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Lithian
Rianathim
[ɾianatʰim]
Registered by Leiden on 9 November 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: LugidaOfficial KiiehatiMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Lithian
[ranaдim]
Lithian / Rianathim (general, Lufian) / Rian Lugia (Sahar)

» Look here! It's Lithian explained in an infographic.
» Born out of Tteku's aestheticisms, Lithian is one of tteku's main conlangs, used on two different conworlds*. It is the native and official language of the Lufian state of Trigita whose conworld development is ded as well as the language of the Sahar state of Lugida.
» SVO "I eat bread", direct "I am I", scarce in declensions, rich in conjugations. Where's the obliques?
» "To be" doesn't practically exist. Im, while acts like "to be", is not a true "to be", being only used on sentences such as "The man who met me is intriguing" and "CWS is a website".
» 23 consonants, classic 5 vowels, and 6 diphthongs. Initially supposed to be aesthetically "Indic", but ended up into its own kind of aesthetic. Currently Hebrewing.
» Delvia, or Forian.


Given the large-scale grammar and lexical changes, some words and translations - particularly old ones - are outdated. /shrug

Update (2018:5:19) :: """slightly""" revamping the language's grammar rn - here's a big example
Sample of Lithian[view] Amit gabit shota valen ta-chei fa-nakat.

Every living being on earth loves life above all else.
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Language family relationships
[view] Ranalugia (Lugid)Lithian as spoken in Sahar, mainly in Lugida and neighboring countries (basically just for word classification)
[view] Veita Litheserna (Veita)A variant of Lithian, for poets, by the poets, with more complexity and it's less English-y, with pretty much Lithian-y vocabulary. But, more complexity means less understandability, so Veita remained within the literature world, where it (kind-of) flourished. It is a conlang of a conlang.

This is an (old) experiment on the freedom of word orders.

Article: http://conworkshop.info/view_article.php?ns=9424887acb80f899aa8b960d1a6a380e
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n       [ŋ]1    
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d       k [kʰ]2 g   ʔ3
Fricative   f v s z ʃ       χ h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant         (j) w      
Flap     ɾ            
Blends nt4
  1. Replaces /n/ before /k/ or /g/, allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /χ/
  3. Before lone vowels
  4. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open a    
Polyphthongs ai au ei eu ia ie ou ui
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lithian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LithianOrthography
Aa/a/AI ai/ai/AU au/au/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e/EI ei/ei/
EU eu/eu/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/IA ia/ia/IE ie/ie/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/
KH kh/χ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NT nt/nt/1Oo/o/Pp/p/PH ph/pʰ/Rr/ɾ/
Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/j/2Zz/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
  2. loan words only
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Typological information for Lithian

Copula droppingOther
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
Number of nominal casesSix cases
Primary word orderSVO

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