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Zebesian
čozo'zeʘeo
[t͡ʃɤzɤ ʔ zɛʘɛɤ]
Registered by cemeteryghoul on 4 July 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersZebesian is spoken by a population of 1 in Zebes.
Species Human/humanoid
About Zebesian ṣю čozo'zeʘeo!
This language is based off of the Chozo from the video game series Metroid. This specific version is for the Chozo who lived on Zebes, but there is also  Talloric for the Talloric Chozo, and  Homeworld, which is the common ancestor of Zebesian and Talloric Chozo.
Sample of Zebesian[view] aiazo'nira γá i'īrt'γro ṛʰ aiazo'nira γá i'ṣōši'kar'ni ṛ́ʰ aiazo'tyeri γá i'ōçʰe'yṇḍe.

I want to leave the earth, travel to stars, and see the universe.
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Language family relationships
Language treeChozo
 ⤷ Proto-Chozo
  ⤷  Homeworld
   ⤷ Archaic Zebesian
    ⤷  Zebesian
[view] About ChozoThe Chozo language family is a somewhat insulated family of languages spoken by the Chozo, a species of bird people from the video game series Metroid.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal   n   ɳ     ŋ    
Plosive   t tʰ d dʰ   ʈ ʈʰ ɖ ɖʰ     k kʰ g gʰ   ʔ
Fricative   s z ʃ ʒ   ɕ ʑ   x ɣ   h
Affricate   t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʈʂ ɖʐ     k͡x g͡ɣ    
Lateral approximant   l l̥   ɭ̩:1 ɭ̩́:          
Approximant           j ɰ    
Trill   r           ʀ  
Flap   [ɾ]2   [ɽ]3          
Click ʘ ʘʰ                
Blends ʔh hl hɭ̩:
  1. considered a vowel grammatically
  2. allophone of /r/
  3. allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: í: í   ɯ ɯ: ɯ́: ɯ́
Close-mid     ɤ ɤ: ɤ́: ɤ́
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɛ́: ɛ́    
Near-open   ɐ ɐ: ɐ́: ɐ́  
Polyphthongs ɐɤ: ɛi:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Zebesian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ZebesianOrthography
a
a
a
/ɐ/
ā
ā
ā
/ɐ:/
i
i
i
/i/
ī
ī
ī
/i:/
y
y
y
/ɯ/, /ɰ/
ȳ
ȳ
ȳ
/ɯ:/
e
e
e
/ɛ/
ē
ē
ē
/ɛ:/
o
o
o
/ɤ/
ō
ō
ō
/ɤ:/
/ɭ̩:/1
r
r
re
/r/, [ɾ], [ɽ]
ṛe
/ʀ/
l
l
le
/l̥/
ł
ł
/l/
ṭe
/ʈ/
t
t
te
/t/
ḍe
/ɖ/
d
d
de
/d/
s
s
se
/s/
ṣe
/t͡s/
z
z
ze
/z/
š
š
še
/ʃ/
ž
ž
že
/ʒ/
ç
ç
çe
/ɕ/
eṇ
/ɳ/
n
n
en
/n/
ŋ
ŋ
/ŋ/
h
h
ehe
/h/
g
g
ge
/g/
γ
γ
γe
/ɣ/
j
j
eje
/j/
č
č
če
/t͡ʃ/
k
k
ke
/k/
x
x
xe
/x/
ʘ
ʘ
eʘe
/ʘ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. considered a vowel grammatically
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
A little history 03-Aug-20 00:24
Lessons (2)
1Lesson #1: Zebesian alphabet
2Lesson #2 - Grammar Intro
Typological information for Zebesian

Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
Definite articleAffix used
Primary directional systemAbsolute cardinal (north/east...)

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