The Valhalla Conlang

Phonetics

The sounds in the Valhalla Conlang are as follows:

Consonant Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive b d g ɢ ʔ
Nasal m ŋ
Trill r
Fricative f
Approximant j
Ejective fricative ʃ
Implosive ɓ ɗ ɠ
Vowels Front Central Back
Close i u
Close-mid ø ɘ
Open-mid ʌ
Near-open æ
Open a ɑ

Grammar

Marking the subject

The word order, in the Valhalla Conlang, is very free, as the subject is marked by one of two word-elements: sound-change or a suffix is appended to the word.

Suffix

The subject-marker suffix consists of the sound /i/ being added to nouns, to mark them as being the subject. If the noun already ends in an /i/, a /ʃ/ is added instead, making the suffix /ʃi/.

Sound Change

The subject-marker sound-change compromises of 4 consonant-changes that occur in the [ | first syllable of the] noun that should be marked as the subject of a sentence. This is why the /ɓ/, /ɗ/, /ɠ/ and /ɢ/ sounds is rarely used [in | at the start of] verbs. If these sounds are present, the suffix rules should be used instead

Original sound New sound
b ɓ
d ɗ
g ɠ
j ɢ

Setting the tenses

The word order of the Valhalla Conlang is relatively free, but the context of the sentence and the meaning conveyed is dependent on word order. Tense is the main example of this. The english sentence "I eat bread" has the SVO word order, and the same sentence in the Valhalla Conlang, could be ordered as both SVO, SOV and OSV, as the verb exists after the subject, meaning the sentence is in a form of present tense. Meanwhile the sentence "I ate bread", which is also SVO ordered, the same sentence would be written in the OVS, VOS or VSO orders.