I love you

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Re: I love you

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Ngolu 2.0 / Iliaqu

The normal romantic phrase would be.
  • Lai uas ene.
    be.romantically.loved NOM.2s.ACS DAT.1s.ACS
    I love you. - [accessible mode]
In other speech modes (coded by use of first and second person nominals)
  • lai vu eni [inaccessible mode - on bad terms, either feeling the love right now or not able to handle touch right now but making it clear to your partner that the love is still there]
    lai uas eni [dominant mode - dominant or angry]
    lai vu ene [submissive mode - submissive or you've done something wrong and trying to get back into your partner's good books])
Non-sexual love between friends and family replaces the verbal lai with hualo, which essentially means |DAT| cares deeply about |NOM|. There is also migo, ≈ |DAT| feels connected to |NOM|, which is most commonly used for familial love and can either be a good or a bad emotion.

With all of these verbs, in very informal speech, the accusative case may replace the dative. This results in a dropping of the e- from the beginning of the dative nominals as well as any epenthetic -s on the end of the word before the e- (eg. lai uas enelai ua ne).
Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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I love you (romantic)

Damdi ma anrume karéi.
to give-1PS 2PS-DAT (romantic) love-ACC forever

It wouldn't be really romantic without "karéi" at the end of the sentence.
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Méher tey kéven.
[ˈme̝ˑɦæɾ tiˑ ke̝ˑʋɛ̝n]
1s.ERG 2s.ABS love.1s

Tey kéven.
[tiˑ ˈke̝ˑʋɛ̝n]
2s.ABS love.1s
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Kauzasian

I love you (like a lot)
like_strongly-HAB.NPST 2SG 1SG
veŋŋau la ṭa

I love you (romantic)
love_romantically-HAB.NPST 2SG 1SG
emigyu la ṭa

-u is the HAB.NPST suffix
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:con: Ná ʔɯ̃̀nh ʔɯ̃̀nh yĩ ʔũ tayd ʔũ ttṹyl [<3]
[na˦ ʔɯɲ˨ ʔɯɲ˨ jĩ ʔũ taid ʔũ ʈũil˦]
1.SG FUT/love=REDUP 2.SG TOT=time TOT=manner
I will always love you, in every way.
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Jé v'ammé.
I love you.
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In four of Drunworld's five languages, since I still haven't figured out the Žilèði grammar:
:con: Drún /drun/
ráa ʙó šúʀm
/rɑ.ɑ ʙo̞ ʃuʀm/
I-ERG thou love
I love you (romantically)

:con: Eyþï /e̞͡y̯θɨ/
qovï qošače ew (qou) çï
/'qo̞.ʋɨ 'qo̞.ʃɑ.t͡ʃe̞ e̞w (qo̞͡u̯) çɨ/
thou-ACC love-1p I-NOM (thou-BEN) as.seen.EV
'Tis you that I love (adding 'qou' implies selflessness, but makes it a bit less romantic)

:con: Kixaḷi /kixɑɬi/
(če) kovi kosapji
/(tʃe) 'ko̞.ʋi 'ko̞.sɑp.ji/
(I) thou-ACC love-1ps-as.seen.EV
I love you (romantic)

:con: Mira /mirɑ/
(ma) tim haxtam
/(mɑ) tim 'hɑx.tɑm/
(I) thou-ACC love-1ps
I love you (romantically, close family) ('haxta' comes from the word breath/to breathe, 'haxa')
drúne, rá gárš
drun-VOC I.ERG read

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:con: Leopardish VII:

iben nuhen sunun.
iben nuhe-n sunun
1 love-IPFV 2
[ibɛn nʉhɛn sʉnʉn]
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:con: Deyryck

I love you.
Tlagka'
2SG-love.PASS-DECLAR
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(Kori ga) söri aiu.
( 1st_person_singular subject_particle ) 2nd_person_singular LOVES.
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:con: Anto

Da do fan-da.
[taː˧ tɔː˨ ˈfan˥ta˦˨]
1SG 2SG love-1SG

:con: Orkish

Zhuts pulsobz kxush.
[ʐut͡s ˈpulsɔ͡bz ͡kxuːʂ]
CONT love-1SG.ERG 2SG.ABS

:con: Elfish
Spoken to a girl:
ओकु नामज़ दा.
Ēku nāmas dā.

