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Phessenian [FSU]
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Phessenian
Fsinül
[fsinyl]
Registered by Jia on 31 January 2018
Language type Not specified
Species Human/humanoid
About Phessenian
Syntax

Phessenian has head-initial VPs and AdvPs, and head-final NP, PP and CPs.
Now the beautiful girl is reading her book with purple cover which her father gave her yesterday. Myra mane šcaše lacoka cu pakane zoniž kaf cuy vi žažy vövigy tacen. beautiful girl.ERG now read.PROG she.GEN father.ERG give she.GEN.CMP have purple cover.ABS.CMP book.ABS


Case System

There are six primary noun and pronou cases in Phessenian: absolutive, ergative, dative, genitive, locative, ablative. There are no adjective agreements. As an ergative-absolutive language, it can express passive voice with a simple change of word sequence.
I am reading a book. Se lacokac tacen. The book is being read by me. Tacen se lacokac.

In literature and especially poetry, a SOV nominative-accusative structure may be used, in contrast to the regular SVO structure.
I am reading a book. Sin tacenofa lacokac.

Aspect System

Phessenian has no marks for tense, mood, or voice, but it does have a rather complicated aspect system for verbs. There are eight aspects, progressive, perfective, stative, experiential, continuative, inchoative, iterative, momentane. Each is marked with an suffix following a verb.
I am (in the progress of) reading a book. Se lacokac tacen. I am (in the state of) reading a book. Se lacoker tacen. I am (repeatedly) reading a book. Se lacokena tacen.

Verbalization

Verbalization is very common phenomenon in Phessenian to convert nouns, adjectives or even phrases into a verb.
I "think-problem" it. (I think it is a problem.) Se vyžtigij žin. Love "made-sad" my life. (Love made my life sad.) Ege vyžagujil šof šec.
Sample of Phessenian[view] Papa, am lo gav galjag ma?

Daddy would you like some sausage?
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Phessenian
Some sound samples of Phessenian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kukie legü carfi šcecof co cafašec, giža te jycfyš flofac ma'i.
Cookies may contain nuts or peanuts, even if not included in the ingredient list.
Šcace frucer vyztig ylae žygžae jaškuf. Caf none tü ma gag gažmon.
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into governm...
Tac in šakacofa tü zoil tor, nonyne cü ma cötiš am ema gyrvyž gož tü mai zoil.
When you do things right, people won't be sure that you have done anything at all.
Am vi šošaf nev?
How much milk do you have?
Sin raz Amerikac ližva se šacecoc žyray rocaše tü ganažuluž šfušecy. Tac sin razil žagog, se raceril...
I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I arrived I learned three t...
Žy šaface galaž žvöv, gavaž nižgaži, caföš noncün, zigrozagog važyž, lö žöv šec lö caf.
The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on crossbreeding, grows better for be...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n      
Plosive p b   t d   k g  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ ɦ1
Affricate       t͡ʃ [d͡ʒ]2    
Lateral approximant     l      
Flap     ɾ      
  1. obsolete sound, occasionally appears in careful speech
  2. allophone of /t͡ʃ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y   u
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ   ɔ
Open a    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Phessenian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PhessenianOrthography
g
Gg
go
/ɣ/
ž
Žž
ža
/ʒ/
c
Cc
co
/x/
a
Aa
a
/a/
m
Mm
ma
/m/
o
Oo
o
/ɔ/
l
Ll
la
/l/
i
Ii
i
/i/
š
Šš
ša
/ʃ/
n
Nn
na
/n/
e
Ee
e
/ɛ/
t
Tt
ti
/t/, /d/
r
Rr
ra
/ɾ/
v
Vv
va
/v/
ö
Öö
ö
/œ/
z
Zz
zi
/z/
f
Ff
fo
/f/
k
Kk
ko
/k/, /g/
s
Ss
si
/s/
u
Uu
u
/u/
y
Yy
y
/ə/
p
Pp
pe
/p/, /b/
ü
Üü
ü
/y/
j
Jj
ju
/t͡ʃ/, [d͡ʒ]
d
Dd
da
/d/
ğ
Ğğ
ga
/g/
b
Bb
ba
/b/
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    Typological information for Phessenian

    Copula droppingAlways
    GendersNone
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Number of nominal casesSix cases
    Tense/aspect suppletionAspect only

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