Ni avantazi d’Europúnoq – The advantages of Europún Part I

Ni artikali: Na, Ni et Un
Na/Ni: The definite articles "Na" and "Ni" derive from the Irish articles “An” (sgl.) and “Na” (pl.). In Europún “Na” means “the” (sgl.) and “Ni” “the” (pl.). There is no distinction between f, m and n, i.e. na fem – the woman, ni femi – the women, na patar – the father, ni patari – the fathers, na strat – the street and ni strati – the streets.

Un: The indefinite article is “Un” and there is no distinction between f, m and n, i.e. un fem – a (one) woman, un patar – a (one) father and un strat – a (one) street.

Ni casi d’Europúnoq

Garden: Un gan - Na gan – Ni gani
Animal: Un animal - N’animal – Ni animali
Butter: Un bur – Na bur – Ni buri
Car: Un car - Du cari

Genetiv (d’ oq/-iq)
Na flor d’alpoq (sgl.)
Ni colori d’fiziq (pl.)

Dativ (i.e. con, por et en)
Con vin/vini
Por popul/populi
En lingux/linguxi

Akusativ (t’)
Est fresúr na cat t’rat – Sont fresúr ni cati t’rati
Est esúr na uman t’fud – Sont esúr ni umani t’fudi

I faz/fazi
In automobil/automobili (“In” only used before “a-, e-, i-, o- and u-“ words)
In hus/husi (“In” only used before “h-“ words, vive la France :-)

Ay zabad – Ay zabadi
As tid – As tidi

Singular et Plural

Nominativ (-i):
As most of the words in Europún end with a consonant it is easy to add the plural suffix –i:
Un/Na stat – Ni stati
Un/N’akv – Ni akvi
But: Un taksi/na taksi - ni taksi

Genetiv (-eq, -iq or –qi):
Ni tabali d’bareq (sgl.)
Ni vali d’landiq (pl.)
Ni banqi d’parq (sgl.) et ni portali d’parqi (pl.)
Ni gani d’paradúqi (pl.)

Dativ/Akusativ/Lokativ/Temporativ (-i)
D: Con matar – Con matari
A: T’castal – T’castali
L: I zatox – I zatoxi
T: Ay tid d’soloq – Ay tidi d’soloq

Europún allows the speaker to pronounce a word in a way that is familiar to her/his own language (but to keep a unique spelling at the same time), i.e. Na faz – The face:
English: Na feıs
German: Na fa∫
French: Na fas

C, K et Q
C is the K in the beginning: con-vil-ca’ut!
K is the K in the middle: n’akt (except Genetiv plural, i.e. ni pagi d’buqi)
Q is the K in the end: na Iraq

Reason: The “K” sound is not equally represented in the European languages. Therefore a combination is needed to reflect the varieties of the “K” sound so different European language groups find it easier to accept Europún spelling.

Ni jokari - The jokers

Pronounced as “SH” (IPA "∫") it allows the speaker to use it as a soft “SH”, “TS” or even “S” in all its variety, i.e. na zabad, na zatox, na danz.

Pronounced as “EE” (IPA "I:") it is replacing “-Y” in English, “-IE” in German and French, i.e. n’apatú, na farmazú.

Pronounced as „CH“ (IPA "X") as in „Loch“ it allows the speaker to change the sound „CH“ to „K“ or “KS”, i.e. na monarxú, na export/eksport, na taxi/taksi (ni taxi/taksi pl.):
English: The monarchy, the export, the taxi
German: Die Monarchie, der Export, das Taxi
French: La monarchie, l’export, le taxi

N'avantaz - The advantage
N'artikal - The article
Na - The (sgl.)
Ni - The (pl.)
Un - A, an, one
Na fem - The woman
Na patar - The father
Na strat - The street

Na cas - The case
Nominativ - The subject case
Na gan - The garden
N'animal - The animal
Na bur - The butter
Na car - The car

Genetiv - The
Na flor d'alpeq - The flower of the alps
Ni colori d'fiziq - The colours of fish(es)

Dativ - The
con - with
Na vin - The wine
por - for
Na popul - The people
en - in (language)
Na lingux - The language

Akusativ - The object case
est fresúr - eat (only with animals)
Na cat - The cat
Na rat - The rat
est esúr - eat (only with humans)
Na fud - The food

Lokativ - The place case
i/in - in
Na faz - The face
N'automobil - The automobile
Na hus - The house

Temporativ - The time case
ay - in, at, on (in connection with time)
Na zabad - The Sabbath
as - during
Na tid - The time

Singular et Plural - Singular and Plural
Na stat - The state
N'akv - The water
Na taksi - The taxi
Na tabal - The table
Na bar - The bar
Na val - The valley
Na land - The land, country
Na banq - The bank
Na parq - the parq
Na portal - The portal
Na paradú - The paradies
Na matar - The mother
Na castal - The castle
Na zatox - The chateaux
Na sol - The sun

C, K et Q - C, K and Q
con-vil-ca'ut! - Please! (with-will-yours!)
N'akt - The act
Na pag - The page
Na buq - The book
Na Iraq - The Iraq

Na jokar - The joker
Na danz - The dance
N'apatú - The apathy
Na farmazú - The pharmacy
Na monarxú - The monarchy
Na eksport - The export

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