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Island German [IGE]
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Island German
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 25 November 2016
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Island German A posteriori Germanic language with little non-German influence. I don't actually speak German. A notable pattern of word change is becoming , and becoming . I don't know how mutually intelligible this is with German, but I see connections to some English words. It is spoken on Veztaincel which is a German territory in the North Sea, but was occupied by England for 12 years.
Sample of Island German[view] Ik stavynde de vasa te ech / Fury so lankg so ik kan erynore, imeryn izunde te girunde / Ik vul kan zane dy tojchtir pfelkat / Apur ik zuluckominge su te vasa, machni vi vart ik fesuke / Jihta chojfy ik chejane, jihta zibur ik indtechejane / Jihta zibur ik magine, jihta drasy zuluckominge / Su dy staty ik izune, taz ik kanyn chejane / Taz ik vul za...[view all texts]
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Sound samples in Island German
Some sound samples of Island German. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Dy narda vindt ymt dy zjona debadtirundem fer zandem stake, wan in resonery kwomente mit in umong vo...
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped...
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
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   ⤷ Old High German
    ⤷ German
     ⤷  Island German
[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   ɱ n     ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive b   d   ʈ ɖ c     ʔ
Fricative β   s z ʒ ʐ ç   ɣ  
Affricate b͡β   d͡z d͡ʒ ɖ͡ʐ     k͡x  
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant   ʋ       j w    
Flap     ɾ            
Close i i:   u u:
Close-mid e e: ɵ ɵ:  
Mid   ə ə:  
Open a a:    
Below is the orthography for Island German. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Island GermanOrthography [edit]
Aa/a/AA aa/a:/Bb/b/Cc/d͡z/CH ch/ç/CK ck/k͡x/Dd/ɖ/DSC dsc/ɖ͡ʐ/DSCH dsch/d͡z/
DT dt/ʈ/Ee/e/EE ee/e:/Ff/β/Gg/ɣ/Hh/ʔ/Ii/i/II ii/i:/Jj/j/
Kk/c/Ll/l/Mm/ɱ/Nn/ɲ/NG ng/ŋ/NK nk/n/Oo/ɵ/OO oo/ɵ:/Pp/b/
PF pf/b͡β/PH ph/β/Rr/ɾ/Ss/ʒ/SCH sch/ʐ/SS ss/d͡ʒ/Tt/d/TSCH tsch/s/TZ tz/d͡z/
TZSCH tzsch/d͡ʒ/Uu/u/UU uu/u:/Vv/ʋ/Ww/w/Yy/ə/YY yy/ə:/Zz/z/ZSCH zsch/ʒ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Island German

    Primary directional systemAbsolute cardinal (north/east...)
    Labial typesLabials and /w/
    Syllable structureComplex
    Past tense remotenessNo degrees of remoteness

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