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Chelurche
xelurçi
[ʈʂɛlurˈt͡ɕi]
Registered by Siblaime on 3 June 2020
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Chelurche The common ancestor of the Chira languages, belonging to the Varadic language family of western and central Dawera.
It was spoken in medieval times by tribes inhabiting the lands northeast of Nesyania, however, it was the westernmost Varadic language, hence its name derived from  Proto-Varadian *kie-lorëki ‘of the western mountains’.
It features:
  • agglutinative morphological typology
  • nominative-accusative alignment
  • pluractionality
  • reduplication

So, basically, another day in paradise boring conlang in the neighbourhood.
Sample of Chelurche[view] bbaje xelurçik

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Latest vocabulary
ssekeladjhuman
uikeladjcommon
Language family relationships
Language treeVaradic
 ⤷  Proto-Varadic
  ⤷ Proto-Western-Varadic
   ⤷  Chelurche
[view] About VaradicA family of languages spoken in southern Dawera, descending from reconstructed Proto-Varadian.

The name Varadic comes from the word varadi meaning ‘lake’ in a neighbouring unrelated language, Nesyanian.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m n          
Plosive p1 b t [d]2         k [g]3
Fricative   s [z]4   ɕ [ʑ]5      
Affricate     ʈʂ [ɖʐ]6 t͡ɕ [d͡ʑ]7      
Lateral approximant   l          
Approximant         j [w]8  
Trill   r          
  1. pronounced as [b] between vowels
  2. between vowels, allophone of /t/
  3. allophone of /k/
  4. between vowels, allophone of /s/
  5. between vowels, allophone of /ɕ/
  6. between vowels, allophone of /ʈʂ/
  7. between vowels, allophone of /t͡ɕ/
  8. realisation of /u/ next to other vowels
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Mid   [ə]1  
Open-mid ɛ    
Open     ɑ
  1. epenthetic, splitting word-initial consonant clusters
Syllable Structure(C)V(C)
Stress informationThe stress always falls on the last syllable.
OtherWord-initial consonant clusters and geminates are splitted with an epenthetic schwa, for instance: <rki> [rəki], <bbaje> [bəbɑjɛ].
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Chelurche. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ChelurcheOrthography
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/Pp/p/1Cc/ɕ/, [ʑ]2Xx/ʈʂ/, [ɖʐ]3Ee/ɛ/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/, [g]
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Rr/r/Ss/s/, [z]4Tt/t/, [d]5Uu/u/Çç/t͡ɕ/, [d͡ʑ]6
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. pronounced as [b] between vowels
  2. between vowels
  3. between vowels
  4. between vowels
  5. between vowels
  6. between vowels
Typological information for Chelurche

Fixed stress locationUltimate (last)
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderSVO
Past tense remoteness2-3 degrees of remoteness

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