The Voskian language is one of the languages spoken in the republic of Voskia. It is related to the Greek languages and normally considered as part of the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European languages as well. Worldwide, Voskian is spoken by 1.5 to 2 million people, some 1.2 million of which live in Voskia. Their number is increasing steadily, as many of the younger Gurdian and Romansh speaking population of Voskia are shifting towards Voskian, which is mainly caused by the fact that Voskian is also the administrative language of Voskia and considered more 'modern' and 'classier' than the agricultural Gurdian or the too regionally spoken Romansh.
In comparison with other Greek languages, there are some important sound differences between them and Voskian, most of them regarding the liquid and nasal sounds. An /r/ between two vowels is most often rendered (and in modern Voskian written as) /z/, whereas a final /n/ is rendered as a voiced alveolar plosive (/d/), which sometimes gives the language the sound of being pronounced by someone who has a cold.
Morphologically, Voskian has retained four cases, three genders and two numbers for all substantively used words (personal pronouns have retained their dual forms, although they are increasingly less used); adjectives sometimes make difference in gender, but not in case, and the feminine variant is used as plural form as well. Voskian attaches its definite article at the end of nouns.
The Voskian verb has indicative forms for the present, imperfect, aorist, perfect, pluperfect and future tenses, an imperative, infinitive and participles. Other times and moods are composed with auxiliary verbs or particles. There are a few verbs with a quirky subject, such as krēd (to need), the subject of which is in the dative case.
The Voskian lexicon contains many Italian loan words.
Numbers 1 to 10
1. ēs/mia/id, 2. dī, 3. tria, 4. tēce, 5. pent, 6. ekş, 7. epta, 8. oktū, 9. nia, 10. deka
|1st person||2nd person||3rd person (m)||3rd person (f)||3rd person (n)||3rd person refl.|
|nom. sing.||ģō (I)||si (you)||çēs (he)||çē (she)||çyd (it)|
|nom. dual||nī (we 2)||şpī (you 2)||çinō (they 2)|
|nom. plur.||mēs (we)||ģimis (you)||cio (they)||ci (they)||ço (they)|
The verb 'to be'