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Isetali
Isetli
[isɛt͡ɬɪ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 15 April 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Isetali Spoken by the Nara, a reptilian and serpentine race. Though both the reptilian Neh and serpentine Neis could become separate again, they have had much more luck surviving together and as such both groups now consider themselves to be part of the same race even if their species is not the same (they do have a common evolutionary ancestor however). Located South of Chū-Mèe, Naja is a fairly arid and sandy desert region though it does possess a coastline. Maja is East of Naja and under the same government but it is a humid rainforest. Due to the nature of the reptilian and serpentine mouth, the Isetali phonology does not contain rounded vowels. The Nara fought for a long time to stake their claim and later to free themselves of Chū-Mèe rule. Current population distribution is 243,171,615 in Naja and 85,956,499 in the Maja region making the total population 329,128,114 but there are also 13,287,551 Nara living outside Naja control making the total speaking population 342,415,665.
Quick note: Nara have raspy voices, this isn't something they control they just sound like that. I may not always do it but it is something to be aware of, it's most obvious here
Sample of Isetali[view] Ḑia žiritl. Ith ja nar thetl, ceš dal.

Forget tomorrow. If you are right, act today.
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Latest vocabulary
ḑiantomorrow
žirivdisregard
žirivignore
Sound samples in Isetali
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Ḑia žiritl. Ith ja nar thetl, ceš dal.
Forget tomorrow. If you are right, act today.
Sas nar err nas.
You almost sound like me.
I etli zen elitl, herr ath sal sath.
What you speak of at greatest length is what interests you the most.
Eth a ra še
Are you at home?
Tára heži, šara naha.
The wise lead, the strong follow.
Na thara šeh eṡara eḑír se, šeír žáng aíhe zen.
Of all creatures that breathe and creep upon the earth, there is none so miserable as man.
Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
 ⤷ Isolate languages
  ⤷  Isetali
[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] Ḑigh (Leg Dialect)Spoken primarily, if not exclusively, in the city of Ṡe in Northern Naja which earned it its name. Ṡe was and still is to an extent, a trading city. Established originally by the Chū-Kata, the city has remained and grown. As a result of its history, Ṡeh (Ḑigh locally) has taken on influences from cultures such as the Chū-Kata but also the few Xō that live in Naja.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalVelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m       ɲ ŋ      
Plosive p b         k g   ʔ  
Fricative   θ̠ [ð̠]1 s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ç [x]2 [ɣ]3 χ [ʁ]4    
Affricate     t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ           t͡ɬ d͡ɮ
Lateral approximant                  
Lateral fricative     [ɬ]5 [ɮ]6              
Approximant           j        
Trill     r         [ʀ]7    
Flap     ɾ              
  1. allophone of /θ̠/
  2. allophone of /ç/
  3. allophone of /g/
  4. allophone of /ɾ/
  5. allophone of /t͡ɬ/
  6. allophone of /d͡ɮ/
  7. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i i:      
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Close-mid [e]2      
Mid     ə3  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:     [ʌ]4
Near-open æ   [ɐ]5  
Open a a:      
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /ɛ/
  3. Unstressed vowels
  4. allophone of /a/
  5. Word final /ʁ/, allophone of /ɾ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Isetali. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IsetaliOrthography
'
'a
/ʔ/
Áá
a as
/a:/
Aa
a
/a/
AE ae
/æ/
Bb
ba
/b/
Cc
ca
/k/
Ḑḑ
eḑ
/d͡ʒ/
Dd
da
/d̪/
DL dl
da tes
/d͡ɮ/
Ee
e
/ɛ/
Éé
e as
/ɛ:/
Gg
ga
/g/
Hh
htl
/ç/
Íí
i as
/i:/
Ii
i
/i/
Jj
i
/j/
Ll
la
/l̪/
Mm
ma
/m/
Nn
nei
/n̪/
NG ng
nei tes
/ŋ/
NJ nj
nei šeh i
/ɲ/
Pp
pa
/p/
Rr
ra
/ɾ/
RR rr
ra tharr
/r/
Ṡṡ
saţ tes
/t͡s/
Šš
ši
/ʃ/
Ss
saţ
/s/
Şş
saţi ṡáh
/ʂ/
Tt
ta
/t̪/
Ţţ
/t͡ʃ/
TH th
tha
/θ̠/
TL tl
ta tes
/t͡ɬ/
Żż
zeḑ tes
/d͡z/
Žž
ži
/ʒ/
Zz
zeḑ
/z/
Ȥȥ
zeḑi ṡáh
/ʐ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Specific notes about grammar and related topics
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    Leg Dialect
    How Leg differs from Standard Isetali
    07-Dec-20 22:27
    Neis Culture
    A general overview of Neis culture
    09-Sep-19 17:37
    Nara Physiology
    Anatomy and various physical details
    09-Sep-19 01:08
    Typological information for Isetali

    Base counting systemOctal (8)
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderOVS
    Unmarked tenseNo tense

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