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Maryan Coptic
Ⲙⲩⲧⲭⲏⲙⲓ
[mutˈkʰeːmi]
Registered by Castillerian on 14 March 2018
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Maryan Coptic
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Ⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ ⲉⲣⲱⲧⲉⲛ ⳣⲟϩ ⲛⲟϥϫⲓⲛⲓ ⲉ̀ϯⲙⲩⲧⲭⲏⲙⲓ.

Also called "New Coptic" or "Maryan Egyptian", this is my personal take on "modernizing" the Coptic language, while also making sure I preserve the majority of its niches and grammar. The language's full name is "The Beautiful Speech of Mary Our Holy Mother".

Here are some notable things about Maryan Coptic:

  • A modified Coptic alphabet is utilized as the standard script, unfortunately not all computers support the unicode to show the script properly, so a modified Latin script is used for ConWorkShop documentation only.
  • The vocabulary is comprised of 85% Coptic (mostly Bohairic, some Sahidic), 12% Greek, 1% Semitic (mostly Hebrew and Arabic), and 2% Other.
  • Distinction between 2nd-person masculine and feminine singular.
  • Distinction between unaspirated and aspirated voiceless stops.
  • Agglutination mainly in verbs and abstract nouns.
  • Verbs can take on an Absolute, Construct, Pronominal, and Qualitative state.
Sample of Maryan Coptic[view] Ⲉϥⳣⲉϣ ⲧⲉⲛⲩ ϩⲙⲉ-ⲍⲟⲓⲛ.

He wants forty animals now.
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Latest vocabulary
metwahunaddition
bóhpvshade
Sound samples in Maryan Coptic
Some sound samples of Maryan Coptic. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ϯⲥⲁϫⲓ ϧⲉⲛ ϯⲙⲩⲧⲭⲏⲙⲓ.
I speak English
Language family relationships
Language treeEgyptian
 ⤷ Archaic Egyptian
  ⤷ Old Egyptian
   ⤷ Middle Egyptian
    ⤷ Late Egyptian
     ⤷ Demotic
      ⤷ Coptic
       ⤷  Maryan Coptic
[view] About EgyptianEgyptian forms its own unique branch from the Afroasiatic language family, consisting mainly of Ancient Egyptian, Demotic, and finally Coptic, all mainly concentrated in an area known today as Egypt.
[view] Nib Koinos (Common Dialect)The Common Dialect (Pinib Koinos enTimutḳémi), or CMC for short, is a slightly relaxed pronunciation of Maryan Coptic used in common speech.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m [ɱ]1   n       [ŋ]2      
Plosive p pʰ b     t tʰ d       k kʰ g     ʔ3
Fricative [β]4 f [ð]5 s z ʃ [ç]6   [ɣ]7 χ [ħ]8 [ʕ]9 h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ            
Lateral approximant       l              
Approximant           j w        
Trill       [r]10              
Flap       ɾ              
Blends ks ti
  1. Before ⟨ϥ⟩, allophone of /m/
  2. Before ⟨ⲅ⟩, ⟨ⲕ⟩, and ⟨ⲭ⟩, allophone of /n/
  3. Between two vowels
  4. Between vowels, at the end of a word, allophone of /b/
  5. Between vowels, at the end of a word, allophone of /d/
  6. Before consonental ⟨ⲓ⟩, and the end of a consonant cluster, allophone of /h/
  7. Between vowels, at the end of a word, allophone of /g/
  8. At a coda before a voiceless consonant, at the end of a word, allophone of /h/
  9. At a coda before a voiced consonant, allophone of /h/
  10. When digraph ⟨ⲣⲣ⟩ is made, at the end of a word, allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e:   o:
Mid   [ə]1  
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ
Open   ä  
Polyphthongs äɪ äʊ ɛɪ ɛʊ eu ɔɪ ɔu ou
  1. Unstressed, allophone of /ɛ/
Syllable Structure(C)(C)V(V)(C)(C)

Only a small handful of words, mostly of Greek origin, contain a 3-consonant onset.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Maryan Coptic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Maryan CopticOrthography
Ⲁⲁ/ä/Ⲃⲃ/b/, [β]1Ⲅⲅ/g/, [ɣ]2Ⲇⲇ/d/, [ð]3Ⲉⲉ/ɛ/, [ə]4Ⳣⳣ/w/Ⲍⲍ/z/Ⲏⲏ/e:/Ⲑⲑ/tʰ/Ⲓⲓ/j/, /i/Ⲕⲕ/k/
Ⲗⲗ/l/Ⲙⲙ/m/, [ɱ]5Ⲛⲛ/n/, [ŋ]6Ⲝⲝ/ks/Ⲟⲟ/ɔ/Ⲡⲡ/p/Ⲣⲣ/ɾ/, [r]7Ⲥⲥ/s/, /z/8Ⲧⲧ/t/Ⲩⲩ/u/Ⲫⲫ/pʰ/
Ⲭⲭ/kʰ/Ⲱⲱ/o:/Ϣϣ/ʃ/Ϥϥ/f/Ϧϧ/χ/Ϩϩ/h/, [ç]9, [ħ]10, [ʕ]11Ϫϫ/d͡ʒ/Ϭϭ/t͡ʃ/Ϯϯ/ti/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Between vowels, at the end of a word
  2. Between vowels, at the end of a word
  3. Between vowels, at the end of a word
  4. Unstressed
  5. Before ⟨ϥ⟩
  6. Before ⟨ⲅ⟩, ⟨ⲕ⟩, and ⟨ⲭ⟩
  7. When digraph ⟨ⲣⲣ⟩ is made, at the end of a word
  8. Before ⟨b⟩, ⟨l⟩, ⟨m⟩, ⟨n⟩, and ⟨w⟩, does not spread to other morphemes/words
  9. Before consonental ⟨ⲓ⟩, and the end of a consonant cluster
  10. At a coda before a voiceless consonant, at the end of a word
  11. At a coda before a voiced consonant
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