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The Neviersian Language

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The Neviersian Language

PHONOLOGY OF THE NEVIERSIAN LANGUAGE

Alphabet and Accents
The Neviersian alphabet is identical to that of the English alphabet, in that they both have the same 26 letters. Neviersian was historically in Cyrillic, but slowly converted to Latin through the centuries of the Sheplanian Era. The accents of Neviersian are not considered to be part of the alphabet.

Accents

Sound

Notes

/a/
l, y', Djurm

Same sound as the combinations "er", and "is".

/ɑ/
yn, l, ll

-

/a/
Allvrre

-

/e/
j, parc, c'tait

-

/ɛ/
janure, premire

-

No sound - specifies that this vowel is pronounced separately from the preceding one.
ska, ader

When it is the second to last letter, it's usually followed by a consonant, such as letters s, t, or x.

/aʊ/
u

-

/a/
spis

Only used in the comination "is".

/o/
ox

Very rarely used, and is always preceded by the letter u.

/i/
Neviersa

Very rarely used.

Consonants

Vowels

GRAMMAR

Nouns and Articles
Neviersian does not have grammatical gender, like English, and there's no distinction of case whatsoever. Countable nouns have two forms, whilst uncountable nouns generally have only one form.

Article

The noun starts with a consonant (singular)

The noun starts with a vowel (singular)

The noun is plural

the

de
de femme

d'
d'homme

des
des personnes

a, an

l
l femme

l'
l'homme

-

Type of noun

Singular and plural

Countable noun

En ppul, der ppuls, trois ppuls
One apple, two apples, three apples

Uncountable noun

Milke, l feu tu milke, l plus tu milke
Milk, a bit of milk, a lot of milk

Prepositions and Conjunctions

Adjectives and Adverbs
In English, you would put adjectives before the noun they describe. You'd say "a red car", or "the blue bag" for instance. Adjectives in Neviersian, however, are placed after the noun they describe. So youd say l'auteau reuge (literally "a car red") or de bagge bleu (literally "the bag blue"). But in informal Neviersian, this rule is ignored and the the adjective can be placed before the noun.

Adverbs have many different meanings and functions, and especially are important for indicating the time, manner, place, degree and frequency of something. Normally, we can spot an adverb by the fact that it often ends in is (eg. "il litrellis..", or "he literally.."), but there are lots of adverbs that dont end in this way, and moreover, adverbs can be used in many combinations with each other. The positions of adverbs are not a fixed or set thing, therefore they can appear in different positions anywhere in a sentence. However, there are some rules that help us decide where an adverb should be positioned. The rules will be different depending on whether the adverb is to modify an adjective or another adverb, a verb or what type of adverb it is.

Pronouns
Subject pronouns are used to replace a noun which is the subject of the verb - usually the person doing the action. For example:

  • Laura est mangeau de cke. → Elle est mangeau de cke. (She is eating the cake.)

  • Jake est jouseau footbaulle. → Il est jouseau footbaulle. (He is playing football.)

English

Neviersian

Notes

I

J

J becomes J' before a vowel or silent -h.

You (Informal)

Tu

-

He

Il

-

She

Elle

-

We

Nous

-

You (Formal)

Vous

-

They

Das

-

Verbs and Tenses
All Neviersian verbs end in one of two ways:

  • -er words, like parler - to talk

  • -ir words, like sortir - to sort

These are infinitives, and they are verbs in the form you would find them in the dictionary with their meanings listed as to eat, to play, to read, etc. Like in French for example, it's completely wrong to put an infinitive verb alongside with a subject pronoun, eg. "J parler Englais" would directly translate as "I to speak English". So we need to conjugate the infinitive. Tenses are influenced from the English language.

Let's, first of all, know the subject pronouns of Neviersian.

  • J - I

  • Tu - You (Informal)

  • Il - He

  • Elle - She

  • Nous - We

  • Vous - You (Formal)

  • Das - They

To conjugate a regular verb, we take the ending off the verb infinitive, then add the correct ending as shown in the spoilers below.

Simple Present

Subject pronoun

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J

parle

sortis

Tu

parle

sortis

Il

parles

sortit

Elle

parles

sortit

Nous

parle

sortis

Vous

parlez

sortissez

Das

parle

sortis

Simple Past

Subject pronoun

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J

parl

sorti

Tu

parl

sorti

Il

parls

sorti

Elle

parls

sorti

Nous

parl

sorti

Vous

parli

sortissi

Das

parl

sorti

Simple Future

Subject pronoun

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J

parlerai

sortirai

Tu

parlerai

sortirai

Il

parlerai

sortirai

Elle

parlerai

sortirai

Nous

parlerai

sortirai

Vous

parlerez

sortirez

Das

parlerai

sortirai

Present Continuous

Subject pronoun + To be present verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J sais

parleau

sortieau

Tu as

parleau

sortieau

Il est

parleau

sortieau

Elle est

parleau

sortieau

Nous as

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous avez

parleaux

sortieaux

Das as

parleaux

sortieaux

Past Continuous

Subject pronoun + To be past verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'tait

