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Korlsan
コ广ワル开
[dʒusam]
Registered by BriougneTrinsour on 15 November 2015
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Korlsan Korlsan is a language based on a variety of mixing with many Asiatic languages of the Far East, with its own spin to both the choice and spelling of words. The language features both a formal and informal choice of lettering and has a mostly Korean pronunciation mixed with some Chinese and Japanese pronunciation. However, it should be noted that all letters are taken from the many symbols of Hanja, Hanji, and Hanzi and do not retain their old meaning. Formality is distinguished in writing rather than spoken unlike the languages of which is has derived influence from.
Sample of Korlsan[view] Kirinae, Boltimor! / / Yuche pehomorieu reumo-neun bedyeoda anata-eun jyoraedin byayago; pehomorieu reumo-neun Bik Bil Helsu Calsa! / / Chai jajokgang-gikyo! Anata-gikyo ki-hayom! Dibae-gikyo! / / Yuche gi Bik Bil Helsu Calsa-neun hai jajokgang-gikyo jyeomo, danae-haseyo kirinae! / / Reuem haearyom-neun reumo sok datsae, reumo-neun reu...[view all texts]
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Sound samples in Korlsan
Some sound samples of Korlsan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
ダ开ク ラ气ラ 万气开ク 三クニク三ス メル ニ士缶开士ス开.
I could vomit just looking at you.
レ人ラ 万カ三. ニル缶ワ广开. 万气开ク れニル? 万气开ク 人, ダ开缶ル ニ人ラ, 万气开ク メ人レス 万仏ニ人 缶カ缶.
Lamp oil. Rope. Bombs. You want it? It's yours my friend, as long as you have enough rubies.
万气开ク ダ开ク レルレス, 行人ワル!
You are tearing me apart, Lisa!
开ク万气开 ワル开ネ人うル 広レル 开人松.
everyone makes mistakes
レ士开 士气ス, 开イ开カ三人 ネ士 コ人回.
Love & care are what this animal needs.
クス メへ三ル 缶カ缶, 开ク万广 イイネクラ 三ル万カ开 三ルクス开 レルラ缶カ.
those with talents always look down on each other
Language family relationships
Language treeChusamic
 ⤷ Proto-Chusamic
  ⤷ Late Proto-Chusamic
   ⤷ Early Chusamic
    ⤷ Old Chusamic
     ⤷ Late Old Chusamic
      ⤷ Early Middle Chusamic
       ⤷ Middle Chusamic
        ⤷ Late Middle Chusamic
         ⤷ Early Modern Jusam
          ⤷  Korlsan
[view] About ChusamicChusamic is the language family containing the Chusami and other related languages. Chusamic currently retains only two modern languages that have managed to survive history though there is dispute as to whether the language family belongs to a large...
[view] コルワルラ (Kantei)Kantei is a dialect from the Kantei region of Korlsan with features several vocabulary shifts from the main branch.
[view] レ穴レルラ (Kyakan)Kyakan is a dialect from the Kyakan region of Korlsan that features several phonological differences.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m n       ŋ  
Plosive p b t t̚1 d       k k̚2 ʔ
Fricative   s ʃ ʒ ɕ     h ˀh
Lateral approximant   l          
Approximant         [j]3    
Flap   [ɾ]4          
Blends wu wo wa we tsu teɪŋ bja wy jio
ja ju wi
  1. Allophone of word-final /t/, /d/, /z̥/, and /ʒ/
  2. Word-final allophone of /k/ and /g̥/
  3. Is /j/ in the word-initial position, allophone of /ʔ/
  4. Is /ɾ/ only after a nasal, allophone of /n/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Near-
back
Back
Close [i]1 [y]2     ɯᵝ u
Near-close   ɪ [ʊ]3  
Close-mid e     o
Open-mid       ʌ
Open a      
Polyphthongs [io]4 eu
  1. Is only /i/ when in a stressed syllable or is the final sound, allophone of /ɪ/
  2. allophone of /eu/
  3. allophone of /eu/
  4. Is only /io/ when in stressed syllables, allophone of /ʌ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Korlsan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KorlsanOrthography
h
/h/
u
/ɯᵝ/
ye
/jɛ/
tsu
/tsu/
yeo
/jio/, /jʌ/
e
/e/
o
/o/
j
/ʒ/
yo
/jɔ/
eo
/ʌ/, [io]1
b
/b/
ch
/ɕ/
ss
/ʔ/, [j]2
g
/g̥/
n
/n/, [ɾ]3
a
/a/
k
/k/
s
/s/
ng
/ŋ/
ya
/ja/
t
/t/
l
/l/
p
/p/
bya
/bja/
sh
/ʃ/
ae
/eɪ/
广
u
/u/
yu
/ju/
m
/m/
taeng
/teɪŋ/
eu
/eu/, [y], [ʊ]
r
/ɾ/
d
/d/
z
/z̥/
i
/ɪ/
u
/u/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Is only /io/ when in stressed syllables
  2. Is /j/ in the word-initial position
  3. Is /ɾ/ only after a nasal
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Typological information for Korlsan

Primary word orderSOV
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
GendersNone
Primary writing systemOther
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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