The official dialect of the Andreemea galaxy, if such a thing exists. Although not everyone learns it, most UNT members do and almost everyone who travels the galaxy is familiar with at least a couple words unless they're resistant to all outside influence (which is odd for a space-faring civilization). It was created by the wise and peaceful Anolians who were an ancient race that traveled the galaxy spreading knowledge rather than war. With their help a lot of the more primitive races saw vast technological improvements and giving many of them written language for the first time. The Anolian's language spread quickly, though experienced many changes over time as it passed through different cultures as they incorporated their own tidbits into the language and also simplified it so that all the races could better communicate with it together. Modern Anolian still retains some similarities to Ancient Anolian, although it would be incredibly hard, nearly impossible even, for someone who speaks one to understand the other due to so many words and some other things having been changed all together. Luckily some of the most important and basic words remain the same, so the general point could get across between dialects.
For most people Anolo is their secondary language, yet still fluent with it, for use in communicating with those who don't speak their primary language.
((It's important to note that Anolo is how it's spelled in English but within the language it's actually spelled ánolo, with an accent, and it's lower case because they don't use capital letters. How to properly pronounce it can be found under the pronunciation section below. Anolo words typed out in English often disregard the accents and is sometimes spelled differently to adjust to how English speakers would expect to pronounce it.
Unless otherwise stated, it can be assumed that anything in English during dialogue is done so out of convenience and is actually Anolo that has been translated for us, but it also depends a lot on context. Earthling humans or those with close relations with them, for example, could very well be speaking in English, but it's otherwise not the norm. They might also be speaking something else entirely, most likely in their own native languages if everyone present there speaks said language, but if that's the case it might help to say that's what they're doing unless it's obvious.))
((The following can be considered WIP and may not be final))
Anolian Symbols (called ánoloíítán in Anolian for reasons that will become clear in the grammar section) is relatively comparable to the English alphabet with some gone, different looking letters, and not separated into capital or lower case. One other major difference in the alphabet is the inclusion of condensers, which are parts of the alphabet putting two other letters together to allow a different pronunciation, and some letters even disappeared later to only be used inside of condensers. If you see a certain symbol in ánoloíítán written down then it will always be pronounced the same way. For example, the symbol for "a" sounds like the "a" in hat. The symbol for "ah", which is a condenser, (when written in English is this: á) is pronounced like the "a" in father.
The letters will come in two parts in their descriptions; how it is typed out in our English translation and an English word written down that sounds like the proper way to pronounce that letter. How the ánoloíítán actually look will be drawn out by me (eventually).
(In order to get accents, type Cntrl and the ' mark at the same time and then the letter you wish to accent. This only tends to work in certain areas such as Microsoft Word for whatever reason. If not then use the codes listed at the top of the following sections, using the right keyboard to type in the numbers while holding down the Alt button and make sure Num Lock is turned on)
á = 0225 é = 0233 í = 0237 ì = 0236 ó = 0243 ú = 0250 ù = 0249)
a - apple
á - father
e - eight
é - ten
i - if
í - see
ì - five
o - open
ó - food
u - cup
ú - put
ù - earth
Other Condensers Edit
þ = 0254 ç = 0231 š = 0154
þ - "th" in thorn. Can be typed out as "th" if lazy
ç - "ch" in change. Can be typed out as "ch" or "c" if lazy
š - "sh" in shave. Can be typed out as "sh" if lazy
Missing Letters Edit
q - written with a k followed by other letters depending on word
x - written most often with a z
y - í replaces it by itself at the end of word. If at the beginning, the í is slurred with following letter. For example, yes is íés
c - only used with a condenser. All other sounds replaced with a k
Although the punctuation marks in their language look different, the meaning is the same in their use of punctuation marks, so normal English punctuation marks can be used in their place. There are a couple major points that you need to know, but the rest follow English rules:
1. Their exclamation and questions marks are simply inferred based on context, so all sentence ending is done in periods.
2. The apostrophe is used to indicate a pause in a word as if pronounced as two separate words. It's not used for any other reasons such as possession and contraction. However, if you want to get technical these pauses are often due to replacing two words into one word long ago, thus making it sort of like a contraction. Not all combined words retain any such pause.
3. Don't include any punctuation marks at the end of quotation besides the quotation mark unless the quote comes at the end of your sentence, then the punctuation mark comes after the quotation mark.
