| Zele |
|Period||c. 0-200 YP|
|Classification|| Isles languages |
|Basic word order||SVO|
|Created by|| brandrinn; |
revised version by Thedukeofnuke
Zele is a language of the Isles family spoken in the Kingdom of Zeluzh on the northwestern tip of the continent Zeluzhia to the east of Peilaš. It is the only known, at present at least, language spoken on that continent. It is dated to approximately 0-200 YP.
- Proto-Isles (c. -2000 YP)
- Zele (c. 0-200 YP)
Zele has a modest phonological inventory of 19 consonants and 8 vowels, more complex than Proto-Isles but comparable to many of its sister languages. Syllable structure is (C)V(C) initially and CV(C) medially and finally.
Nouns are inflected for six cases: nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, ablative, and locative. They are not morphologically marked for number; this is expressed with quantifiers. Verbs are inflected for five tenses: present, simple past, past perfect, future, and relative present. Zele adjectives, unlike nouns, are indeclinable and do not inflect as such. Adverbs are not distinguished from adjectives.
The basic word order in Zele is SVO; SOV word order is also permitted although uncommon.
The original version, by brandrinn:
- brandrinn's grammar sketch (.doc) / (.pdf)
- brandrinn's grammar sketch (wiki)
- Zele texts with PI glosses