Akman is the official language of Rondis, spoken by the Rondissian people.
Each noun in Akman consists of a root and a classifier. For example, the word dukak is used to describe a popular hot beverage. The root is kák, which means “black.” The classifier is du-, which indicates a drinkable liquid.
du-Kák = the popular Rondissian drink.
We see this in the following names known from Rondissian history. Note that in Akman the suffix -ä is used to indicate the proper name of something. The suffix -in is used to indicate an animal, and the suffix -e is used to indicate a place. Finally, the suffix -ya is used in place of a definite article, “the.” Note that in pronunciation a nasal is often included before d, t, k, and g (except ít, ík). It is indicated below with an italicized n.
sa-nDít-ä = Prince Sadita of Rondis.
sa- = a mammal. Dít = a giant. meaning: a bear. A literal bear would be sadítin (a bear) or sadítinya (the bear).
ka-Sénk-ä = King Kaseka of Rondis (was once betrothed to an Arangothian princess)
ka- = a land formation. Sék = a pile. meaning: mountain.
ka-Némr-e = the Kanemara or Connemara mountain range. [< Nébr]
ka- = a land formation. Néb- = to surround in a ring-formation.
pa-Lándr-ä = Princess Palandra of Rondis, who married an Arangothian prince.
pa- = a woman. Lád- = to sing. pa-Ládr- = a female singer. pa-Rán = queen (Rán = royal).
di- = a man.
di-Lándr- = a male singer. di-Rán. = king.
da-Bíngr-ä [Darbingray] = name of a Rondissian family.
da- = a container, box. Bíg- = to catch, to entrap.
a-nKík-ä = Name of the late King Akika of Rondis.
a- = a place. Kík = a defense. meaning: the fortress.
ra-nKís-ä = Rakisa, the present-day King of Rondis.
ra- = a human. Kís = a guide or lantern. meaning: the guide.
ra-nDís = a Rondissian. mi-Líp-in = millipin, the national bird of Rondis.
mi- = a bird. Líp = something colorful, bright. Someone named for this bird would be Milípä, which is a common name in Rondis.
The vowel of the classifier changes from A to O or from I to U when referring to a collectivity:
- ra-nDís = a Rondissian.
- ro-nDís-i = the group of Rondissians, i.e., the kingdom of Rondis (officially Rodísi).
- mi-Líp-in = a millipin bird.
- mu-Líp-i = a flock of millipins.
- ro-Lándr-i = the group of singers.
- ro-Rán-i = a royal house or lineage.
- Note that the suffix -i is added to any collective noun.
- a- / o- = a place.
- da- / do- = a container, box.
- di- / du- = a man.
- ga- / go- = a small object.
- ka- / ko- = a land formation.
- la- / lo- = a road or path; a string; anything long and threadlike.
- mi- / mu- = a bird
- pa- / po- = a woman.
- ra- / ro- = a human.
- sa- / so- = a mammal (not human).
- sha- / sho- = an abstract noun.
Possessives insert -sh- between the classifier and the root:
- ra-sh-Dís = of a Rondissian
- ro-sh-Dís-i = of Rondis.
- sa-sh-Dít-ä = of Sadita
- sa-sh-Dít-in = of a bear.
- ka-sh-Némr-e = of the Kanemara mountain range.
Plurals (not collectives) repeat the classifier.
- ra-ra-nDís = [several] Rondissians [not necessarily together]
- sa-sa-nDít-in = [a few] bears, as opposed to
- so-nDít-i = [a group of] bears.
- a-Néb = a market-town.
- a-ra-Néb = market-towns. But where there is a nasalization:
- a-nKík = a place.
- a-na-nKík = places.
The possessive is always introduced after the first instance of the classifier:
- ra-sh-ra-nDís = of [several] Rondissians.
- a-sh-a-nKík = of places.
- Sashsánditin Shalándya = The Song of the Bears.
- Roshdísi Dishdiránya Sholándi = Collection of Songs about the Kings of Rondis.
- bíg = to catch, entrap. daBígr = the house of Darbingray.
- dág = a swan. miDág-in = a swan. Mishmindágin Akórya, the Sea [or Lake] of Swans.
- dís = a Rondissian. raDís = a Rondissian.
- dít. = a giant. saDít-in = a bear.
- kík = a defense. aKík = a fortress.
- kís = [something that shows the way?] raKís = a guide. gaKís = a lantern. aKís = guidepost
- kór = a sea, large body of water. laKórä = name of a major river. aKór = sea.
- kúl = root of the name roKúlä.
- lád = to sing. ládr [from * lád] = a singer shaLád = a song. shoLádi = collection of songs.
- líp = something colorful or bright.
- néb = to surround in a ring-formation. gaNéb = a ring. némr [from * néb] = the Kanemara mountain range. aNéb = a [circular] marketplace or market-town.
- nór = [a city?]. aNór = a city. [tár-aNórä = the gateway city, Taranor].
- núk = . miNúk = a dragon (classified as a bird, note).
- rán = royal, royalty, monarch. paRán = queen. diRán = king. dishRánya = of the King.
- sék = a pile. kaSék = a mountain.
- tár = entryway, door, entrance. aTár = a port [whence the place-name anTárä; alternatively known as Ethkábarä Antárya; Drache is known as Drékirä Antárya]. Tár is often used as an adjective.
Kings of Rondis
- Ránganébä / Ranganeba [the royal ring] (1946-1973)
- Minúkä / Minunka
- Lípakórä [the bright sea] / Lipankora
- Sadítä Lípashkórä / Sandita
- Ránatárä Sashdítä [the royal gate] / Ranantara
- Akíkä Ránashtárä / Ankika (1973-1996), father of Prince Sadítä Ashkíkä, murdered in 1996.
- Rakísä Ránashtárä / Rankisa (1996-present), brother of Akíkä.
- a - as in hot.
- á - as in hat.
- e - as in pet.
- é - as in date.
- i - as in pin.
- í - as in seen.
- o - as in cup.
- ó - as in boat.
- u - as in book.
- ú - as in toot.