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Karínian
Karínyou
[kaɾiniu]
Registered by zerochoir on 2 January 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersKarínian is spoken in Karínia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Karínian **currently undergoing a bit of a grammar overhaul; some info may not be updated!**

Karínian is the primary language of the kingdom of Karínia, and can be divided into two main variants - the standard northern dialect, and the nonstandard southern dialect. The geographical and social isolation of Néa's Bow has resulted in another dialect known as Néan, which has lost much of its mutual intelligibility with the mainland varieties.

Phonology is largely inspired by Greek with a dash of Japanese. Grammar is still in progress and some parts may be subject to change.

Some features:
- SVO
- fusional
- prodrop
- 3 marked tenses: present, past, future
- no gender excepting pronouns
- stress marked by diacritic
Sample of Karínian[view] Nanán pályn eprachésate ia rinaýlany.

Her wife is reading a newspaper.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
[view] Neanéxou (Néan)Néan is a dialect of Karínian spoken in the distant island territory known as Néa's Bow, settled long ago by Karínian pilgrims after a catastrophic religious schism. The isle is thought to be the final resting place of the betrayer god Evenéa, and is widely believed to be cursed. Its geographical and social isolation have resulted in a dialect near mutually unintelligible with the mainland varieties.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Velar
Nasal m     n   ŋ
Plosive p b     t d   k g
Fricative   v θ ð s z ʒ x
Lateral approximant       l    
Flap       ɾ    
Blends ks
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open   ɑ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Karínian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KarínianOrthography
Aa
ákan
/ɑ/
Yy
ýkary
/i/
Ee
évan
/e/
Oo
óre
/o/
OU ou
oúsa
/u/
Ii
íkaren
/i/
Dd
doúren
/d/
DH dh
dhéysen
/ð/
TH th
thépra
/θ/
CH ch
chára
/x/
Bb
býrasa
/b/
Pp
prása
/p/
Tt
táry
/t/
Kk
kátra
/k/
Gg
gýgen
/g/
Jj
jéysa
/ʒ/
Nn
nan
/n/
Mm
man
/m/
Ll
lálen
/l/
Rr
rápra
/ɾ/
Ss
sádhen
/s/
Zz
záren
/z/
Vv
véysen
/v/
Xx
xása
/ks/
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    Typological information for Karínian

    GendersNone
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Morphological typologyFusional
    Pronoun dropping?Yes
    Marked person (verb)1st/2nd/3rd persons

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