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Adzamasi
Adzamāsī
[adzamɑsi]*
Registered by severy on 9 December 2016
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: TabiqaOfficial Povan UnionRegional Holy Xhovian Empire Minority Mermelia and LLilaMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Adzamasi The main and official language of  Tabiqa, Standard Adzamasi is a direct-inverse hierarchical language (syntax inspired by Athabaskan languages) with a vaguely Turkic phonology. Its primary deixis is spatial, not temporal (tense) and it has a complex animacy hierarchy.

Adzamasi is the most conservative surviving daughter of  Old Adzamian (which was previously assigned to this code (ADZ)), and is the standardized language form. It is sometimes considered a fossilized and/or classical language. Most of its speakers are second-language speakers and prefer a more modern dialect/language in their day-to-day lives.
Sample of Adzamasi[view] Aut Adzamasi hidzen.

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Latest vocabulary
ḳuyilarndocks
Language family relationships
Language treeAdzo-Neviric
 ⤷ Proto-Adzo-Neviran
  ⤷  Proto-Adzamic
   ⤷ Early Old Adzamian
    ⤷  Old Adzamian
     ⤷ Early Modern Adzamasi
      ⤷  Adzamasi
[view] About Adzo-NeviricA family spoken across northeastern Baredina, and part of the larger Ekuo-Lahiri family, it originated around northeastern Tabia before spreading throughout the Ekuosian desert and south along the easter Baredinan coast. Its two main branches were sp...
[view] Kõzamasi (Konzamasi)Spoken chiefly in the northern provinces, Konzamasi has been heavily influenced by the Kõ languages (hence the name), especially Osuri. It features a high number of loan words from Osuri and is the only Adzamasi language to therefore have clicks.
[view] Ḳuyilaśi (Kuyilasri)One of the most-spoken dialects, originating among working-class Mehyarani in the 18th century, now heavily associated with dockworkers, hence its name (essentially, "wharfish").
[view] Meśārī [mɛçɒɔʁij] (Meshaari)The most prestigious dialect local to the capital city of Mehyaran (but one of many), it is slowly replacing Standard Adzamasi as the standardized language form — within southern Tabiqa, at least.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n   [ɳ]1 ɲ   ŋ    
Plosive p b     t tʼ d   [ʈ]2 [ɖ]3 c cʼ ɟ   k kʼ g q qʼ (ʔ)
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ [ʂ]4 [ʐ]5 ç ʝ   x [ɣ]6 χ [ʁ]7 h
Affricate       [t͡s]8 [d͡z]9 [t͡ʃ]10 [d͡ʒ]11 [ʈʂ]12 [ɖʐ]13          
Lateral approximant       l              
Approximant             j w      
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /t/
  3. allophone of /d/
  4. allophone of /ʃ/
  5. allophone of /ʒ/
  6. allophone of /x/
  7. allophone of /χ/
  8. allophone of /t/
  9. allophone of /d/
  10. free variation, allophone of /c/
  11. free variation, allophone of /ɟ/
  12. allophone of /c/
  13. allophone of /ɟ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Near-
back
Back
Close i y     u
Near-close   ɪ ʏ ʊ  
Close-mid e     o
Open-mid ɛ œ     ʌ [ɔ]1
Open a     ɑ [ɒ]2
  1. allophone of /ʌ/
  2. allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Adzamasi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AdzamasiOrthography
Aa/a/Āā/ɑ/, [ɒ]Bb/b/Cc/c/, [t͡ʃ]1, [ʈʂ]Ċċ/cʼ/Dd/d/, [d͡z], [ɖ]Đđ/ð/Ee/ɛ/Ēē/e/Ff/f/
Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/Īī/i/Jj/ɟ/, [d͡ʒ]2, [ɖʐ]Kk/k/Ḳḳ/kʼ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ɳ]
Ńń/ɲ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/ʌ/, [ɔ]Ōō/o/Öö/œ/Pp/p/Qq/q/Q̇ q̇/qʼ/Rr/χ/, [ʁ]Ss/s/
Śś/ç/Šš/ʃ/, [ʂ]Tt/t/, [t͡s], [ʈ]Ṫṫ/tʼ/Ŧŧ/θ/Uu/ʊ/Ūū/u/Üü/ʏ/Vv/v/Ww/w/
Xx/x/, [ɣ]Yy/j/Ÿÿ/y/Zz/z/Źź/ʝ/Žž/ʒ/, [ʐ]Ɂɂ/ʔ/3
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. free variation
  2. free variation
  3. loan words only
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Typological information for Adzamasi

Animacy distinctionsFive distinctions or more
GendersOther animacy classes
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment

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