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Gomain
Anr̂üšin
[ˈɑnr̥ʊʃin]
Registered by Jadyndar on 28 October 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersGomain is spoken by a population of around 940,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Gomain xwEroIT AnRUSin

Gomain (ķweroiţ Anr̂üšin “Anhrushite language” to speakers of the standard dialect and in former Anhrushite colonies; ķweroiţ Gomain “language of the Gomai clan” to other native speakers in Anhrush proper) is a language of the Ham-Hamic branch of the Yavian family, which covers all but the northwestern reaches of the continent of Zasháve. It is therefore closely related to Hagen, less closely related to Argollan and Sollein, and still further removed from the languages of the Saruyi and Limre cultural spheres. Although its core speakers have always referred to it as Anhrushite, it helps to distinguish the language of the past 1,600 years from its most immediate ancestor, also called Anhrushite. The Anhrushite language was itself spoken from about the time of Anhrush City’s settlement 4,000 years ago until the end of the Empire of Anhrush, when it evolved into Gomain and its closest relatives.

Gomain is the first language of over 940 million šëḑweiŋa, the humanoid inhabitants of the planet known in Gomain as Askath. It is the national language of the Third Republic of Anhrush, the planet’s chief superpower, as well as of several smaller nations which were originally Anhrushite colonies. In addition, Gomain is a global lingua franca, and so about two billion šëḑweiŋa speak it as a second language.

Gomain is predominantly head-initial, with SVO basic word order, prepositions, nouns preceding almost all of their modifiers and head-initial compounding. Locus is mixed, with possessive phrases most commonly showing head-marking and clauses showing double marking. Morphology is mostly agglutinative, although there are also several fusional morphemes.

A full reference grammar for Gomain is available here.
Sample of Gomain[view] Dëţulpreit na. / Ţulpet mëve šÿvvïkjaŋki. / Ţulpet mëve čaķetsak lo mölkrïŋ owekzimet osalïm. / Dëglŕastanoiḑ oţulpedled. / Dëvøkoiḑ mëm st jïflëḑi zo is noweimḑi zo. / Is fum mëjïflauḑ, dekrolgoiḑ odapa ostonu poi paloiḑi ošörïmblem. / Za ţulpet maţu vïḑ zim. / Zau ïmr̂oi dësïmpegoiḑ.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
kamŕnsheet
kamŕncloth
Sound samples in Gomain
Some sound samples of Gomain. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kalkëfaiǯëkiled mëbeduž emöǯa.
My hovercraft is full of eels.
Language family relationships
Language treeYavian
 ⤷ Proto-Yavian
  ⤷ Proto-Hamito-Saruyi
   ⤷ Proto-Ham-Hamic
    ⤷ North Ham-Hamic
     ⤷ Anhrushitic
      ⤷  Gomain
[view] About YavianThe most wide-ranging language family on the continent of Zasháve, with roughly 140 living languages.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m           ŋ    
Plosive [p]1 pʰ b   [t̪]2 t̪ʰ         [k]3 kʰ g    
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x [χ]4 h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant       l l̥            
Approximant           j ʍ w      
Trill       r r̩ r̥            
Blends ks
  1. allophone of /pʰ/
  2. allophone of /t̪ʰ/
  3. allophone of /kʰ/
  4. allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i ĩ y ỹ       u ũ
Near-close   ɪ ʏ   ʊ  
Close-mid ø ø̃       o õ
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃ œ       ɔ
Near-open æ        
Open         ɑ ɑ̃
Polyphthongs ej ej̃ ɑj ɑj̃ oj oj̃ ɑw ɑw̃
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Gomain. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 GomainOrthography
Ï ï
ïtka
/ɪ/
Ii
il
/i/
Ö ö
ög
/ɔ/
Oo
ok
/o/
Ø̈ ø̈
ø̈ŋ
/œ/
Øø
øz
/ø/
Ÿ ÿ
ÿk
/ʏ/
Yy
yv
/y/
Ä ä
äǯ
/æ/
Aa
az
/ɑ/
Ü ü
üd
/ʊ/
Uu
uz
/u/
Ë ë
ën
/ə/
Ee
edu
/ɛ/
Ŕŕ
ŕk
/r̩/
Čč
čül
/t͡ʃ/
Kk
kon
/kʰ/
Ķķ
ķa
/x/
Tt
to
/t̪ʰ/
Ţţ
ţi
/θ/
Ss
sod
/s/
Šš
šo
/ʃ/
Zz
zan
/z/
Žž
žag
/ʒ/
Ww
wad
/w/
Ŵŵ
ŵïn
/ʍ/
Hh
hal
/h/
Ff
fad
/f/
Ll
lör
/l/
L̂ l̂
l̂i
/l̥/
Ǯǯ
ǯör
/d͡ʒ/
Bb
bod
/b/
Vv
von
/v/
Gg
gau
/g/
Rr
raz
/r/
R̂ r̂
r̂u
/r̥/
Jj
jol
/j/
Dd
doin
/d̪/
Ḑḑ
ḑo
/ð/
Nn
nab
/n̪/
Pp
peķ
/pʰ/
Mm
mek
/m/
Ŋŋ
ëŋoi
/ŋ/
Xx
ëxolt
/ks/
X̌ x̌
ëx̌a
/kʃ/
✔ Shown in correct order
    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    The Pekrïf
    Introduction to Gomain's native script
    04-Sep-18 09:09
    History of Gomain
    A brief history of the language's evolution
    04-Sep-18 01:42
    Typological information for Gomain

    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Noun head-directionalityHead initial
    Primary word orderSVO
    Pronoun dropping?Yes

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