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Old Adzamian
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.

WIP on script remake
Sample of Old Adzamian[view] Aŧak baajensan hibeyast bede illencciinik leedkkiijitsot.

We will not destroy the tower even if we are crazy.
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Language family relationships
Language treeAdzo-Neviric
 ⤷ Proto-Adzo-Neviran
  ⤷  Proto-Adzamic
   ⤷ Early Old Adzamian
    ⤷  Old Adzamian
[view] About Adzo-NeviricA family spoken across northeastern Baredina, it originated around modern Algador before spreading west into the Ekuosian desert and south along the coast. Its two main branches were spread by the Adzamic Empire and the successive Neviran Empire, lea...
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/
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
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
Aa/ɐ/AA aa/ɑ:/Öö/œ/ÖÖ öö/ø:/Üü/ʏ/ÜÜ üü/y:/Þþ/θ/, [ð]Bb/b/Cc/c/CC cc/cʼ/
Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/EE ee/e:/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/II ii/i:/Jj/ɟ/Kk/k/KK kk/kʼ/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ʌ/OO oo/o:/Qq/q/QQ qq/qʼ/Rr/χ/, [ʁ]Ss/s/, [z]Tt/t/TT tt/tʼ/
Uu/ʊ/UU uu/u:/Vv/f/, [v]Ww/w/Xx/x/, [ɣ]Yy/j/Zz/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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