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Nefirian
Nepir
[nɛpiɾ]*
Registered by Raijania on 9 September 2015
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersNefirian is spoken by a population of around 1,500,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Nefirian Spoken by Nefirs (nepir), a race very similar to humans who live both amongst and separately from humans across the world known as Alumia.

Nefirian in it's modern form has been spoken for a few hundred years with little variation or influence from human languages due to deliberate preservation for easy communication between speakers from different parts of the world. Dialectal and pidgin nefirian forms do exist, but are typically only spoken by small groups. as human languages have become more pervasive, it has declined in the number of fluent speakers dramatically, with less than half of all nefirs able to speak it at a proficient level. Nefirs who live among humans usually do not learn to speak Nefirian.

Features:

- SOV word order
- Agglutinative (lots of affixes, but not to the point of being polysynthetic)
- drops pronouns in context
- marked past, present and future tense, unmarked tense is present

PLEASE NOTE: the conscript net for Nefirian is Runic Nefirian and is not in use any more. Modern script is, however, too difficult at this stage to turn into a font because it's an abugida/alphabet hybrid.
Sample of Nefirian[view] äjoäjo'yen woge'naje!

I can't believe it's not butter!
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Sound samples in Nefirian
Some sound samples of Nefirian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
ets döt uxwaba sutö aimä le döt ärwi jefi awoku. pwat ir sutö leniköhe. jösi'kose. asyumin&apos...
Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies do...
Nepir ke moyen? unamiyen!
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
puomöge lena'yen
There's no such thing as a fish.
gubök, daike labaj!
Good news, everyone!
uco kica
It's too different
masu'ro ucyök'kra
Don't hit Mathew!
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f s ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate       t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Back
Close i      
Near-close     ʊ  
Mid ə    
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Open a      
Polyphthongs ɛi ai ʊɔ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nefirian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NefirianOrthography
a
a
a
/a/
ä
ä
ė/ae
/e̞/
ï
ï
ai/ï
/ai/
õ
õ
v/ng/õ
/ŋ/
ö
ö
ȯ/eo
/ə/
ü
ü
uo/ü
/ʊɔ/
b
b
b
/b/
c
c
c/ch
/t͡ʃ/
d
d
d
/d/
e
e
e
/ɛ/
f
f
f
/f/
g
g
g
/g/
h
h
h
/h/
i
i
i
/i/
j
j
j/zh
/ʒ/
k
k
k
/k/
l
l
l
/l/
m
m
m
/m/
n
n
n
/n/
o
o
o
/ɔ/
p
p
p
/p/
r
r
r
/ɾ/
s
s
s
/s/
t
t
t
/t/
u
u
u
/ʊ/
w
w
w
/w/
x
x
x/sh
/ʃ/
y
y
y
/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Nefirian

    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Negation markingAffix
    Reduplication formFull reduplication
    Reduplication functionAugmentative, intensity
    Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future

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