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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] Crinobas nes ab felav uniat Soentsiéf. Féis le tiócolattortrin nis naconan nes ort gae osaslonors.

I guess I could get rid of Pastry Chef. He makes these weird brownies that don’t make me paranoid.
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Latest vocabulary
presscaolopsnmagnifying glass
lalennnudge
lalennhint
Sound samples in Edievian
Some sound samples of Edievian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Anaóirs sié hacéig ol.
She does not recognise her parents.
Colectan sién emam ac cedam.
My horses collect teeth.
„Nelats faë o soent méis du giégión?” „Sa, mas ciérescal, ciérescal, iae ciérescal.” „Nelats soger...
"What pie have you got today?" "Well, there's cherry, cherry, and cherry." "What do you recommend?...
Coeras, mag mes pempaeltan nes aobtóild re gedag?
Excuse me, but have I given you any indication that I care?
Núis háit bacs ceg, mag aengiún bacs re.
Someday I will be queen, but I will always be myself.
Dolaen siáe seme gae iaö otoaen siáe banan ac!
The monkey bit me and stole my banana!
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Colian
 ⤷ Proto-Soscarian-Colian
  ⤷ 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. The family exists in an alternate history of Earth in eastern Europe, and on the planet Sahar in southern Miraria. Proto...
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
Aa
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
/o/
Uu
Uu
u
/u/, [w]4
✔ Shown in correct order
  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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The Pokédex Project: Part 1 (Pokémon 1-40)
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Dodúirt iae Reosdúid Taaeves
Edievian Proverbs and Idioms
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Traentíis iae Biáit óis Caeltet Taaevaes
Creatures and Beings of Edievian Folklore
21-Mar-19 16:04
Galaegréis u Todabéig
Pronoun Contractions
17-Feb-19 16:33
Siáe Colat Taeevaes o Langaes
The Edievian Creation Myth
16-Feb-19 01:08
Siáe Lagaeltmunfa Taaevodiél
The Edievian Imperative
04-Jan-19 17:34
Edconéig Ancavedur ed Taaevaod Partiíel iae Podar
Extinct Participles from Old and Middle Edievian
27-Nov-18 03:03
Lessons (1)
3Edievian for English Speakers 3
Typological information for Edievian

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

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