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Pilarcraft's Official Language

Pilartic Language

Pilartic
Pilɒrtək


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Pronunciation:

/piːlɒrtek/

Created By:

The Grande Assembly

Officiated:

9E 3

Setting and usage:

Zonal constructed language

Users:

Pilartics

Purpose:

Constructed Language

  • Zonal Constructed Language

    • Pilartic

Dialects:

High Pilartic, Low Pilartic

Writing system:

Latin script (Pilartic alphabet)
Pilartic Braille


Overview

Pilartic (/piːlɒrtek/ or /piːlɒrtɪk/, in Pilartic (Pilɒrtək)) is a constructed Zonal Auxiliary Language, and the Official language (as well as lingua franca) of the Confederal Alliance of Pilarcraft. The Grande Assembly created this language in order to make communication and cooperation easier on the national level.


History

Until before the Cataclysm, Pilarcraft did not have an official Language. Pilartic, as a language, was used but each the Common Tongue was the de facto lingua franca, legally speaking, each of the states spoke, wrote, and documented their political and legal actions in their own language. There being at least 7 different official languages for the different States, things could get quite chaotic.
This chaotic problem manifested itself in the Mananaut Occupation, when the Different Peacekeeper Armies were incapable of communicating and coordinating tactics quickly enough to build a defense in Patermut, Syroden and Ulya Sten.
After the Cataclysm, and seeing all the different societies with their own languages, and even the existence of constructed Languages such as Esperanto, the Council of Ambassadors proposed an Official Language to be created.
despite the proposal receiving mixed views, it passed with a majority of 960-528 (with 312 abstaining), and the Grande Assembly was formed once again, this time to craft the new Language.
The Language was introduced two years after the process began, and the Council voted in favor of it. The Unitary Guild of Engineers, with the help of Future Inc, created a Biotechnologic Tablet pill that allowed the Pilartics to learn the language.


Linguistic Properties
Alphabet
The Pilartic Alphabet is based on the Latin Script, using a one-sound-one-letter principle (except for /y/, which can have either J or Y, and /ee/, which can have either I or Y). It includes two letters with diacritics: ĉ, ŝ. The does not include the letters c, q, w, or x.

The 27-letter alphabet is as followed, with how they can sounds:


Letter

Pronounciation

A a

/æ/

Ɒ ɒ or Å å

/ɒ/ + /ʌ/ + /ɑː/ + /ɔː/

B b

/b/

D d

/d/

Ə ə

/eɪ/ + /eə/ + /ə/

E e

/e/

F f

/f/

G g

/g/

H h

/h/

I i

/ɪ/ + /i/ + /ɪə/ + /iː/
(/aɪ/ when -ii' is used)

J j

/j/ + /ɪə/ + /iː/ + /ɪ/

K k

/k/

L l

/l/ + /l̩/

M m

/m/

N n

/n/ + /n̩/

O o

/ɔɪ/ + /ɜː/

P p

/p/

R r

/r/

S s

/s/

T t

/t/

U u

/ʊ/ + /uː/ + /əʊ/+ /aʊ/ + /ʊə/

V v

/v/

Y y

Z z

/z/


All unaccented letters are pronounced approximately as in the IPA, withthe exception of c. Pilartic C is used in a way familiar to speakers of many European languages, but which is largely unfamiliar to English Speakers. J can, depending on the word, have a Y sound, as in Yellow or Boy. The Accented letters are like the h-digraphs in English. Ĉ is pronounced like English ch, and ŝ like sh. ĵ has a zh sound, as in fusion or French Jacques.

Grammar
The Language is structurally similar to English, with a few exceptions: it has no equivalent to English Apostrophes (And tends to place prepositional phrases earlier in sentences, with the verb tense often ignored, When not, a d before the finishing en can show past, while in is decidedly for the future tense.)
To make a word plural, The last letter of a singular word is repeated, and followed once by the last vowel in the word (as "Həd" (or Hed) is the word for prince, the plural word would be Hedde (or Hedii').

The Singular possessive (my, Your, his, her, etc) is formed by adding the word for ("Mine", "Yours", "His", "Hers", etc) to the word with a hyphen. So, to say "My Prince", a Pilartic would say "Həd-mi" or "Hed-mi"

The Pilartic Sentence Structure is as followed: "Verb- Subject-", or "Verb- Subject- Object-", though as time as gone by, this rule has slowly lost its effect.
And, Pilartic is completely Gender Neutral in its grammar.

