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Losunian [LSN]
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Registered by [Deactivated User] on 22 July 2016
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Losunian Losunian is a conlang spoken in Democratic Republic of Losun. Since the people of the nation are just predecessors of Chinese, most of the vocabulary are based on Chinese and its dialects (such as Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, Cantonese). There are also many vocabulary derived from Japanese, Korean and English. Though Losunian is mainly base on Chinese, it is a non-tonal language (while Chinese and its dialects have tones). There are 24 consonants and 8 vowels in Losunian, plus 3 additional alphabets that used in specific grammer settings. The written form of Losun had two major forms, "Ladin pin'ɩm Šiq" (use Latin alphabet) and "H̋anb̋un Šiq" (use Chinese character). The former indicates the phonetics, while the latter indicates the meanings.
Sample of Losunian[view] 寧攏有快樂新年咔。 / Nen loŋ iu failoq sinnieyn ka.

You all have a happy new year.
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Sound samples in Losunian
Some sound samples of Losunian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ŋo gorŋ Iŋg̋i da.
I speak English
Nasal m   n     ŋ  
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d     k kʰ g ʔ̆
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ [ɕ]1 [ʑ]2 x h
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ [t͡ɕ]3 [t͡ɕʰ]4    
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant     ɹ5        
  1. when š comes before i or ü, allophone of /ʃ/
  2. when j̋ comes before i or ü, allophone of /ʒ/
  3. when j comes before i or ü, allophone of /t͡ʃ/
  4. when č comes before i or ü, allophone of /t͡ʃʰ/
  5. only in verb form
Close i i:1 y     ɯ u
Near-close     ʊ2  
Close-mid       o3
Mid   ə    
Open-mid ɛ œ4     ɔ
Near-open æ5      
Open a     ɑ6
  1. only in noun form
  2. only exists in euy, eur
  3. only exists of auy, aur, ouy, our
  4. only exists in eoy, eor
  5. only exists in aey, aer, air
  6. only exists in aoy, aor
Below is the orthography for Losunian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LosunianOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/Bb/p/B̋ b̋/b/Cc/t͡sʰ/Čč/t͡ʃʰ/, [t͡ɕʰ]1Dd/t/D̋ d̋/d/Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/
Gg/k/G̋ g̋/g/Hh/h/H̋ h̋/x/Ii/i/Jj/t͡ʃ/, [t͡ɕ]2J̋ j̋/ʒ/, [ʑ]3Kk/kʰ/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/pʰ/Qq/ʔ̆/Rr/ɹ/4Ss/s/Šš/ʃ/, [ɕ]5Tt/tʰ/
Üü/y/Uu/u/Vv/v/Yy/i:/6Zz/t͡s/Z̋ z̋/z/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Əə/ə/Ɩɩ/ɯ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. when č comes before i or ü
  2. when j comes before i or ü
  3. when j̋ comes before i or ü
  4. only in verb form
  5. when š comes before i or ü
  6. only in noun form
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
About Losunian
brief introduction of Losunian
21-Aug-16 06:20
Lessons (1)
1Lesson #1
Typological information for Losunian

Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd persons
Primary word orderSVO
Primary writing systemLatin (Extended)
Morphological typologyAnalytical

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