|Timeline and Universe:||Arda|
|Spoken:|| Yellow Empire|
|Writing system:||Henaudute abugida|
|Basic word order:||VO|
|Creator:||Muke Tever | ✎|
Henaudute (, /hæːnaudute/) is a language of Arda.
The phonology of Henaudute is very similar to that of Ancient Greek, and for convenience is spelled with the same alphabet. For convenience it is transliterated to Latin characters in the Roman manner, with one exception, in that k is used for κ.
|Voiceless stop||π /p/||τ /t/||κ /k/|
|Aspirated stop||φ /pʰ/||θ /tʰ/||χ /kʰ/|
|Voiced stop||β /b/||δ /d/||γ /ɡ/|
|Voiceless fricative||σ/ς /s/||῾ /h/|
|Voiced fricative||ζ /z/|
|Nasal||μ /m/||ν /n/||(γ [ŋ])|
There are few if any true adjectives; most are participial forms.
Comparison of adjectives is formed by prefixation.
There are three genders, ταν (tan, fire), λῡε (lūe, water), and γαρη (garē, earth).
- Ταν is, broadly, all terms of high animacy; this class includes people, animals, σταφθα (staphtha, self-propelled) processes such as fire, and complex systems, where "complex systems" are symptoms comprising simpler systems. An example is λαν (lan, the hand), which comprises νοθι (nothi, fingers).
- Λῡε, terms of low animacy, including simple systems, plants, collectives, verbal nouns, parts of ταν things, and ὑνταφθε (huntaphthe, non-propelled) processes such as rivers.
- Γαρη, inanimate terms, including parts of λῡε things, diminutives, augmentatives, mass nouns, words and letters.