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Sheeyiz
ϫփᶕ§ħᶕҕᶕҕ
[tʃi çiʝiʝ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 1 August 2019
Language type Creole
Place & SpeakersSheeyiz is spoken by a population of around 270,000 in ϫփᶕ§ᶑᶗⱷᶗů (Sethen).
Species Human/humanoid
About Sheeyiz Sheeyiz’s grammar and orthography are intended to look complex, like a naturalistic language, whilst having subtle clues and systematic properties to make things easier to remember for its inventor.

Its main goal was to be a grammar playground and its intended historical trajectory is from an isolating language with simple fixed phrase structures into a language with some agglutinative morphology and also more flexible phrase order due to adoption of case endings from another language.

Sheeyiz’s imaginary background is being created around 1600 years ago as a pidgin language developed in the mid north-eastern part of the Sethen continent on "Golden Planet", with significant influence thereafter from the major language of the area, Naastnaat (which was my phonology playground language). The concept of a pidgin enabled me to start with very simple phrase structures and isolating grammar. It also justified reuse of vocabulary from the Talan language I invented when I was a teenager.
Sample of Sheeyiz[view] ˛ᶕy§ᶀħᶕ§ᶂᶕfőЄ˛ϣůҕϫɵ ϫᶑЄҕᶕҕЄůҕ|

I have a sharp sword.
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Language family relationships
[edit] [view] ϫփᶕҕє§ħᶕҕᶕҕ ᶀɵůdυọⱷọḟọ (Coastal Sheeyiz)The Coastal dialect is the standard dialect. Only vocabulary specific to it will be tagged as 'Coastal'.
[edit] [view] ϫփᶕҕє§ħᶕҕᶕҕ ŋᶗυọḟọ (Mountain Sheeyiz)The Mountain dialect is more conservative both phonetically and grammar-wise than the main (Coastal) dialect of Sheeyiz. However, there is still a recognizable word for word correspondence between the two, after allowing for grammatical variation and some vocabulary differences. On this basis, and also for political reasons, Mountain is considered a dialect rather than a separate language.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n       ŋ    
Plosive p b     t d       k g    
Fricative [ɸ]1 [β]2 f v ð s z [ʃ]3 [ʒ]4 ç ʝ   x5 [ɣ]6 ʁ7 h8 ɦ9
Lateral approximant       [l]10            
Approximant           [j]11 ʍ w      
Trill       r12            
  1. Allophone of f in Mountain dialect, allophone in Coastal dialect only as a replacement for ȫ, allophone of /ʍ/
  2. Allophone in Mountain dialect, allophone of /v/
  3. Used with alveolar consonants only; letter name ᶗϫփᶗ, allophone of /ç/
  4. Used with alveolar consonants only; letter name ᶗυъᶗ, allophone of /ʝ/
  5. Used only in Mountain dialect
  6. Used only in Mountain dialect, allophone of /ʁ/
  7. Allophone of r used when word final
  8. Used only in Mountain dialect
  9. Used only in Mountain dialect
  10. Allophone in Mountain dialect, allophone of /ð/
  11. Allophone of ʝ in Mountain; letter name ᶕʎᶕ, allophone of /ʝ/
  12. A retroflex flap or trill are alternatives to the alveolar trill
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Back
Close i y      
Near-close     ʊ  
Close-mid [ø]1     [o]2
Mid   ə    
Open-mid ɛ œ     ɔ
Near-open   ɐ    
Open       [ɑ]3
Polyphthongs ɛy ɐi ɔʊ œy ɛi
  1. The pronunciation œ is also common, allophone of /œ/
  2. In Mountain dialect, this replaces ø , allophone of /ø/
  3. In Mountain dialect, this replaces ɔ, allophone of /ɔ/
Syllable StructureSee article "Giving you sound advice about Sheeyiz"
Stress informationSee article "Giving you sound advice about Sheeyiz"
OtherFor phonotactics and vowel harmony information, see article "Giving you sound advice about Sheeyiz"
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Sheeyiz. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SheeyizOrthography [edit]
/i/
/ɛ/
o
o
/ɔ/
/ɐ/
ɵ
œ
/œ/
ɯ
ɯ
/y/
ϣ
ϣ
/ʊ/
ő
ϣőϣ
/w/
ȫ
oȫo
/ʍ/
ᶙᶗᶙ
/v/
y
yᶗy
/f/
ḟϣḟ
/m/
f
fọyyọ
/b/
ᶂọyyọ
/p/
ᶕⱷᶕ
/ð/
d
dᶗd
/z/
ᶑᶗᶑ
/s/
ů
ůϣů
/n/
υ
υọyyọ
/d/
ϫ
ϫọyyọ
/t/
ε
ᶗεᶗ
/r/1
ʎ
[j]2
ҕ
ҕᶗҕ
/ʝ/
ħ
ħᶗħ
/ç/
s
[ɣ]3
ʂ
ʂőϣʂ
/ʁ/4
ł
ħϣʂ
/x/5
ṅϣṅ
/ŋ/
ŋ
ŋọyyọ
/g/
ᶀọyyọ
/k/
є
ůᶗŋọ fᶗᶀᶀᶕħᶕḟ
/ə/
őᶗ
/ɦ/6
ȫᶗ
/h/7
ъ
[ʒ]8
փ
[ʃ]9
§
//
˛
//
//
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. A retroflex flap or trill are alternatives to the alveolar trill
  2. Allophone of ʝ in Mountain; letter name ᶕʎᶕ
  3. Used only in Mountain dialect
  4. Allophone of r used when word final
  5. Used only in Mountain dialect
  6. Used only in Mountain dialect
  7. Used only in Mountain dialect
  8. Used with alveolar consonants only; letter name ᶗυъᶗ
  9. Used with alveolar consonants only; letter name ᶗϫփᶗ
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Giving you sound advice about Sheeyiz
Phonotactics; vowel and nasality agreement; hiatus preventio...
20-Jan-23 02:16
An Introduction to Sheeyiz Grammar
Key concepts of syntax and orthography
18-Jan-23 09:36
Phonetic Evolution of Sheeyiz
Summary of sound changes from its Naastnaat source to modern...
09-Jan-23 12:16
Declension Tables for Sheeyiz
Case suffixes, attributive state plus ordinal stem ending a...
20-Dec-22 21:22
Sheeyiz Syntax
Terminology and provisional structural description
15-Dec-22 10:41
The ḟ ů ṅ of Sheeyiz and other morphology stuff
Compounding, stems, inflection and suffixes
15-Dec-22 10:33
Basic Colour Terms in Sheeyiz
labelled colour chart
08-Dec-22 10:48
I'm counted with Sheeyiz
Number names, numeric symbols and numbering
29-Nov-22 10:16
Lessons (1)
1Lesson #1
Typological information for Sheeyiz

Copula droppingOther
Number of pronominal casesFour cases
Primary word orderVSO
Relative clause headMixed
Syllable structureComplex

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