Arodjun, or "Kat jArodjunx," is a Western Sern-Cahilan language spoken
in the Fwonnel Peninsula on the west coast of what is today Mexico
and some of the Pacific Ocean.
In a more meta sense, Arodjun/Ar̃ojun is an a priori artistic naturalistic
constructed language. It follows a VOS word order, is mostly analytical,
and features subject pronoun-tense combination "prowords."
Its phonology, shown in the tables below, shows a slightly asymmetrical
set of consonants. Its biggest outliers are /dm/, /xw/, and /ql/.
These have deep histories in the Sern-Cahilan language family.
p [p, pʰ, p̚]
b [b, β]
t [t, tʰ, t̚]
d [ɖ, d, dʰ]
k [k, kʰ, g]
qχ [qχ, χ] ⟨kx⟩
ʔ [ʔ,’] ⟨’⟩
r [r, ɾ]
nj [nʲ, ɲ]
xw [xw, ʍ]
Its vowels – /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/ – very recently converted from a
seven-vowel system including a phonemic /ɛ/ (which merged with /e/)
and /ə/ (which merged with phonemic /a/):
i [i, ɪ]
u [u, ʊ, ə]
e [ɛ, ɜ]
o [o, ʌ]
a [a, ɐ, ə]
Morphosyntax and Morphology
Past versions of Arodjun were fully synthetic, though as time went on word order stabilized and the case system
began to fade away. However, a reduced form of the case system still exists. The Arodjun cases are Nominative,
Accusative, Dative, Genitive, and Animate Genitive.
As the subject proword usually suffices for a noun in the nominative case, when the proword cannot account for
the identity of the subject, the nominative case will be present. As such, the Accusative case is typically only
marked when a Nominative noun is also present in the sentence, mostly for clarification purposes.
In Arodjun, nouns are either physical nouns or nonphysical nouns. Physical nouns are people, places, or things
and are typically realized in the gender neutral form -au. There are masculine and feminine physical noun
suffixes as well, though these do not qualify as “grammatical gender,” as they don’t alter verb conjugations or
affect related adjectives, etc. Nonphysical nouns are not split into any subcategories.
There are many prefixes and suffixes that can alter a noun or adjective to make it have various different
meanings. Here are a few of them in their regular forms.
The grammar of Arodjun follows its VOS structure strictly,
with several conjunctions and other features which allow
for large varieties of sentence structures.
In general (though with several exceptions clarifies in the
document and the book):
The classic sentence order is as follows: Verb, Object, Subject,
Adverbs and adverbial phrases that apply to verbs occur before the
Adjectives follow nouns
Adverbs that affect adjectives follow the adjective
The subject proword must be present in every independent
Indirect objects (Dative nouns) can be placed directly before or
directly after the direct object (Accusative noun)
Genitive nouns are placed after the noun with which it is associated,
acts as an adjective
The spreadsheet below shows the most recent publicly-available version of the Arodjun language, including its
dictionary, calendar, naming conventions, and grammar tables. For a better-looking, well-arranged grammar, check
out the full book A Grammar of the Arodjun Language!