Zdetl (language)

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Zdetl (language) is the language that is primarily used by the Zhodani race throughout the Zhodani Consulate polity.

  • It is a supercentral language.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Zdetl (noun)

  1. Name given by the Zhodani for their language. Adopted as their official language in the 300th olympiad, around -6055.
  2. Translation of Rising Man



Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words.

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

Nouns modify nouns in the same order as in English: the modifying noun is first, then the main noun last. In Zhodani these forms are compound words, written and treated like one word. Locative, Lative, and Comparative suffixes are used when building a “prepositional phrase” out of a noun.

Adjectival suffixes (often eroded forms of standalone adjectives) are also suffixed to nouns.

Verbs are conjugated for person and mood.


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.

Aspect and tense are carried on adverbs following the verb.


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

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

Sentences are of the form Object – Verb – Subject – Indirect Object(s).


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See Lexicon

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

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