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Dalian [IAN]
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Registered by Egil on 20 May 2017
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Dalian My first real a poseriori!

Dalian is a northwest germanic language derived from Old Norse. It's spoken in an unspecified, fictional valley in central Norway. It is inspired by other central norwegian dialects, especially the dialects of Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres and Setesdalen, plus a little bit of Faroese.

It is quite conservative compared to other Scandinavian language, but not when compared to Icelandic and Faroese.

Some grammatical features:
  • two cases (nominative and dative) for nouns, three (+accusative) for pronouns
  • Three genders (masculine, feminine, neuter), which again are divided into strong and weak nouns
  • Verbs decline for two tenses (present and past), and agree with the subject in plurality
  • Lots of verb declensions, seven strong and three weak
Sample of Dalian[view] Nordavindin o Sóle træla um kur ta 'ai sum va 'n sterkasti, i 'í an ferdamá kom gangandi klædd i 'ni varmi kápu. / / 'Ai fengu se ainugje um at 'n fisti sum fekk te a fá maín te a taka ó se kápa vore raikne sum sterkari enn 'n ari. / / Tá blés nordavindin só hardt 'n kunni, men te mai 'n blés te næ...[view all texts]
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Eidli ó meinnaætte eru bodni fríe o te 'ai sama verdin o réttun. 'Ai ha fengje vitna o sam...
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con...
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ North Germanic
   ⤷ Old Norse
    ⤷ West Norse
     ⤷  Dalian
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
Nasal m   n   ɲ ŋ  
Plosive p [ʰp] pʰ   t [ʰt] tʰ ʰʈ c [ʰc] cʰ k [ʰk] kʰ  
Fricative   f s ʂ ç   h
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ    
Lateral fricative     ɬ        
Approximant   ʋ     j    
Flap     ɾ ɽ      
Close i   ʉ u
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Close-mid e ø   ɵ o
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: œ:      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs ɑʉ̯ ɑu̯ ɑi̯ ei̯ ou̯ øy̯ ɵʉ̯
  1. allophone of /e/
Below is the orthography for Dalian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Dalian

    Morphological typologyFusional
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderSVO

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