4. Commas come after every item in a list, even if only two items are listed.
Word Base Edit
The base of a word is an important concept to know for many different types of words, from verbs to adjectives to adverbs to nouns. The word's base doesn't change no matter the conjugation (besides rare exceptions). For example, the word "to run" is térréne. térré, the base for run, will remain the same no matter what tense you're talking about running in. It's only the ending that will change for such matters, in this case the ending of the verb being "ne". Just like verbs, adjectives and adverbs also have a base, and a noun could be considered a base in and of itself. This might not make much sense now but will come in quite handy later.
Verb to Noun Transition Edit
Any verb base by itself is actually a noun. That means that you could use térré for something like "I'll go for a run". Whenever you add "a" in front of something like saying "a run" makes it out to be a noun that you can do something to. As another example, the verb for rest, óreíne, could have it's word base, óreí, be used for nouns such as "Rest Stop", or like the previous example would also be used if you were to "take a rest". If there was a resting man, you would use the verb form rather than the base.
Still confused? Unless you're speaking with an Italian accent, saying, "I am a running" makes no sense. If taken literally you would be acting as if "running" was some type of a noun that you are a part of, which would use térré in the unlikely event that's what you meant. What you likely meant instead to say is "I am running", in which case you would use térréne, the present verb tense. As a slightly confusing thing on this subject matter, we can take the movie title The Running Man into consideration. If you were referring to a man who was running, you would use the verb form of run. However, if that man's title was in fact "The Running Man", you would instead use the noun, and thus the base, of run to refer to them. If this so called "Running Man" was running, you would use the noun form of run in their title but use the verb form for his act of running.
Verb Groups Edit
There are four different verb groups based on the ending letters of the base. This is important the conjugation rules, so you must refer to this chart for any subjects involving conjugation if you are to understand it. The groups are as follow:
Group 1 - Verbs ending in a vowel.
Group 2 - Verbs ending in a consonant.
Group 3 - Verbs ending in the letter "n".
Group 4 - Unique verbs. There are a couple reasons why a verb could be unique.
Main/Present Tense Edit
Main tense, often called present tense, is the basic form of the verb that would be found in dictionaries (or in this case in the vocabulary section). This means that you don't need to know many rules to figure out how to make a verb present tense, because if a verb is past tense, for example, you'd just have to undue the rules of past tense to reach the present tense of the verb. Therefore, all you need to know is the ending of present tense verbs based on their base.
Group 1 - Add "ne" to the end of the base. For example, térré (the base of the word "run"), ends in an e, so would be térréne.
Group 2 - Add "e" to the end of the base. For example, káras (the base of the word "fight"), ends in an s, so would be kárase.
Group 3 - Simply adding the letter "e" to the end of a base ending in "n" makes it seem as if that "n" could be part of the group 1 conjugation of "ne". Instead, group 3 verbs must be treated as if group 1, adding "ne" at the end while keeping the "n" at the end of the verb base. This double "n" is only found in this circumstance. For example, kádin (the base of the word "pick from the ground"), ends in an n, so would be kádinne.
Group 4 - See unique verbs.
Past Tense Edit
For any group, simply add an "n" at the end of the present tense conjugation.
The following is a list of words in the modern Anolo language.
hánnáí - Hello. Commonly pronounced with a silent "h". This word is retained from ancient anolo due to it's highly common usage, although lost the "h" sound over time and turned it a little more subtle, often times not even pronounced in casual speech, but should still be used in formal situations.
orrí - Yes. Best suited for casual speech but can get away with using it for some polite scenarios as well, just not really formal ones.
eít - No. Not very formal, but acceptable in most casual speech.
teíhá - Fire
irón - Light (visual light, not the opposite of heavy)
aldúr - Primarily means a person acting as a guide. It could also imply any wise person with imparts their wisdom, or less commonly it could also mean a highly respected guardian of something.
seyníén - An intelligent life form often considered higher than animals and given more rights as a result. Humans are but one example of one such life form. More information can be found here.
Tríná - Blood. Itrineil is the ancient anolo word for it, not commonly used but in rare circumstances such as in Magitrinail, the English translation of it.
térréne - To run
kárase - To fight
óreíne - To rest
kádinne - To pick from the ground
kínne - To sharpen