This is the latest attempt at a comprehensive description of Ayeri, a personal fictional-language project started in 2003, as of October 2018. By approaching the discussion of Ayeri’s grammar from a scholarly angle, it is one of the most thoroughly documented constructed languages grown from the internet’s language-creation community to date.

A Grammar of Ayeri provides an overview of the language’s phonemic inventory and an analysis of its phonotactics, an in-depth description of its writing system, as well as a detailed description of its morphology and morphosyntax. Interstitial chapters try to shed a light on Ayeri from a typological perspective, both regarding morphology and syntax. A number of blog articles from recent years have been incorporated, so if you’ve been following my blog, you know what to expect. All discussions contain fully-glossed examples for illustration, especially to help with the more technical parts.

Thanks to print-on-demand solutions, A Grammar of Ayeri is also available as a physical book:

Carsten Becker
A Grammar of Ayeri: Documenting a Fictional Language
Self-published, Lulu Press, 2018
xvii, 458 pages (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-359-09583-4
(Lulu Books ·

To view the LaTeX source code, refer to the GitHub repositoryA Grammar of Ayeri is published under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.