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Rhathuric
ushkala rhathurash
[uˈʂkɑlɑ ˌr̥ɑθuˈrɑʂ]*
Registered by alexis on 24 February 2019
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersRhathuric is spoken by a population of around 800,000 in Rhámur.
Species Human/humanoid
About Rhathuric  Rhathuric (ushkala rhathurash) is a descendant of Old Kšadic, spoken in the mountain kingdom of Rhámur.

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 Kšaduri, 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. Rhámur 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 Old Kšadic 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 Old Kšadic, 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.
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Language family relationships
[view] ushkala ôkhra (Central)The Central dialect is known for pronouncing as a voiced uvular trill /ʀ/, and shifting of the retroflex /t͡ʂ d͡ʐ ʂ ɳ/ to palatal /c ɟ ɕ ȵ/. In addition, <ê ô> tend to shift up to true mid /e̞ o̞/, pushing to /ɪ ʊ/.
[view] ushkala bwana (Northern)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)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.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularOther
Nasal m     n n: ɳ          
Plosive p b     t d       k    
Fricative   f v θ ð s s: z ʂ ʂ: ç     χ  
Affricate                   (t͡ɬ) (d͡ɮ)
Lateral approximant       l l:            
Lateral fricative       ɮ            
Approximant           j ʍ w      
Trill       r r: r̥: r̥            
Blends t͡ʂ d͡ʐ
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Near-open æ      
Open       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/â/æ/e/e/ê/ɛ/o/o/ô/ɔ/i/i/î/ɪ/u/u/
û/ə/b/b/ch/t͡ʂ/d/d/dh/ð/f/f/j/d͡ʐ/k/k/kh/χ/
l/l/lh/ɮ/m/m/n/n/nh/ɳ/p/p/r/r/rh/r̥/s/s/
sh/ʂ/t/t/th/θ/v/v/w/w/wh/ʍ/y/j/yh/ç/z/z/
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    Typological information for Rhathuric

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

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