parleau

sortieau

Tu es

parleau

sortieau

Il tait

parleau

sortieau

Elle tait

parleau

sortieau

Nous es

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous evez

parleaux

sortieaux

Das es

parleaux

sortieaux

Future Continuous

Subject pronoun + To be future verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J blierai

parleau

sortieau

Tu blierai

parleau

sortieau

Il blierai

parleau

sortieau

Elle blierai

parleau

sortieau

Nous blierai

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous blierez

parleaux

sortieaux

Das blierai

parleaux

sortieaux

Present Perfect

Subject pronoun + To have present verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hb

parl

sorti

Tu hb

parl

sorti

Il hb

parls

sorti

Elle hb

parls

sorti

Nous hb

parl

sorti

Vous hvez

parli

sortissi

Das hb

parl

sorti

Past Perfect

Subject pronoun + To have past verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hadait

parl

sorti

Tu hadait

parl

sorti

Il hadait

parls

sorti

Elle hadait

parls

sorti

Nous hadait

parl

sorti

Vous hadiez

parli

sortissi

Das hadait

parl

sorti

Future Perfect

Subject pronoun + To have future verb

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hberai

parl

sorti

Tu hberai

parl

sorti

Il hberai

parls

sorti

Elle hberai

parls

sorti

Nous hberai

parls

sorti

Vous hberez

parli

sortissi

Das hberai

parl

sorti

Present Perfect Continuous

Subject pronoun + To have present verb + Bliait

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hb bliait

parleau

sortieau

Tu hb bliait

parleau

sortieau

Il hb bliait

parleau

sortieau

Elle hb bliait

parleau

sortieau

Nous hb bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous hvez bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Das hb bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Past Perfect Continuous

Subject pronoun + To have past verb + Bliait

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hadait bliait

parleau

sortieau

Tu hadait bliait

parleau

sortieau

Il hadait bliait

parleau

sortieau

Elle hadait bliait

parleau

sortieau

Nous hadait bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous hadiez bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Das hadait bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Future Perfect Continuous

Subject pronoun + To have future verb + Bliait

-er Verb: parler (to speak)

-ir Verb sortir (to sort)

J'hberai bliait

parleau

sortieau

Tu hberai bliait

parleau

sortieau

Il hberai bliait

parleau

sortieau

Elle hberai bliait

parleau

sortieau

Nous hberai bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Vous hberez bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

Das hberai bliait

parleaux

sortieaux

You may or may not have noticed the use of the verbs to be (blier) and to have (hboir), which are both irregular verbs in Neviersian.

Subject pronoun

Blier (to be)

Hboir (to have)

J

sais

hb

Tu

as

hb

Il

est

hb

Elle

est

hb

Nous

as

hb

Vous

avez

hvez

Das

as

hb

Negation
In Neviersian, you need two negative words, ''ne'' and ''pas'', to make a sentence negative, similar to French. Pas can be replaced by other negative words, such as ''jamais'' (never), ''plus'' (no more), and ''quoneur'' (only). However, if the verb starts with a vowel, or a silent h, then ne becomes n' instead. For example:

  • Il ne vant pas aller ici. → He doesn't want to go here.

  • Tu n'alle jamais ter ma maison! → You never go to my house!

  • Farez-vous ne mange quoneur cos fruits? → Do you only eat those fruits? (Formal)

Negative

English

ne ... pas
Je ne vant pas aller ter sil maison.

not
I don't want to go to his house.

ne ... jamais
Il ne mange jamais ma feude!

never
He never eats my food!

ne ... plus / quennoiplus
D'coile n'hosts quennoiplus de talent sheau.

not anymore, no longer
The school doesn't host the talent show anymore.

ne ... quoneur
J ne bois quoneur d'eau.

only
I only drink water.

nerska ... ner ... ner ...
Nerska d'Italie ner France grs ter des quarteur finelles loins yn.

neither
Neither Italy nor France got to the quarter finals last year.

In everyday and informal Neviersian, pas (or other corresponding negatives) is completely excluded and ne is replaced with the negative. Thus, the sentence can almost always be translated into English word-for-word. "Doesn't" and "Do not" can also be translated as "faire pas" in informal Neviersian. For example:

  • J quoneur aller su d'avec mes amis, pas toi! → I only eat with my friends, not you!

  • Elle faire pas mange y'. → She doesn't eat there.

Asking Questions
Asking questions in Neviersian works almost identically to the English format. Here are the "5Ws and 1H" questions:

  • Who? - Hvou? (when saying "who's.." instead of "who is" in Neviersian, you can say "hvou's" in the informal form, with the s pronounced)

  • What? - Hv? (becomes "hv'est" when saying "what is")

  • When? - Hven? (when saying "when's.." instead of "when is" in Neviersian, you can say "hven's" in the informal form, with the s pronounced)

  • Where? - Hver? (when saying "where's.." instead of "where is" in Neviersian, you can say "hver's" in the informal form, with the s pronounced)

  • Why? - Per-hv? (the informal form is "hvarp?")

