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Lec̣ıe Un: Introduc̣iȯn, La Alfabeta ė Los Numeros
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An Introduction to Carish, its alphabet and number system.
This public article was written by CmC1, and last updated on 6 Aug 2019, 01:54.

[comments] Menu 1. Bonvena a la lengua carės, lec̣ıe un/ Welcome to the language Carish, Lesson One 2. La Alfabeta/ The Alphabet 3. Los Numeros/ The Numbers
[top]Bonvena a la lengua carės, lec̣ıe un/ Welcome to the language Carish, Lesson One


Carish (or natively Carės) is an a posteriori conlang which is inspired by the Romance Languages in order to give it a heavily European sound quality when spoken and an easily recognisable orthography - which appears slightly different to other romance languages. It is heavily influenced by Spanish, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, French, Latin as well as Esperanto.


*I will refer to the language throughout the lessons as carės*

[top]La Alfabeta/ The Alphabet


Carės uses the Latin script when writing and uses the same letters - minus a few. It also has three new letters not officially included in the English alphabet but do exist in other languages in order to represent common sounds and create a phonemic. alphabet - like Esperanto.

Las Vocalas / The Vowels

Carės uses five vowels - similarly to English. These vowels can also be given a dot diacritic (◌̇) above the vowel, this does not change the sound but changes the amount of stress given to the word.
*Aa (a)- "a" in father
*Ee (e) - "e" in set
*Iı (i) or (j) - "ee" in see
*Oo (o) - "o" in ordinary
*Uu (u) or (w) - "oo" in food

Ȧȧ Ėė İi Ȯȯ U̇u̇

In carės, the stress falls on the penultimate syllable unless the dot (puncta) is placed above the letter.

Notice the letter Iı - it does not have a dot - this letter is also present in Turkish & Azerbaijani, where it represents the sound (ɯ). In carės, it represents (i) instead.

Las Consoanas / The Consonants

Carės uses 20 consonants, 15 that are common with the English alphabet - note that the alphabet does not use the letters j, k, q, w, x or y. These sounds can, however, be made using a combination of letters.

*Bb (b) - "b" in boat
*Cc (k) - "k" in kilo
*Ċċ (t͡ʃ) - "ch" in cheese
*C̣c̣ (t͡s) - "ts" in cats
*Dd (d) - "d" in dig
*Ff (f) - "f" in fire
*Gg (g) or (ɣ) - "g" in go
*Hh (h) - "h" in heat
*Ll (l) - "l" in love
*Mm (m) - "m" in mouth
*Nn (n) - "n" in no
*Ṅṅ (ɲ) - "ñ" in Spanish or "ń" in Polish
*Pp (p) - "p" in pig
*Rr (r) or (ɾ) - "r" in rope
*Ss (s) - "s" in sing
*Ṡṡ (ʃ) - "sh" in show
*Tt (t) - "t" in talk
*Vv (v) - "v" in vest
*Zz (z) - "z" in zebra
*Żż (ʒ) - "s" in measure

The alphabetical order (Ordo Alfabetıco) for this language is as follows:
A B C Ċ C̣ D E F G H I L M N Ṅ O P R S Ṡ T U V Z Ż

a b c ċ c̣ d e f g h ı l m n ṅ o p r s ṡ t u v z ż

Ȧȧ Ėė İi Ȯȯ U̇u̇


[top]Los Numeros/ The Numbers


Numbers in carės are very easy to create, once you know the numbers from 1-10, 100 and 1000 you can create almost every number you would need in daily speech.

0-10 / Nula a Dıec̣e

0 - Nula
1 - Un
2 - Du̇
3 - Trı
4 - Catra
5 - Ċinċe
6 - Ṡes
7 - Ṡepta
8 - Ota
9 - Ṅau
10 - Dıec̣e

11-99

For round numbers such as 20, 30, 40 etc simply add the suffix -te to the end of the number e.g.:
20 - Dute
30 - Trıte
40 - Catrate
50 - Ċınċete
60 - Ṡeste
70 - Ṡeptate
80 - Otate
90 - Ṅaute

In order to say numbers in-between round numbers simply use the round number followed by the digit e.g.
11 - Dıec̣e un
22 - Dute du̇
35 - Trıte ċınċe
73 - Ṡeptate trı
89 - Otate ṅau

100+

*100 - Ċenta
*1000 - Mil
*2000 - Du̇ mil
*10000 - Dıec̣e mil
*60000 - Ṡeste mil
*100000 - Ċenta mil
*1000000 - Milȯn

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