This grammar describes Tatari Faran, the language spoken by the inhabitants of Fara, who identify themselves as san faran, the people of Fara. The official dialect is presented here, representing the trade language used for trade and negotiations, as agreed upon by the tribal leaders, city officials, and tradesmen. It is universally understood across Fara.
Other dialects and regional variations exist; however, we will not describe them except for the occasional mention of certain words that may have different meanings depending on region.
Parts of Speech
Tatari Faran consists of the following parts of speech:
Nouns: words that refer to things, objects, or concepts. The things, objects, and concepts themselves are called the noun referents.
Pronouns: words used in place of a noun. Tatari Faran pronouns also serve as vocative markers and demonstratives.
Adjectives: words that describe the attributes of a noun.
Verbs: words that describe actions and events. The actions and events themselves are called the verb referents.
Finalizers: clause-final words that complement the verb or adjective in an adjectival statement in the indicative mood.
Adverbs: words that refine the meaning of the verb.
Postclitics: a catch-all category for Tatari Faran words that cannot stand on their own, but modify the meaning of words they follow. This category includes case clitics, postpositions, interrogative markers, and mood markers.
Conjunctions: words that join sentences.
The rest of this grammar describe these parts of speech in greater detail and explains how they are put together.
Throughout the grammar we will present Tatari Faran snippets in interlinear format to aid in parsing Tatari Faran text. These interlinears will be in the following form: