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Hosul [HOSUL]
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Hosul
Ogosjo
[ogost͡ɕo]*
Registered by The Dvir System on 5 May 2020
Language type Other
Species Human/humanoid
About Hosul Ttoegae! Welcome...to the ambiguity.

Features:

- SOV word order (well, by default. Word order is pretty free, but the subject always comes first)
- Specific question particle 'ppeok' used at the start of questions
- Ergative-absolutive (i have a thing for it now, heh)
- Two animacy distinctions
- Transitivity shenanigans
- Korean vibes (i think)
- Base-5 numbers! scratch that, it's boring af base-10 cos i cannot into n u m b e r s
Sample of Hosul[view] Nu ryusupp ospo seo nu ryusupp, on-okyojosyeos.

To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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Latest vocabulary
kyosyeugnsnail
hyuppadvright
songvname
Sound samples in Hosul
Some sound samples of Hosul. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Yeu Ogosjo kyomujo.
I speak English
Language family relationships
Language treeKoreanic
 ⤷ Proto-Korean
  ⤷ Old Korean
   ⤷ Middle Korean
    ⤷ Korean
     ⤷  Hosul
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[view] Ppyeos Ogosjo (Southern Hosul)Ppyeos Ogosjo (literally down Hosul) is spoken in the southern areas of Myeuk.

Very few vocab differences, but a few phonological quirks:

- /t:/, /p/ and /p:/ are ejected
- /ʌ/ morphs into /ɔ/
- /ɯ/ morphs into /ə/
- All sibilants are followed by an unstressed schwa when word-final

Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m n     ŋ  
Plosive p1 p:2 (b)3 t:     k g4  
Fricative   s5       h
Affricate     t͡ɕ      
Lateral approximant   l        
Approximant       j6    
Flap   ɾ        
Blends kj hj tɕj ɾj
  1. Ejective in Southern dialect
  2. Ejected in Southern dialect
  3. Devoiced to /p/ when word-final
  4. Devoiced to /k/ when word-final
  5. Followed by a schwa in Southern dialect
  6. Never word-final
VowelsFrontBack
Close   ɯ1 u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ʌ2
  1. Schwa in Southern dialect
  2. Pronounced /ɔ/ in Southern dialect, standard pronunciation disputed
Syllable StructureThe most complex syllable structure allowed in Hosul is CCVVCC. Consonant clusters greater than CC are not allowed, even cross-syllable, and only certain consonants can be included in a cluster. Note that one C includes one digraph, meaning that words such as 'ppyeos' are still allowed.
Stress informationProsody in Hosul means that individual stress for each word is less important, so primary stress is put on the verb of a sentence, and secondary stress on the subject.

On each of these, the default stress location is the ultimate syllable, or the penultimate syllable if a vowel is word-final.
OtherDevoicing occurs for a few of the stops in Hosul when word-final, including /g/ and /b/, which respectively devoice to /k/ and /p/.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Hosul. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 HosulOrthography
AE ae/ɛ/Bb/b/1Ee/e/EO eo/ʌ/2Gg/g/3Hh/h/HY hy/hj/Jj/t͡ɕ/JY jy/tɕj/
Kk/k/KY ky/kj/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/4PP pp/p:/5
Rr/ɾ/RY ry/ɾj/Ss/s/6TT tt/t:/Uu/u/Yy/j/7YAE yae/jɛ/YEO yeo/jʌ/YEU yeu/jɯ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Devoiced to /p/ when word-final, loan words only
  2. Pronounced /ɔ/ in Southern dialect, standard pronunciation disputed
  3. Devoiced to /k/ when word-final
  4. Ejective in Southern dialect
  5. Ejected in Southern dialect
  6. Followed by a schwa in Southern dialect
  7. Never word-final
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Derivative Suffixes In Hosul
Makin' words from words
16-May-20 00:14
Ogmyeuk and Stuff
*celebratory foot shuffling*
15-May-20 08:38
Hosul Shenanigans
Hey-be onge-deuho!*
14-May-20 19:44
Hosul Idioms
For when you feel a little ambiguous
09-May-20 22:57
Hosul Numerals
Coz no base is a boring base :P
07-May-20 14:10
Typological information for Hosul

Adposition head-directionalityEither
Adjective agreementNone
AlienabilityNo alienability
Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
Contour clicksNo clicks

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