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Laendish
Lahgenòd
[la'ɣenɔd]
Registered by argyle on 20 September 2014
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Laendish Laendish is one of the mainland Colian languages, the vestiges of the once-powerful Colian Empire.

Spoken in the mountains of eastern Edievia, Laendish has preserved some older features and innovated others. Mid-low vowels were raised in open syllables, creating a small class of verbs that have alternating stems. Syllable-final /l/ vocalized to /u̯/, generating another class of verbs that have stems alternating between /l/ and /u̯/ finally. This vocalization also raised mid-low vowels, creating a class of nouns that have identical singular and plural forms. Final /n/ was lost in all words, while the verbal system was overhauled, with tense indicated with auxiliary verbs in the past and future.

Verbs lack the aspectual distinction found in Edievian, but instead innovated tense distinctions with auxiliary verbs. Other Colian features, however, are preserved, such as VSO word order, inflected prepositions, and ablaut in nouns.
Sample of Laendish[view] Enohd pantau, mi n-e n-anunayhdud reng ouc mi li uhd ehdmamya auchacug hdé lom am.

Every month, the strangers would come and try to pick fruit off our trees.
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Sound samples in Laendish
Some sound samples of Laendish. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Aba n-ahbar ou oucru.
Her children are wolves.
Ame ahb n-omau ahd?
Where is your money?
Che ya gcrunam ê ychènnar!
I will break the table!
Ammi nya òn ca ayo se ne ahb ê n-at rahbrahbac do gcav ohg do e ngu mimau, banas d-rabaga.
I had no idea the biggest event in my life these last few days would be a meowing rabbit.
Ceuco ê gcobac diurec.
The duck is learning mathematics.
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Colian
 ⤷ Proto-Soscarian-Colian
  ⤷ Proto-Colian
   ⤷  Colian
    ⤷ West Colian
     ⤷ Mainland
      ⤷  Laendish
[view] About Soscarian-ColianThe Soscarian-Colian family is named for its two constituent surviving language families, the Soscarian family and Colian family. The family exists in an alternate history of Earth in eastern Europe, and on the planet Sahar in southern Miraria. Proto...
[view] Ponanape (Northern Laendish / Ponanapian)Spoken in the northern portions of Edievia, east of the mountains, Northern Laendish (also called Ponanapian) experienced further changes from its Colian background, such as monophthongization of diphthongs ending in [u̯], loss of further consonant clusters, and high amounts of Qonklese loans.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelar
Nasal m [m:]1     n [n:]2     ŋ
Plosive p b     t d     k g
Fricative   f v [θ]3 ð s ʃ [ʒ]4   [x]5 ɣ
Lateral approximant       l      
Approximant           j  
Flap       ɾ      
  1. nasal mutation of /m/, allophone of /m/
  2. nasal mutation of /n/, allophone of /n/
  3. /ð/ word-finally, allophone of /ð/
  4. /bj/ word-initial or final, allophone of /b/
  5. /ɣ/ word-finally, allophone of /ɣ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Laendish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LaendishOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Èè
è
/ɛ/
Òò
ò
/ɔ/
Bb
be
/b/
Cc
ce
/k/
Dd
de
/d/
Ee
e
/e/
Ff
fe
/f/
Gg
ge
/g/
Ii
i
/i/
Ll
le
/l/
Mm
me
/m/
Nn
ne
/n/
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
pe
/p/
Rr
re
/ɾ/
Ss
se
/s/
Tt
te
/t/
Uu
u
/u/
Vv
ve
/v/
Yy
ye
/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Laendish

    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphological typologyFusional
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary writing systemLatin (Extended)

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