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Old Shyorian
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Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Shyorian The oldest stage of Shyorian.

The Shyoric languages (dlwri, dlleurhi) form their own branch of South Osveraali due to their extremely idiosyncratic sound changes especially in the consonant inventory, where numerous phonemes are found that are unknown in other Osveraali languages. Especially striking is the large inventory of lateral and velar affricates that result from palatalised and velarised consonants.

Old Shyorian is the oldest written language of Atsiq - its first attestations date to roughly 850 AD - and was an important lingua franca in the southeast of the continent for centuries. Its administrative, religious and philosophical vocabulary forms the basis of much of the Imperial Osveraali terminology that has been borrowed into other Atsiq languages, and it has had massive influence on the Osveraalic languages Kharagiri and Kepran.

The Shyorian writing system, which is mixed logographic-alphabetic and one of the most complicated scripts of Sahar, derives from the same source as the Osveraali sanapata alphabet but has gone through an evolution of its own. A symbol of pride for the Shyorian people, it remains in use until the present day.
Sample of Old Shyorian[view] Zy thwss nlpyss.

The man sees the dog.
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Language family relationships
Language treeOsveraali
 ⤷  Proto-Osveraali
  ⤷  South Osveraali
   ⤷ Shyoric
    ⤷  Old Shyorian
[view] About OsveraaliThe Osveraali languages are native to the continent of Atsiq, where they account for more than ninety-five percent of speakers. Traits shared by most Osveraali languages include large vowel inventories, retroflex consonants, fusional suffixing morpho...
Nasal m   n   ɳ   ŋ        
Plosive p b   t d   ʈ ɖ   k g   ʡ ʔ  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ     ħ      
Affricate         ʈ͡ʂ ɖ͡ʐ   k͡x g͡ɣ       t͡ɬ d͡ɮ
Lateral approximant     l       ʟ        
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɮ                
Approximant         ɻ j          
Blends tx px
Close i y ɨ ɯ u
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ   ɔ
Open a   ɑ
Other/l/, /ʟ/, /ɮ/, /ɻ/ can appear as syllabic consonants.
Below is the orthography for Old Shyorian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old ShyorianOrthography [edit]
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    How South Osveraali became Old Shyorian
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    Typological information for Old Shyorian

    Adposition head-directionalityHead final
    Adjective agreementNone
    Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural
    Noun-adjective orderAdjective first
    Relative clause headPronoun retained

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