Keep in mind this is a work-in-progress. It is not finished by any means, but I will give some of what I have completed here. Just wanting to know what people think of it.
First off: It is an a posteriori language whose grammar and phonology is based on Proto Indo-European, but it is not meant to be an exact analogue. The vocabulary is, for the most part, 100% original.
It is a general SOV language, pro-drop, highly inflexive.
Here is the phonological inventory:
Vowels have short and long counterparts:Short
: /a/, /ɛ/ (e), /i/, /o/, /u/Long
: /aː/, /eː/, /iː/, /oː/, /uː/Irregular
: /ə/ (ë)Consonants
/p/, /b/, /v/, /w/, /j/, /t/, /θ/ (th), /s/, /n/, /d/, /l/, /r/, /z/, /k/, /g/, /kʷ/ (qu), /gʷ/ (gu), /h/
Geminates are distinctive. Accent marks here represent stress. Stress cannot be placed further back than the antepenultimate syllable. Accents shift to accomodate this.
Nouns are organized into declensions by stem: a, e, i, o, u, and consonant. Three genders. Some example random vocabulary
gálla, gállas - field
duéno, duénos - boy
ramgála, ramgálas - truth
nenía, nenías - garden
tilléniath, tilleníathis - [man-made] harbor
Cases: Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Ablative, Locative, Instrumental, Allative, Vocative, Essive
Numbers: Singular, Dual, Pluralverbs
(First singular present, infinitive, first singular aorist, first singular perfect, perfect passive participle)
melámi, meláse, ámlai, mémlatha, meláto - love
sámi, sáse, ásai, sésatha, sáto - I swim
gábrimi, gabríse, agébrisai*, gegábritha, gabríto - I speak, talk
glémimi, glemíse, aglémisai*, giglémitha, glemíto - I change
ketémi, ketése, áktei, kíktetha, ketéto - I ride
*both of these belong to the "sigmatic aorist" class. The rest are "regular".
Moods: indicative, imperative, subjunctive, optative, jussive, necessitative
Tenses (Tense-Aspect): Present, Imperfect, Future, Aorist, Perfect, Pluperfect, Future-PerfectSimple example sentences
"I speak Halvian"Hime gábrimi Hálvarën
"I live in the field"Gálli predámi
"I left the store and went home."Ínsod átelmei sot véquana ówei
ínso, ínsos = store (ínsod = ablative)
telmémi = leave (átelmei = aorist)
sot = and
ówei = irregular verb, aorist of "go"
véquas = house (véquana = allative)
Yes, this is not much to go on. But I'd just like to know what you think so far.