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Kuazhang
kuažeń ška
[kwaʒɛŋ ʃka]*
Registered by soup on 6 April 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kuazhang Kuazhang is the most widespread Matlic language, used as a lingua franca among the many peoples of Izovangia, and is also the sole official language used by the Izovangian government. As an Ydtobogan language, it's (distantly) related to other modern languages such as  Ythnandosian and  Potrenan.

Some features:
• Six cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive, instrumental, locative), two numbers (singular, plural), and three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine, neuter)
• Many nouns/adjectives have irregular plural stems
• Three tenses (non-past, past, remote past), three aspects (habitual, perfective, progressive), and five moods (indicative, subjunctive, capabilitative, potential, imperative/hortative)
• Many verbs have irregular negative and non-finite stems
• Word order is versatile and mostly used to emphasize different parts of each phrase and sentence
• No central vowels (who needs schwa)
• Vowel length that got fucked up into diphthongs
• Phonemic voicing contrast in fricatives and (much less extensively) stops, but only in some consonant clusters (and possibly loanwords)
• Syllable structure allows lots of different two-consonant clusters
• It's awesome

Kuazhang uses the Itamea script, which is or was used by most Ydtobogan languages.

Instead of the 1:1 transliteration system used for  Old Matlic, this language's romanization uses something more legible (but kinda complicates grammar tables, at least for me). However, this makes the romanization much less representative of the allophony and underlying morphophonology, which will eventually be detailed in an article. Words and grammar tables may also show "Itamea" spellings (1:1 with the native Itamea script) mainly to help me organize stuff.
Sample of Kuazhang[view] Ie čahen êceza ča yrên ôlal.

I'm so fucking high right now.
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Latest vocabulary
yłuuknnorth wind
kpôuansmoke
Sound samples in Kuazhang
Some sound samples of Kuazhang. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Pelžôupueu leškenue itateveu čiranue pupumlelôzo la yna zvarileiêu gnaômilô iêna, gri ka ka ckečêm v...
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was...
Kuažeh tšako čilô ča
I speak English
Language family relationships
Language treeYdtobogan
 ⤷  Proto-Ydtobogan
  ⤷ Matlic
   ⤷  Old Matlic
    ⤷ Central Matlic
     ⤷  Kuazhang
[view] About YdtoboganA major language family in Astanu centered in the continent of Zarul. It is split into three extant branches (Kauzic, Matlic, Yngic) and one extinct branch (Ladic).

Ythnandosian, a member of the Kauzic branch, is the official language of the count...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p [b]1 t [d]2       k [g]3  
Fricative ɸ β s z ʃ ʒ ç ʝ   [ɣ]4 [h]5 ɦ
Affricate     t͡ʃ [d͡ʒ]6        
Lateral approximant   l   ʎ      
Approximant       j w    
Flap   ɾ          
  1. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /p/
  2. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /t/
  3. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /k/
  4. allophone of /ɦ/
  5. allophone of /ɦ/
  6. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /t͡ʃ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Polyphthongs ai ɔa ui ɛæ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kuazhang. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KuazhangOrthography
Aa/a/Êê/e/Ññ/ɲ/Ôô/o/Bb[b]1Cc/ç/Dd[d]2Ee/ɛ/Ff/ɸ/Gg[g]3Hh/ɦ/, [h], [ɣ]
Ii/i/, /j/Jj[d͡ʒ]4Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/
Uu/u/, /w/Vv/β/Yy/ʝ/Zz/z/Łł/ʎ/Ńń/ŋ/Šš/ʃ/Žž/ʒ/Čč/t͡ʃ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. next to nasals/liquids
  2. next to nasals/liquids
  3. next to nasals/liquids
  4. next to nasals/liquids
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Kuazhang Non-finite Verbs
Infinitives and Participles
11-Dec-17 23:53
Kuazhang Finite Verbs
oh boy oh gee verbs for you and me
05-Dec-17 07:35
Kuazhang Basic Syntax
Get ready for a shitstorm of freedom
27-Sep-17 06:41
Kuazhang Gender 19-Dec-16 07:08
Typological information for Kuazhang

Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderNo set order
Relative clause morphologyRelative pronoun
Noun-relative clause orderInternally headed

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