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Idenian
Ro Keru'ku
[ɾo kɛɾuku]
Registered by ChasetheRock on 8 March 2017
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersIdenian is spoken in Wirofo.
Species Human/humanoid
About Idenian

(ķȐ'ʞȐΘƌ ƈ ňbȐΘƌ ʬřÊ ŀÑ'ķȐ'ţķ. ķȐ'ʞΘƌ ƈ śƘΘƌ ʬřÊ ĺÑ'vŊś.)
-Keru'kurutjdu tce noverutjdu wirofo luń'keru'teke. Keru'kutjdu tce sekitjdu wirofo leń'vanuse.-
He whispered, and the world listened in deep silence. He spoke, and the world shuddered in awe.

Summary

<ř ķȐ'ʞ> , or Ro Keru'ku /ɾo kɛɾuku/ is a language spoken universally across all of the races of man. As stated in the Book of New, it supposedly was a gift from god to allow mankind to willingly speak the "true word" and generate faith for the gods, thus giving humanity the ability to manipulate the forces of existence, notably mana (mÑ'h, mań'ha /man̥ḁ/), and make it "bend to the will of the speaker". And so, humans were able to use magic (, naso /naso/) for their own needs.

Idenian (or Edenian) is a conlang created for the sole purpose of fully fleshing out the idea of magic in my fantasy writing. I wanted a meaningful, proper language that was spoken to cast magic spells. As such, Idenian isn't really made to be spoken in conversation, but instead, in monologue-type utterances.

Features

  • Oligosynthetic.
  • VSO word order.
  • All syllables contain lexical or grammatical information. (i.e. ř 'ro' always refers to stone or earth; ʞ 'ku' always refers to humanity. See full list here.)
  • Words are formed by combining lexical syllables. (i.e. ʞř 'kuro'- "man" is a combination of ʞ 'ku'- "humanity" and ř 'ro'- "earth".)
  • No lexical stress.
  • Abugida conscript.
  • Divine language of magic- primarily used to cast magic spells and give commands.
Sample of Idenian[view] Tce la'safa luwu.

You are already dead.
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Latest vocabulary
tusarotjvlie down
luwuadvalready
rosu'keruxinwritten word
Language family relationships
Language treeIdenic
 ⤷  Godspeak
  ⤷ Terrestial
   ⤷  Idenian
[view] About IdenicLanguages that originate from Ro Keru'ku from within the Idenic Empire. Ro Keru'ku is believed to be a gift from the Gods, descended from the true language of Gods: believed to be Ró Kerú'sei (RKI).
[view] Sinoko'kegu Keru'ku (Poetic Idenian)The definitions of the root syllables that form words in Idenian. Commonly used poetically or in chants.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal [m̥]1 m   n n̥   [ɲ]2      
Plosive p   t d       k kʷ g ʔ
Fricative ɸ β θ s z ʃ ʒ [ç]3   x [h]4
Affricate       t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l [l̥]5          
Approximant         j [j̥]6 [ʍ]7 w    
Flap     ɾ [ɾ̥]8          
  1. after /n̥/, allophone of /m/
  2. before /i/ (some dialects), allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /x/
  4. allophone of /x/
  5. after /n̥/, allophone of /l/
  6. after /n̥/, allophone of /j/
  7. after /n̥/, allophone of /w/
  8. after /n̥/, allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid   o
Open-mid ɛ  
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Idenian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IdenianOrthography
A
a
haha
/a/
I
i
hihi
/i/
E
e
hehe
/ɛ/
O
o
hoho
/o/
U
u
huhu
/u/
'
'
xuye
//
R
r
rehe
/ɾ/
S
s
sihi
/s/
K
k
koho
/k/
T
t
toho
/t/
G
g
gehe
/g/
M
m
maha
/m/
N
n
naha
/n/
W
w
wehe
/w/
Q
q
qoho
/kʷ/
Z
z
zuhu
/z/
V
v
vuhu
/β/
C
c
cihi
/ʃ/
X
x
xuhu
/ʒ/
Y
y
yehe
/j/
J
j
juhu
/x/
F
f
fihi
/ɸ/
H
h
ho'ha
/ʔ/
L
l
lehe
/l/
č
tc
tcoho
/t͡ʃ/
D
d
doho
/d/
P
p
poho
/p/
Θ
tj
hitj'hi
/θ/
Ñ
ń
hań'ha
/n̥/
✔ Shown in correct order
    Additional Notes<'> or the 'xuye' is used to separate lexical information within some words, as most syllables contain lexical meaning themselves.
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    Summary of the basics of magic.
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    Typological information for Idenian

    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphological typologyOligosynthetic
    Primary word orderVSO
    Primary writing systemConscript
    Script typeAbugida

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