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Old Seretian [KHG]
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Old Seretian
Kha'Tagam
[ħɒtɒgɒm]
Registered by Huzzaari on 9 April 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Seretian A tradition-rich language spoken as a language of prestige by the educated population of a fictional state, Republic of Seretia. Spoken natively by roughly 500,000 people, mainly by aristocratic families, and as a second language by a further two million academics, government officials, and clergymen. In total, this amounts for about 1% of the nation's population. The name of the language "kha'Tagam" translates literally to "the Language", and reflects the claimed superiority many speakers of Old Seretian say to have over other languages. Old Seretian is the working language of the Seretian Senate - the flag of which is also considered a symbol of the language itself - as well as the language of high-level academic discourse, some government offices, religious texts, and many significant pieces of literature.
Sample of Old Seretian[view] Zi kad vokan lityer'ad menzit'ad fimak?

What if I drink ten litres of juice?
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Latest vocabulary
menzitnjuice
lityernlitre
fimavdrink
Sound samples in Old Seretian
Some sound samples of Old Seretian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Zi kad vokan lityer'ad menzit'ad fimak?
What if I drink ten litres of juice?
Kha'kaye, to medini'ad ge'yak burakheye, zereyak.
I saw the man who beat his wife.
Kha'diniya kohad tizi kaleze.
The world is quiet here.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarRetroflexPalatalVelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m   n     ŋ    
Plosive b   t d     k g    
Fricative   f v s z ʂ   x ħ h
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j      
Flap     ɾ          
VowelsFrontBack
Close i y u
Close-mid e o
Open   ɒ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Old Seretian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old SeretianOrthography
Aa
aa
/ɒ/
Bb
baa
/b/
Dd
daa
/d/
Ee
ee
/e/
Ff
faa
/f/
Gg
gaa
/g/
Hh
haa
/h/
Ii
ii
/i/
Kk
kaa
/k/
Ll
al
/l/
Mm
maa
/m/
Nn
naa
/n/
Oo
oo
/o/
Rr
raa
/ɾ/
Ss
saa
/s/
Tt
taa
/t/
Uu
uu
/u/
Vv
vaa
/v/
Yy
aj
/j/, /y/
Zz
zaa
/z/
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    Typological information for Old Seretian

    Definite articleAffix used
    Indefinite articleNone
    Noun-adjective orderNoun first
    Primary word orderSOV

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