mrchi glossary

Notes about orthography:

The mrchi love diacritics. The diacritics are mostly meaningless (they encode vowel pronunciation as well as stress, but stress is not usually important and vowel pronunciation is rarely other than standard). If you cannot read them, the interlinear is presented diacritic-free, and the vocabulary includes diacritic-free versions of all the words.

The apostrophe is written by convention to indicate where certain prefixes and suffixes have been attached to a word. It is not pronounced.

All the vowels in the text presented have the standard values:

	a, 	/A/
	e, 	/E/
	, 	/e/
	o, 	/O/
	, 	/o/
	i, 	/i/
	u, 	/U/
	, 	/u/
Additionally, y in some contexts (and always) is /i/.

Consonants also have IPA values except:

	c	/k/
	ch	/x/
	hl	/l_0/
	sh	/S/
	y	/j/ (except after t, when it is /i/)

Key to symbols/Glossary:

ACC (accusative)

-c			after vowels

ADJ (adjectives)

lacli (alacli)		young
snsi (senesi)		empty
yri (yiri)		all

ADV (adverbs)

klis (kalis)		thus, that way

ART (articles)

 (a)			definite article, singular
n (an)			definite article, plural

CONJ (conjunctions)

n (ni)			but
t (te)			and

FT (future tense)

ki'-			before consonants

IMP (imperfective)

-ip, -ap		after consonants
-n			after liquids
-p			after vowels

N (nouns)

dlachn (delachon)	dragon
del (dElu)		stone
atmia (eatymia)	living creature
gs (gese)		pig
kba (kueba)		sky
lthi (luthi)		flower
nics (nicsu)		sword
tacil (tacilu)		mountain
ta (tya)		light 
  tyli (tyali)		true ("with light")
ttiv (tytiv)		holy place; Paradise

NEG (negation)

ka-			not

NOM (nominalizers)

na-			that which, he/she/they who; one who does

NOM.PR (nominal clause header)

ke (kE)			that, as in "that we did it"

PASS (passive voice)

-f (-fa)

PL (plural)

-an			after consonants
-n			after vowels

POST (postpositions)

-ash			on (takes accusative)
-icm (-icum)		in
-li			with

PRON (pronouns; can be suffixed or standalone)

-n			third person, singular, neuter or unknown (after vowels)
-t (-te)		third person, plural
-un (-Un)		third person, singular, neuter or unknown (after consonants)

PT (past tense)

t'-			before vowels
t'- (te'-)		before consonants

SUB (subordinating conjunctions)

hrvin (hrovin)		because

V (verbs)

bnt (bOnte)		to hit
clv (cilve)		to come
dla (dela)		to leave
s (eso)		be (copula); subject & object both take nominative
franic (fOranic)	to break into pieces, to cut apart
nalli (nalali)		to play, to do as one pleases
nri (nari)		to become
shr (shir)		to grow
yihla (yihala)		to complete
yishr (yishir)		to grow up, to mature, to finish growing
yisr (yisiro)		to finish making