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Please recognize that this language has much more created for it than presently here, because of the time it takes to add information. Thank you! -Durkmenistan & Ishida152
Gekíje is an artificial language developed in a school in the Metro-Boston area of Massachusetts, but in the Gekím alternate history, it is the official language of the nation of Gekím. There are 31 letters in the Gekíje alphabet, and each letter makes only one sound, with the exception of "r." Diphthongs do not exist in Gekíje, and each vowel sound must be pronounced separately. The following is a chart with the name of the letter (spelled in Gekíje phonetics) and the sound(s) it makes.
A (among) "A"
Á (acorn) "Á"
B (baker) "Be"
C (child) "Ce"
D (danger) "De"
Ð (that) "Ðe"
E (each) "E"
F (fail) "If"
G (gun) "Ge"
H (hammer) "Ha"
I (international) "I"
Í (ice) "Í"
J (jack) "Já"
K (kilogram) "Ká"
L (last) "Il"
M (manners) "Im"
N (never) "In"
O (open) "O"
Ó (boisterous) "Ó"
P (parent) "Pe"
R (runner) "Ar" [can be rolled, but not necessary]
S (sister) "Is"
Ş (shut) "Iş"
T (talent) "Te"
Ћ (thin) "Ћe"
U (book) "U" [pronounced as a sound between umbrella and coup]
V (valence) "Ve"
W (winter) "Wu"
Y (yell) "Yí"
Ұ (de ja vu) "Ұí"
Z (zoom) "Ze"
In the Gekím timeline, Gekíje is the modern, national language of the nation of Gekím, but specifically the most recent form of the language. There have been many forms throughout history, ranging from the Proto-Gekíje form from the Colonial Period, under the Three Dynasties, or the Neo-Classical Gekíje from the African Renaissance. It should be noted that all lingual information present is only on Modern Gekíje.
There are three scripts in the Gekíje language, and each serves a specific purpose. The first is the Latin script, which is the one that will be mainly displayed here, as it is used most often. If one script was to be thought of as the vernacular part of the language, this would be it, as most pieces of writing are in it. The second script is a Cyrillic-Greek version, and just uses different letters in replacement of th usual ones; it is used as a sort of emphysis, and as an easier form for Slavic speakers to learn. Finally, the third is an Arabic-Ethiopic script that also contains some hints of Japanese, and in the althistory based on this language, is the earliest form still in use. This Semitic script is used in all official documents and many publications, including newspapers, and as such is just as crucial to learn for all speakers as the other scripts. It is also the easiest for an Arabic, Ethiopic or Japanese speaker to learn. Again, the main differences between the scripts are the letters used, and not the speeling or language itself. However, in the case of the Semitic script, major differences include accents for groups of consonants and vowels in a row and for capitalization, and the fact that it reads right to left and different letters combine together as in Arabic.===Cyrillic===
Below is a chart that can be used to compare the different letters in the Latin and Cyrillic scripts. In the case of several letters, there are more than one possibility for the script, but these are not displayed here due to the fact that the letters are unavailable in regular fonts.
Aa - Аа Ee - Іі Jj - Йй Óó - Юю Ћћ - Θθ Zz - Зз
Áá - Ээ Ff - Фф Kk - Кк Pp - Пп Uu - Уу
Bb - Бб Gg - Гг Ll - Лл Rr - Рр Vv - Вв
Cc - Чч Hh - Хх Mm - Мм Ss - Сс Ww - Ωω
Dd - Дд Ii - Ии Nn - Нн Şş - Шш Yy - Яя
Ðð - Цц Íí - Ыы Oo - Оо Tt - Тт Ұұ - Жж
In Gekíje, all infinitive verbs have the same ending (-ár) and share the same method of conjugation. Concerning verbs, there are no irregulars in the entire language. Often, certain prefixes will be added to change the meaning of the word, such as "de-" for either "un-" or the opposite.
Since the method for conjugation is the same for all verbs in Gekíje, the verb "stár," meaning "to be," will be used as an example
Stág (First person, singular)
Stát (Second person, singular)
Stá (Third person, singular)
Stál (Inanimate object, singular)
Stágs (First person, plural)
Státs (Second person, plural)
Stás (Third person, plural)
Stáls (Inanimate object, plural)
It can be observed that the method of conjugation is to remove the "-r" and add the pronoun performing the action, without the "u" in it, at the end. To form a verb in the past tense, add the suffix "-en" to the end of the conjugated verb, to get "státsen" for "you (plural) were." There is no specific form of any verb that corresponds to formalities; there is no formal or informal form for any. Furthermore, to form a command (imperative), add the suffix "-et" to the end of a conjugated verb. All possibilities are words in Gekíje, despite the confusion of "stágen" and "stálsen," as one can order him(her)self to be something, and if one is particularly angry, an occasional command at an inanimate object is to be expected.====Words====
Places & Religions
In Gekíje, there are certain criteria needed to make a word that signifies a place. For territories, countries, and regions, the ending "-ím" is needed. For cities, towns, and villages, the suffix "-em" is used, and for celestial bodies and other worlds, the ending "-óm" is used. Additionally, religions and philosophies are in this section, as they all end in the suffix "-am". It should be noted that this is not at the end of any type of verb unless that is what the nam eis derived from.