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Modern Upper Ralasian [MDU]
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Modern Upper Ralasian
Ralasi
[ɹælæzi]*
Registered by PythonshellDebug on 10 November 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersModern Upper Ralasian is spoken by a population of around 3,007,000 in Ralasia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Modern Upper Ralasian Notice: this language is still a work in progress.
Modern Upper Ralasian is a language spoken in  Ralasia.

It has:
  • An OVS structure
  • Relatively few verb tenses: 1First person (person)
    speaker, signer, etc; I
    , 2Second person (person)
    addressee (you)
    , 3Third person (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee
    , PASTPast tense (tense)
    action occurred before moment of speech
    , PRESPresent tense (tense)
    current
    , FTFuture tense (tense)
    action occurring after the moment of speech
    , INFInfinitive (TAM)
    non-tensed verb
    , IMPImperative (mood)
    command
    , and NEGNegative (polarity)
    not
  • As many consonants as vowels
  • Singular and plural nouns
  • Animate and inanimate genders


When using verbs, 1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
is implicit as a subject for 1First person (person)
speaker, signer, etc; I
verbs (2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
for 2Second person (person)
addressee (you)
verbs, 3SThird person singular (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
for 3Third person (person)
neither speaker nor addressee
verbs), and can be omitted if this is the intended subject. When using 2Second person (person)
addressee (you)
.IMPImperative (mood)
command
, 2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
is implicit as a subject.

When taking loan-words, /g/, /k/, and /d/ becomes /t/ (which is pronounced /d/ in some places anyways); /h/ becomes /l/; /j/ becomes /il/; /v/, /f/, and /w/ become /ɹ/; /z/, /ʃ/, and /ʒ/ become /s/ (which is pronounced /z/ in some places anyways); and /p/ and /b/ become /n/.
Sample of Modern Upper Ralasian[view] Le Titul Titul, / Mamunymalam ury tumeremelam, / Myrunste ēsēmamalam lil imarumalam. / Remenilste ryrnalam laratet / Sēm talmyte ēmēleste lim / Ury rēnramyste utisamelam ise tamunelam

Hey Diddle Diddle, / The cat and the fiddle, / The cow jumped over the moon. / The little dog laughed / To see such sport, / And the dish ran away with the spoon.
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Latest vocabulary
nymibye
nymiligoodbye
unihi
Language family relationships
Language treeRalasian
 ⤷ Proto-Ralasian
  ⤷ Ancient Upper Ralasian
   ⤷  Modern Upper Ralasian
[view] About RalasianThe Ralasian language family is mainly spoken in Ralasia. The only documented language in this family as of now is MDU, but more exist and will be documented.
[view] Ralamē Usamymiln (Island Language)Spoken mainly in the Lemēsyl Islands in Ralasia, Ralamē Usamymiln (Island Language) is a dialect of Modern Upper Ralasian.

In Island Language, Aa is pronounced /ɑ/; Yy is /ɪ/; and Uu is /ʌ/.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolar
Nasal m n
Plosive   t d
Fricative   s z
Lateral approximant   l
Approximant   ɹ
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Close i    
Near-close     ʊ
Close-mid e    
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ    
Near-open æ    
Syllable Structure(C)V(D), where C is any consonant or "st", V is any vowel, and D is any consonant, "st", "lm", "ln", "rm", or "rn". Two consonants of the same type can't appear one after another cross-syllable, so mal.let would be illegal, but mal.net would be legal; additionally, two vowels of any types can't appear next to each other cross-syllable, so mi.in, ma.il, and mu.ern would all be illegal. Three consonants in a row are also illegal, e.g. list.men would be illegal. Open syllables are preferred.
Stress informationStress is variable in Modern Upper Ralasian.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Modern Upper Ralasian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Modern Upper RalasianOrthography
Aa/æ/Ee/e/Ēē/ə/Yy/ɛ/Ii/i/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Rr/ɹ/Ss/s/, /z/Tt/t/, /d/Uu/ʊ/
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    Typological information for Modern Upper Ralasian

    Base counting systemQuinary (5)
    Double negativesNot possible
    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Noun-adjective orderNoun first
    Primary word orderOVS

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