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Niryokulta
nyrjokulda
[ˈȵiːɹjɔkʰʊɫˌta]
Registered by Lav on 2 September 2019
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 55,000 in: AkamyokultaOfficial DurykiaMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Niryokulta
jэltain novost nyrjоkulda ron.

Jeltain novost nyrjokulda ron!

page-LOCLocative (case)
'in, on, at' etc
good-2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)
.IMPImperative (mood)
command
Niryokulta about

Welcome to the page about Niryokulta!

(Lit. 'Be good on the page about Niryokulta.')


Basic information

An isolate, agglutinative language of  Akamyokulta, with plenty of loan words mainly from  Ngeyv and  Duryk, languages of the two countries closest to Akamyokulta. Due to long distances between single islands, Niryokulta has a lot of dialects which can be considered separated languages ( Ngumyokulta for example); though, vast majority of Akamyokulta population can fluently speak standard Niryokulta. It uses the Duryk script (by @LeisureTea). Niryokulta's little dead sister:  Vushyokulta.

Some features

- agglutinative/polysynthetic?; very regular language
- singular, dual, plural
- ton of moods
- VOS word order
- four numeral categories

Language: NounsPolitenessGrammar document
Culture: AkamyokultaReligionEthnicity

Note: translations may be out of date due small changes in grammar i make every few days/weeks/months because im a damned perfectionist.
Sample of Niryokulta[view] Luollašin jolata šoantaiguluočtíne.

I like swimming in the pool with my cat.
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Latest vocabulary
jáhkoadvonly one
jáhjoadvonly one
jáhnoadvonly one
Language family relationships
Language treeYokultan
 ⤷ Proto-Yokulta
  ⤷  Old Yokulta
   ⤷  Niryokulta
[view] About YokultanSmall family with only one living language, Niryokulta, that however has a bunch of dialects which can be considered separate languages (Ngumyokulta). All languages, including the dead one, are agglutinative and take loans from Duryk and Ngeyv.
[view] Seivnyr (Central dialect)Similar to Western dialect, spoken on two bigger islands in Southern region. About 1500 speakers.
[view] Jokuldaiddurikvuźu (Duryk dialect)Spoken in the same area as Upper eastern dialect and also in some places in Durykia. It loaned a lot of words from Duryk and possess certain phonemes standard Niryokulta nor any other dialect has, including voiced stops and fricatives. About 3000 speakers.
[view] Hatganyr (Eastern dialect)Dialect spoken on two of the biggest and the most inhabited islands and in Akamyokulta capital, Koarátkeiŋ. It has about 25 000 speakers what makes it the most widely spoken dialect. Note there are three subdialects – one spoken on northern island and the other two spoken on southern island and in Koarátkeiŋ's urban area.

Generally, all subdialects' basic feature is dropping word-final /e/.
[view] Ŋeivenyr (Ngeyv dialect)Dialect with a lot more Ngeyvic loanwords; its phonology is also closer to Ngeyv than it is to standard Niryokulta. Spoken on the northernmost islands, it doesn't have more than 300 speakers.
[view] Šoalutnyr (Northern dialect)Spoken on western northernmost islands, is considered separate language (Ngumyokulta). About 1500 speakers.
[view] Painutnyr (Upper eastern dialect)Spoken in the same area as Duryk dialect, but with smaller Duryk influence. About 500 speakers.
[view] Vainutnyr (Western dialect)The most similar to standard Niryokulta language. Has about 10,000 speakers.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m     n [ȵ]1   ŋ      
Plosive p [ʰp] pʰ [b]2     t [ʰt] tʰ [ȶ]3 [ʰȶ] [ȶʰ]4   k [ʰk] kʰ q [ʔ]5  
Fricative   v [θ]6 ð s [ʰs] ɕ [ʰɕ] [ç]7 [ʰç]8 [ʝ]9 [x]10 [χ]11 h  
Affricate       t͡s [ʰt͡s] t͡ɕ [ʰt͡ɕ]          
Lateral approximant       l           [ɫ]12
Lateral fricative       ɬ            
Approximant       ɹ   j        
Blends ŋ͡m
  1. before /i:/, allophone of /n/
  2. before /m/, allophone of /p/
  3. before /i:/, allophone of /t/
  4. before /i:/, allophone of /tʰ/
  5. allophone of /h/
  6. word-finally after vowels, allophone of /tʰ/
  7. tj/ç/C_
  8. tʰj/ʰç/C_ or hj/ʰç, allophone of /j/
  9. before /ɪ i: i/
  10. word-finally, allophone of /kʰ/
  11. before /q/, allophone of /h/
  12. before consonants, allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i i:   ʉ1 ʉ:2   u:
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e e:       o o:
Mid     ə̥3    
Near-open æ:        
Open a       [ɑ]4
Polyphthongs ɪe̯ uɪ̯ au̯ uo̯ oa̯ æa̯5 ua̯
  1. mainly in loans from Ngeyv, but also in some native words
  2. mainly in loans from Ngeyv, but also in some native words
  3. found rarely in the language; usually epenthetic
  4. before [ɫ] and /q/, allophone of /a/
  5. /æ:a̯/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Niryokulta. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NiryokultaOrthography
a
Aa
an
/a/, [ɑ]1
'
’n
/ə̥/2
á
Áá
án
/æ:/
é
Éé
én
/e:/
í
Íí
ín
/i/
ó
Óó
ón
/o:/
ú
Úú
ún
/u:/
ü
Üü
ün
/ʉ/3
b
Bb
bán
/p/, [b]4
c
Cc
cán
/t͡s/, [ʰt͡s]
d
Dd
dán
/t/, [ȶ]5
e
Ee
en
/e/
g
Gg
gán
/k/
h
Hh
hán
/h/, [ʔ], [χ]6
i
Ii
in
/ɪ/, [j]
j
Jj
/j/, [ʝ]7, [ʰç]8
k
Kk
/kʰ/, [x]9
l
Ll
/l/, [ɫ]10
ł
LL ll
hoanlá/allá
/ɬ/
m
Mm
mán
/m/
n
Nn
/n/, [ȵ]11
o
Oo
on
/o/
p
Pp
/pʰ/
q
Qq
/q/
r
Rr
/ɹ/
s
Ss
/s/
t
Tt
/tʰ/, [θ]12, [ȶʰ]13
tj
TJ tj
[ç]14
u
Uu
un
/ʊ/
v
Vv
/v/
y
Yy
yn
/i:/
ń
Ŋŋ
ŋán
/ŋ/
ś
Šš
šán
/ɕ/
č
Čč
čán
/t͡ɕ/, [ʰt͡ɕ]
đ
Đđ
đán
/ð/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. before [ɫ] and /q/
  2. found rarely in the language; usually epenthetic
  3. mainly in loans from Ngeyv, but also in some native words
  4. before /m/
  5. before /i:/
  6. before /q/
  7. before /ɪ i: i/
  8. tʰj/ʰç/C_ or hj/ʰç
  9. word-finally
  10. before consonants
  11. before /i:/
  12. word-finally after vowels
  13. before /i:/
  14. tj/ç/C_
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Typological information for Niryokulta

Copula droppingNone
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Primary word orderVOS
Pronoun dropping?Yes
Pronoun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural

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