Denkurian Adjectives

Denkurian Adjectives

Adjectives in Denkurian agree with their nouns in gender, number and case. In the singular, adjectives decline as nouns do. Their plural forms depend on whether they are used attributively or predicatively. When used attributively, adjectives decline like determiners and take what is called the “weak plural”. When used otherwise, adjectives decline like nouns and take what is called the “strong plural”. Adjectives are cited by their neuter singular nominative form.

Adjective inflection (positive form)

Classneutermasculinefeminineadverb
e-class-e-u-a-ezepi/-o/-au*
i-class-iye-iyu-iya-izepi
u-class-uwe-uwu-uwa-uzepi

*-o is used with the comparative and superlative suffixes. A few irregular adjectives use -o or -au

Example declension

raike strong

neutermasculinefeminine
Singularnom. sg.raikeraikuraika
acc. sg.raikesraikusraikas
dat. sg.raikevraikuvraikav
gen. sg.raikekraikukraikak
instr. sg.raikederaikuderaikade
Weak pluralweak nom. pl.raikiraikoiraikai
weak acc. pl.raikisraikoisraikais
weak dat. pl.raikivraikoivraikaiv
weak gen. pl.raikikraikoikraikaik
weak instr. pl.raikidraikoidraikaid
Strong pluralstrong nom. pl.raikenraikutraikar
strong acc. pl.raikenisraikutisraikaris
strong dat. pl.raikenivraikutivraikariv
strong gen. pl.raikenikraikutikraikarik
strong instr. pl.raikenidraikutidraikarid

Degrees of Comparison

ClaseComparative adj.Comparative adv.Superlative adj.Superlative adv.
e-class-enge-engo-impe-impo

Negative, contrastive, and sublative forms are simply the positive, comparative, and superlative forms prefixed by ven-, respectively.

Irregular adjectives and adverbs

robe, ronge, rimpe, robau/robo good, better, best, well

brun, brungo, broimpo gladly/willingly, rather/preferably, most preferably

gerre, grenge, grimpe, grengo little/few, less/fewer, least/fewest, less (adv.)