  • How? - Bli-hv? (literally "by what?"; the informal form is "d'way?", literally "the way")

Some examples of questions (all in the formal form) are:

  • Who do you want to go with? - Hvou farez-vous vant aller avec?

  • What is your name? - Hv'est v nom?

  • When are you leaving? - Hven avez-vous leveau?

  • Where are you from? - Hver avez-vous viens?

  • Why do you like that? - Per-hv farez-vous aime dat?

  • How is he doing that? - Bli-hv'est-il fareau dat?

Conditionals
A conditional sentence is made up of a si clause (also known as a condition clause), and the tense used in the main clause is the same in both Neviersian and English. In a conditional sentence, si generally means "if". There are four types of Neviersian: de ferst conditionelle, de sconde conditionelle, de troisime conditionelle, and de quarsche conditionelle (the first conditional, the second conditional, the third conditional, and the fourth conditional respectively).

  • De Ferst Conditionelle
    (Si + Simple Present, ... Simple Present)
    If you heat water to 100 degrees celsius, it boils.
    Si vous hetoissez d'eau ter 100 degre clsius, zna boils.

  • De Sconde Conditionelle
    (Si + Simple Present, ... Verb Future Form)
    If it is sunny tomorrow, we'll go to the park.
    Si zn'est solment srjour'gelde, nous allerai ter de parc.

  • De Troisime Conditionelle
    (Si + Simple Present, ... Lois + Verb)
    If I had 1 billion Bourbones, I would travel to wherever I wanted to go.
    Si j'hadait des en billion Bourbonnes, j lois travelle ter hverjamais que j vant d'aller.

  • De Quarsche Conditionelle
    (Si + Simple Present, ... Lois + Hb / Hvez + Past Participle)
    If I had gone to bed early, I would have been more active in the morning.
    Si j'hadait all ter de bedsche earlieur, j lois hb bliait plus actif en de morneau.

EVERYDAY NEVIERSIAN

Greetings

Numbers

Days and Months
Here are the seven days of the week, starting on Sunday.

  • Monday - Loijour

  • Tuesday - Marjour

  • Wednesday - Meurcroijour

  • Thursday - Joijour

  • Friday - Vienjour

  • Saturday - Saboijour

  • Sunday - Dominjour

Here are the twelve months in Neviersian:

  • January - Janure

  • February - Fevrure

  • March - Marsche

  • April - Aprille

  • May - Mai

  • June - Jugne

  • July - Jullie

  • August - Augoste

  • September- Septiembre

  • October - Octobre

  • November - Noviembre

  • December - Dciembre

Shopping

Online Slang

  • Bav: Bli-hv'avez-vous? (How are you?)

  • Dwat: D'way as-tu? (How are you?)

  • Js: J sais (I am)

  • Stpl: Spis tu plus loin! (See you later)

  • Pv: Per-hv? (Why?)

  • B1: Bien (Good)

  • Dawa: Dahoix (Bye)

  • Emo: En mon opinionne (In my opinion)

  • Jtq: J thanque que (I think that)

  • Jbds: J blierai d'ici soins (Be right back)

  • Dep: Dt est parler (ie.)

  • Jkp: J n'knas pas (I don't know)

  • 3: t toi? (And you?)

  • B: Bais (But)

  • Qq1: Quesqu'en (Someone)

  • Qqt1: Quesque ting (Something)

  • Ct: C'tait (It was)

  • tc: tait-c (Was it)

  • D'way: Bli-hv? (How?; used in spoken Neviersian)

  • Hvarp: Per-hv? (Why?; used in spoken Neviersian)

  • Dte: Dat est (That is)

  • Jhq: J'hope que (I hope / wish that)

  • Dk: Dankou (Thank you)

  • Dktm: Dankou trs muche (Thank you very much)

  • Tahv: T'as hvalkomme (You're welcome)

Note! This are taking the use of Neviersian slang to the absolute extreme!

NEVIERSIAN (Online Slang)
Person A: Elou! Dwat?
Person B: Js b1 n b qq1 frs qqt1 brien ter me. 3?
Person A: Js b1 aussi. B hv'ocurr?
Person B: J prfre ter pas parler.
Person A: Oh, dte d'accord. Jhq tu grs plus-btre soins.
Person B: Oh dktm. Stpl
Person A: Tahv! Dawa, stpl!

NEVIERSIAN
Person A: Elou! D'way as-tu?
Person B: J sais bien n bais quesqu'en frs quesque tin brien ter me. t toi?
Person A: J sais bien aussi. Bais hv'ocurr?
Person B: J prfre ter pas parler.
Person A: Oh, dat est d'accord. J'hope que tu grs plus-btre soins.
Person B: Oh dankou trs muche. Spis tu plus loin
Person A: T'as hvalkomme! Dahoix, spis tu plus loin!

ENGLISH
Person A: Hello, how are you?
Person B: I'm good now but someone did something bad to me. And you?
Person A: I'm good as well. But what happened?
Person B: I prefer to not say.
Person A: Oh, that's okay. I hope that you get better soon.
Person B: Oh thank you very much. See you later
Person A: You're welcome! Bye, see you later!

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