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Lithian
Raneithim
[ɾaneitʰim]
Registered by Arnoldii on 9 November 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 97,131,622 in: LugidaOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Lithian
[ranéдim]

Update (2017:06:16) :: New flag! (Now with the unity flower.) Also, PLPlural (number)
more than one/few
Na is now a prefix, which can become An- before (t d n c j).

> Born out of Arnelian aesthetics, Lithian is Arnoldii's principal conlang, used on two different conworlds. It is the native and official language of the Lufian state of Trigita as well as the language of the Sahar state of Lugida.

> SVO "I eat bread", direct "I am I", scarce in declensions, rich in conjugations. kinda

> "To be" doesn't practically exist. Im, while acts like "to be", is not a true "to be", being used exclusively on sentences with a relative clause - "The man who met me is at home", on defining sentences - "CWS is a website", and as a disambiguation - "Mo fanis bre: No good news" v. "Mo fanis im bre: No news is good".

> 31 consonants, classic 5 vowels, and 8 diphthongs, taking some inspiration from Indic languages (brace yourselves, aspirates are coming). Initially supposed to be aesthetically "Indic", but ended up into its own kind of aesthetic. at least to me, let's call it Arnelian aesthetic

> Delvia. glory to the magnificent monospaced deus aestheticae Delvia conscript with a kind-of lots of stylizations

Given the grammar and lexical changes, much of the translations - particularly old ones - are outdated.
Sample of Lithian[view] Shireum, Matraketirmet rumet: / sen-relulim eli dei filiwa ta-natladia. He-rum ave ta-palum i-dei. Dei wilo natladia chi meir rum i-mair dikoku hefa ju phan.

Bulbasaur, seed Pokemon: / Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
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Latest vocabulary
chirennwish
daphonennparalysis
dozunikanuncertainty
Sound samples in Lithian
Some sound samples of Lithian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
lumina: de menir enthir. gume de gidithana fe Lithawilon Entefrai. tidi fina nat fehetu: kitha gezou...
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, its five-year mission: ...
de vilon tret lenvana hikam marhanna, va dei fen caka natri.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Language family relationships
Language treeKitrian
 ⤷ Proto-Kitrian
  ⤷ Ancient Kitrian
   ⤷ Proto-Mina
    ⤷ Old Mina
     ⤷ Maidanic
      ⤷ Old Lithian
       ⤷  Lithian
[view] About KitrianA language family that consists of the languages of the Kitrian archipelago, in the now-area of Trigita. The dominant languages include Lithian, Teknite, Mellan, and [Halkian].

Sahar note: mbIgnore the Proto-Teknite branch.
[view] Ranaradi (Lugid)A form of Lithian spoken in Lugida, Sahar. It has an almost similar vocabulary and grammar, although some of it are influenced by its mainland neighbors.

(mostly used for lexical classification)
[view] Veita Litheserna (Veita)A variant of Lithian, for poets, by the poets, with more complexity and it's less English-y, with pretty much Lithian-y vocabulary. But, more complexity means less understandability, so Veita remained within the literature world, where it (kind-of) flourished. It is a conlang of a conlang.

This is an (old) experiment on the freedom of word orders.

Article: http://conworkshop.info/view_article.php?ns=9424887acb80f899aa8b960d1a6a380e
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Labio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Nasal m   n     [ŋ]1    
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d     k kʰ g ʔ2  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ     h  
Affricate       t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ       t͡ɬ3
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         w      
Flap     ɾ          
Blends nt4
  1. Replaces /n/ before /k/ or /g/, allophone of /n/
  2. Before lone vowels
  3. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
  4. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Polyphthongs ai au ei eu ia ie ou ui
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lithian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LithianOrthography
~a
a
la
/a/
~á
ai
hai
/ai/
~à
au
hau
/au/
b
b
bia
/b/
г
br
bria
/bɹ/
c
c
ceu
/t͡ʃ/
м
ch
cheu
/t͡ʃʰ/
d
d
dia
/d/
ж
dr
dria
/dɹ/
~e
e
le
/e/
~é
ei
hei
/ei/
~è
eu
heu
/eu/
f
f
fie
/f/
л
fr
frie
/fɹ/
g
g
gia
/g/
й
gr
gria
/gɹ/
h
h
ha
/h/
~i
i
li
/i/
~í
ia
hia
/ia/
~ì
ie
hie
/ie/
j
j
jeu
/d͡ʒ/
k
k
kia
/k/
з
kh
khia
/kʰ/
и
kr
kria
/kɹ/
l
l
lou
/l/
m
m
me
/m/
n
n
na
/n/
ŋ
nt
mant
/nt/1
~o
o
lo
/o/
~ó
ou
hou
/ou/
p
p
pia
/p/
б
ph
phia
/pʰ/
в
pr
pria
/pɹ/
r
r
/ɾ/
s
s
sau
/s/
к
sh
shau
/ʃ/
t
t
tia
/t/
д
th
thia
/tʰ/
θ
tl
matl
/t͡ɬ/2
е
tr
tria
/tɹ/
~u
u
lu
/u/
~ú
ui
hui
/ui/
v
v
vie
/v/
w
w
we
/w/
z
z
zau
/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
  2. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
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Typological information for Lithian

Copula droppingOther
Double negativesCancel each other
Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
Primary word orderSVO

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