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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] Rüštišy Šinštar

"Stairway To Heaven" / / There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold / And she's buying a stairway to heaven. / When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed / With a word she can get what she came for. / Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven. / / There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure / 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. / In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings, / Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven. / / Ooh, it makes me wonder, / Ooh, it makes me wonder. / / There's a feeling I get when I look to the west, / And my spirit is crying for leaving. / In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, / And the voices of those who stand looking. / / Ooh, it makes me wonder, / Ooh, it really makes me wonder. / / And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, / Then the piper will lead us to reason. / And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, / And the forests will echo with laughter. / / If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, / It's just a spring clean for the May queen. / Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run / There's still time to change the road you're on. / And it makes me wonder. / / Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know, / The piper's calling you to join him, / Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know / Your stairway lies on the whispering wind? / / And as we wind on down the road / Our shadows taller than our soul. / There walks a lady we all know / Who shines white light and wants to show / How everything still turns to gold. / And if you listen very hard / The tune will come to you at last. / When all are one and one is all / To be a rock and not to roll. / / And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
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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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