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Edievian
Taaevaod
[t̪aɛvɔd̪]*
Registered by argyle on 8 February 2014
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Edievian Edievian is an a priori language spoken in the Republic of Edievia, a concountry that is in Eastern Europe (on an alternate history Earth) and used to be part of the Sahar project.

The language is VSO, adjectives following nouns, and has inflected prepositions for all pronouns. Nouns are relatively simple, with just single and plural forms, while verbs can take a host of fusional endings and prefixes for mood, negation, and voice. Derivation is common and there are many productive suffixes. Borrowings from other languages are always adapted to fit Edievian phonology, orthography, and morphology.

Edievian is written in the Latin alphabet, though it does have a Cyrilization (from Earth-version Edievia's past as USSR satellite state), and a traditional script that is nowadays used only ceremoniously or for an old-timey effect (though it's always included in official governmental communications).
Sample of Edievian[view] Geleviaes, Pokémon Hos: / Lacáit paodrin Geleviaes ga ciáolol bert. Iab hos iaóis raed ol. Cro siáe hos ravacera iae ravacera síis ol daéis ciáol.

Bulbasaur, seed Pokemon: / Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
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Latest vocabulary
coseladjchoosy
fraencnjerk
nalemedosadjunusual
Sound samples in Edievian
Some sound samples of Edievian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ab healiat elebiat siáe halneg noptaéis aecec.
Understanding is honouring the truth beneath the surface.
Aescaol aec nes ab siáe cavort oc tió gasmeera scun aprenera nes la gae sié praoléis u batim.
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.
Ab crunamsmactencaes biaomfert ca formiat, an caltoc ca ogroniat.
Compromise is a virtue to be cultivated, not a weakness to be despised.
Nev baofotrocrupagiat, fóis ioediat magníit iao'r.
When you're vaccinated you can stick magnets to yourself.
Aengiún an gasme sempel.
Easy isn't always simple.
Ab siáe memb siáe tiéntaes ot. Ab siáe tactoc siáe badiágot ot. Ab siáe narencat siáe mortiágaes ot.
The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Colian
 ⤷  Proto-Colian-Soscarian
  ⤷  Proto-Colian
   ⤷  Colian
    ⤷ West Colian
     ⤷ Mainland
      ⤷  Edievian
[view] About Soscarian-ColianThe Soscarian-Colian family is named for its two constituent surviving language families, the Soscarian family and Colian family.

Under considerable construction as protolangs are being back-derived.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m           [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b           k g  
Fricative   f v   [z̪]2 ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant                
Approximant           [j]3 [w]4    
Flap       ɾ          
  1. Before any velar consonant, allophone of /n̪/
  2. Before any voiced obstruent, allophone of /s̪/
  3. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /i/
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /u/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-open [æ]1  
Open a  
  1. Regional, allophone of /ɛ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Edievian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 EdievianOrthography
A a 
Aa
a
/a/
Pp
Pp
pe
/p/
Bb
Bb
be
/b/
Cc
Cc
ce
/k/
Gg
Gg
ge
/g/
Tt
Tt
te
/t̪/
Dd
Dd
de
/d̪/
Ff
Ff
fe
/f/
Vv
Vv
ve
/v/
Hh
Hh
he
/h/
Ee
Ee
e
/e/
Ii
Ii
i
/i/, [j]1
Ll
Ll
le
/l̪/
Mm
Mm
me
/m/
Nn
Nn
ne
/n̪/, [ŋ]2
Rr
Rr
re
/ɾ/
Ss
Ss
se
/s̪/, [z̪]3
Oo
Oo
/o/
Uu
Uu
u
/u/, [w]4
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  1. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
  2. Before any velar consonant
  3. Before any voiced obstruent
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
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Creatures and Beings of Edievian Folklore
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Advanced Edievian Semantics
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Prepositional Usage
27-Jan-20 15:55
„Iae“ iaö „Iaö“
"And" and "And"
27-Jan-20 15:51
Edlaegraes Facerales iae Nafacerales
Productive and Unproductive Derivation
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Lessons (2)
1Edievian for English Speakers 1
2Edievian for English Speakers 2
Typological information for Edievian

Morphological typologyFusional
Noun head-directionalityHead initial
Primary word orderVSO
Pronoun dropping?Yes
Verb head-directionalityHead initial

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