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Old Desani [RSD]
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Typology Complete 1,025 words Old Desani
de-sane-hi
[dɛsanɛhi]
Registered by Siblaime on 1 May 2019
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Desani

ALL HAIL THE WATER LANG

The common ancestor of  Kasewayan,  Rasheentu,  Standard Keranian and  Saritani aka the Desanlangs.

WARNING: this language can be considered my first actual conlang. It's marked as “complete” because there are no plans of further development. Recently I’ve done my best to make it look less messy, but it’s probably still pretty bad compared to my newer conlangs. One day someone just removed their upvote on this lang and I wasn’t even surprised lol

Main features of this abomination:
  • analytical/agglutinative morphology
  • silly animacy distinctions (basically everything that can move on their own is considered animate)
  • nouns are divided into possessible and non-possessible as well
  • words are written with a ton of dashes to separate the stems from modifiers (believe me, it makes sense and makes derivation easier)
  • an intricate script being a mix of a syllabary and featural writing system (see the pic at the bottom of this page)
Sample of Old Desani[view] de edi mala-ho zelo te râ eke na dare ze dohi ime

Your affection for inanimate objects frightens me.
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Latest vocabulary
bere-haniadjborn
âza-qe-ta-hiadjchildless
Language family relationships
Language treeDesanian
 ⤷ Proto-Desanian
  ⤷  Old Desani
[view] About Desanian
One of the language families of the western regions of Dawera, among a few other unrelated groups of languages.

Modern Desanian languages are spoken by over 40 million people in Kasewaya, Inwez, Nesyania and Tazul.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d   k g q  
Fricative   v s z     χ h
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       j      
Trill     r        
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a ɑ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Old Desani. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old DesaniOrthography
Aa/a/Ââ/ɑ/Bb/b/Pp/p/Dd/d/Tt/t/Ee/ɛ/Gg/g/Hh/h/Xx/χ/Ii/i/Kk/k/
Qq/q/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Rr/r/Ss/s/Uu/u/Vv/v/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    Desanian language family
    Some information about Desanlangs and a comparison of their ...
    01-Jun-21 08:45
    Old Desani nominal quirks
    Animacy and possesion distinction
    05-Mar-21 11:29
    Typological information for Old Desani

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Possession distinctionsPossessible/nonpossessible
    Primary word orderSOV

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