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Rhathuric
ûshkala rhathirêi
[ʏˈʃkɑlɑ ʀɑˈθirɛi̯]*
Registered by alexis on 24 February 2019
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersRhathuric is spoken by a population of around 800,000 in Rhathur.
Species Human/humanoid
About Rhathuric  Rhathuric (ûshkala rhathirêi) is a descendant of  Célinor, spoken in the mountain kingdom of Rhathur.

In origin, modern Rhathuric society is a blend of the administrations of the Shenurenes, the oldest inhabitants of the Shenura river delta and organizers of the first urbanized, agricultural states in the region, and the Celens, a militaristic nomadic group who conquered them. In the early years, a Shenurene-based pidgin seems to have developed to allow for communication; many words have replaced their equivalents in Rhathuric.

The history of the Rhathuric language itself is sporadic. Rhathur was still a feudal state with a highly religious upper class, with no pressure to write documents in the vernacular—official business was still conducted in Célinor until the last hundred years. Ironically, for a warlike and male-dominant culture, it was women who first developed Rhathuric as a written language: noblewomen were taught to read Célinor, but rarely given enough instruction to write in it fluently. Over the years, women wrote plays, poems, and essays, later joined by noblemen who went on to write official documents and religious texts in the local vernacular.

Some features:
  • Three genders (MMasculine gender (gender)
    masculine or male
    FFeminine gender (gender)
    feminine or female
    NNeuter (gender)
    neutral or neuter
    ) and four cases (NOMNominative (case)
    TRANS subject, INTR argument
    ACCAccusative (case)
    TRANS direct object; patient
    DATDative (case)
    indirect object; recipient, beneficiary, location
    GENGenitive (case)
    possessive
    )
  • Classifier/measure word system for most nouns
  • Base-20 number system
Sample of Rhathuric[view] Norniê badiê rheshath chize kro.

Gentle moons often cry
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Latest vocabulary
fe-afftwo
fekedhurnumtwo hundred
kedhurnumone hundred
Language family relationships
Language treeCelinetic
 ⤷  Célinor
  ⤷ Vulgar Célinor
   ⤷ Old Rhathuric (Célinu)
    ⤷  Rhathuric
 
[view] ushkala bwana (Northern Rhathuric)The Northern dialect is the typical standard of Rhathuric, described here in the grammars and main lexicon. Compared to the other dialects, the offset of diphthongs is significantly lower (Northern [ðɑo̯l], Central/Southern [ðɑu̯l]).
[view] ushkala âshna (Southern Rhathuric)The Southern dialect is notable for its front rounded vowels <ü ö> /ʏ ø/, as well as frication of intervocalic stops, and simplification of initial /t͡ʂ d͡ʐ/ to /ʂ ʐ/. It has also inherited more colloquial vocabulary from the nearby Kižīwiš.
[view] ushkala sari (Western Rhathuric)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n   ɲ        
Plosive p b     t d       k    
Fricative   f [v]1 θ ð s z ʃ       χ h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant       l   ʎ        
Approximant           [j]2 w      
Trill       r         ʀ  
  1. intervocalic allophone of /f/
  2. allophone of /i/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ ʏ    
Close-mid e     o
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Near-open æ   [ɐ]1  
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs ɑo̯ ɑi̯
  1. unstressed, allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Rhathuric. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 RhathuricOrthography
a/ɑ/, [ɐ]1â/æ/e/e/ê/ɛ/o/o/ô/ɔ/i/i/, [j]î/ɪ/u/u/û/ʏ/b/b/ch/t͡ʃ/
d/d/dh/ð/f/f/j/d͡ʒ/k/k/kh/χ/l/l/lh/ʎ/m/m/n/n/nh/ɲ/p/p/
r/r/rh/ʀ/s/s/sh/ʃ/t/t/th/θ/v[v]2w/w/z/z/h/h/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. unstressed
  2. intervocalic allophone of /f/
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Rhathuric Morphology
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Typological information for Rhathuric

GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
Number of nominal casesFour cases
Primary word orderSOV

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