It is inspired by Welsh, Hungarian, and classical IE languages (Latin, Greek and Avestan).

Numbers: mál sebb khí ádoc vóx fúz ilem látc kudd rhó

Dialects

Pategian has 4 main dialects:

  • Tảmrỏna
  • Fathrẩc
  • Kẻlet
  • Ảnfihẻzi

Phonology

Consonants

p t ts tc k b d dz dq g ph th s c kh h f x z q m n l r lh rh j

/p t ts tʃ k b d dz dʒ g f θ s ʃ x h v ð z ʒ m n l r ɬ rʰ j/

Vowels

a â e i o u y ả ẩ ẻ ỉ ỏ ủ ỷ /a ɑ e i o u ɨ a: ɑ: e: i: o: u: ɨ:/

Pitch accent

Old Pategian had a pitch accent in long vowels which could be rising (written ả) or falling (written ạ). The distinction is neutralized in Modern Pategian.

Phonotactics

No initial clusters, geminates allowed

Stress follows the Dreimorengesetz.

Morphology

Poetry

Most ancient Pategian poetry was written in flexible quantitative meters reminiscent of Vedic Sanskrit, but a few authors have experimented with the stricter quantitative meters used in Sowaár poetry. Stress-accentual meters and rhyming unmetric verse, influenced by Windermere poetry, are also common.