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Lentsithi
[lɛn't͡si.θi]
Registered by Yrieix Groulx on 10 November 2015
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Lentzic Lentzic was spoken in Gentina following the outward migration of  Enar-Lentzic speakers and subsequent split with  Enari. Though it remained the majority language during most of the Roman period, it began to be displaced by the Romance  Gentinian (which it had influenced heavily) during the late Middle Ages. Lentzic was limited to the remote northern coast of the country by the 18th century, before going extinct in the early 19th. The version here is Medieval Lentzic, reflecting the period where the language most influenced Gentinian and where most extant texts date from.

Like its close relative,  Enari, it was a fusional language that has been extensively influenced by Indo-European languages (mostly Latin and Gentinian). Other shared features include:
  • SVO word order (though SOV remained common until the early modern period)
  • Inflection of nouns for case and verbs for tense
  • No agreement for adjectives/adverbs
  • Use of modal prefixes for verbs
  • Clitic forms of adpositions

Unlike Enari, Lentzic almost entirely preserved the verb system inherited from Enar-Lentzic (the merger of first and second person being a notable exception). The noun case system also became substantially eroded, most likely the result of Gentinian influence.

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Language family relationships
Language treeEnar-Cumainic
 ⤷  Proto-Enar-Cumainic
  ⤷  Enar-Lentzic
   ⤷  Lentzic
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m     n       ŋ
Plosive p b           k g
Fricative   f θ ð s z ʃ      
Affricate       t͡s t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant       l        
Approximant           j w  
Flap       ɾ        
VowelsFrontBack
Close i y u
Close-mid e ø o
Open a  
Polyphthongs au̯ ai̯ øi̯
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lentzic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LentzicOrthography
Aa/a/AI ai/ai̯/AU au/au̯/Çç/ʃ/Ôô/ø/Ûû/y/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d̪/
DH dh/ð/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/Ii/j/, /i/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/
Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t̪/TH th/θ/Uu/w/, /u/Zz/z/
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