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History of the Sloy language
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Sloy language
This public article was written by Tharpigan on 18 May 2018, 04:09.

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History of the Sloy language

The Sloy language is very unique in that, like Hakkan, vowels cannot begin a syllable but it can remain at the end of one and in an interconsonantal syllable nucleus. Vowels that indicate a shorter length than usual are marked with an umlaut, a vestige of eliding interconsonantal short vowels found in Early Classical Hakkan. An example of this is the color “blue:”

Early Classical HakkanModern Standard HakkanModern Sloy
ksxōiksoxowoyeksökuoj


The table above reflects the vestiges found in Sloy that were preserved from before the Classical period and height of the Hakkan language and its expansion. Thus, awkward consonantal clusters were able to be avoided although the evolution of the short vowel seems to show that it became unnecessary to keep at one point and its elision only exists either colloquially or poetically to fit meter.
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