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Sharkan [ITR]
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Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Sharkan Also known as Low Dragonese. The second language of dragons and their country, Sharkania(Zunia in Zunish) spoken by the coastal dragons, who look a bit more slender, have longer legs and the body structure generally more similar to a human one - although the both sub-species are beginning to mix with each other.

Unlike Zunish, the Sharkan language rather synthetical than agglutinative: it doesn't use possessive suffixes, has more complicated consonant gradation, and only 9 cases(10 in the peninsular dialect), being nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, vocative, instrumental, locative, translative and vocative-translative(specifying names). The pronunciation is simplier, although there's more ş and ç and there's 2 black colours 'cause why not. The main dialect, the Meadow Mari of the Sharkan language, is spoken on the plateau and the capital, Uniri, which connects the two main parts of Sharkania

Just like Zunish, it's uses the dragon script, which is an abugida written upside-down, and the letters, each of which are not a letter, but a syllable, are connected to each other denoting that it's a single word. They usually write with their claws, and they may both use ink or scratch a hard surface

Sample of Sharkan[view] Şeççi şemənçä şaŋzikhwi azu jon maka ughanajt kab dintawş!

Put sunflower seeds in your pocket so that they grow when you die!
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Sound samples in Sharkan
Some sound samples of Sharkan. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Nä Itişarkanjo potərt na Şarkanje. Çhaboneç ituş Unirişt.
English is spoken in England. its capital is London.
Jəçi ştejru şilast.
Knowledge itself is power.
Ŋwerju knigu şuşçi duju fenne anagnoþi.
I have a book and I want to read it.
Ykki saceltju şiçi lebat kjestu çuman ykki çew kapu.
I am not rising from this bed until I've fucked someone.
Viş ykki muşiş şilgeç itu şeşiþosu, ykki fuşçoş itu jəçi.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
"Gəpçju mugoret jemy kagu mandir." "Da, furan maka daçja dag şuşçi nuç."
"I treat my body like a temple." "Yea, open to everyone, day or night."
Language family relationships
[edit] [view] Azumajcişarkań (Eastern Sharkan)The dialect of the eastern coast - the Zhejiang of Sharkania, which is also the homeland of the elementals(along with the southern coast). Their dialect sounds more like Mandarin Chinese
[edit] [view] Gewħəsqnazuma (Northwestern Sharkan)Spoken at the northern coastline, where the seaside looks more gloomy and sinister the more you move towards the Dead Forest. Northwestern Sharkan is kinda mixed with the Northern Zunish dialect, but sounds more like Southern Welsh
[edit] [view] Niħivrəķunđuli (Peninsular Sharkan)Spoken in the most northern place of Sharkania, The Foggy Peninsula(Niħivrəķunđuli Þərşapi), known for being the most foggy place in my conworld with almost 300 foggy days a year. The main features of the peninsular dialect are the consonant swap, both voiced and unvoiced dental fricatives, less palatalisation, more i, u, vowel reduction and voiceless consonants, and more Swedish and Slavic words. There's also some changes in grammar, like the agreement of the past tense with the person
[edit] [view] Şuïçişakań (Southern Sharkan)The dialect of the south - the Vietnam of Sharkania, where there are rainforests, volcanoes, cliffs with caves emerging from under the sea, and rich flora and fauna - not to mention elementals, centaurs and enenras.

Southern Sharkan doesn't have the "r", has "õ" instead of "ã", uses more aspiration, spams "z", and generally sounds more like Vietnamese and Hainanese
Nasal m     n   ȵ     ŋ    
Plosive p pʰ b bʰ     t tʰ d dʰ         k kʼ kʰ g gʰ q  
Fricative   f v θ s z ʃ       x ɣ   ħ
Affricate       t͡s t͡sʰ d͡z t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ            
Lateral approximant       l   ȴ          
Approximant             j w      
Flap       ɾ              
Click       ǃ ǃʰ              
Close i y   u
Close-mid e ɘ o
Mid   ə  
Open a ã ä  
Below is the orthography for Sharkan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SharkanOrthography [edit]
Ãã/ã/Ää/ä/Aa/a/Bb/b/BH bh/bʰ/Çç/t͡ʃ/Cc/t͡s/CH ch/t͡sʰ/ÇH çh/t͡ʃʰ/Dd/d/
DH dh/dʰ/Ee/e/Ěě/ɘ/Ff/f/Ğğ/ɣ/Gg/g/GH gh/gʰ/Hh/ħ/Ii/i/Jj/j/
Ķķ/kʼ/Kk/k/KH kh/kʰ/Ll/l/Ļļ/ȴ/Mm/m/Ńń/ȵ/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/
PH ph/pʰ/Qq/q/Rr/ɾ/Şş/ʃ/Ss/s/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/
Xx/ǃ/XH xh/ǃʰ/Yy/y/Zz/z/Þþ/θ/Đđ/d͡z/Ħħ/x/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Əə/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Sharkan

    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Phonemic vowel lengthNone
    ToneNo phonemic tone

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