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Gairny
Hā Gernı
[hä: geɣ˞ni]*
Registered by severy on 3 October 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Gairny For a pre-metalworking society. Germanicish aesthetic with a hint of PIE and French and some other stuff. Fossilized front-back vowel harmony in some derived words, active tense-lax harmony in affixes. Logical but nevertheless counterintuitive orthography.
Sample of Gairny[view] (Bın nēj) darva fōpil thaerāk tilhkil, maevāk luj atël phoj, naedāk luj phölh gāw, war tėf naedāk luj lym. Pemāk darvādy tilhkil: "Lēnhik nūŧ wilhog nō, nhalh thaeran ālhėik lymog tilhki." Pemāx tilhkil: "Gom, darvog: lēnhux mūlıŧ wilhaj mūlhı nhalh thaeram: lymogẏd, saeŧȧnẏd, dāwȯđ pil jagȯ war nēgȯđ. War fētȧpik darvādy pil." ...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
hīntadjclear
hīntadjtranslucent
tȧlðvmove
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m m:     n n: ɲ        
Plosive p pʰ b     t tʰ d     k kʰ g    
Fricative   f v θ ð s s: z [ç]1   [ɣ˞]2 χ ʁ [h]3
Lateral approximant       l l: [ʎ]4   ʟ    
Approximant         j w      
  1. allophone of /χ/
  2. allophone of /ʁ/
  3. allophone of /χ/
  4. allophone of /ʟ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i i: y y˞:     u u:
Near-close   ɪ ɪ: ʏ ʏ:    
Close-mid e e:     o o:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: œ œ˞:   ɜ  
Open     ä ä:  
Polyphthongs æ͡e i͡ə y͡œ˞ ɑ͡ʏ˞
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Gairny. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 GairnyOrthography
Aa/ä/Āā/ä:/Ȧȧ/ɜ/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d/Ee/e/Ðð/ð/Ēē/e:/Ėė/ɛ/Ëë/ɛ:/
Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/χ/, [ç]/i/Īī/i:/Ii/ɪ/Ïï/ɪ:/Jj/j/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Oo/o/Ōō/o:/Ȯȯ/œ/Öö/œ˞:/Pp/p/Rr/ʁ/, [ɣ˞]Ss/s/Tt/t/Ŧŧ/θ/Uu/u/
Ūū/u:/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/χ/, [h]Yy/y/Ȳȳ/y˞:/Ẏẏ/ʏ/Ÿÿ/ʏ:/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Gairny

    AlienabilityAlienable/inalienable
    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Noun-noun possessionVerbal possession

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