EGGRAMEN - Conlangs - Sateca'an

Sateca'an

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Phonemes, Phonetics, and Orthography

Written a b c d e g h í i k l m n ng o p r s t u w '
IPA a b ʃ d e g h i ɪ k l m n ŋ o p r s t u w ʔ

The phoneme /ʔ/ is not considered a letter or sound alone, but rather, is used to separate repeated vowels. It is not technically represented in Sateca'an's native script, but is inserted here in transliteration for convenience and as a stylistic choice.

Vocabulary

Pronouns

ca
I
ke
you
ím
it/he/she
ima
this

Articles

na
the

Nouns

Neuter
ana
soup, stew
acwin
bowl, shell
dwedon
coast, shore
dwemín
water
dweo
lake, river, a large body of water as seen from shore
ídan
west
ísí
tree
íwa
thing
kamwe
beast, wild animal
mwat
front, top
nwa
word
síndwe
ocean, sea, a body of water as seen from within it

Feminine
acla
back, bottom (of something)
ahlamín
air, cloud
ahlan
sky
crun
time
hle
child
hwakan
animal (domestic)
kse
meat
ku
plant
míta
fire
moka
bush, branch
talta
mother
telu
woman

Masculine
cun
north
dama
cloth, clothing
hlelí
son, boy
lata
father
man
mon
edge, border
nat
root
sa
tongue, language
se
body
si
rock, stone
sín
earth, land
símwín
soil
tagan
foot, leg

Prepositions

uín
with, by means of
na
in, at, on, near
mwatel
above, in front of, after
actel
behind, in back of, before

Verbs

a
to be (in a temporary state)
an
to walk
cíwa
to love, to be fond of
ec
to speak with
el
to do
íhwe
to go (somewhere in particular)
íhwena
to visit (from "íhwe ina", to go and come from)
ílí
to see or hear
ílisa
to return (to somewhere in particular)
ina
to come from (somewhere), to be originally from (somewhere)
ipa
to travel/go/come (from somewhere, to somewhere)
osa
to want
run
to eat or drink
to be (permanently, or possessing an inherent quality)
usla
to resemble, to be like
wa
to examine, to learn about
wo
to exist

Adjectives

dola
empty
hlu
large
ínak
small
íwu
old
ken
full
slí
all, completely ("none" with negative)
tsa
new

Grammar

Plurals, Possessives, and Other Affixes

Plural suffixes conjugate by gender.

Neuter -an
Feminine -ke
Masculine -cí

Possessives precede nouns, and conjugate by animacy of the possessor.

Animate
Inanimate ta

Examples:

dweo ta na ídan
river of the west

Verb Conjugation

Verbs take different prefixes depending on gender and animacy of the subject.

Neuter Feminine Masculine Negative*
Animate
Inanimate de am ka

*Applies regardless of gender

Tense is determined by a verb-ending suffix.

Simple Continuous Conditional
Past -(e)dan -das -dín
Present n/a -las -lín
Future -(e)kan -kas -kín

Perfect and pluperfect forms are made by adding ogín (animate) or egan (inanimate) as suffixes to the simple and continuous forms, respectively.

Conditional Form

The conditional form is a little unusual, but basically is used for "if" statements, to express the possibility of something.

For example:

telu talta díslín, hle díwo.
If (a) woman is a mother, (she) has a child.

ca na ana dírundín, na acwin dola dea.
If I ate the soup, the bowl is empty.

ca lata tí ke kísílín, ke hlelí tí ca kísí.
If I am not your father, you are not my son.


Translations

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