Irilitok (language)

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This language is primarily used by the Vargr race throughout the Vargr Extents supra-polity.

  • It is a peripheral or minority language.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Language and cultural region in the Vargr Extents.

  • Violently anti-Vargr attitudes made Vargr settlements rare during the Long Night in Mendan, Gashikan, and parts of Trenchans and Amdukan.
  • About -1000, humaniti began taking Vargr as slaves, selecting those with a more "human-like" appearance. These were Vargr with large, "expressive" eyes, shorter snouts, and a reduced tendency to stoop. On some worlds where their reproduction was left unchecked, the slave population eventually grew to dominate the world. At the same time, additional Vargr from Meshan began moving into the region as attitudes relaxed.
  • Especially since the Julian War, this group is known for having the most cooperative inclinations with humaniti. They also tend to be the most comfortable Vargr for humans to deal with. Elsewhere, Vargr and humans generally segregate themselves into their own societies. In this region, the division between Vargr and human societies is blurred, and on some worlds all but absent.

Structure[edit]

No information yet available.

Morphology[edit]

Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words.

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

Phonology[edit]

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

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

Grammar[edit]

Grammar is the structure of a language.

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

Syntax[edit]

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

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

Meaning[edit]

No information yet available.

Lexicology[edit]

A lexicon is the word supply of a language.

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

Semantics[edit]

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[edit]

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

  • presupposition, implicature, deixis

History & Background (Historical Linguistics)[edit]

No information yet available.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This language is primarily in use in the following areas:

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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