The Kalamaran language
can be separated into Ancient and Modern Kalamaran. Ancient Kalamaran
is the language of the past: Rulakan, Fulakar and Lelana all spoke this
language. Now, only a handful of sages who study the ancient tomes and
historical works written in Ancient Kalamaran speak or read it.
Vowel and consonant
sounds are never found in pairs (except for the TH combination);
consonants not separated by a vowel (and vice versa) are always
separated by an apostrophe, which indicates a delay when spoken, e.g.,
P'Bapar (puh-bah-par), Ka'Asa (kah-ahh-suh).
In Kalamaran, the
emphasis is on action. For this reason, verbs precede nouns, and
adjectives and adverbs always follow the words they are describing.
Verbs are short, typically one or two syllables, and nouns and
adjectives are longer. Articles are usually only one or two letters
long. Possessiveness is indicated by the prefix ka-; gender is defined
by the suffix -i, -e or -u for male, female and neutral, respectively.
Plurality is indicated by the suffix -l or -al. Mixed groups of males
and females are always given feminine gender. The naming convention for
towns and cities is as follows: villages and towns end with the
suffixes -idu and -ido; cities end with the suffix -eta, and capital
cities are preceded by the word Bet.
(September 25, 2011)
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