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Kedshi
Екоряд
[ɛkorjɑd]*
Registered by total on 13 December 2019
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersKedshi is spoken in Kiriza.
Species Human/humanoid
About Kedshi Kedshi is a nominative-accusative, fusional(?), SOV, and mixed head-initial/final language that uses a modified Cyrillic alphabet.
Features include:
-A construct (or possessed) case, rather than the usual genitive (or possessive) case.
-104 forms for a single verb in one type, and, with four types of verbs, thats around 416 forms in total, not including prefixes that are applied to verbs to give it aspect, mood, negation, etc. (there are some shared forms but not a ton of them dont worry)
-Along with four types of verbs, there are six types of adjectives, and eight types of nouns.
-Verbs agree to a noun by case and number, but not by person.
-No grammatical gender, yay
-Distinct pronouns for human and nonhuman entities in the third person (singular and plural forms, as in, he/she and it, and a human they and nonhuman they).
-Front-back vowel harmony with transparent neutral vowels.
-An isolate language for now because I'm lazy, might give it a family one day.
-A one-size-fits-all relative particle
-Who needs a relative 'when' when you can just use the temporal case?
-Weird conculture that I have in my head but haven't really put down yet
-Did i mention theres 20 or something verb prefixes
-What the fuck is a diphthong?
-WHAT THE FUCK IS USING AN INFINITIVE VERB
-friendly rivals with  Enachyan

Here's some WALS typology just because why not

And a very important article on Kedshi itself...

Every second you arent running hes only getting closer



Sample of Kedshi[view] Екорядив кэцӧжäлвес, ёке.

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Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
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[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] Горд (Cheti Kedshi)One of the more isolated dialects of Kedshi, it has changed much from the standard language that it could be viewed as a separate language itself, but this is disputed.
Cheti (or Горд) is spoken in the Чети region of Kiriza, it differs much from many other dialects of the country.
Vowels are not pronounced at the end of words, and it's becoming a bigger practice not to write them down in the first place.
This can also apply to the beginning of words, but it's less consistent.
It is SVO.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelar
Nasal m   n     ɲ [ŋ]1
Plosive p b   t d     [c]2 [ɟ]3 k g
Fricative   f v s z ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ   x ɣ
Affricate     t͡s d͡z ʈʂ ɖʐ t͡ɕ d͡ʑ    
Lateral approximant     l     ʎ  
Trill     r r̥        
Blends ju jy jo ji
  1. Before /ʂ/, /ʐ/, /ʈʂ/, /ɖʐ/, /k/, and /g/, allophone of /n/
  2. Before /jɑ/, /jæ/, /ju/, /jy/, /jo/, /jœ/, /jɛ/, /ji/, and /jə/, allophone of /k/
  3. Before /jɑ/, /jæ/, /ju/, /jy/, /jo/, /jœ/, /jɛ/, /ji/, and /jə/, allophone of /g/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y   u
Close-mid     o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ    
Near-open æ    
Open     ɑ
Syllable StructureNormally, syllable structure is (C)(C)(C)V(C)(C)(C) (this has exceptions, as words made up of only a single consonant exist, this is just a general rule).
Consonant clusters of three are somewhat common, and more than three are uncommon.
Though a syllable can have a null onset and coda, two vowels cannot be next to each other, even if they follow vowel harmony or are both neutral vowels.
However, a vowel followed by /jɑ/, /jæ/, /ju/, /jy/, /jo/, /jœ/, /jɛ/, /ji/, or /jə/ is allowed (but not the other way around), as long as vowel harmony is followed (with the exception of neutral vowels, of course).
Stress informationStress can be on the initial, second, or third syllable, and sometimes the penultimate syllable (if the word has five or more syllables).
Words usually never have ultimate stress unless it has only two syllables.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kedshi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KedshiOrthography
Аа
а
/ɑ/
Ää
ä
/æ/
Бб
бе
/b/
Вв
ве
/v/
Гг
ге
/g/, [ɟ]1
Ғғ
ғе
/ɣ/
Дд
де
/d/
Ее
е
/ɛ/
Ээ
э
/ə/
Жж
же
/ʐ/
Җҗ
җе
/ʑ/
Зз
зе
/z/
Ии
и
/i/
Кк
ке
/k/, [c]2
Лл
ле
/l/
Љљ
ље
/ʎ/
Мм
ме
/m/
Нн
не
/n/, [ŋ]3
Њњ
ње
/ɲ/
Оо
о
/o/
Ӧӧ
ӧ
/œ/
Пп
пе
/p/
Рр
ре
/r/
Ҏҏ
ҏе
/r̥/
Сс
се
/s/
Тт
те
/t/
Уу
у
/u/
Ӱӱ
ӱ
/y/
Фф
фе
/f/
Хх
хе
/x/
Цц
це
/t͡s/
Ҵҵ
ҵе
/d͡z/
Чч
че
/ʈʂ/
Ћћ
ће
/t͡ɕ/
Шш
ше
/ʂ/
Щщ
ще
/ɕ/
Џџ
џе
/ɖʐ/
Ђђ
ђе
/d͡ʑ/
Ыы
ы
/jə/
Юю
ю
/ju/
Өө
ө
/jy/
Яя
я
/jɑ/
Ԙԙ
ԙ
/jæ/
Ёё
ё
/jo/
Ԑԑ
ԑ
/jœ/
Єє
є
/jɛ/
Іі
і
/ji/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Before /jɑ/, /jæ/, /ju/, /jy/, /jo/, /jœ/, /jɛ/, /ji/, and /jə/.
  2. Before /jɑ/, /jæ/, /ju/, /jy/, /jo/, /jœ/, /jɛ/, /ji/, and /jə/.
  3. Before /ʂ/, /ʐ/, /ʈʂ/, /ɖʐ/, /k/, and /g/.
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
A Guide to Kedshi
Pretty much everything you need to know.
03-Mar-20 17:25
Kedshi Numbers
Basically, how to form numbers in Kedshi.
15-Feb-20 02:46
An Overview of the Kedshi Case System
This article discusses the basic functions of all seven case...
11-Feb-20 01:56
Official Kedshi Romanization
Basically, a Latin alphabet adapted for Kedshi.
06-Feb-20 02:40
Lessons (2)
1Lesson #1: The Alphabet
2Lesson #2: Basic Phrases
Typological information for Kedshi

Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderSOV
Marked person (verb)None
Vowel harmonyFront-back

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