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Delang is an artistic language with its main word base from English, Russian, Latin and French, while other words are from other languages or created. Delang has its own Facebook-group, where you can join to chat i Delang. Delang has currently more than 500 word stems, or a total of more than 4000 words. The purpose of the language is to be spoken and written.


Setting

In ancient times, during the long war with the warmongering Negans, a barbarian people from the northern peninsula, Latin was facing defeat. Using captured Negan sailing vessels, the Latin fled their native home land, Terra Domus. With their ships stretched beyond their limit they set foot on an uninhabited island they called Terra Insula. Over the years gone by since that time, the Latin language, now called Delang, has been simplified and influenced both by the archipelago, an island continent now called Illte, and other refugees from Terra Domus, now called Domte. Heaviest influence came from the Franzi, descendants of conquered Latins, Angli and Ruzi fleeing from the conquering Danga-people, descendants of the Negans.

Lately the Danga-people has become aware of the legend of an island continent to the southeast, and built ships to sail to Illte. Being far from Domte, the Danga-people have left Illte and the Illomi, the island people, alone, but blocks any contact between the continents, except that between The Second Empire and Illomi officials.

To the east, unknown to the Danga-people and protected from them by the Illomis, lies the continent of Zjaunjo, the second largest continent in the world.

Phonology

This section is moved to Deprezite aunLange /depɹezite ɔnlaŋe/ (Phonology).

Syntax and Grammar

Syntax

This section has been move to Dezyntaks baz /dezyntaks baz/ (The basic syntax).

Fre and gro

The verb tense indicator fre (in-past) and gro (in-future) are universal words used to indicate a natural action or that the following words are to happen or has happened. While indicating a natural action the verb is usually omitted. The indicators are often used in polite questions. In polite questions and natural action, the indicator always starts the sentence, while when indicating that a part of the sentence is to happen or has happened, the indicator is placed before the words to be modified in tense.

Examples:

  • Gro ip az delef, az groomeli despaurtin. (natural action)
    (in-future if I definite-high, I in-future-better the athlete)
    If I became higher, I would become a better athlete.
  • Nefazill langi ip hami eqwall fre hami. (indicating former person)
    (Difficult saying if he-or-her equal in-past he-or-she)
    Difficult to say if he or she equals the one from before.
  • Gro dexauj aunvy groaunjeni. (polite)
    (in-future the king/kingdom belonging-to-you in-future-come)
    May your kingdom come.
  • Gro vy aunj az detee? (polite natural action)
    (in-future you to me the tea)
    Would you please get/send me the tea?
  • Fre miteri vy aunj az cetee? (familiar natural action)
    (in-past sending you to me that-tea)
    Would you send me the tea?
  • Fre vy mori aj dezervidin aunSnape ili wivi aj Xattzwanz?
    (in-past you dies as the-doe belonging-to-Snape or lives as rat-tail)
    Would you die like Snape's doe or live like Wormtail?
  • Gromiteri vy aunj az cetee! (rude)
    (in-future-send you to me that-tea)
    You, send me the tea!

Genitive

Two forms of genitive exist in Delang possesive genitive and related genitive. Neither can be used i place of the other. Both genitive forms can coexist on the same stem.

Possesive genitive

Possesive genitive are formed by adding the prefix aun- (belonging-to-) to any noun, pronoun or name. Any declination of the stem is kept after the genitive prefix. The capitalization of the first letter in the name is also kept. The word belonging to the genitive word are always placed in front of the genitive word.

Examples:

  • Deqrom aunLeviqardh
    (the-color belonging-to-Heaven)
    Heaven's color. The color of Heaven.
  • Deqrom aundezile
    (the-color belonging-to-the-sky)
    The sky's color. The color of the sky.

Related genitive

Related genitive are formed by adding the suffix -ell, -ill or -ll to any number, noun or name. The stem can be declined. related genitives are never paired with another word, unless it is also a possesive genitive. related genitives are used to make ordinal numbers, imply someone working with the noun used as stem or to denote a language belonging to a country.

