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Ric
Ric
[ɾyʃ]*
Registered by Remy Remington Lucien on 2 October 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Ric Ric is a language native to an archipelago in my conworld.

Ric language overview:
-SdOiOV
-Nominative-Accusative alignment
-Features gemination for voiceless fricatives, alveolar liquids, and nasals
-5 vowel system but with the close front vowel rounded and the close back vowel unrounded
-Syllables are restricted to the following forms: CV, VC, CLVC, CVLN, CLVLN
-Pronouns are are marked for 4 persons and plurality, but several of these have overlapping forms
-Nouns decline for three cases (nominative, accusative, dative)
-Adpositions must be connected to a verb and are placed before the main verb of a clause
-Past and nonpast tense, additional forms are constructed with adverbs and verbal periphrasis



Ric background overview:
The Ric archipelago is made up of two large and three small islands. The northern island is mountainous and largely uninhabited except for a few select tribes. The southern island is more level and contains the majority of the population. The water between the islands is shallow and marshy, with tall grass giving the illusion of land in most places. The island soil contains an abundance of red clay and igneous rock, much like the Philippines.
The Ric people of each island are ethnically homogeneous. Typically, Ric people can be characterised by their light skin, monolid eyes, thick black to auburn hair, and short vertical horns at the corners of their forehead which curve back slightly (like a young ibex).
Ric cities are typically centered around large pyramids constructed out of adobe. Ric people have a strong sense of valor and honor, and never shy away from a fight.However, they also have an immense respect for the natural world and all living things. The only meats Ric people consume are birds and fish, which are fed to children until they reach puberty. From then on they maintain a strictly vegetarian diet, though allowing for the consumption of eggs and dairy.
Sample of Ric[view] Gajnej loc kacojen lo gucanic sakjoni vajpero ase pokoc jolas gajno. / / -Jancen

Selfless duty calls you to sacrifice your own spiritual needs and do whatever it takes to protect the world. / / - Yangchen
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Sound samples in Ric
Some sound samples of Ric. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Xi ric gal.
I speak English
Xi zej jamma loc se vejen san loc... pacakas mesen bun.
I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.
Ki se lo zejo lo vuc apeki coloto ju o abeki karmo?
You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
Gajnej loc kacojen lo gucanic sakjoni vajpero ase pokoc jolas gajno. -Jancen
Selfless duty calls you to sacrifice your own spiritual needs and do whatever it takes to protect th...
Lo felonoc paj aporo kanoc bo gajno.
If you want peace, prepare for war
Lo apac vejan.
Then he died.
Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
 ⤷ Isolate languages
  ⤷  Ric
[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] o Gal Toln (Mountain Speech)Spoken by the mountain tribes of the northern Ric island. Southerners consider it a lesser, broken form of Ric and look down on people who speak it. Speaking o Gal Toln on the southern island is considered ignorant and uneducated behavior.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m m: mʲ   n n: nʲ          
Plosive p pʲ b bʲ   t tʲ d dʲ       k kʲ g gʲ  
Fricative   f f: fʲ v vʲ s s: sʲ z zʲ ʃ ʃ: ʃʲ ʒ ʒʲ       [hʷ]1 [hʲ]2
Lateral approximant     l l:          
Approximant         j [w]3    
Trill     r:          
Flap     ɾ          
  1. allophone of /ɯ/
  2. allophone of /j/
  3. allophone of /ɯ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close y   ɯ
Mid  
Open   ä  
Polyphthongs ɔɪ ao
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Ric. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 RicOrthography
Mm/m/Nn/n/Aa/ä/Pp/p/Tt/t/Kk/k/Ee/e̞/Bb/b/Dd/d/Gg/g/Ii/y/
Ff/f/Ss/s/Cc/ʃ/Oo/o̞/Vv/v/Zz/z/Xx/ʒ/Uu/ɯ/Ll/l/Rr/ɾ/Jj/j/
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    Typological information for Ric

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    Polar question markingQuestion particle
    Pronoun dropping?No
    Marked tense (verb)Past, Non-Past
    Script typeCombination of systems

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