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1) SOME BASIC PHRASES
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A is pronounced like father
E is pronounced like met, set
EE is pronounced like eat, seat
I is pronounced like sit, fit
O is pronounced like horse, north
OO is pronounced like note. wrote
UU is pronounced like loot, cute
AA is pronounced like ate, rate
II is pronounced like night, right
B, D, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, S, T, V, W and Z is pronounced like English consonants
BH, DH, GH, KH, MH, NH and VH is pronounced with the intial consonant followed by a [j] sound (canyon and cute is an example of NH and KH)
HH is pronounced like [j] (yet, met)
LL is pronounced like the ll in ball
LLH is pronounced like the ll plus a [j] sound
R is pronounced with a slight trill (spanish pero), can be used as a vowel
RR is pronounced with a strong trill (spanish perro), can be used as a vowel
TH is pronounced voiced (they, this, that) never unvoiced (thing, threw)
ZH is pronounced like beige and vision
What is featured below is how to say each letter in the Niid alphabet. Symbols will be informed elsewhere.
A aat (ate)
B ba (bah)
D da (dah)
E et (eht)
G get (geh-t)
H hhas (yahs)
I iit (eit)
J zhed (zhehd)
K kek (kehk)
L mel (mehl)
M me (meh)
N ne (neh)
O oot (oat)
R mer (meh-r)
S ses (sehs)
T tet (teht)
TH thet (theht)
U uut (oot)
V vav (vahv)
W wazh (wahzh)
Z zez (zehz)
ZH zhez (zhehz)
Niid numbers only use a limited number of words to describe each numeral. If you were to say 11, you would say 1-10-1 (1x10+1).
5) Articles and Demonstratives
For those not to know, articles and demonstratives are words like: the, a, an, this, that, these, and those. The Niid culture seems to work without these words just fine in there language (another way of saying "this" can be "it here").
6) SUBJECT PRONOUNS
vim - I
zhos - you (familiar)
div - he
nas - she
ho - it
zee - we
wee - you (all)
dad - they, you (formal)
7) NOUN GENDERS and CASES
All nouns have a gender in Niid, either masculine, feminine or neuter. There really isn't a lot of logic to which nouns are which gender, so you must memorize the gender of each noun.
Male persons or animals, the seasons, months, and days are masculine. Female persons or animals and numerals are feminine. Young persons or animals, countries, provinces, continents, and structures are neuter.
However there are three different types of cases that divide these nouns and gender uses. Common nouns are things in general (dog, cat, mother, father), collective nouns are a group of nouns (group, flock, fleet, swarm), and abstract nouns are nonphysical nouns (happiness, grief, loyalty).
Common masculine branch: da
Common feminine branch: na
Common neuter branch: ha
Collective masculine branch: tha
Collective feminine branch: ma
Collective neuter branch: hha
Abstract masculine branch: de
Abstract feminine branch: ne
Abstract neuter branch: he
These uses can branch on the front or end of a noun. However they can also be used as separate prefixes too (danomii is father and nanomii is mother).
8) VERB MOODS and TENSES
Verbs in Niid are divided into verbal moods to describe its usage. There four verb moods used and two tenses, present and past.
Indicative mood is used to describe a fact. Present tense: he closes the window. Past tense: he closed the window. Negative mood is used to describe a negative fact. Present tense: He isnt closing the window. Past tense: He didnt close or never closes the window. Imperative mood is used as a command. Notice it is used in present tense only. Present Tense: Close the window. Subjunctive mood is used to express wishes, commands, emotion, possibility, judgment, opinion, necessity, or statements that are contrary to fact at present. It is sometimes confused between past and present because present words sound much like past words. Present Tense: I was closing the window. Past Tense: I were closing the window.
(no suffix for indicative present)
Indicative Past Suffix: -te
Negative Present Suffix: -dii
Negative Past Suffix: -dhe
Imperative Suffix: -rii
Subjunctive Present Suffix: -kii
Subjunctive Past Suffix: -khe
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