Hiver language

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This language is primarily used by the Hiver race throughout the Hive Federation supra-polity.

  • It is a supercentral language.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Hiver language is a combination of:

  • Visual (arm/tentacle) waving and...
  • Haptic (physical contact) communication.

The written language is ideographic and is used as a standard language among the races of the Hive Federation.


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Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words.

  • morpheme, inflection, paradigm, declension, derivation, compound, etc.


Phonology, the study of the sound systems of a language.

  • phoneme, allophone, segment, mora, syllable, foot, stress, tone, etc.


Grammar is the structure of a language.

  • tense, aspect, mood and modality, grammatical number, grammatical gender, case, etc.


Syntax is the study of how words combine to form grammatical sentences.

  • phrase, clause, grammatical function, grammatical voice, etc.


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A lexicon is the word supply of a language.

  • word, lexeme, lemma, lexicon, vocabulary, terminology, etc.


Semantics is the study of the meaning of words (lexical semantics), and how these combine to form the meanings of sentences.

  • meaning, sense, entailment, truth condition, compositionality, etc.


Pragmatics is the study of how language is used by its speakers.

  • presupposition, implicature, deixis

History & Background (Historical Linguistics)[edit]

Hivers talking among themselves use all three aspects of their language (1. visual: gesture, 2. haptic: touch, and 3. graphic: writing) at once, a process capable of great subtlety and sophistication, but unintelligible to the outsider.

Hiver Language Features

  • Gesture (Gestural Language)
  • Touch (Tactile Language)
  • Writing (Written Language)

Hiver Spoken Language (Gurvin)[edit]

Hivers lack a spoken language and use the Gurvin language is used for spoken (oral and aural) situations.

Hiver Linguistic Practices[edit]

Hivers common use vo-corders, devices which change written language into aural language, when conversing with most other races, who use oral languages.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This language is primarily in use in the following areas:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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