2011-12-25

Herei Noel!

Herei Noel!
Merry Christmas! -- literally "Happy Christmas"

Gi Festak, Gi Herei Neûi Nen!
Happy Christmas, Happy New Year! -- literally "Good Parties, Good Happy New Year!"

These are our votes for you, our (not only) visitor (but also, and more important) dear learner!

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For Delilah Mesteth I had a special idea:

Volkeruyu b tulenhadat
I wanna come back to the begin of all ours

Kaî neûle tet findoszac
And find you newly, Oh good!

Volreviuyu min konsepat valuakûaî
I wanna rethink my concepts and values

Volreepuloc da!
I wanna rebuild!

Duranak keruyu raha
I'll come back to the Way

Findoszayu raha O Delilah!
I'll find [the first things I shouldn't left behind] Oh Delilah!

Mit zuheyui O Deli!
And I regret Oh Delilah!

Zuheyui O Deli
I regret Oh Delilah!

Zuheyui O Deli!
I regret Oh Delilah!

Volkeruyu b primevai ait
I wanna come back to the first friendhood

B primevai ait
To the first friendhood

Volkeruyu b tit O!
I wanna come back to you Deli!

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In name of our past friendhood... can you forgive me?


2011-12-10

Place markers and Locative cases

Hello!

We'll see now some location prefixes and suffixes. They'll serve to show the place someone or anything. All prefixes can be (or not) used along with the generic locative suffix -ts/-ets for more clearness.

*going on
*exit from
*pass through

These affixes can be ordered in three classes, each of them having a prefix and a suffix with the same function.

Inessive (or "to")

The el-/eli- prefix comes from Hebrew, it is the English "to" and it is used as destination marker.

The -ba suffix comes from Hungarian, it is the English “into” and "onto" and it is used as destination marker.

Egressive (or “from”)

The mi-/mit- prefix comes from Hebrew and is the English “from”; used as origin marker.

The -bol suffix comes from Hungarian and is the English “from”; used as origin marker.

Stative (or “in” and “at”)

The be- prefix (it is also found as a separate word b before the word) comes from Hebrew and is the English “in” and “on/above”.

The -ni suffix come from Japanese and is the English "in" and “at” marker.

The use of both affixes in a single word adds (or reinforces) the “inner” or “in the center point of” perspective to the movement.

Samples

All following samples show the two given options.

B Italia mi
Italiani mi
I’m in Italy

Mark Berlinba Parisbol utazing.
Mark elberlin mitparis utazing.
Mark is traveling from Paris to Berlin.

Mitsion lau araha elkaets.
Sionbol lau araha kaeba.
The Law will come from Sion for the whole world.

Tijéleba ponoc saoz zikovat dulsat.
Eltijéle ponoc saoz zikovat dulsat.
On the bowl, put three cups of sugar.

2011-11-26

Active, Passive and Middle Voice

Hello! Today we will learn about the discourse voices. There are three in Viriatic:

Active Voice

Mikyu keket
I eat cake.

The active voice is given by default (sic, obviously!!!) when the target of action remains at object or person with an Accusative mark (mostly -t or -et).  

Passive Voice

Kadastudi ginkojerenak
I was signed up by the bank account manager.

The passive voice is made when we puts verbs on passive conjugation while the agent is marked with a -nak suffix. For the factual, desiderative and imperative moods, simply add an -i suffix at the end. The kadastudi above is an example: the active form is kadastud “I signed up [anyone]”. To say “I signed up” in the sense you signed up yourself (like in a website or web forum), you must use it with mett accusative pronoun (as shown under Middle Voice). 

Middle Voice

Shebyu mett
I shave me. (me in the sense of myself)

Mark ont shebye / Market shebye
Mark shaves him[self]

Please note the first phrase is the most exact. For more exactiness, name is usually repeated like following:

Mark Market shebye
Mark shaves him[self]

Mut egayem
We laugh each other.

Mut dakayem
We give hugs each other.

Middle voice seems to be reciproque at plural forms while reflexive at single ones. In both cases, subject and object are the same, in the same verbal person and number.


Vocabulary

ginko: bank
ginkojere: bank account manager (who's able to authorize, or no, a loan for you)
keke: cake
kadastuc: to sign up (anyone or anything), to insert (data into a database)
sheboc: to shave
egac: to laugh
dakac: to give hug

2011-11-19

News! Verb conjugator

Hello my dear people! I'm here to tell a new for you.

The verb conjugator is ready for the work. Do you see the above bar? Click "Verb Conjugator" and you'll be able to do with any Domenaic verb.


For example: enter the verb znac in the field and then click on the button:


You'll see something like this:


Did you found some error or bug? Please tell me, comment this post  (or at the conjugator) ^^

2011-10-30

Plural I

Just add –K to the word. Note you need a link vowel -e- sometimes.

men “table” -----> menek “tables”
sui “water” -----> suik “waters”
kóp “cup” -----> kópek “cups”

kópek v jui naranie rikayu ale.
Please, give me two cups of orange juice.

The plural suffix must be the last one to be added. All other ones that apply a noun shall be added first. There is a order: first cases, then genitive, then the plural.

Mikyu keket -----> Mikyu keketek
I eat cake -----> I eat cakes

Joehózen duen telebek
There are wo televisions at Joe’s home.

