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Kalish Rasanian
Kalyak-San yu tgiká / Kalyaká
[kɑ̀ʎɑ̀ʔsɑ̀n jù ɖ͡ʑìgɑ́ kɑ̀ʎɑ̀gɑ́]*
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersKalish Rasanian is spoken by a population of around 2,000,000 in Rasan.
Species Human/humanoid
About Kalish Rasanian


[ˈt͡ɕìwɑ́ ˈwɑ̀wɑ̀n]

good IMPImperative (mood)


Language of Rasan, the Crimson Desert

Sister language to  Sennic Rasanian. Its name originates from  Standard Imperial Alteian galhak or galahak meaning "shining, glittering" and likely links to Kalish people's usage of crimson steel made from Pay-Sáwian iron for jewelry and other components of their traditional clothing. Serves as lingua franca of Rasan. Native and L2 speakers of fluent or semi-fluent proficiency combined may reach numbers as high as 3 million.


- active-stative alignment, fluid-S, indirective language (agent, patient and indirect object are each marked with their own particle)
- analytical grammar, a bit more synthetic derivation
- SVO word order
- intervocalic voicing of all voiceless consonants (most of western varieties lack this feature)
- mixed base-5 and base-10
- top to bottom, left to right hangul-like writing system
- a lot of x, do you want some
- yes we have <tg> /d͡ʒ/ because we hate <j> /ʒ d͡ʒ/ in this household what you gonna do about it
Sample of Kalish Rasanian[view] Txil yaríyem at xí xí xil.

The light shines in the dark.
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Language family relationships
Language treeAlteian
 ⤷ Proto-Alteian
  ⤷ Late Proto-Alteian
   ⤷ Ancient Alteian
    ⤷  Standard Imperial Alteian
     ⤷ Lower Alteian Register
      ⤷ Southern dialects
       ⤷ Old Rasanian
        ⤷  Kalish Rasanian
[view] About AlteianBKE = before Keassa's Era
KE = Keassa's Era (lasted for 1258 years)
NE = New Era (followed Keassa's Era)
[edit] [view] Pay-Sáwaká (Pay-Sawian speech)Spoken in the Pay-Sawian oasis, influenced by a substrate language or languages, likely from the Kihi-Xeli language family.
Nasal m n     ɲ   [ŋ]1  
Plosive p [b]2 t [d]3     c [ɟ]4   k [g]5 ʔ
Fricative   s [z]6 ʂ ʐ [ɕ]7 [ʑ]8       h9 [ɦ]10
Affricate     ʈ͡ʂ ɖ͡ʐ [t͡ɕ]11 [d͡ʑ]12        
Lateral approximant   l     ʎ      
Approximant         j w    
Trill   r            
Flap   [ɾ]13            
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. intervocalically, allophone of /p/
  3. intervocalically, allophone of /t/
  4. intervocalically, allophone of /c/
  5. intervocalically, allophone of /k/
  6. intervocalically, allophone of /s/
  7. can be palatal
  8. can be palatal
  9. /h~x/
  10. intervocalically, [ɦ~ɣ], allophone of /h/
  11. can be palatal
  12. can be palatal
  13. can be voiceless, word-finally, allophone of /r/
Close í ì ú ù
Close-mid [é:] [è:] [ó]1 [ò]2
Open-mid ɛ́3 ɛ̀4  
Open   ɑ́5 ɑ̀
  1. allophone of /ú/
  2. allophone of /ù/
  3. /ɛ́~ǽ/
  4. /ɛ̀~æ̀/
  5. often pronounced [ɒ́], while /ɑ̀/ tends to be central
Syllable StructureCV(L)
where L = /n m w j l r ʔ/
Stress informationFixed stress on the initial syllable.
Below is the orthography for Kalish Rasanian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Kalish RasanianOrthography [edit]
Aa/ɑ̀/Áá/ɑ́/1Cc/c/, [ɟ]2Éé/ɛ́/3Ee/ɛ̀/4EY ey[è:]ÉY éy[é:]Gg/ʐ/, [ʑ]5Hh/h/6, [ɦ]7Íí/í/
Ii/ì/Kk/k/, [g]8, [ʔ]9Ll/l/LY ly/ʎ/Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ŋ]NY ny/ɲ/Pp/p/, [ʔ]10, [b]11Rr/r/, [ɾ]12Ss/s/, [z]13
Tt/t/, [ʔ]14, [d]15TG tg/ɖ͡ʐ/, [d͡ʑ]16TX tx/ʈ͡ʂ/, [t͡ɕ]17Úú/ú/, [ó]Uu/ù/, [ò]Ww/w/Xx/ʂ/, [ɕ]18Yy/j/ʔ/ʔ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. often pronounced [ɒ́], while /ɑ̀/ tends to be central
  2. intervocalically
  3. /ɛ́~ǽ/
  4. /ɛ̀~æ̀/
  5. can be palatal
  6. /h~x/
  7. intervocalically, [ɦ~ɣ]
  8. intervocalically
  9. coda
  10. coda
  11. intervocalically
  12. can be voiceless, word-finally
  13. intervocalically
  14. coda
  15. intervocalically
  16. can be palatal
  17. can be palatal
  18. can be palatal
Typological information for Kalish Rasanian

Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Possessor-possessee orderPossessor first
Pronoun dropping?No
Reduplication formMultiple forms

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