Dalcurian punctuation

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Used to attach non static prefixes to nouns, adjectives and verbs:

  • Gä'gör, gé'vélø, viti'scif

This is the only use the apostrophe has in Dalcurian.


Curved brackets are used to add non essential information:

  • Di siasáj (ön disiri æanasiaÞáli qoÞ), öcra écanelbrämösel, gä'quascr binöra. The woman (and very beautiful I might add) asked me for directions.

Square brackets are used to supplement given details, or for clarification.

  • Mæ vägianösas di nepondrädn hanj acömpelniÞ [qarate]. He is trained in the way of the open hand [karate].


Used as quotation marks in direct speech:

  • Sia gä'ságr, :Binä amör diöra:. She said, "I love you".

Use a semi-colon before lists, summaries, and quotes.


A single comma separates prepositional phrases, and relative taÞ clauses:

  • Di stránij, taÞ ädiáda minäla gä'stænepondrädn, gä'ábragegénepondr. The road, that/which was closed yesterday, has re-opened.
  • NinÞi Petra, andri abödä, tirigöræ.' Petra will stay at home tonight.

A double comma separates coordinate and subordinate clauses:

  • Binä qenár esti,, taÞ diö pecléria. I know that you are telling lies.
  • Mæ gé'qemést disiri,, brát gä'verösacrax äbelöÞrämös. He was very drunk but caused no trouble.


Used to indicate a glottal stop, mainly found where prefixes/infixes end in the same letter or vowel sound as the following word:

  • gä'ábra-andöcr has/have given

Termination marks

Full stop

Used to end a sentence.

Question mark

Immediately follows an interrogative pronoun, but ends a sentence in non interrogative questions:

  • Væl? göria éren. Where are they going?
  • Sia, te Gemáni nös, levaltræ, yil? Is she travelling to Germany soon?

Upside down question mark is used in subjunctive constructs:

  • Qualtéabinöra méla danöÞ ni höricániámn qamöria¿ I wonder if there is a storm coming?
  • Mélon qoÞ binä näocr fæeltös¿ If only I were rich.

Exclamation mark

Generally used to emphasize a sentence or statement.

This article is one of many about the Dalcurian language.

Sub categories:

Dalcurian language and basic history:
Halcánian dialect
Dalcurian alphabet and pronunciation
Comparison of adjectives * Comparative sentences * Adjective endings * Adjective tense * Attributive and Predicative adjectives * Post positive adjectives * Inherent and non-inherent adjectives * Nominal adjectives * Resultant adjectives * Adjectives with prepositions * Adjective Hierarchy * Adjective Negation
The verb to do * Modal Verbs * Verb Moods
Preposition word order * Alternative uses of prepositions

Miscellaneous word and phrase lists:

Colours * Days/months/seasons * Describing people * Names of Countries * Hello/goodbye Please/thankyou * Intensifiers * English Dalcurian Dictionary


Omniglot * Various webpages in Dalcurian