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Duscan
Dusco
[ˈdus.ko]
Registered by zax17 on 21 July 2017
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Duscan Duscan is a Romance language inspired mainly by Italian and Portuguese. The phonology is closer to Italian but the vocabulary is closer to Portuguese.

Note: Duscan is currently going through some changes, such as:
  • Removal of /õ/, it is now always /on/.
  • Diacritics are now also used for verbs. All conjugations with stress in the third-to-last syllable need to have a diacritic (e.g. dere, to be; edeammo, we would eat), and also when the stress is on the second-to-last syllable and the word ends in a diphthong (e.g. zi voi bevèstei, if youPL drank).
  • New diacritic marks: ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, and î. Ä, ë, and ö are used to mark plurals of words that are invariable when they not preceded by an article (e.g. filmë, movies, but le filme, the movies). Ï is used between c or g and a vowel to indicate that the i is pronounced (e.g. energïa, energy, pronounced [e.ner.ˈd͡ʒi.a] not [e.ˈnɛr.d͡ʒa]). Ü is used for the same purpose as ï, but between q and e or i, replacing the previous quu, (e.g. ecqüe, mares, pronounced [ˈɛ.kwe] not [ˈɛ.ke]). Î is used after l or n to represent /ʎi/ and /ɲi/ instead of lyi and nyi (e.g. tu vollî [ˈvɔ.ʎi], you like), except when the stress needs to be marked by a grave accent (e.g. ecco vollì [vo.ˈʎi], I liked).
  • Z is now pronounced /t͡s/ or /d͡z/ before /j/.
  • The suffixes -zzon and -zzion now became -zzone and -zzione, respectively.
  • The preposition a now became à.
  • Some changes to the conjugation of verbs and the addition of the Future Subjunctive.
Sample of Duscan[view] Il mnino beve lacte.

The boy drinks milk.
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Latest vocabulary
peschenfish
viadvthere
advthere
Language family relationships
Language treeItalic
 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷ Latin
    ⤷ Vulgar Latin
     ⤷ Western Romance
      ⤷  Duscan
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m   n   ɲ   [ŋ]1
Plosive p [p̚]2 b [b̚]3   t [t̚]4 d [d̚]5       k [k̚]6 g [g̚]7
Fricative   f v s8 z ʃ ʒ     [x]9
Affricate     t͡s d͡z10 t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ    
Approximant         j [w]11  
Trill     [r]12        
Flap     ɾ        
Blends ks13 kw14
  1. before /k/ or /g/, allophone of /n/
  2. in clusters such as "pt" or "pc", or word-finally, in native words, allophone of /p/
  3. word-finally, in native words, allophone of /b/
  4. word-finally, in native words, allophone of /t/
  5. word-finally, in native words, allophone of /d/
  6. in clusters such as "ct", or word-finally, in native words, allophone of /k/
  7. in the cluster "gm", or word-finally, in native words, allophone of /g/
  8. only before voiceless consonants or in clusters such as "ps"
  9. initial "r" or digraph "rr", allophone of /ɾ/
  10. initial "x"
  11. when "u" is a semivowel, allophone of /u/
  12. only at the end of a syllable, allophone of /ɾ/
  13. non-initial "x"
  14. "qu" before "a" or "o", or "q¨ü" before "e" or "i"
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Duscan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DuscanOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
be
/b/, [b̚]1
Cc
ce
/k/, /t͡ʃ/, [k̚]2
Dd
de
/d/, [d̚]3
Ee
e
/ɛ/, /e/
Ff
effe
/f/
Gg
ghe
/g/, /d͡ʒ/, [g̚]4
Hh
hacca
//, /x/5
Ii
i
/i/, [j]6
Jj
yota
/d͡ʒ/
Kk
kappa
/k/7
Ll
elle
/l/
Mm
emme
/m/
Nn
enne
/n/, [ŋ]8
Oo
o
/o/, /ɔ/
Pp
pe
/p/, [p̚]9
Qq
que
/k/
Rr
erre
/ɾ/, [x]10, [r]11
Ss
ese
/s/12, /z/
Tt
te
/t/, [t̚]13
Uu
u
/u/, [w]14
Vv
ve
/v/
Ww
dappie
/w/15, /v/16
Xx
ix
/d͡z/17, /ks/18
Yy
ypsilon
/j/, [i]19
Zz
ze
/z/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. word-finally, in native words
  2. in clusters such as "ct", or word-finally, in native words
  3. word-finally, in native words
  4. in the cluster "gm", or word-finally, in native words
  5. loan words only
  6. when "i" is a semivowel
  7. only in loan words and some words of Greek origin
  8. before /k/ or /g/
  9. in clusters such as "pt" or "pc", or word-finally, in native words
  10. initial "r" or digraph "rr"
  11. only at the end of a syllable
  12. only before voiceless consonants or in clusters such as "ps"
  13. word-finally, in native words
  14. when "u" is a semivowel
  15. loan words only
  16. loan words only
  17. initial "x"
  18. non-initial "x"
  19. when "y" is a vowel
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Numbers
How to say the numbers in Duscan
28-Aug-17 01:57
Alphabet and phonology 24-Aug-17 01:26
Typological information for Duscan

GendersMasculine/Feminine
Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Number of nominal casesOne case
Primary word orderSVO

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