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Kilvish [KLV]
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Kilvish
Kilviske
[kilviskɛ]*
Registered by into on 11 May 2016
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Kilvish Kilvish is a nordic language which is very similar in vocabulary to Old Norse and Icelandic. The ortography is pretty simple, because it has been simplified over years. Unlike the vocabulary, the grammar of Kilvish has changed very much during it's development. The language has lost most of the older grammatical forms and is now one of the easiest structured languages in the Nordic branch.
Sample of Kilvish[view] Þöt norþ vind ok sól diskuterite um kvár sem var starkere, kvenar ...

The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak. / / They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other. / / Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him; / / and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt. Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak. / / And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.
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Latest vocabulary
kvenaradvwhen
kvárpwho
umadpabout
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ North Germanic
   ⤷ Old Norse
    ⤷ West Norse
     ⤷  Kilvish
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
[view] Sydkilviske (Southern kilvish)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal [m̥]1 m     n n̥2       ŋ    
Plosive p b     t d       k g    
Fricative   f [v]3 θ [ð]4 s ʂ     ɣ   h
Lateral approximant       l            
Approximant           j w      
Trill       r         ʀ  
  1. allophone of /m/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. Is almost always equal to /f/, allophone of /f/
  4. allophone of /θ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y y: ʉ ɯ u u:
Close-mid     o o:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: œ œ:    
Open a a:    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kilvish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KilvishOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Áá
á
/a:/
Éé
é
/ɛ:/
Íí
í
/i:/
Óó
ó
/o:/
Öö
/œ/
Øø
/œ:/
Úú
ú
/u:/
Ýý
ý
/y:/
Þþ
tho
/θ/
Bb
/b/
Dd
/d/
Ee
e
/ɛ/
Ff
ef
/f/
Gg
/g/
Hh
/h/
Ii
i
/i/
Jj
/j/
Kk
/k/
Ll
el
/l/
Mm
em
/m/
Nn
en
/n/
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
/p/
Rr
er
/r/
Ss
es
/s/
Tt
/t/
Uu
u
/u/
Ww
tó vé
/w/
Yy
y
/y/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Kilvish

    Primary word orderSVO
    Definite articleAffix used
    Indefinite articleNone
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    GendersNone

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