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Nesyanian [EYI]
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Nesyanian
yak’a esaini
[jakʼa esaɪɲi]
Registered by Siblaime on 10 November 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersNesyanian is spoken by a population of around 57,000,000 in Nesyania and Zaloma.
Species Human/humanoid
About Nesyanian My last attempt on creating an analytical language with almost no declension has failed miserably, so after a ragequit I'm changing it into a blursed agglutinative abomination.

  • strongly head-initial – VSO, the possessee preceeds the possessor, and adjectives/adverbs (which are identical) come after the nouns and verbs they describe
  • noun declension system featuring 10 cases and 3 numbers plus a bunch of other affixed modifiers
  • each verb has 6 slots for various affixes marking tense, mood, intensity, subject and object, which can create pretty words such as ladeitėuzhembedwayaxouya [ladeɪtəʊshembedwajaxoʊja] “if only they could not make me very happy”
  • ejective consonants to make it look less like Standard Average European
  • way too frequently used diphthongs – /aɪ eɪ əɪ oɪ uɪ aʊ eʊ əʊ oʊ/
  • written in zundur zetaxa owo
  • more details can be found here
Sample of Nesyanian[view] Deiṅė kazaṡ meu yauti yari, zanehi, in ṅewaraiwah bat’ajun. Ru tėuztuyabou zeṡni waraṡ wai twėm, fim dulaxou krėi.

My old mother always used to say, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you stare them in the face hard enough, they generally run away.
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Latest vocabulary
tunjeyurnsensitivity
tunjizayyėnsensitive person
ṡiwazayyėnglutton
Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
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[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] Zalumeili (Zalomese)The Zalomese dialect (sut’ayah zalumeili, [sutʰajaʔ zalumiːli]) is a variety of Nesyanian influenced by the Varadic languages. Simplified phonology, lots of loanwords of Varadic origin, etc.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ   [ŋ]1  
Plosive [p]2 b   t tʼ d       k kʼ g  
Fricative   f s z ʃ ʒ [ç]3   x h
Affricate       t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
  1. before velars, allophone of /n/
  2. after /m/, allophone of /f/
  3. before /i/, allophone of /h/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i1   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open a    
Polyphthongs əɪ 2 əʊ
  1. realized as [ɪ] after /ɾ w/
  2. often used in free variation with [we] or [wɪ]
Syllable StructureThe maximum syllable structure is CwVC, CɾVC or CxVC (V can be a diphthong as well, not necessarily a plain single vowel).
Possible word-initial clusters include:
/bɾ mɾ fɾ dɾ tɾ zɾ d͡ʒɾ t͡ʃɾ kɾ xɾ/
/bw mw dw tw sw zw gw kw xw/
/mx fx tx t͡ʃx sx/
Ejective consonants /tʼ t͡ʃʼ kʼ/ cannot start a cluster or be word-final.
Word-final consonant clusters exist only dialectally, usually they are splitted with a schwa or /o/, even in loanwords.
Stress informationThe default stress location is the penultimate syllable. In a few words, such as some interjections, the stress falls on the last syllable, e.g. airah [aɪˈɾah] (“greetings!” or “hello!”).
OtherConsonants preceeding /i/ are slightly palatalized. This feature is not marked in the IPA transcription.

Combinations of /u/ + nasal consonant become [ũ] when they are word-final or preceed another consonant, for example /ɲum/ [ɲũ], /sunti/ [sũti].
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nesyanian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NesyanianOrthography
a
a
a
/a/
b
b
ba
/b/
j
j
je
/d͡ʒ/
c
c
ce
/t͡ʃ/
c’
c’
c’e
/t͡ʃʼ/
d
d
da
/d/
t
t
ta
/t/
t’
t’
t’a
/tʼ/
e
e
e
/e/
ė
ė
ė
/ə/
f
f
fa
/f/, [p]1
g
g
ga
/g/
h
h
ha
/h/, [ç]2
i
i
i
/i/3
k
k
ka
/k/
k’
k’
k’a
/kʼ/
x
x
xa
/x/
l
l
la
/l/
m
m
ma
/m/
n
n
na
/n/, [ɲ], [ŋ]4
ṅe
/ɲ/
o
o
o
/o/
r
r
ra
/ɾ/
s
s
sa
/s/
u
u
u
/u/
w
w
wa
/w/
y
y
ya
/j/
z
z
za
/z/
ż
ż
że
/ʒ/
ṡe
/ʃ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. after /m/
  2. before /i/
  3. realized as [ɪ] after /ɾ w/
  4. before velars
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Standard vs. Zalomese Nesyanian
some dialectal variety yay
14-Sep-21 11:16
Nesyanian grammar 2.0 or something
Not OOD anymore, yay. The conlang is still blursed
04-Aug-21 19:26
Typological information for Nesyanian

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Primary word orderVSO
Verb agreementSubject and object

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