Numbers in Pilartic are created as Followed: ...-Thousand-Hundred-less. for example 1592 would be One-Five-Nine'ten-Two.
For numbers bellow 100, it is generally (Number'ten-Number), for example 15 would be Ten-five, while 35 would be Three'ten-five.
To make note of numbers, we use Number'zero. so, twelve millions makes "ten-two-siz'zero"


Phonology
Pilartic has 27 words, 19 of them Constants and 8 Vowels: these Vowels are, as followed, A, Ə, I, O, U,, Y.


Vague Translation Key
Permanent WIP
A
Absoluten: Absolute. Absolutely
Abhol: reclaim
aks: ears
Arb: Eight
Alfen: Elf, Old-folk
Alfeskov: Forest Elf
Alfevet: Dark Elf
Alfemar: Elder Elf
Alfepar: Orcimer, Orc
Alliy: Ally.
anlik: through
Ambinten: Slingshot
aren: Year
Arbet: work, toil
Aus: out
Auslig: skin
Avorferon: Opposite
Avorferon, Gesundenlig: On the contrary.

B
Bad: After
Badglem: Forgive
Ban / Bahn: road
Befrit: Liberated
Befrin: Liberation
Beran: Holy, Religious, Religion
Bernen: Kid, Baby, Infant.
Behoven: requires, needs,
Bi: him/her/it, his/hers/its
Bil: While, although, even though.
Bilden: Build
Biji: Chosen, elected.
Bla: Blue
bo: Normally, Usually, Commonly, Often
Borgen: City
Bruun: Hell, Inferno, Oblivion
Bres: Breath
Blod: Blood
Borte: away, far

D
Dag: Day
Dakk: Talk, speak
Dakkpond: Talking point, statement
Danken: Thanks, Thank you
Dalaren: Dalaran
Dɒm: Dumb
Dɒmratten: Dumb Rightwinger
Dɒmleffen: Dumb Leftwinger
Dɒmpessen: Dumb Pest, Dumpess (person who believes in an abrahamic religion)
Dar: The (only in the most extreme formalities)
Dår: Bat
Daus: out of the
Dəst: Was
Dət: that
der: them, theirs
Dere: there
Do: Two
Dodakk: Repeat
Dokken: Puppet
Dokkeligstaten: Puppet State
Doten: God, Divine, Deity.
du: of, about
Doren: Law, Lawmaker
Dorenligar: Body of Representatives
Dorenligplassen: The Parliament
Dorenporsen: Representative, Delegate
Dorid: Security
Doriden: Lawbringer, Soldier
Dragen: Dragon
Dre: Three
Drepond: trident, weapon with three points
Drehedligar: Triumvirate
Drederligar: Triumvirate

Ə
Ebl: apple
Ədum: last, end, result
Egalit: Equality, Egalitarianism
[b]egenskab
: Property
Elden: Old, Elder
Ensen: The same
Eplar: Apple
Əst: Is, Has (and all related tenses)
Esten: Stone
Əren: air

F
Farvel: Goodbye, Farewell
Farren: Fare, go,
Farran: benefit
Ferb: color
finne: Find
filzen: Search
Flug: journey, trip
Forag: hate, despise
Foren: Before
Folen: Fall, fell
Fonteren: Front
Forben: Ban, Forbid
Forbenden: Curse
Fordi: Due to, because of, because
Fra: From
Fyend: Devil, fiend, foe
Fyr: fellow, guy

G
Gahvon: sunder
Galten: foolish, stupid, wrong
Galtenpond: Foolish mistake
Galtendakkpond: something wrong, mistaken quote, misquote
Ganzit: Unity
Gebaat: Territory
Gelden: Gold
Gen: Give
Genvind: Claim
Gesund: good
Gesang: Chant, song
Gesundenlig: actually, to be honest.
Gezen: Cheese
Gord: guardian, guard
Gren: green
Grost: traitor
Grostar: treason
gunsten: grace

H
Halt: halt, cease
halt dar lebe: Cease the life, cease to exist
haben: Keep
Haldeg: lucky
Həd: head, ruler
Han: if
Hedii: Kingdom, Principality, monarchy, monarch, ruler, prince
Hemlik: Stolen
Hemlikkar: thief
Her: Here
Hervotzen: mercy
hederlig: nobleman
Hejja: Hello
Hej: Hey, Hi
Hoffen: Hope
Hop: Hop, skip
Hoskunar: remember
Hudfyend: Enemy, foe
Hvat: what
Hvet: Black
Hver: where
Hvi: why
Hvis: if
Hvo: who
Hvon: when

