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Illyrian
Ljirjésc
[ʎi'rʲesk]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 7 April 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Illyrian Illyrian (Illyrian: langua ljirjés, ljirjésc) is a Romance language that is spoken in the Mediterranean coast of Central Croatia and its islands. Separate from the Istriot and Dalmatian langauges, its position in the Romance family is heavily disputed. Its name refers to the Illyrians, a culture that inhabited the area where it is spoken in antiquity.

Once spread throughout the Adriatic Coast, besides Istriot and Dalmatian, it is now spoken primarily in the Republic of Lastovo (25,000). Approximately 7,000 other speakers live in the Croatian coastline communities, primarily by older generations.
Sample of Illyrian[view] Fêma la, ӑsmete criminal!

Stop right there, criminal scum!
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Latest vocabulary
tepyou
jepi
flaurnflower
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m     n   ɲ    
Plosive p b     t d   c1 ɟ2   k kʷ g
Fricative [β]3 f [ð]4 (s) [z]5 ʃ     x [ɣ]6
Affricate       t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant       l   ʎ    
Approximant           j (w)  
Trill       r        
Flap       [ɾ]7        
  1. Dialectal realisation of /kʲ/
  2. Dialectal realisation of /gʲ/
  3. allophone of /b/
  4. allophone of /d/
  5. allophone of /s/
  6. allophone of /g/
  7. allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close (i) i:   u u:
Close-mid e e:   o o:
Mid   ə  
Open a a:    
Stress informationStress is variable but is only found in the last three syllables of a word.
OtherThere are three diacritics in Illyrian:
- Accent: marks the tonic (stressed) vowel in a word.
- Circumflex: marks that the vowel is long; doesn't indicate of stress.
- Diaeresis: breaks diphthongs.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Illyrian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 IllyrianOrthography [edit]
Aa
a
/a/, /ə/
Bb
be
/b/, [β]
Cc
ce
/k/, /t͡s/
Çç
cedilja
/t͡ʃ/
Dd
de
/d/, [ð]
Ee
/ə/, /e/
Ff
ef
/f/
Gg
ge
/g/, [ɣ]
Hh
aca
//
Ii
i
/i/
Jj
jot
/j/
Kk
ka
/k/1
Ll
el
/l/
LJ lj
elj
/ʎ/
Mm
em
/m/
Nn
en
/n/
NJ nj
enj
/ɲ/
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
pe
/p/
Qq
cu
/kʷ/
Rr
er
/r/, [ɾ]
Ss
es
/s/, [z]
Tt
te
/t/
Uu
u
/u/
Vv
ve
/b/, [β]
Ww
daule u
/w/2
Xx
ics
/ʃ/
Yy
i grec
/i/3
Zz
/s/4, /z/5, /d͡z/
Ӑӑ
a daul
/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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Typological information for Illyrian

GendersMasculine/Feminine
Primary word orderSVO
Primary writing systemLatin (Extended)
Script typeAlphabet

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