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Edebro [EDB]
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Edebro Aysling: The official language of Gxambfan, the dominant empire on the continent of Kadsrasan.
Sahar: The extinct protolanguage of the Paroan family of the Parshita region of Miraria. (Also known as Proto-Paroan in this context.)

Designed to be minimalist and have as little role marking on nouns as possible (both morphological and syntactic).
For updates on development, check out this thread.

Neat Features:
*generally head-final, but highly free word order
*direct-inverse/hierarchical alignment
*no role marking on nouns, nor noun-verb agreement
*mandatory auxiliary verb
*reduplication to mark plurality on nouns, intensity/telicity on verbs
*no dedicated third person pronouns
*no true adjectives
*alienability distinction in possession
*four grammatical voices
*serial verb constructions
*lexical stress determining part of speech (unwritten tho)

Find an introductory summary about Edebro here.
Sample of Edebro[view] Sju. Dasj. Kedsi. Adse. Danke sor, ridsu kendso anga nis rjungi r penjtisj sin os. Ben, dendo osdjon dsus sinj Kedsi as Kendso sjigxe ros. Gami Abfatar, nus mo ridsu misgxas as tugano o, dsjadsjas emis trus masasj. Kom, dsjemri ki kim resa mare sinj, ki ikrasj nis. Resge nrobfe nosjge nis, aro da no gasi r da mirj isbo o m Abfatar, nus tadsebfentu ...[view all texts]
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Sound samples in Edebro
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Ne kim pungxon ni.
You must die!
Edebro, todinjgubo, tjoma ne ma sje?
English, motherfucker, do you speak it?
Language family relationships
Language treeParoan
 ⤷  Edebro
[view] About ParoanA language family originating in central Parshita, now spoken along much of Miraria's southern coast as far west as Vaniua.
[edit] [view] Standard (Aysling)This is the version of the Edebro that is spoken as a standard in the nation of Gxambfan on the planet Aysling.
[edit] [view] Proto-Paroan (Sahar)This is the version of Edebro that was spoken 6000 years ago on Sahar and is now known as the protolanguage of the Paroan family.
Nasal m n nʲ     [ŋ]1
Plosive p pʰ [b]2 t tʲ tʰ tʰʲ [d]3 [dʲ]4     k kʰ [g]5
Fricative   s [z]6 ʃ [ʒ]7    
Affricate   t͡s [d͡z]8 t͡ʃ [d͡ʒ]9   k͡x [g͡ɣ]10
Approximant       [j]11  
Trill   r rʲ [r̥ʲ]12 [r̥]13      
Blends pf [bv]14
  1. adjacent to velars, allophone of /n/
  2. intervocalically, allophone of /p/
  3. intervocalically, allophone of /t/
  4. intervocalically, allophone of /tʲ/
  5. intervocalically, allophone of /k/
  6. intervocalically, allophone of /s/
  7. intervocalically, allophone of /ʃ/
  8. intervocalically, allophone of /t͡s/
  9. intervocalically, allophone of /t͡ʃ/
  10. intervocalically, allophone of /k͡x/
  11. in clusters and sometimes coda, allophone of /rʲ/
  12. following aspirated stops, allophone of /rʲ/
  13. following aspirated stops, allophone of /r/
  14. intervocalically, allophone of /pf/
Close i       u
Near-close   [ɪ]1   [ʊ]2  
Mid   [ə]3  
Open-mid [ɛ]4       [ɔ]5
Open     ä    
  1. before nasals, unstressed, allophone of /i/
  2. before nasals, unstressed, allophone of /u/
  3. unstressed, allophone of /ä/
  4. before voiced consonants, unstressed, allophone of /e̞/
  5. before voiced consonants, unstressed, allophone of /o̞/
Syllable StructureEdebro syllables are maximally of the form CRVN, where C is any consonant, R is a liquid, V is a vowel, and N is a nasal stop, liquid, or sibilant fricative. CR clusters may not be formed with sibilant fricatives.
Stress informationStress in Edebro is lexically distinctive, and its placement often marks the difference between nouns and verbs. Nouns, determiners and numerals typically have word-final stress, while verbs, auxiliaries and adpositions typically have penultimate stress.
Below is the orthography for Edebro. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 EdebroOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/, [ə]1Bb/p/, [b]2BF bf/pf/, [bv]3Dd/t/, [d]4DJ dj/tʲ/, [dʲ]5DS ds/t͡s/, [d͡z]6DSJ dsj/t͡ʃ/, [d͡ʒ]7Ee/e̞/, [ɛ]8Gg/k/, [g]9GX gx/k͡x/, [g͡ɣ]10Ii/i/, [ɪ]11Kk/kʰ/
Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]12NJ nj/nʲ/Oo/o̞/, [ɔ]13Pp/pʰ/Rr/r/, [r̥]14RJ rj/rʲ/, [r̥ʲ]15, [j]16Ss/s/, [z]17SJ sj/ʃ/, [ʒ]18Tt/tʰ/TJ tj/tʰʲ/Uu/u/, [ʊ]19
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. unstressed
  2. intervocalically
  3. intervocalically
  4. intervocalically
  5. intervocalically
  6. intervocalically
  7. intervocalically
  8. before voiced consonants, unstressed
  9. intervocalically
  10. intervocalically
  11. before nasals, unstressed
  12. adjacent to velars
  13. before voiced consonants, unstressed
  14. following aspirated stops
  15. following aspirated stops
  16. in clusters and sometimes coda
  17. intervocalically
  18. intervocalically
  19. before nasals, unstressed
Typological information for Edebro

Adposition head-directionalityHead final
Morphological typologyAnalytical
Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
Primary word orderNo set order
Valence decreasing voicesPassive and Antipassive

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