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Old Shyorian
Ḻụrjyŀ
[d͡ɮɯɻjɨɮ]*
Registered by Hastrica on 26 January 2019
+ shared with: Pynquee
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Shyorian The oldest stage of Shyorian.

The Shyoric languages (ḻụri, dľeurhi) 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 1000 AD - and was an important lingua franca in the southeast of the continent for centuries. Its writing system has gone through an evolution of its own, distinct from the Osveraal script used for most of its sister languages, and remains a symbol of pride for the Shyorian people to this day.
Sample of Old Shyorian[view] Zy thụś nŀpyś.

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...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalVelarPharyngealEpiglottalGlottalOther
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         ʈʂ ɖʐ   k͡x g͡ɣ       t͡ɬ d͡ɮ
Lateral approximant     l       ʟ        
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɮ                
Approximant         ɻ j          
Blends px tx
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i y   ɨ ʉ ɯ u
Near-close   ɪ ʏ    
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ     ʌ ɔ
Open a     ɑ ɒ
Other/l/, /ʟ/, /ɮ/, /ɻ/ can appear as syllabic consonants.
Orthography
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
'/ʔ/a/a/ä/ɑ/b/b/ï/ɪ//t͡ɬ//ʟ//d͡ɮ//ʉ//œ//y/
/ʌ//ɯ/ÿ/ʏ/ǧ/g͡ɣ/ǩ/k͡x/ǯ/ɖʐ/d/d/e/ɛ/ʒ/ʒ/ə/ə/f/f/
g/g/i/i/k/k/l/l/m/m/n/n/o/ɔ/p/p/q/ʡ/r/ɻ/s/s/
t/t/u/u/v/v/y/ɨ/z/z/ŀ/ɮ/ń/ɳ/ņ/ŋ/ś/ʂ/š/ʃ/ť/ʈ/
ź/ʐ/č/ʈʂ/ď/ɖ/ƚ/ɬ/ơ/ɒ//ħ/bṙ/bɣ//bɮ/dṙ/dɣ//gɮ/j/j/
/kɬ//mɮ//nɮ/pẋ/px//pɬ/tẋ/tx/
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    Grammatical changes
    How South Osveraali became Old Shyorian
    08-Jun-19 19:06
    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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