zadmáh

zadmáh (“our language”) is a small, a priori conlang of mine spoken by the fictitious mazadmáh (“speaking our language”) people.

culture

mazadmáh culture is defined by a great respect for and reliance on the natural world, shaped by a tight-knit but ultimately hierarchical society with a strict relationship to the concept of taboo.

  • akšóm ─ social classes
  • díuinin ─ gender non-compliance
  • duním ─ feminising regional herb
  • inóɣu ─ social taboo

language

zadmáh words are derived via an expressive system of tri-consonantal roots and patterns. for example, the root z·r·k has a base meaning of “pain” or “hurt”. From that we can derive words such as zírrkuz (“pain-relief herb”), ázrik (“she hurts, causes pain”), zórak (“she is in pain”) and zarkón (“problem, issue”).