Helfametl NumbersHelfametl Number System
Double Base 3/9
Numbers are grouped by both 3's and 9's, in both speech and symbols. This has its roots in the people's observation of the planet's two moons, one of which rises and sets 9 times in a day, and the other other of which rises and sets 3 times in one day (for reference, one day of Cigglai time is equal to a little over 19 Earth days).
Unary means that their numeral symbols work like tally marks. Positional means that the symbols are arranged in columns that denote powers, such as 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, &c. For example, in base-10, you have the ones place (100), the tens place (101), the hundreds place (102), &c. In Helfametl, numerals are positional, that is, arranged by powers, but unary is used to denote numbers below 9 in each position, e.g., two groups of 81 would be marked by two "tallies", or dots over the bottom dash, in the 92 position.
The number given on the left is how the notation would read i
Asari Grammar--Alphabet--Asari Grammar11 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Aa Cc Ee Gg Hh Ii Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Xx Yy Zz á(┴ß ╔Ú ═Ý Ëˇ ┌˙ Ţř)
-The initial stress position of a word is on the first syllable, but can be moved by using the acute accent over a vowel, as in Spanish
-The plosives [b] and [d] have morphed together with [p] and [t]. á(Samara says that 'Ar[d]at-Yakshi comes from a dead Asari dialect)
Asari has 4 cases: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, and Genitive. áThese are marked in nouns by prefixes
Nominative Case: áThis case has no marking, so a bare noun always sigifies that it is the subject
Accusative Case: áThe accusative marking is the prefix [sa-]
Dative Case: áThe dative marking is the prefix [ta-]
Genitive Case: The genitive case marking is the prefix [la-] on the object being possessed, and [le-] on the noun possessing the object
-These prefixes do not apply to proper nouns such as proper names or place names, except for genitive's markers
-Infinitive Form is [verb]+[m]
-Conjugation is prefi
Conlang Outline Info -TemplateName: Name of the conlangConlang Outline Info -Template3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Alignment: The Morphosyntactic Alignment
Primary Word Order: Default Word Order
Language Type: Synthetic, Agglutinating? Polysynthetic even?
Conjugated? A simple yes/no.
Amount of Phonemes: A simple 1, 2,(God forbid)3 or 4 digit number.
Basic Syllable Structure: Like CCVC, CNCVC etc.
Significant Sound Changes?: Another one of them "yes/no"s
Inflections?: Are there any? Or articles and apositons?
Cases? A simple yes/no.
Amount of Cases: A number of under four digits, please
Verb Categories: Moods, tenses and the likes.
Pronouns?: A simple yes/no. Rarely no.
Adjectives Agree with Nouns?: Simple
Purpose of Conlang: Artlang? IAL even?