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Nešši Language

Post by Henryk Pruthenia » Wed 09 Aug 2017, 23:44

Nešši Language - inflectional language. It has its own writing systems (mostly logografic and syllabic). There is 7 nominal cases: NOM : ACC : GEN : LOC : TEMporalis : VOC. Grammatical numbers are often unmarked.
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Consonants:
m n ( m n )
p b t d c ɟ ƥ ƭ ( p b t d k g b' d' )
β s ʃ χ h ( v s š ħ h )
ts tɬ ( c č )
ɾ ɫ w ( r l w )

Vowels:
i i: u u: ( i ī u ū )
e ɛ: o ɔ: ( e ē o ō )
a a: ( a ā )

Neššian Syllabary

Schleicher's fable
Išō ette mōmren

Išō rason hōlmo ḗo kalmaši ībwūlem mōmretun: nemon šā́item keštin vāstrat, īdmon kešcem b'ān nókat, ette hássen d'ūomur vāstem neštat.
Išō ādem mōmretun: "Ārdī skēmo šenet, ībwūlo šeso neštatti mōmren šnoniro".
Mōmren ōidem: "Sass, išō! Ārdī skēmo eššo, ībwūlo neštat, nūarset, nōme ōlmo ī́ssan ane kan ālħatti. Ette išō herāso ōlmo."
Sase dōno, išō dēstem ḗom dāneseši.

I'd wanted
Spoiler:
I'd wanted to be a gleam in your eye
I'd wanted to be a pearl on your hand
I don't have anything more than my dreams
Don't wanna be an apple on the apple-tree

I'd wanted to be a word in your mouth
I'd wanted to be a piece of your thoughts
I don't have anything more than my song
Don't wanna be a leaf among the leaves

I'd wanted to be a shooting star
I'd wanted to be a moon in the sky
I don't have anything more than my pride
Don't wanna be a branch in a tree

I'd wanted to be a light to your path
I'd wanted to be a meaning of your life
Besides the moments I don't have anything else
Don't wanna be a sound in this song!
Šīni dāti

Šīni dāti īranni šī́a tešen istamešibire
Šīni dāti īranni mūrla tešen ħisteseši
Šīni hīerāsi hīešeso šenini rīmō mānrar
Šīni hedi īranni sīvi ḗo sīvesteši

Šīni dāti īranni hēšša tešen vereši
Šīni dāti īranni sīls tešen d'ebese
Šīni hīerāsi hīešeso šenini rīmō ā́ivesattar
Šīni hedi īranni īb čat ībešin

Šīni dāti īranni ašur gāon
Šīni dāti īranni sássi iūlaši
Šīni hīerāsi hīešeso šenini rīmō šorder
Šīni hedi īranni ħast vēteši

Šīni dāti īranni šī́anna tešen sāl mirmetti
Šīni dāti īranni hunt tešen giner
Rīmō ērbisirun šīni b'āšur hīerāsi hīešeso
Šīni hedi īranni alut dōnum ā́ivesattaši!
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Re: Nešši Language

Post by Henryk Pruthenia » Thu 10 Aug 2017, 06:24

Funny fact: you can use temporalis with the names:
Dēbēran Krar - Black Raven (name of a nešši prophet)
Dēbēranum Kraram
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Re: Nešši Language

Post by shimobaatar » Fri 11 Aug 2017, 20:56

Henryk Pruthenia wrote:Nešši Language - inflectional language. It has its own writing systems (mostly logografic and syllabic). There is 7 nominal cases: NOM : ACC : GEN : LOC : TEMporalis : VOC. Grammatical numbers are often unmarked.
Henryk Pruthenia wrote:Funny fact: you can use temporalis with the names:
Dēbēran Krar - Black Raven (name of a nešši prophet)
Dēbēranum Kraram
I don't think I've ever heard of a temporalis case before. Is it like this or this? If so, what does it mean when it's added to names?
Henryk Pruthenia wrote: Išō rason hōlmo ḗo kalmaši ībwūlem mōmretun: nemon šā́item keštin vāstrat, īdmon kešcem b'ān nókat, ette hássen d'ūomur vāstem neštat.
What do the acute accents represent?

I like the aesthetic of the language, by the way.
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Re: Nešši Language

Post by Henryk Pruthenia » Sat 12 Aug 2017, 00:47

shimobaatar wrote:I don't think I've ever heard of a temporalis case before. Is it like this or this?
It's like a temporal case. A function of a distributive-temporal case can be expressed with adjectives like /every/ or something like that.
shimobaatar wrote:If so, what does it mean when it's added to names?
In somoeone lifetime, or when somoeone was.
shimobaatar wrote: What do the acute accents represent?
The acute acent represents 2nd tone. The first tone is like a ordinary ptich accent, when 2nd starts higher than 1st, dips and then rises to a higher pitch than where it began.
I like how it sounds :)
shimobaatar wrote: I like the aesthetic of the language, by the way.
Thank you. I've seen your visigothic and it's very interesting project. I have identical idea, but for polish language :P It's named giecka - polish phonology and grammar (but I've decided, that I'll leave all characteristic of Gothic).
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Re: Nešši Language

Post by Henryk Pruthenia » Sun 13 Aug 2017, 16:13

A next text in Nešši!

Voveso in mori
In the ocean I drown.
In the ocean of my tears I drown.
Howling winds are bending my mast
and my longing deepens with every dram.

Welcome, my shore
Welcome, silent wave
In the ocean of my tears I drown.

Šīn uose šenen andase ā́sseseši
Ħáin ī́kti kūmo šenen šātnat-a
Klīamnum sī́atti
Uomori šenen uskīrmit

Šīn lī́se tešet, šenen tísti!
Šīn lī́se tešet, šōn sanna!
Šīn uose šenen andase ā́sseseši
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Re: Nešši Language

Post by Frislander » Tue 15 Aug 2017, 22:02

This looks nice, though the unvoiced implosives are a weird addition; why not just the ordinary voiced ones? I don't think I've seen a language which has the unvoiced ones without the voiced ones as well, and in any case all those languages have a good deal more consonants than this anyway.

Do you plan on posting information on the grammar of the language here in English, because I'd love to see more!
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