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Ithaure
Idhau
[iðäu̯]
Registered by utvolsgr on 22 September 2015
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Ithaure Ithaure is the official language spoken on the CWS conworld of Sahar, specifically in the tiny island nation of Ithaurea.

The language takes elements from many natural languages, such as English, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Welsh.

Language features:
Elements of agglutinative and fusional morphologies
Ergative-absolutive alignment
Plenty of allophones
SVO default word order (SOV in questions; VSO in the imperative)
Lots of noun cases
Three genders: solar, lunar, and neutral based on the final sound
Verbs inflect for voice, tense, and aspect/mood
Sample of Ithaure[view] E yó m'yo ikizika m'e; m'yo tazhennku, azhiva, di tamaku, e mann ni letavishö vi m'e!

Hey yo I'm just like my country; I'm young, scrappy, and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot!
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeIthauric
 ⤷ Ithauric
  ⤷ Proto-Ithauric
   ⤷ Old Ithaure
    ⤷  Ithaure
[view] About IthauricA family of languages spoken on the CWS conplanet of Sahar in the Ithaurean archipelago. May have roots in the Alpic language family.
[view] Izumo (Sameqi Dialect)The variety of Ithaure spoken on the island of Same, with the prestige dialect based in the city of Sameqi. Known for its distinctive pronunciation and the word "zumo" for language instead of Standard Ithaure "dhau."
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarUvular
Nasal m1 ɱ2 3 n4   ɲ5 ŋ6 ɴ7
Plosive p [pʰ]8 b   t̪ [t̪ʰ]9 [t]10 [tʰ]11 [d]12     k [kʰ]13 g q [qʰ]14 [ɢ]15
Fricative   [f]16 v θ ð s [s̪]17 z18 [z̪]19 ʃ ʒ20   x [ɣ]21 [χ]22
Affricate       t͡s d͡z23 t͡ʃ d͡ʒ24      
Lateral approximant       [l]25 l̪   [ʎ]26    
Approximant       [ɹ]27   j    
Trill       [r]28        
Flap       ɾ        
Blends ju jo ji je jäi̯
  1. changes based on following consonant
  2. changes based on following consonant
  3. changes based on following consonant
  4. changes based on following consonant
  5. changes based on following consonant
  6. changes based on following consonant
  7. changes based on following consonant
  8. allophone of /p/
  9. allophone of /t̪/
  10. allophone of /t̪/
  11. allophone of /t̪/
  12. allophone of /d̪/
  13. allophone of /k/
  14. allophone of /q/
  15. allophone of /g/
  16. allophone of /v/
  17. allophone of /s/
  18. between vowels
  19. allophone of /z/
  20. between vowels
  21. allophone of /x/
  22. allophone of /χ/
  23. between vowels
  24. between vowels
  25. allophone of /l̪/
  26. allophone of /j/
  27. allophone of /ɾ/
  28. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i [yʷ]1   [ɯᵝ]2 u
Close-mid e ø   [ɤ]3 o
Mid [e̞]4 [ə]5 [o̞]6
Open-mid [ɛ]7 [œ]8   [ɔ]9
Open [a]10 ä [ɑ]11
Polyphthongs äu̯ äi̯
  1. allophone of /ø/
  2. allophone of /u/
  3. allophone of /ø/
  4. allophone of /e/
  5. allophone of /ä/
  6. allophone of /o/
  7. allophone of /e/
  8. allophone of /œ/
  9. allophone of /o/
  10. allophone of /ä/
  11. allophone of /ä/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ithaure. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IthaureOrthography
Aa
a
/ä/
Öö
ö
/ø/
Bb
be
/b/
Dd
de
/d̪/
Ee
e
/e/
Gg
gi
/g/
Hh
ha
/x/
Ii
i
/i/
Kk
ka
/k/
Ll
ele
/l̪/
Mm
eme
/m/
Nn
ene
/n̪/
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
pe
/p/
Qq
qa
/q/
Rr
ere
/ɾ/
Ss
ess
/z/1, /s/
Tt
te
/t̪/
Uu
u
/u/
Vv
ve
/v/
Yy
ye
/j/
Zz
ze
/t͡s/, /d͡z/2
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. between vowels
  2. between vowels
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Ithaure verbs
A summary of the conjugation system of Ithaure verbs
17-Nov-15 20:34
The Alphabet
A summary of Ithaurean orthography
17-Nov-15 17:20
The Ithaurean Calendar
The calendar system used in Ithaurea
17-Nov-15 17:08
The Ithaurean Government
A summary of the Ithaurean government
17-Nov-15 17:07
Typological information for Ithaure

Primary word orderSVO
Number of pronominal casesEight cases or more
Noun numbersNo numbers
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive

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