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Kuazhang [IZV]
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Typology Progressing 430 words
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ška kuažeń
[ʃka kwaʒɛŋ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] 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)
• Three tenses (non-past, past, remote past), three aspects (habitual, perfective, progressive), and five moods (indicative, subjunctive, conditional I, conditional II, potential, imperative)
• Ablaut usually in addition to normal declension in many nouns and adjectives
• An (over)abundance of irregular stems
• Differential argument marking
• Headache-inducing native script orthography
• 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. However, this makes the romanization much less representative of the allophony and underlying morphophonology. Each word has a more "customized" 1:1 transliteration in the notes section, along with transliterations of selected forms to track irregularity.
Sample of Kuazhang[view] Cô ńata inolho tsa ńata grih tsa.

A city without a newspaper is a city without a soul.
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Latest vocabulary
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
  ⤷  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...
Nasal m n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p [b]1 t [d]2       k [g]3  
Fricative ɸ β s z ʃ ʒ ç [ʝ]4   [x]5 [ɣ]6 ɦ
Affricate     t͡ʃ [d͡ʒ]7        
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. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /ç/
  5. allophone of /ɦ/
  6. allophone of /ɦ/
  7. next to nasals/liquids, allophone of /t͡ʃ/
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Polyphthongs ɔa ai ɛæ ui
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 [edit]
Aa/a/Bb[b]1Čč/t͡ʃ/Cc/ç/Dd[d]2Ee/ɛ/Êê/e/Ff/ɸ/Gg[g]3Hh/ɦ/, [ɣ], [x]Ii/j/, /i/
Šš/ʃ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/w/, /u/Vv/β/Yy[ʝ]5Zz/z/Žž/ʒ/Łł/ʎ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. next to nasals/liquids
  2. next to nasals/liquids
  3. next to nasals/liquids
  4. next to nasals/liquids
  5. next to nasals/liquids
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Astanu-Specific Terms 09-Oct-19 08:15
Kuazhang Basic Syntax
it’s free
14-Jun-18 22:56
Kuazhang Gender 27-Apr-18 23:57
Kuazhang Finite Verbs
puttin the fine in fineite
26-Mar-18 06:12
Kuazhang Non-finite Verbs
Infinitives and Participles
11-Dec-17 23:53
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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