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Averdonyan [GAV]
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Progressing 553 words Averdonyan
Gathtuu Averdonyaaruu
['gæθ.tə ˌæv.ɛr.dun.'jɑr.ə]
Registered by abjectpoet on 22 February 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersAverdonyan is spoken by a population of around 3,000,000 in the Hegemony of Averdon.
Species Human/humanoid
About Averdonyan Averdon ('æv.ɛr.dun) is a monarchal hegemony that rules a quarter of the continent of Ascilon, stretching from the fringes of the Wiccambi Desert in the north to the frigid Bay of Vajyaan in the south. From the throne city of Maardiin on the shores of the Starlight Basin, the Kiirin rules over 3 million subjects in principalities, duchies, protectorates and vassal states. The royal line claims direct descent from Galen, the first man on Priiem, who walked out of the misty tide wholly made and had communion with the primal god, Taor. That bloodline has been asserted by seven dynasties and assorted kiirins through the centuries, giving rise to the phrase "shtren Galenyaaruu", which literally means "Galen's blood" but connotes "a truth that is made legitimate by fear of being seen to not believe it."

The language of Averdon, at least, can claim descent from the first Galendik tribes, who migrated across the Fields of Far Dawn in the cradle of days and fractured into subgroups. One of those subgroups, led by Galen's great grandson, Sugaal, founded the first community on the Sea of Martyrs (later Hashkaar). The Galendik tongue is the root of Averdonyan (just as it is the root of other neighbouring languages, such as Medrunite, Rodimyru, and Garumgarian).

Averdonyan is a largely head final language whose most basic sentence structure is OSV. Much of the grammar is streamlined, including no genders or classes, no articles and a relatively simple verb system that appends infinitive root stems with pronoun suffixes and uses auxiliaries to modify tense. Nouns are more complex beasts that take number and case endings as layered suffixes. The polarity in the language illustrates a famous maxim and guiding philosophy of the Kiirin Eiven dynasty: "What the eye unfolds, the hand swiftly encloses."
Sample of Averdonyan[view] Aagruu taashii yul? / Aagruu yuliis? / Taagrii yuliis? / Aagruu tomii yuliis? / Aagruu tengo yuliis? / Aagruu tuorii yuliis? / Aagruu tuudiinuo yuliis?

Who did that? / Did you do that? / What did you do? / When did you do that? / Where did you do that? / Why did you do that? / How did you do that?
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive       t d       k g  
Fricative   v θ s z ʃ ʒ     x h
Affricate         t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant           j ʍ w    
Trill       r          
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ     ʌ
Near-open æ      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs ɔɪ əʊ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Averdonyan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AverdonyanOrthography
Yy
Yy
/j/
Kk
Kk
/k/
Ss
Ss
/s/
UO uo
UO uo
/əʊ/
Ll
Ll
/l/
UU uu
UU uu
/ə/
AI ai
AI ai
/aɪ/
Gg
Gg
/g/
II ii
II ii
/i/
Oo
Oo
/u/
Ii
Ii
/ɪ/
Hh
Hh
/h/
EI ei
EI ei
/eɪ/
Aa
Aa
/æ/
TH th
TH th
/θ/
Vv
Vv
/v/
Tt
Tt
/t/
Mm
Mm
/m/
Ee
Ee
/ɛ/
Nn
Nn
/n/
Ww
Ww
/w/
Uu
Uu
/ʌ/
AA aa
AA aa
/ɑ/
Dd
Dd
/d/
Rr
Rr
/r/
Jj
Jj
/ʒ/
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