I
i: in
ildmugen: Hearth
Isten: Eastern, east

J
Jagt: fire
Jeder: all
Jeger: Hunter
Jern: Brain

K
Kalifen: Qualified
Kanzlen: Council
Kanzler: Chancellor
Kanzligermen: Councilman
Keg: horse
Kejserliggen: Empire
Kejserlig: Imperial
Kommen/Kommon: Commune, community
Kommenrokraven: Democracy
Kommenfaran: Commonwealth
Kommenporsen: Socialist, social democrat
Kommenisten: Communist
Kommenmagten: Populist, ran by the people
Kontitusoten: Consitutional, Constitutionally, Officially, Legally
Konfederatten: Confederation, Confederacy
Konfederaligallestaten: Confederal Alliance
Kopf: Mystic
Kre: create
Krig: War
Krigven: Battle, Fight
Kris: circle
Kun: only
Kjov/Kyov: Chief
Kjovdirektor/Kyovdirektor: Chief Director
Kjovrednar/Kyovrednar: Chief Spokesman
Kjovdoriden/Kyovdoriden: Chief Lawbringer

L
Lagen: legal
Lass: let
Lebe: life
Legid: Sentence
Len: line
lir: idle
Lig: Body, Entity
Ligallestaten: Allies, Alliance.
Ligasom: Like
ligstaten: State, government
Leven: living
Lokəten: Locate
Los: Fate
Lytt: Listen

M
: Force, forced to
Magten: Might, power
Mar: old
Meg: may
mekinen: machine
Melen: society, community, commune.
Menoren: man
Mi: me, mine, my
Militen: military
Mindre: under, beneath
Mindoran: understand
Mintang: education
Mir: sea
Miten: center
Morden: murder, murderer
Moromsogan: tender care, careful tending.
Mug: most, more, big
Mugmir: Ocean
Mut: land, home

N
Nak: eat
Nat: night
Nasion: Nation, country
Nagen: Nine
Nelsiv: kneel, bow
Nidmalar: Despite, no matter
Nii: no, not
Ni-ədum: endless
Nii-jeden: Never
Nii-leven: dead, undead
No: new
Nog: some
Nogporsen: Somebody, Someone
Nol: Zero
Nomlik: again
Noren: North, Northern, Northerner
Nopten: Note, writ
Nu: now
Nuhoskunar: Forget

O
Ondenar: liar
Onden: Lie
Opagve: Problem
Ovarsoten: Translate
Oyn: Eye

P
Pater: father
Paren: paria
Pilen: Arrow
Pilarken: Eagle
Piraten: Pirate
Plassen: Room, Place
Pond: Point
Posibb: possible, possibly
Porsen: person
Pun: Seven
Pundag: Week

R
Raften: Flight
Rammen: Strike, ram
Ratten: right
ratven: prove
Rel: real, actual
Reylban / Reylbahn: Railroad
Ro: rest
rokraven: Order, ask, request
Roplassen: bathroom, restroom
Rot: root, tree

S
Satz: Sentence
se: see
Sel: soul
senik: scenic, must-be-seen
Sens: six
Selger: salesman
Sik: Eachother
Sikragelden: Bank
Sikren: Secret
skagen: peninsula
skappen: Creating
Skelven: tremble
Skov: Wood, forest, jungle
Skovsten: Spear
Skuffen: Displeased, disappointed
Skrin: Shrine
Skver: Difficult
Smagfuld: delicious
Spilen: Game
Sofla: lower, small
Staten: State
straffe: Beat, punish
Sten: Stone, Rock, Cliff
Stof: stuff, material
stofdoriden: weapon
Stofstaten: regime, system
Strensar: War
Suleyk: power
Syg: bad, evil

T
Ti: you, your, yours
Tirden: Time
Tangen: Language, tongue
tot: blind
Toren: Tower
Tro: think
Tron: Train
Tronlen: Trainline
tronen: belief

U
Ulya: High, Higher, Highest
Ulya-hedii': Empire
Um: of
Umbig: Surround
Un: one
undarum: one of the
und: and

V
Vand: Water
Vandumbigmut: Island
Vårsen: Please
Varsel: Warn
Varselnopten: Warning note, warning
vekseltang: translate
Vesten: West, western
Verten: Pact, contract
verden: world
velderan: Moderator, overseer, boss
vigdumen: forevermore (once and for all), forever
vi: we, us, Our, Ours
Vis: wisdom, knowledge, magic
Vismen: mage, magician, man of knowledge, scholar(also the name of a Nii-marpat)
Volɒr: Hammer
vordinen: worth, worthiness, merit
Vun: Five
Vur: Four

Y
Ya: Yes

Z
Zad: Free
zadegenskabliger: Private Property
zadegenskabligen: Capitalism
zu: with
Zug: move
Zugkris: moon, satellite

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