Kiitra

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Internal name:hirajna Kiitra
Author(s):D. R. Merrill
Homepage:http://kiitralanguage.conlang.org/
Background:Kiitra is one of the six major indigenous languages of the planet Alplaa, and used throughout its solar system as a universal auxilliary language. It is featured in the novel "Lamikorda" (http://www.createspace.com/4759921 and in Amazon Kindle Store)
Greeting:riikhaa
Vocabulary size:4236
From earth:no
Permalink:/language/kiitra/
Averageness:62/100, 91 of 145
Number of features:145
Tags:Kiitra, Alplaa, artlang, Lamikorda, exolang, alien, fictional, Alplai, science fiction, conworld
Editable by all:no
Added by:hirajnashaijaat 5
Managed by:hirajnashaijaat 5
Added:2014-03-20 01:09
Last change:2017-07-28 00:21

Comments:

  1. On March 20, 2014, 1:42 a.m., hirajnashaijaat wrote:
    1) definitive article is only use for anything considered unique 2) ordinal numbers are created using same suffix as for possessive nouns; cardinal numbers precede nouns, but ordinal numbers follow nouns; ordinal form used to designate numbered member of a set (e.g. English "Rekar Three" or "Rekar 3" translates as "Rekar doluu" (third Rekar) 4) a soft clicking sound ("tetet") is used in the same manner as pensive humming in humans
  2. On March 20, 2014, 8:54 p.m., hirajnashaijaat wrote:
    Description of phonology may be difficult, as the Alplai have a very different vocal anatomy from humans (more closely resembling Terran birds)
    1. On March 23, 2014, 2:51 a.m., hirajnashaijaat replied:
      While glottalized consonants are not present, the glottal stop is often used (e.g., separation of vowels)
  3. On March 23, 2014, 12:37 p.m., hirajnashaijaat wrote:
    Kiitra uses a demonstrative prefix (eja'-); proximal and distal distinction is made by following the pronoun/noun with "here" or "there" (ega/efa). Demonstrative pronouns are made by adding the prefix to a third-person pronoun; the compounds eja'era and eja'iira ("that/this one/thing" and "these/those ones/things") cannot be used as initial subjects in a sentence.