Language - Braoni

Old Broani

The old langauge of the first men to depart Haemil following the Godling Wars.

Lexicon

Nouns

märgh – death
fürth – forest
har – ford
ñyirt – water
sârbhé – survey/view
ton – city/town
túr – tower

Adjectives

bürgh – south
dôm – deep
düar – strong
êmíd – west
êst – east
fœrt – north

Pronouns

Dâ- I, me
Du – You (singular)
Ha – He
Sâ – She
Si – It
Zâ – We, us
Zu – You (plural)
Tzum – They/them

Verbs

Nalen – to defend

Adverbs

Ní – not

Proper Names

Düarñyirt – strong water
Êmídhar – west ford
Scítilâthe – the crystal scythe of Dasyra

Prep/Postpositions

- from - in - of

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Labiodental Alveolar Central Alveolar Lateral Post-Alveolar Velar Glottal
Stop p,b t,d k,g
Fricative f s sh h
Affricative v ch x gh
Nasal m n y
Liquid r l w
Trill

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i ü u
Mid-Close e ë o
Mid-Open æ,œ ę ô
Open a ä â

(NOT YET DONE)

Romanization

Long vowels are held twice as long and represented by an macron, i.e. ā,ē,ī,ō,ū. A circumflex accent is used to indicate that the vowel sound is voiced in the back portion of the mouth, while a trema accent indicates the vowel is voiced in the central mouth. Additionally, there are no silent /e/’s.

Phonotactics

Old Broani commonly uses codas in all syllable of the word.

The second to last syllable always gets the stress unless another syllable has a long vowel. If the word has less than three syllables, the stress goes on the first syllable. An acute accent over a vowel, such as /é/ denotes a deviation from the stress rules. In that case, the syllable with the acute access gains the stress.


Syntax

The basic word order of Old Broani is VSO; verb subject object. Adjectives are derivative of verbs and follow the noun to which they describe. Adpositions are also derived from nouns and, as such, are prepositions. Possession is listed as possessor followed by possessee. So, the sentence: “The man’s dog eats food from the big bowl.” would be written: “Eats the man’s dog food from the big bowl.”


Grammar

Plurality

The word “rā” added to the end of a noun means plural.

Tense

Future tense is expressed by the verb “to go” as an auxillary verb following the verb,


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