Modern Meliadic


Native Name:

Sy’s Dris Si’s Meliady, Se’z Grī Si’z Veljádž

/ʃəʒ.ˈjɾiː ʃɪz.və.ˈlʲadʒ/ /

(Lit. The Trees of the Meliads)

Modern Meliadic is a language spoken a century prior to the Dryads’ first contact with humans. It is the most widely spoken of the modern Dryadic languages, with more than 500,000 million L1 speakers including both Dryads and humans. It originally diverged from the Classical Eastern Dryadic languages as the Meliadic Dialect before becoming Middle Meliadic and eventually Modern Meliadic. It retains much of its vocabulary from Classical Dryadic. Many words, however, are also borrowed from English (primarily in its Later-Middle and Early-Modern Meliadic stages), particularly for modern technological and abstract concepts.

Typologically, it is a fusional language and much more analytic than Classical Dryadic. The primary word order is V-final, it has Ergative-Absolutive alignment, and there is a distinction between transitive and intransitive verbs.

  1. Phonology
  2. Writing System
  3. Basic Phrases
  4. Sound Changes from Classical Dryadian
  5. Pronouns, Nouns, and Consonant Mutation
  6. Prepositions and Adpositional Suffixes
  7. Adjectives and Introduction to the Copula
  8. Verbs and Nominal-TAM Endings
  9. Double Negation
  10. Interrogative and Imperative Sentences
  11. Copula Constructions: Perfect, Pluperfect, and Passive
  12. Conjunction Suffixes
  13. Infixes, Suffixes, and Verbal Prefixes
  14. Modifying Nouns with Verbs
  15. Advanced Clause Endings
  16. Numbers and Counting
  17. Slang and Idiomatic Phrases
  18. Literature and Translations
  19. Modern Meliae Dictionary