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Nefirian
Nepir
[nɛpiɾ]*
Registered by Raijania on 9 September 2015
Language type A priori
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.

Fun Features:

- Agglutinative, well sort of not really. Loves affixes, but want you to know they are affixes. "See the apostrophe?" Nefirian tells you "it's not a true part of the word, just a little modifier tied on". You yell at nefirian: "but three or more apostrophes in one word is ridiculous! Just make them a part of the word or make them their own word!" but Nefirian ignores you, Nefirian has commitment issues

- Drops pronouns in context. Okay, drops Anything in context. Sure, if you were writing super formally you'd include it, but in speech and normal people writing? Sometimes a family sentence is just verb

- Hates copulas. Fuck you, figure it out from context and word order. And if you can't figure it out then suffer because that sounds like a you problem and Nefirian doesn't care

- Word order is supreme. Drop whatever you like. Forget half the words, fuck up the affixes, but as long as that word order is right you're good to go baybee

[Please not that due to some conscript and orthography changes older forum posts and translations may be kind wonky]
Sample of Nefirian[view] ke ägihak'bë bakosë. cul'miv ïyo. kal ke'mo jolorë sien, ke ke'mo ärwi ïmaluv igädul. [DESCRIPTION] orämö ke bakosë. ke ets'mo ärwi'yen le ets ke'mo gärije'wera onwa kirina'naje.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
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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
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
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   [ɽ]1        
  1. allophone of /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
b
b
b
/b/
c
c
c/ch
/t͡ʃ/
d
d
d
/d/
f
f
f
/f/
g
g
g
/g/
h
h
h
/h/
j
j
j/zh
/ʒ/
k
k
k
/k/
l
l
l
/l/
m
m
m
/m/
n
n
n
/n/
p
p
p
/p/
r
r
r
/ɾ/
s
s
s
/s/
t
t
t
/t/
v
v
v/ng
/ŋ/
w
w
w
/w/
x
x
x/sh
/ʃ/
y
y
y
/j/
a
a
a
/a/
i
i
i
/i/
e
e
e
/ɛ/
o
o
o
/ɔ/
u
u
u
/ʊ/
ä
ä
ä/ae
/e̞/
ï
ï
ï/ai
/ai/
ö
ö
ö/eo
/ə/
ë
ë
ë/ei
/ɛi/
ü
ü
ü/uo
/ʊɔ/
✖ 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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