Draikonik is the language of Dragons. It is my attempt at a romance language. I only got so far with it before I moved on, the saying above is probably the most Ive done to it. The numbering system is probaby the coolest thing I did with this language. I liked the idea of a none base 10 number system. It was a good start at conlanging but I feel I can do much better.

The Phonology is relatively small with 13 consonants and 5 vowels.


a     /a/      as in father
e    /e/      as in pet
i     /i/      as in pit
o    /o/     as in boat
u    /u/     as in blue


au   /A/  as in saw - open back rounded
ei   /E/    as in see - open-mid front unrounded
ie   //as in pie
ai   //as in say


Voiced Unvoiced
Stops b     d    g t    k
Fricative v f     s     h
Nasal m     n
Liguid l     r

These are pronounced as in English but the /r/ is trilled as in Spanish.

Syllable Structure

The basic syllable structure is (C) V (C). With certain morphemes restricted as follows:
- /f/ may not begin a syllable
- /v/ may not end a syllable
- /br/ /tr/ /dr/ and /str/ may only begin a syllable.
- /nd/ /rk/ /rg/ /ln/ /rt/ may only end a syllable

Most root words are made up of one, two, or three syllables. There are times that some of these rules will be broken but they are rare.


Ancient Draikonik is an agglutinative polysynthetic language. It is made up of a series of roots and affixs. Several root + affix morphemes form stems in themselves.

on + en
build + opposite
" destroy"

Ancient Draikonik uses primarly suffixes with a few prefixes. It is dominantly head marking.


Most Nouns are formed from a bare stem, adding an affix or compounding.  Nouns can serve as heads of noun phrases, subjects and objects of clauses, and topics of texts.  Structuraly nouns are marked for Case and Number.

Simple nouns are simple words; for example, kiden book or dehon shield
Compound nouns are made up of more than one part, dehon shield + kar wind  = dehonkar = windshield

Singular Plural
Nominative -a -as
Accusative -um -urum
Dative -os -orum
Genitive -us -ibus
Vocative -em -es
Ablative -is -ies


The verbs inflect for tense, aspect and mood. The order in which verbs are conjugated is root + aspect + mood + tense.

Perfective Complete Action -im
Imprefective Incomplete Action -er
Imp-Habitual Action continues over time -erg
Imp-Progressive Action is happening at this time -an
Inceptive Express a beginning of a situation -ad
Cessative Indicates a situation is ending -ut
Punctual Instantaneous action -el
Perdurative Situation lasts for a long period of time -uk
Intentional Action is intentional -of

Infinitive -i
Imperative -o
Indicative -u
Subjunctive -e
Negative ne- net-

Present ---
Relative Present -lai
Past -tai
Far Past -dai
Future -va
Far Future -vo


Modifiers or Adjectives are words used in a noun phrase to specify some property of the head noun of the phrase, which they follow.  Adjectives are lexicalized as verbs.   Nouns may be used as adjectives with the prefix 'te' and no other affix.


Adverbs are a distinct class of almost invariable words. They can't be conjugated, and they show no agreement with other parts of the sentence. They
usually modify verbs, not other adverbs, and they tend to describe actions and to modify action verbs, or state-changing verbs, not stative or adjectival


Numerals do not fall under any of the above classes of words,  they are not conjugated like nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs.

Cardinal Ordinal Multiples Power
1 sin sinamu
2 dund dundamu dau- tota
3 rain rainamu ra- rida
4 kund kundamu ko- gama
5 kin kinamu kie- gura
6 sain sainamu sa- sida
7 vin vinamu vie- vura
8 sund sundamu sau- leda
9 hain hainamu ha- hida
10 tund tundamu to- dera
11 nin ninamu ni- mega
12 dain dainamu  


13 to 23 are formed by adding the smaller number to the larger one as a suffix with an 'o' between them.
eg. 15 = 12 (dain) + o + 3 (rain) = dainorain,   21 = 12 (dain) + o + 8 (sund) =dainosund

Multiples are formed using the multiple prefix, daudain = 24   hadain = 120

The Power is used to show powers of 12, thus tota = 144  = 12 to power of 2,    gama = 20736 = 12 to power of 4
Powers may be multipled again by adding  the prefixes.   kogura = 995328 = 4 x (12 to power of 5)

With the combinations above here's a couple of examples.

1,348,651  = kiegura kiegama kietota viedain sain
15,509,201,000 = rahida tovura viedain sund
145 = tota sin


Draikonik is a verb final nominative/accusative language.  SV and AV form tight constituents.  In transitive clauses P precedes A and V, but if there is any other constituent, call it X, it must occur after P.  Thus the orders are PXAV and XSV.

 'The book Mary read'

Modifiers will always follow the word they are describing.  Adverbs will always proceed the verb they are describing