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High Fei
Malu
[ṽ̹ʲɞ̞̃ɬʰɯ]*
Registered by Drakynfly on 2 July 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersHigh Fei is spoken by a population of around 45,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About High Fei NOTICE: THIS IS A POSSIBLY NON-CANON PROTO-LANGUAGE FOR FEIRIE. I MAY NEVER DEVELOPE THESE PROTOLANGS ANY FURTHER AND ONLY USE THEM FOR INSPIRATION FOR MY NEW FEIRIE.

malu

High Fei, once a major language of Mala, is now only spoken by a minority of old Fei and in some tribes deep in the jungle.


- a complex, plosive-less phonology,
- verbs that mark aspect and mood,
- a syntax that follows the Mirror System (see article),
- no adpositions, instead various position marking copulas,
Sample of High Fei[view] maku nuowenu

Eat my shorts!
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Latest vocabulary
rraejajunforest, wild
ejajeonsapling
Language family relationships
Language treeLanguages of Mala
 ⤷ The Masters' Fei
  ⤷ Ancient Fei
   ⤷ Middle Fei
    ⤷ Proto-Malenese
     ⤷  High Fei
[view] About Languages of MalaThe languages spoken across the vast expanse that is the continent of Mala. Includes the various Fei tongues, and the Languages of the Wild. All have eventually descended from The Masters' Tongue, the language of the god-like rulers of Mala. Outside ...
Phonology
ConsonantsLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
VelarEpiglottalGlottal
Fricative fʼʷ1 fʷ2 fʰʷ3 v̥ʷ4 ṽᶣ5 θ͇ʼ θ͇ʰ ð͇̃ʲ ð͇̥6 s̻ʼ s̼7 s̻8 s̼ʰ9 s̻ʰ10 z̼̥11 z̻̥12 ɕ13 ɕʼ ɕ̼14 ɕʰ15 ɕ̼ʰ16 ʑ̼̥17 ʑ̥18 x19 xʼ xʼʷ xʷ20 xʰ21 xʰʷ22 ɣ̥ʷ23 ɣ̃ᶣ ɣ̃ʲ ɣ̥24 [ʜ̩ʷ]25 [ʜ̩]26 ɦ̪͆
Lateral fricative     ɬʰ ɮ̥27        
  1. f̹ʼ
  2. f͈̹
  3. f͉̹ʰ
  4. ₍v̹̊
  5. ṽ̹ʲ
  6. ₍ð͇̥
  7. s͎͈
  8. s͈̻
  9. s͎͉ʰ
  10. s͉̻ʰ
  11. ₍z͎̊
  12. ₍z̻̊
  13. ɕ͈
  14. ɕ͎͈
  15. ɕ͉ʰ
  16. ɕ͎͉ʰ
  17. ₍ʑ͎̊
  18. ₍ʑ̊
  19. x͈ʷ
  20. x͉ʰ
  21. x͉ʰʷ
  22. ₍ɣ̊ʷ
  23. ₍ɣ̊
  24. allophone of /i̘/
  25. allophone of /i̘/
  26. ₍ɮ̊
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close   [ʉ]1 ɯ [ɯ̽]2
Near-close   [ɪ̘]3 [ɪ̥̈]4 [ʊ̈]5  
Close-mid   [ɵ]6 ɤ
Open-mid [ɛ̘]7   [ɞ]8 [ɞ̞]9 [ʌ]10
Near-open     [ɐ]11  
Open [ɶ̙]12      
  1. allophone of /i̘/
  2. allophone of /ɯ/
  3. allophone of /i̘/
  4. allophone of /ɯ/
  5. allophone of /i̘/
  6. allophone of /e̘/
  7. allophone of /e̘/
  8. allophone of /a̙/
  9. allophone of /a̙/
  10. allophone of /ɤ/
  11. allophone of /a̙/
  12. allophone of /a̙/
OtherVowels become nasalized after voiced consonants.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for High Fei. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 High FeiOrthography
s
sellu
/s̻ʰ/1
ss
ssire
/s̻/2
sw
swessu
/s̼ʰ/3
ssw
sswissu
/s̼/4
f
fellu
/fʰʷ/5
ff
ffire
/fʷ/6
h
hellu
/xʰ/7
hh
hhire
/x/8
hw
hwehhu
/xʰʷ/9
hhw
hhwihhu
/xʷ/10
rr
rrexu
/θ͇ʰ/
l
lexu
/ɬʰ/
x
xellu
/ɕʰ/11
xx
xxire
/ɕ/12
xw
xwexxu
/ɕ̼ʰ/13
xxw
xxwixxu
/ɕ̼/14
z
zar
/z̻̥/15
zw
zwazar
/z̼̥/16
v
var
/v̥ʷ/17
g
gar
/ɣ̥/18
gw
gahar
/ɣ̥ʷ/19
d
dar
/ð͇̥/20
ll
llar
/ɮ̥/21
j
jar
/ʑ̥/22
jw
jaxar
/ʑ̼̥/23
c
cellu
/s̻ʼ/
p
pellu
/fʼʷ/24
k
kellu
/xʼ/
kw
kwehhe
/xʼʷ/
t
tellu
/θ͇ʼ/
y
yellu
/ɕʼ/
n
nasu
/ð͇̃ʲ/
m
mafu
/ṽᶣ/25
q
qahu
/ɣ̃ʲ/
qw
qwahhu
/ɣ̃ᶣ/
w
wexu
/ɦ̪͆/
r
er
/ˤ/
i
ise
/i̘/, [ɪ̘], [ʊ̈], [ʜ̩], [ʜ̩ʷ], [ɪ̥̈], [ʉ]
u
use
/ɯ/, [ɯ̽], [ɪ̥̈], [ʊ̈], [ʜ̩ʷ], [ʜ̩], [ʉ]
e
esu
/e̘/, [ɛ̘], [ɵ]
o
ose
/ɤ/, [ʌ], [ɵ]
a
ase
/a̙/, [ɶ̙], [ɐ], [ɞ̞], [ɞ]
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. s͉̻ʰ
  2. s͈̻
  3. s͎͉ʰ
  4. s͎͈
  5. f͉̹ʰ
  6. f͈̹
  7. x͉ʰ
  8. x͉ʰʷ
  9. x͈ʷ
  10. ɕ͉ʰ
  11. ɕ͈
  12. ɕ͎͉ʰ
  13. ɕ͎͈
  14. ₍z̻̊
  15. ₍z͎̊
  16. ₍v̹̊
  17. ₍ɣ̊
  18. ₍ɣ̊ʷ
  19. ₍ð͇̥
  20. ₍ɮ̊
  21. ₍ʑ̊
  22. ₍ʑ͎̊
  23. f̹ʼ
  24. ṽ̹ʲ
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
The Mirror System
The syntax of Fei, called the Mirror System
09-Dec-17 00:28
Derivation
What derivation is used in Fei and how it works
02-Dec-17 04:05
Typological information for High Fei

Base counting systemQuaternary (4)
Phonation typesOther (4+ distinctions)
PluractionalityYes

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