Examples:

  • anqruqj (a pot) - anqruqjell (a potter)
  • Angli (England) - Anglill (English)
  • anze (11) - anzell (11th)
  • dvezetri (33) - dvezetrill (33rd)
  • jezzjez (66) - jezzjezill (66th)
  • Deqrom aunanqruqj (possesive genitive)
    (the-color belonging-to-a-pot)
    A pot's color. The color of a pot
  • Deqrom aundeqruqjell (possesive and related genitives)
    (the-color belonging-to-the-pot-worker)
    The potter's color, The color of the potter.

Adjectives

In Delang adjectives can be placed fairly free. However the easiest usage is usually to place the adjective after the noun. That way any declination of the noun are done before declining the adjective.

All the following examples are grammatically correct:

  • A good book: an naz anlibexin, anlibexin naz, an naz Liberxin
  • There are better books: nizi denaz celibexin, nizi celibexin denaz
  • That is the best book: kazenaz celibexin, celibexin kazenaz
  • These four books are the best: kazenaz katirelibexin, katirelibexin kazenaz

Punctuation

This section has been move to Celangespadj /zelaŋespadj/ (Punctuation).

Grammar

Noun

Declination of nouns and adjectives in Delang
English Stem Singular Plural
Nonnumerical Numerical
Indefinite Definite Special Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
an- d-/de- capitalized ce-/z- des-/dez- #- ka#-
tea tee antee detee Tee cetee destee cetee kazetee
lemon zitex anzitex dezitex Zitex (sour, broken) cezitex dezzitex dvezitex katrizitex
hope ellp anellp dellp Ellp zellp dezellp tirellp kapatellp
game igex anigex digex Igex zigex dezigex jezigex kazemigex
deer cervid anzervid dezervid Cervid (tractor, John Deer) cezervid dezzervid vamzervid kajatzervid
stick bataung anbataung detataung Bataung (dick, cock) cebataung desbataung anzebataung anzanbataung
high, long lef lef delef kazelef
nice, good naz naz denaz kazenaz
  • Names are never declined
  • Nouns always have a prefix, although nouns in the dictionary are only written using the base stem.
  • Adjectives are declined as nouns, but in the lesser version no prefix is used. Only definite-zero are used in numeric definite plural.

Pronoun

Person Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
Personal pronouns in Delang
1st az maz miz
2nd vy vaz viz
3rd ani anaz aniz
Masculine mani manaz maniz
Feminine fami famaz famiz
Common hami hamaz hamiz

Masculine, feminine and common personal pronouns are only used for living beings. Masculine for males, feminine for female and common for hermaphrodites or when the gender of non-hermaphrodites are unknown or cannot be determined.

Verbs

This section has been move to Cemozjylangin /zemuʃylaŋin/ ((Verbs)).

Dictionary

Template:Delang Dictionary

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Numerals in Delang
0 ce an dve tri tire pat jez cem vam jat
10 anze anzan anzdve anstri anstire anspat anzjez anzzem anzvam anzjat
20 dveze dvezan dvezdve dvestri dvestire dvespat dvezjez dvezzem dvezvam dvezjat


30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 101 110 256 1000 1945
triz tirez padz jezz cemz vamz jadz sta stan stanz dvestapadzjez mill milljadstatirespat

Years are numbered in centuries, so the year 1945 would be anzjadstatirespat and 2010 dvezestanze.

Ordinal numbers are created by the suffixes -ill, after consonant, and -ll, after vowels.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Days of the week
Mantema Taqeto Korno Famtema Malomo Sabado Qardtema
Man's day Sharp Horn Woman's day Round Sabath Hearth's day


former present future
Timing words in Delang
day postema kazetema pretema
year postaurbi kazeaurbi preaurbi




See also Delang Swadesh List and astronomical list.

Example text

Kazelang fre anprelevit anill.

Onaq ani libell qwalitee, auswauta i paulzaswauta, ani frewauti aunj Prelevit.

This language was a-feature first.

Because it level (of) quality, awe-value and use-value, it was-voted to Feature.

This language was once featured.

Thanks to its level of quality, plausibility and usage capabilities, it has been voted as featured.

