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Oishio [OSO]
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Typology Abandoned 192 words
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Registered by blindcat97 on 28 May 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Oishio Oishio (ŝ) language spoken by the semi-avian humanoids known as Osoi (ōs). This variation of the language is the formalised one used by nearly all Osoi on the planet Akertak (āktākā ākaetākā), as they have become wide-spread traders. Oishio uses many more words than its early forms to distinguish things outside of the Osoi's home country, meaning that different people, animals, and environments are no longer referred to only as foreign. It also has a well-organised number system, and standardised, mostly regular grammatical rules. Irregularities are few and far between, as many years have been dedicated to creating a reliable system that other species' merchants could easily learn for trade purposes.

The language of Oishio is extremely vowel-heavy. Even though there are only 5 fundamental vowels, they are built into 16 different diphthongs. Vowel lengths also allow distinction between otherwise phonologically identical words. There are only 19 consonants, and the phonological constraints on words make it difficult for more than 3 consonants to exist in a single word (and that word would likely be getting very long!).

Grammatically, Oishio has taken inspiration from the Japanese system of particles, although the implementation varies greatly. The language is intended to be as specific as possible, explicitly defining the function of each part of every sentence. In very casual speech, some particles can be dropped where their meaning is easily implied, but it is a general rule to avoid doing this in anything more than the most informal of settings. This was another intentional step to avoid miscommunication, for Osoi trade with many races in many places, and wouldn't want a problem arising just being something was misunderstood.

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Sample of Oishio[view] ē iuōfaiē ōaiŝē ua (īnā īvia) īzā ē ēloirīoi ua (īnā ōzia) ie īlīua kō , īau ēgiu iaīpui ie īnī kō īdī auēmākō , iemū aebō'ā (īnā ēvia) ie aiŝē kō ēliaōdō iu . ēvia ēoi īaisā kō ōtaeūmī aozī . / īvia īzā ōzia ie ēionōue kō iaīpui iu , ēgiu ie iabei īvui roukō aebō'a ua'iu'ie ōlōui kō ōtaeū ū ēvia iu , iaīpui ua'ie īnī kō ī...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
Nasal m     n      
Plosive p b     t d   k g ʔ
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ    
Lateral approximant       l      
Flap       ɾ      
Close i: u:
Close-mid   o:
Open-mid ɛ:  
Open   ɑ:
Polyphthongs ɛi ɛu iu io ɑɛ ɑi ɑu ɑo
ui uo oi ou
Below is the orthography for Oishio. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
'/ʔ/AE ae/ɑɛ/AI ai/ɑi/AO ao/ɑo/AU au/ɑu/Ḋḋ/ð/Ṫṫ/θ/Ẑẑ/ʒ/Bb/b/Dd/d/EI ei/ɛi/
EU eu/ɛu/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh//IA ia/iɑ/IE ie/iɛ/IO io/io/IU iu/iu/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/OI oi/oi/OU ou/ou/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/UA ua/uɑ/UE ue/uɛ/UI ui/ui/UO uo/uo/
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    Typological information for Oishio

    Coarticulation / Consonant seriesNone
    Double negativesAmplify negative
    Fixed stress locationUltimate (last)
    Primary word orderSVO
    ToneNo phonemic tone

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