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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] Fraë : Pararad, mimbaéis cro gae... talntoar cael néift! / Lila: Sa, ide?

Fry: Wait, I'm having one of those things... a headache, with pictures! / Leela: An idea?
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Sound samples in Edievian
Some sound samples of Edievian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Dolaen siáe seme gae iaö otoaen siáe banan ac!
The monkey bit me and stole my banana!
"Ae vames obéis? "Ca neotiat honagort ti ca coniat ervot. Planac dóis afto."
"Where are you going?" "To get ice cream or commit a felony. I'll decide in the car."
Nasiáom siáen ebaet oc cíid.
My husband doesn't eat children.
Taraen sién eb nes maéins nao omarg namen ar vames scaolom ri'r.
I noticed he had one less finger than when we last met.
Temera fosandiás li tií plercliniat ar em batim.
The two of them could knit faster than anyone else.
Vos ab cam? Colom flustos elet u teron.
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
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/
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
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Edievian Proverbs and Idioms
18-Jul-19 21:13
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Creatures and Beings of Edievian Folklore
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Galaegréis u Todabéig
Pronoun Contractions
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Haclefrec Taaevaes Itagiel
Traditional Edievian Astrology
17-Feb-19 16:03
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
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The Pokédex Project: Part 2 (Pokémon 41-80)
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Lessons (2)
1Edievian for English Speakers 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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