Moogles speak in a different language; the sounds are free-flowing and easy to pronounce whilst mumbling, in fact, much of spoken moogle sounds like this.
Rules
Words are classified by their first syllable. All other syllables are for verbs.
moogledescription
eQuestions
iFeelings
mProper nouns
qNumbers
rTitles (mr, mrs), addresses (your grace, your highness)
Some words break these classes; these are onomatopeiac or otherwise stand out for a very particular purpose.
Pronunciation
Moogle syllables do not exactly correspond to latin letters, but the system suffices for most words to an extent.
moogledescriptionIPAmitaa
a like 'ah', but with the back of the throat closed
sounds like a moan
ɒ
dr much like the english 'dr', with the 'r' rolled dr
dl exactly what it looks like! 'dul' dl
e half way between 'ay' in 'bay', and 'i' in 'minim' ɪ
f like a normal english 'f', except make the air hiss high pitched ɸ
i like 'ee', but very quickly voiced i
j like the french 'j', or english 'zh' sound
the 'z' in 'azure' is close
zj
l pronounce as in old, not as in love ɮ
m not a sound - closing the mouth quickly »
q the only harsh sound, just like 'key' ki
r not a sound - opening the mouth quickly «
s close to 'sh', often easier to smooth out, like 'ush' ʊʃ
t like r but with a tongue click is close «ʘ
u before a vowel 'w' otherwise 'oo' w/u
The doubled consonant sounds (dll, ff, jj, ll, qi, ss) are notated with the Vine/mujiimuss character 'n' when transcripted.
Structure
Words are followed by particles which describe their meaning in the sentence if clarification is needed.
moogledescription
-jaaLocation - Start
-juuLocation - Middle
-jiLocation - End
-reObject - Primary
-suObject - Secondary
-uOwnership
-alSubject
Conjunctions
Several small words are used to join clauses together.
moogleapproximantreset
dluandObject
dliandSubject
fe-after
ti-All
tuialsoVerb
Conjugation
Verbs are conjugated by first removing the last 2 syllables, then suffixing small inflections; much like particles, but defining person, number and time.
personpresentjust pastperfectimperfecthistoricsoonfuturefar future
I
you u
it a
nobody mu
we m
y'all ut
they at
everybodymusi
Vocabulary
mooglepartdescriptionIPAmujiimussmaati 
dless v to call (by name) dlɪʃh 
drimdrim n "the sound rain makes before it becomes heavy rain"
feeling of impending doom, onomatopeiac [should be i~]
dri»dri» 
jmarta n "the route one must take, difficult or otherwise shunned"
word chosen because it is so difficult to say [should be m~]
zj»ɒ««ʘɒ 
lass v to be (intrinsically) ɮɒʃh 
luu v to exist ɮwu 
liss v to be (with an adjective) ɮiʃh 
maateri n a cube of a material which divines the aspects of magic it picks up
named after a moogle called Maateri
»ɒɒ«ʘɪ«i 
qiii exp a mild swear word
somewhat like 'crap'
kiiii 
rasti n hard to directly translate. means something like "sexy"
flirtatious
«ɒʃ«ʘi 
resdl n "cherished one"
said to a loved child
«ɪʃdl 
Examples
moogletranslationIPAmujiimussmaati 
maserl la dlu rellis dle I am Maserl, but I am called Rellis. »ɒʃɪ«ɮ ɮɒ dlu «ɪɮɮiʃ dlɪ 


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