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Old Desani [RSD]
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Typology Complete 1,170 words Old Desani
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 1 May 2019
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Desani


The common ancestor of  Kasewayan,  Rashintu,  Standard Keranian,  Saridzani and  Rannyei 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 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… thing:
  • analytical/agglutinative morphology
  • peculiar 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 (there was a pic at the bottom of this page but it disappeared, #ThanksJay)
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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Language family relationships
Language treeDesanian
 ⤷  Proto-Desanian
  ⤷  Old Desani
[view] About DesanianOne of the language families of the western regions of Dawera, among a few other unrelated groups of languages. It is divided into two branches: Southern and Northern.
Modern Desanian languages, all descending from Old Desani, are spoken by over 40 ...
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d   k g q  
Fricative   v s z     χ h
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       j      
Trill     r        
Close i u
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a ɑ
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 [edit]
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    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    From Proto-Desanian to Old Desani
    sound changes and more
    02-May-24 08:49
    Desanian language family
    Some information about Desanlangs and a comparison of their ...
    02-Jan-24 09:19
    Old Desani nominal quirks
    Animacy and possesion distinction
    05-Mar-21 11:29
    Typological information for Old Desani

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

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