Tergetian vernaculars

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In Eevo, "Tergetian languages" (Terjedib or łynøñ Terjed) refers to naturally evolved vernacular descendants of Classical Naeng, whereas "Dămea" (Dymeeib or łynøñ Dymee) refers to either Classical Naeng or (Revived) Modern Naeng. Some Trician languages such as Clofabosin only use "Dămea" (dameserotin) for Modern Naeng and use "Tergetian" (tergetoserotin) for the naturally evolved clade rooted in CWdm. Netagin uses Qašenin ("Ashanian") for Classical Naeng, Neŋin for Modern Naeng, and Tyrgetin for Tergetian vernaculars.

Some Tergetian languages are:

Among these, the most widely spoken is Pradiul.

Common features

  • AuxVOS, with V a verbal noun (from topic final word order in CWdm)
  • Verbal nouns treated ergatively like in Irish ("my love to/by-him" means "his love for me") [a Standard Average Talman feature, opposite of SAE or Hebrew/JBA]
  • Large but closed class of auxiliaries, e.g. for tense marking, or things like "marbeh lisloach" 'forgives often' (shared to some extent by Anbirese)
  • As in Modern Tseer, marks pluractionality by pluralizing the verbal noun
  • always using im- or iN- for plurals (this got into Modern Windermere)
  • construct state marked by a reflex of the CWdm 3sg.m possessive pronoun in
  • Verb tenses work a lot like like in Jewish Babylonian Aramaic or An Yidis
    • "in VN" or "on VN" for imperfective aspect unmarked for tense
    • "after VN" for perfective aspect
    • an auxiliary can be used to mark tense, which is relative to conjunctions like "before": "before (future aux)", "after (past aux)"