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Old Adzamian
Adsami
[ɐd'sɐmi]
Registered by severy on 9 February 2014
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Adzamian Adzamian was spoken from about 100 BCE to 700 CE, as the official language of the Adzamic Empire. It was polysynthetic, and its primary verbal inflection was the locative - not tense. (In fact, there is no morphological tense at all.) Its word order reflects the animacy hierarchy. It also features front/back vowel harmony.

This language previously had the code ADZ, which is now used by its own daughter language  Adzamasi. Hopefully all links now point towards the correct languages.
Sample of Old Adzamian[view] Un sukkayik þarqoodan solhomas edavik þariijööl meltüzöt taz þarteldelitsin jekket melhöön, sülbizbistetö þeke þeqwe solluzarq.

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
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Latest vocabulary
jekketadjnaive
meltüzötadjoverwhelming
þe-affwhich
Language family relationships
Language treeAdzo-Neviric
 ⤷ Proto-Adzo-Neviran
  ⤷  Proto-Adzamic
   ⤷ Early Old Adzamian
    ⤷  Old Adzamian
[view] About Adzo-NeviricA family spoken across northern Baredina, it originated around modern Algador before spreading west into the Ekuosian desert. Its two main branches were spread by the Adzamic Empire and the successive Neviran Empire, leaving many modern languages and...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n            
Plosive b     t tʼ d   c cʼ ɟ   k kʼ q qʼ  
Fricative   f [v]1 θ [ð]2 s [z]3 ʃ     x [ɣ]4 χ [ʁ]5 h
Lateral approximant       l            
Approximant           j w      
  1. allophone of /f/
  2. allophone of /θ/
  3. allophone of /s/
  4. allophone of /x/
  5. allophone of /χ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i: y:       u:
Near-close   ɪ ʏ   ʊ  
Close-mid e: ø:       o:
Open-mid ɛ œ       ʌ
Near-open     ɐ    
Open         ɑ:
Polyphthongs æo ei æe
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Old Adzamian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old AdzamianOrthography
a
a
/ɐ/
Á
aa
/ɑ:/
ö
ö
/œ/
Ö
öö
/ø:/
ü
ü
/ʏ/
Ü
üü
/y:/
þ
þ
/θ/, [ð]
B
b
/b/
C
c
/c/
ç
cc
/cʼ/
D
d
/d/
E
e
/ɛ/
É
ee
/e:/
H
h
/h/
I
i
/ɪ/
Í
ii
/i:/
J
j
/ɟ/
K
k
/k/
G
kk
/kʼ/
l
l
/l/
M
m
/m/
N
n
/n/
O
o
/ʌ/
ó
oo
/o:/
Q
q
/q/
P
qq
/qʼ/
R
r
/χ/, [ʁ]
S
s
/s/, [z]
T
t
/t/
F
tt
/tʼ/
U
u
/ʊ/
Ú
uu
/u:/
V
v
/f/, [v]
W
w
/w/
X
x
/x/, [ɣ]
Y
y
/j/
Z
z
/ʃ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Old Adzamian

    Animacy distinctionsFive distinctions or more
    Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
    Number of nominal casesOne case

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