Pa aunmaz, vy intra Leviqardh.

Gro denam aunvy grozankti.

Gro dexauj aunvy groaunjeni.

Gro dewilj aunvy na Tellex aj in Leviqardh.

Aunj maz depizj aunmaz kazenyktem.

Aunj maz groauni, aj maz groauni denezankt aunmaz.

Pri maz ne intex nezankti, nau pri maz naunj denezankt.

Aj dexauj aunvy, i demajt i dau all desnyktem.

Amen.

Father belonging-to-we-all, you inside Heaven.
In-future the name belonging-to-you in-future-sanctify.
In-future the kingdom belonging-to-you in-future-come.
In-future the will belonging-to-you on Earth as in Heaven.
To we-all in-future-have/forgive, as we-all in-future-have/forgive the sin/evil belonging-to-we-all.
Lead we-all no inside sining, but lead we-all from the sin/evil.As the kingdom belonging-to-you, and the power and the glory all the nights-and-days.

Amen

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen.

Jesuz fretreni pizj, frefretexi, i langi: "kazeqarne naunj Qarne aunaz, jezi. Gro ani aj growilj aunaz".

Aj Jesuz fretreni anbibex, frebibri, i langi: "kazesanj naunj Sanj aunaz, bibri. Gro ani aj growilj aunaz.

Jesus held food, broke, and speaks: "definite-zero-meat from meat belonging-to-I, eating. In-future it as last-will belonging-to-I."


Then Jesus held a-drink, drank, and speaks: "definite-zero-blood from blood belonging-to-I, drinking. In-future it as last-will belonging-to-I."

Jesus took bread, broke it, and said: "This is flesh from my flesh, eat it. Do this as a testament to me.


Then Jesus took a drink, drank from it and said: "This is blood from my blood, drink it. Do this as a testament to me.

Fre interlange:

All homi frepartauni kazenelemqin i all cehomiswauta i all cehomilibert. Hamaz auni kazefakult i kazemoxall, i gro aunhamaz aj dezeusken aundeqardh.

Old translation (Desember 5th, 2009):

All human in-past-born definite-zero-frees and all human-moneys and all human-rights. They-all have definite-zero-reasons and definite-zero-consciences, and in-future belonging-to-they-all as the siblings belonging-to-the-heart.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Nauwh interlange:


All Homi in nelemqin frepartauni, i hamaz eqwall in Homiswauta i Homilibert. Hamaz fremiteri Fakult i Moxall, i gro aunj hamaz aj dezeusken aunQardh.

New translation (May 25th, 2010):


All Human in freedom in-past-birthing, and they-all equall in Human-value and Human-right. They-all in-past-giving Reason and Moral, and in-future to they-all as the-siblings belonging-to-the-Hearth.

New translation:


All humans are in freedom born, and are all equall in value and rights. They are all given reasoning and morallity, and should all be as brothers in brotherhood.

Ljube pazjeni, omi, nexeuflangi, auni ne ceswautalibexin, zuvxi all, qaunfidi all, ellpi all, zuvxiqi all i gro all desnyktem.

Nau gro Qaunfid, Ellp i Ljube, nau kazebigg anaz Ljube.

Love is-patient, is-kind, not-rough-speaking, having no money-books, suffering all, believing all, hoping all, enduring all, and in-future all the nights-and-days.

But in-future (the) Faith, (the) Hope and (the) Love, but definite-zero-big they-all (the) Love.

Love is patient and kind, doesn't brag, keeps no record, suffers all, believes all, hopes all, endures all and remains forever.

But for now, these remains: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of them is love

Gro cevole naunj mill ceqamel grolezi ceomj intra dana aunhami gronezankti aunj vaz kazeaurbi, i gro cebraz aunhami groqlin aj hami ne xaderi. In-future flies from 1000 camels in-future-lie eggs inside the-ass belonging-to-who in-future-do-evil to you-all definite-zero-year, and in-future the arms belonging-to-who shrink as who no scratching. May the flies from thousand camels lay egg in the ass belonging to the person who ruins this year for you and your kin, and may his arms shrink so that he can't scratch himself.



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