[ˈe:ku ˈnaːmas ðaː]
1SG.NOM love.PRS>1SG 2SG.FEM.ACC

Spoken to a boy:
ओकु नामज़ हा.
Ēku nāmas hā.

[ˈe:ku ˈnaːmas haː]
1SG.NOM love.PRS>1SG 2SG.MASC.ACC
Wipe the glass. This is the usual way to start, even in the days, day and night, only a happy one.
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Goerim 2.0.

ainn is root 'be happy, have positive feelings'

(1) si-ainn
sg1-be_happy
'I am happy.'

It can have an argument in the oblique case which is considered the subject. So the verb is closer to 'to please', when transive.

(2) si-ainn ba-o
sg1-be_happy sg2-OBL
'I like you.'

The verb can be specified by an obligue argument, which is formally identical to the stimulus.

(3) si-ainn ba-o ll-pael-e
sg1-be_happy sg2_OBL DEF-sexuality_OBL
'I love you sexually.'

pael is an abstract noun 'sexuality, romance, attraction'

(3) could be a subordinate clause 'that I love you'. Main clauses usually need a conjunction that joins it with the preceding clause.

(4) si-ainn-a ba-o ll-pael-e
sg1-be_happy-and sg2_OBL DEF-sexuality_OBL
'I love you sexually.'

Siainna bao ll'paele.
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Jaqshia-data:

I love you (normal): Lõs molan lî lô
I love you (Unconditionally, or like family.) Lõs molan wi lî lô
Lìm shya cuâcua to'an wi

You are an unbreakable melon.
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(J'ga) t'au 愛métèrë.
(J'ga) t'au aimétèrë.
[(ʒgɔ) to ˌæɪ̯meˈtæɛ̯ʁœ̈]
(1SG SUBJ) 2SG OBJ love-PROGPRES
I love you.
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Ja dagocuń wa. Or, if you want to be even more romantic but less grammatically correct, ja dagocuf wa. That's because uń is the suffix for present-tense verbs, since you are currently loving them. But, uf is the suffix for forever-tense verbs, meaning you have and will always love them.
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:con: Miirna

Naay voor vii
1s love 2s

Formal pronunciation:
[naːʝ vəːr viːʝ]

Colloquial pronunciation:
[nɐ vəː vɪ]
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Ko nia k-mhanga
[kɔ nɪ̯ɑ kəm̥ʰɑŋɑ]
ko nia k-mha-nga
1SG 2SG 1SG-love-VBZ
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:con: ????

Cháp ki khe
1s love 2s
[t͡ɕʰap̚˥ kiː˧ kʰeː˧]
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mavnysum
[ˈmaʋ.n̪ɨ.s̪ʊm]
love.DEF.2-1.ERG
I love you
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:con: :png: Wena:
  • Na i le wo.
    [ˌna‿i̯ ˈle wo]
    1s COP love.AG GEN.2s
    I love you.
This is used for good friends, good family members as well as romantic relationships without the paranoia of saying it too soon in a relationship in lots of contemporary Western cultures. Le is an all-round positive word indicating fondness and benevolence towards someone. It generally isn't used with acquaintances or friends who are not especially close. To indicate stronger love in a romantic context, either lele or bale is used, with the former specifying that it is romantic love and the latter specifying the intensity (more akin to "be in love with").

To say that you simply like someone, there is no designated word. You just say that you think someone is good. This can be used with anyone.
  • (Na i zyu) wa i ho.
    [(ˌna‿i̯ ˈʒu) ˌwa‿i̯ ˈho]
    (1s COP GEN.C) 2s COP good.E
    I like you. / (I think) you are good.
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Glossing Abbreviations: COMP = comparative, C = complementiser, ACS / ICS = accessible / inaccessible, GDV = gerundive, SPEC / NSPC = specific / non-specific, AG = agent, E = entity (person, animal, thing)
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