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Corinian
Corīna
[korina | korʲna]
Registered by Gazelle on 5 May 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Corinian
☆*:.。. Corīna cikeng eqve nohte .。.:*☆
/korina kɪʕẽg ekʷe noxte/ -- Corinian.ABS section.ACC good to
Welcome to the page on the Corinian Language!

A beautiful language, where you don't use verbs at all

well it's a bit more complicated than that but hey


Verbs are expressed through cases, and aspects that sometimes all line up to show the relation between the agent and object, by the marked topic.

This conlang was inspired by Bad Conlanging Ideas on tumblr, specifically class distinctions of <human> and <dancer>. I also included a heck tonne of agreement, as well as a Classical Latin style orthography and a distinct lack of verbs. There's a way around it though - many many moods and aspects (and a technical copula - 'xvvxe', meaning towards)

It started as a dumb experiment and evolved into an interesting concept. Now I've fell into a tough kind of love with it.

There's 4 classes, and 4 tags, giving a total of 16 different grammatical classifications. Yay. The classes are:
Human - r
Dancer (kinda poetic) - x
Penetrable (can you fit any part of you / your entire self in it?) - s
Inpenetrable (can you not fit in it) - c

The tags:
Masculine - ī | k
Feminine - v | m
Neuter - Ø | d
Compound (qualities of all three) - oa | p

Now you may realise
If there aren't any verbs, how come in the dictionary it shows there are verbs?

To that, I say I have shown a construction of particles that mimics the verb as best as possible.
Sample of Corinian[view] - Caiavām caiavām! Vvht ekla olasaie samap xemzīp! / - Cvzvie rāhā emzī nīvenā, hvh deler olasag dkā.

- Doctor doctor! My core really hurts! / - Don't worry, that's just the pain of existence.
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarPharyngeal
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d     k kʷ g  
Fricative   f s z     x ʕ
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       j w    
Trill     r        
Blends ks
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i ĩ y ỹ   u ũ
Near-close   ɪ ɪ̃  
Close-mid e ẽ   o õ
Open a ã   ɑ ɑ̃
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Corinian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 CorinianOrthography
Aa/a/Āā/ɑ/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/x/Ii/ɪ/Īī/i/Kk/ʕ/
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/Vv/u/VV vv/y/Xx/ks/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Corinian

    Adposition head-directionalityHead initial
    Adjective agreementGender/class
    Contour clicksNo clicks
    Click phonationsNo clicks
    Click releasesNo clicks

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