Spécat

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Spécat (pronounced spiː'ʃæt') is a constructed language created by Koshin DeNiestata. It is one of the official languages of Niestata. The language is heavily based on other Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, and Latin. The grammar is similar to American English concerning word order and punctuation, yet it is more similar to Latin concerning declension and conjugation. The vocabulary is primarily of English, French, and Latin origin. Like many other constructed languages, Spécat has common, regular endings for most parts of speech. For example, all nominative nouns end in "-u" and all infinitive verbs end in "-is".

The Spécatian alphabet consists of vowels, diphthongs, and consonants. Diphthongs are written as vowels with an accent on them. Several consonants (h, w, y) are omitted from the Spécatian alphabet, but may be used in foreign words.

Alphabet

There are thirty letters in the Spécat alphabet—five vowels, seven diphthongs, and eighteen consonants.

Vowel English Pronunciation Example
a apple, platter
e forget, ever
i little, England
o stop, calm
u subtle, plethora
Diphthong English Pronunciation Example
á plate, laid, tray
â out, Sauerkraut
é eat, believe, meaty
í night, eyesight, Thailand
ó post, okay, Elmo
ô oil, loyal, toy
ú rude, mood, duo
Consonant English Pronunciation Example
b box, pub
c sheep, transition
d daffodil, kid
f motherfucker, puff
g great, forgot
j gigantic, jeep
k cock, frolic
l lullaby, libido
m mom, summon
n nanny, knot
p penis, blip
q chalk, crutch
r erratic, creator
s slurp, certain
t Titanic, jitter
v vegan, vulva
x thought, both
z blitz, bits

Common Expressions

Note that expressions need not end in a particular ending.

English Spécat French
Hello! Bonad! / Salúm! Bonjour! / Salut!
Goodbye! Bébé! Au revoir
Yes Ad Oui
No Non Non
Thank you! Muséd! Merci!
Please Polis S'il vous plaît
Wow! Sám!
How are you? Kumon? Comment ça va?
What's up? Sup? Qu'est-ce que tu fais?
I am doing well. Mé bonos émótisí. Ça va bien.
I am fine. Mé sétos émótisí. Ça va.
Pardon? / Huh? / What? Dak? Quoi?
Okay Akód D'accord
Excuse me. Ezúm. Pardon-moi.
I'm sorry. Sóniz. Je suis désolé(e).