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Standard Elvish
Fyehnusín
[fʝe̞ɦnusin]
Registered by Áelenor on 9 July 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersStandard Elvish is spoken by a population of around 38,000,000 in Felméye Union.
Species Human/humanoid
About Standard Elvish Last Updated: 07/06/2020

Fyehnusín is a constructed auxlang for the citizens of the Felméye Union, which is a nascent Fyeh (elven) state characterised by its secularism and technological advancements, as well as its leaderless parliamentary aristocratic government. It contains elements from all four native languages of Berda'án, which are of the same family but mutually unintelligible. As it is an auxlang, it does have a standard pronunciation but speakers are free to change some phonemes to suit their native pronunciation, such as /u/→/y/, /ɾ/→/ʁ/ or /e/→/ə/ in unstressed final syllables.

Fyehnusín is agglutinative, as it is meant to be clear to follow by the Fyeh. The basis of all words is comprised of "ideoms", roots that behave as nouns but also take multiple affixes in order to indicate different parts of speech, case inflections, occupation, etc. All ideoms can take all possible affixes, but the result does not always have literal meaning. Syntax is quite free due to Fyehnusín being highly inflected; SVO is most common but all other orientations are allowed as a means to move the emphasis. Descriptive words (adjectives, etc) may be placed in either direction of the word being described for different effect. Lastly, Fyehnusín has an honorifics system of five ranks, ranging from affection to worship. Each of these ranks comes with a suffix, whose use is often considered socially mandatory.

Note that, in this context, "Fyeh" refers to what is in general fantasy known as a high elf (also sun elf, light elf, etc). These people are the only ones referred to as "elves" across all of Elsí.

This language is grammatically functional, but there is still a lot of vocabulary to be filled.
Sample of Standard Elvish[view] Sukéri tu krenátu / / Kre ðigonyéls kobrélþyen kórhnuð onatsuþénuð, / kobredyémuð neyélsu ut be'endyémsu. / / Te ónet, pe'erf suþ ryalelsísuþ télsuþ, / velkúrelþa ka ðinimfaraviryártul / zánon pyéruþ velkúrelþa. / / Te vet, aþró tuþ nogodyénuþ telma'arénuþ, / velkúrelþa ka ðinimreutyártul / zánon pyéruþ velkúrelþa. / ...[view all texts]
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Language family relationships
Language treeBerda'áne
 ⤷ Berda'anusín
  ⤷ Da'anusín
   ⤷  Standard Elvish
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n      
Plosive p b     t d   k g ʔ
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ   ɦ
Lateral approximant       l      
Flap       ɾ      
Blends ʝä ʝe̞ ʝi ʝo̞ ʝu
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Mid  
Open   ä  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Standard Elvish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Standard ElvishOrthography
α
a
a
/ä/
β
b
be
/b/
ω
v
ve
/v/
δ
d
de
/d/
χ
ð
ðe
/ð/
ε
e
e
/e̞/
ζ
z
za
/z/
ξ
ž
ža
/ʒ/
ι
i
i
/i/
κ
k
ka
/k/
γ
g
ga
/g/
λ
l
lo
/l/
ρ
r
ro
/ɾ/
μ
m
mi
/m/
ν
n
ni
/n/
ο
o
o
/o̞/
π
p
pi
/p/
φ
f
fi
/f/
σ
s
si
/s/
ψ
š
ši
/ʃ/
τ
t
ta
/t/
θ
þ
þa
/θ/
υ
u
u
/u/
η
h
hat
/ɦ/
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    Typological information for Standard Elvish

    Noun-adjective orderEither
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Phonemic vowel lengthNone
    Primary word orderNo set order
    Script typeAlphabet

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