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Grammar
01-10-2014, 09:05 AM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2014 12:40 PM by Keileon.)
Post: #11
RE: Drakine Grammar
Dragon Names
- Dragons are usually named in Drakine, unless a human names them
- Dragon surnames are extremely rare, and are usually titles the dragon has earned during its lifetime
-- In Drakine, the title is added to the dragon's proper name via hyphen
-- Offspring inherit these titles as unhyphenated surnames
-- When translated, if a dragon's name is a noun and they have a title or surname, it takes an adjective form

Examples:
- Corian Fyreborne / Korian-Faiirbourn
-- His son, Mercury Fyreborne / Daigár Faiirbourn
- Irisidion Thunderscale / Irisedion-Atirifámi
- Shir-Tiirenkári -> Jeweled King of the Sky (Skyking Shyr)
- Irienereí Atirifámi -> Starlit Scales of Lightning (Starlight Thunderscale)
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09-21-2015, 12:49 AM
Post: #12
RE: Grammar
Sentence Structure
- Drakine uses SOV (Subject-Object-Verb) structure as opposed to English's SVO (Subject-Verb-Object) structure.

Examples:
- English: "Where is it?"
- Drakine: "Sejel rel tsiçá?" (Where it is?)
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09-21-2015, 12:55 AM (This post was last modified: 09-22-2015 12:57 PM by Keileon.)
Post: #13
RE: Grammar
Gendered Words
- Drakine's only gendered words are specifically those for "male" and "female"
-- The Third Person Singular pronoun to refer to individuals is "rel" and does not have variants for male or female.
-- When speaking a gendered language, dragons will often default to "it" rather than "they" for an individual whose gender they do not know; they can recognize the difference between singular and plural more easily than they can recognize the difference between person and object, and thus assume "it" is the standard gender-neutral pronoun.

- Because I know it will come up the next time someone reads this, "gender" and "physical sex" are synonymous to dragons. Though sapient, they are still instinct-driven creatures and it would be incredibly unlikely for one to have a nonbinary gender.
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