Deepish Language

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Deepish is the language spoken in Elvendeep, though there are also native variants and dialects.

Prefix (optional)

  • N- or n’- = imperative:
  • Go! or Let him speak! etc.


Tense

  • -i- = present tense continuous (I am going).
  • -e- = present tense aorist (I go).
  • -u- = simple past tense (I went).
  • -eru- = past continuous tense (I was going).
  • -ai- = future tense (I will go).
  • -iri- = pluperfect (I had gone).


Infix (optional)

  • -stha- = reflexive (myself, himself, herself)
  • -thna- = passive (I am seen as opposed to I see)


Personal Ending

  • -l = first person singular (I)
  • -m = second person singular (you)
  • -d = third person singular male (he)
  • -s = third person singular female (she)
  • [no ending] = third person singular neuter (it)
  • -le = first person plural (we)
  • -me = second person plural (you all)
  • -de = second person plural male (they)
  • -se = second person plural female (they)
  • -re = second person plural mixed or neuter (they)


Noun endings

  • [no ending] = singular
  • -i- = plural
  • -on = subject (nominative). The dog bites the man.
  • -o* = direct object (accusative). The dog bites the man. The man gives the ball to the child.
  • -é = TO something (dative). The man gives the ball to the child.
  • -en = FROM something (ablative). The man takes the ball from the child.
  • -an = BY MEANS OF something (instrumental): The army arrives by airship. The soldier slays his enemy with his sword.
  • -a = OF something / the possessive (genitive). The door of the house. The man’s brother.
  • The ending –o is often elided to –’ in speech and informal writing, though not in the case of the plural (-io).


  • éd- = to see.
  • édel, I see.
  • édem, you see.
  • éded, he sees.
  • édes, she sees.
  • édesthad, he sees himself.
  • édesthal, I see myself.
  • édethnal, I am seen.
  • édusthal, I saw myself.
  • édirithnal, I had been seen.


Deepish Dictionary

  • asn- = to give.
  • bôl- = father
  • bôr- = son
  • dasm- = to take.
  • déir- = person, elf (female), she-elf
  • derast- = a family of elves
  • dôn- = he. Dôna = his. Dôni = they (m.) dônia = their (m.)
  • dôr- = person, elf (male), he-elf
  • dunar- = sword
  • éd- = to see.
  • kal- = tree
  • kalast- = forest
  • léir- = young she-elf, elf-lass, etc.
  • lan- = me, I. lan’ = my. lani = we. lania = our.
  • lôr- = young he-elf, elf-lad, etc.
  • méil- = mother
  • méir- = daughter
  • mér- = you. méra = your. méri = you all. méria = your (pl.)
  • nasar- = dagger
  • ran- = it. Rana = its. Rani = they (mixed or neuter). Rania = their (mixed or neuter).
  • séin- = she. Séina = her (possessive). Séini = they (f.) séinia = their (f.)
  • tréim- = woman (human)
  • trôm- = man (human)

Deepish Phrases

  • Dôrion édede trômio. = The Elves (m.) see the men.
  • Déiron asnes dunar’ léiré. = The Elf (f.) gives the sword to the young elf-lass.
  • Dôrion dasmude dunario trômien. = The Elves (m.) took the swords from the Men.
  • N’dasmem dunar’ tréimen! = Take (thou) the sword from the woman!
  • Nasnestham! = Give yourself!, i.e., Surrender!
  • Nédes trôm’. = Let her see the man.
  • Nasnem nasar’ bôlé séina.


Adjectives do not take any particular ending but come immediately after the noun they modify.