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Nióruais
Niórge
[ɲoɹɣə]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 24 August 2015
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Nióruais

Nióruais (natively Niórge) is a Goidelic Celtic language with significant influence from Old Norse. It descended from Old Irish over the course of centuries after the Celtic Empire set up a large merchant republic based in Bergen after conquering all of Norway in 959. A fateful visit from Ard Rí Scellán the Mad in 1141 granting Niórua independence from the Celtic Empire sealed the language's fate as a noticeably distinct language from its parent tongue. The language attained its spread during the tenure of the Nióruais Empire, which at its greatest extent in 1873 covered most of the Americas (including all of South America, approximately 30% of Central America, and approximately 45% of North America), all of Australia and much of Oceania, a large chunk of Africa, and a large portion of Scandinavia including all of Denmark, Norway and Svealand, Livonia and Novgorodsky Rus.

Nióruais differs from Irish in that many words seem fused with Old Norse syllables, and also the gradual (though not total) loss of palatal sounds has led to its slender/broad system to become wildly inconsistent in how certain sounds transform.

Due to the (legally-binding) unbreakable alliance between Niórua and Carpathia, many citizens of both inhabit either and as a result, many Nióruais loanwords can be found in  Carpathian (namely placenames) whilst a good few Carpathian loanwords can be found in Nióruais.
Sample of Nióruais[view] Ác ám faib bioc; DEIL SEÓNIOM BÓLSE ÁIT ÉSIM, BÍN? LUAIBTRÓIBH ARPÓSA?!

Just one small problem; SELL THEIR HOUSES TO WHO, BEN? FUCKING AQUAMAN!?
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Sound samples in Nióruais
Some sound samples of Nióruais. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ác ám faib bioc; DEIL SEÓNIOM BÓLSE ÁIT ÉSIM, BÍN? LUAIBTRÓIBH ARPÓSA?!
Just one small problem; SELL THEIR HOUSES TO WHO, BEN? FUCKING AQUAMAN!?
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Ios lúscan beiltó bioc led ciabhr láighm, gú cuarbiúd er ísca óc tualaim. Táib síg duin, ó smárga, ó...
A frog is a small beast with four legs, which lives both in water and on land. It could be brown or ...
A: Táib mit ác lhú amú, Michú. Níom mit e sróc bioc sbiád. M: Scam Dó'r, áns ciú. Abua. A: Ná...
A: We just got plenty of time, Micah. We all need to have a little chat. M: Black Lung, you're back...
R: Nuégh ios á stiog. Chésíb ág glaog áedh á er tiúbe ifioclar? S: Nuégh beit mé cháid e abár, fá...
R: This isn't a steak. Why would you call it that on your menu? W: I dunno what to tell you, man....
Ios méog er úg, ág flód úcrú en luaibtróibh fáriog!
I'm on an egg floatin' over the fuckin' ocean!
Language family relationships
Language treeCeltic
 ⤷ Proto-Celtic
  ⤷ Insular Celtic
   ⤷ Goidelic
    ⤷  Nióruais
[view] About CelticThe Celtic languages (usually pronounced /ˈkɛltɪk/ but sometimes /ˈsɛltɪk/) are descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic"; a branch of the greater Indo-European language family. The term "Celtic" was first used to describe this language group b...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m mʷ     n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d       k g ʔ
Fricative ɸ f v ð s z ʃ (ʒ)     ɣ h
Affricate       t͡s t͡ʃ     k͡x  
Lateral approximant       l       ʟ  
Approximant       ɹ   j w    
Trill       r          
Blends ju (ks)
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e ø     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ     ʌ ɔ
Near-open æ      
Open a     ɑ
Polyphthongs au [æu]1 ae
  1. allophone of /au/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nióruais. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NióruaisOrthography [edit]
Aa
as
/a/
Áá
ás
/ɑ/
AI ai
ais
/æ/
Bb
/b/
BH bh
biá
/v/
Cc
/k/
CH ch
chá
/k͡x/
Dd
/d/
DH dh
diá
/ð/
Ee
es
/ə/
Éé
és
/e/
EI ei
eis
/ɛ/
Ff
/f/
FH fh
fhá
/ɸ/
Gg
/g/
GH gh
ghá
/ɣ/
Ii
ìs
/ɪ/
Íí
ís
/i/
Ll
/l/
LH lh
lhá
/ʟ/
Mm
/m/
MH mh
mhá
/mʷ/
Nn
/n/
NH nh
niád
/ɲ/
NN nn
ánn
/ŋ/
Óó
ós
/o/
Oo
os
/ø/
OI oi
ois
/ɔ/
Pp
/p/
Rr
/ɹ/
RH rh
rhá
/r/
Ss
/s/
SH sh
siá
/ʃ/
Tt
/t/
TH th
thá
/h/
Úú
ús
/u/
Uu
us
/ʌ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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