2011-10-23

Verbs: No-past Tense I

Hello!

Today we will see first thing about verbs. There is two main forms: no-past and past. Now we'll see the no-past forms and later the past.

Mi znayu
Ti znayesh
On znaye
Mu znayem
Mo znayeme
Tuk znayete
Onk znayoû

It is valid for any verb (all verb infinitives ends in -c). There are a notable exception: for the -oc verbs, the o is dropped out. Their conjugations became:

Mi shabryu
Ti shabryesh
On shabrye
Mu shabryem
Mo shabryeme
Tuk shabryete
Onk shabryoû

Some examples:

Mikyu keket
I eat cookie

Shebyu mit
I shave myself

Mark shebye
Mark shaves itself

That's enough. In the next time, we'll learn how desiderative tenses are formed.

Bye^^

2011-10-09

Stress in Pronounciation

Hello!

Today we will learn more about word stress. There are some important rules and Domenaic has some "stress guides" at certain words. Please remember two notes:

note a: Accents DOES NOT alter stress.

lena "solemnity, celebration"

note b: If word ends in a consonant, it does not count as syllable.

note c: Stress does not changes along noun declinations nor verb conjugations.

kenutara "library"
kest kenut buud kenutaranak "I bought this book from a library."

Stress Rules For Nouns

1. The standard is stress falls in second last syllable as most as Portuguese words.

laboratore "laboratory"
kenutara "library"

2. Double letters in any syllable of the last three makes stress fall in the vowel right before themselves.

allapo "attitude"
puella "a child girl"
reddere "responsability"

3. Words ending with -[vowel + v] makes stress fall in that vowel.

Barrandov - a place at Prague City (Czech Republic)
prigav "preparation"

Stress Rules For Verbs

Verbs has stress in the second last vowel (the one right before the other linked to final c). All verbs retain its original stress along their conjugations (alike nouns through their declinations).

prigatoc "to do preparation"
mi prigatyu --- I do preparation
ti prigatyesh --- you (single) do preparation
on prigatye --- he/she/it does preparation
mu prigatyem --- we (with you) do preparation
mo prigatyeme --- we (without you) do preparation
tuk prigatyete --- you (plural) do preparation
onk prigatyoû --- they do preparation

It is enough for this time. I hope see you next post.
Bye ^^

2011-10-07

Alphabet & Pronounciation II

Hello!

Let us learn more about? Alphabet and pronounciation has more issues to be covered in a single post. That is the second part and... Let's know together?

Front Diphthongs:

ya sounds like Japanese yakisoba.

yu sounds like you

ye sounds like Japanese iene as pronounced by western people.

yo sounds like as in Japanese name Yoshi.

ûa sounds like 'wa' in Japanese wasabi.

ûi sounds like French oui.

ûe sounds like the 'ue' in the Spanish surname Corcuera.

ûo sounds like 'wo' in wow!

Back Diphthongs: 

sounds like the i in bike.

sounds like the 'ui' in Rapa Nui.

sounds like a in may or pay.

sounds like the oi in Japanese koi as pronounced by western people.

sounds like 'ao' in Mao Tsé-Tung.

sounds like 'ill' in will.

sounds like Portuguese pronoun eu (I).

sounds like 'ow' in grow.

Triphthongs:

yaî, yuî, yeî, yoî, ûaî, ûeî, ûoî, yaû, yeû, yoû, ûaû, ûeû and ûoû are all triphthongs. Their sounds are made by mixing a front and a back diphthongs (both with the same base vowel) into a single one. E.g., by taking the ya and diphthongs and mixing into a single yaî.

The ûaî sound can be shown through the uay part in the country names Uruguay and Paraguay

2011-09-26

Alphabet & Pronounciation

Hello!

Let us enter the alphabet. It differs a little in some accents.

Consonants:

c is pronounced 'tch' - like 'cz' in 'Czech Republic'.

f is always as in fade.

g is always gutural like in game -- NEVER like in gender.

h is more soft than the one in here, but never mute.

j is like 's' in pleasure

l always sounds like in lake

q is like in Qabbalah. but it is a sound a 'k' more uvular. Note: NEVER put an 'u' after it.

s is like 'ss' in pass

the consonantes b, d, k, l, m, n, p, t, v, z sounds like in English.

Vowels:

a sounds like in after and Spanish alto

e sounds more or less as 'a' in lay

é sounds like in pet.

i sounds like in fit

í is the longer 'i' and sounds like 'ee' in feet

î is the shortened 'i' for used ever after another vowel - aî, eî, oî, uî

y is the same of 'î' (shorter i) for used ever before another vowel - ya, ye, yo, yu

o sounds like in cover

ó (a opened o) sounds like in fox

ö is the French 'oe' in soeur, and the German ö.

u sounds like 'oo' at boot

ú is the longer u.

û is the shortened u.

ü is like the French 'u', German 'ü'.

Stress

Stress falls usually in the second-last syllable.
Accents modulates the vowels but DON'T ALTER Stress.

2011-09-24

First Post - First Lesson

Hello!

I'm starting giving Domenaic lessons now. But thence you say: WHAT THE BLEEP IS IT DOMENAIC??

Domenaic is a conlang (constructed language) that the most will call artificial... But I don't feel it being to. However I shall say: IT'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Let's learn it together?

Att.
Fiszpan