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Typology New 667 words Forest Myshyn
Мīрітна
['mɨ̯ʏ.ɾyd.nɑ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 20 February 2023
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Forest Myshyn Forest Myshyn is a descendent of the classical  Northern Myshyn language. Compared to its ancestors, Forest Myshyn is substantially more fusional, and it features recently developed vowel harmony, consonant gradation and phonemic consonant length. All long vowels of Northern Myshyn have become diphthongs, and many previously palatalised consonants have been de-palatalised. The language has also shifted to mora-timing, replacing the earlier stressed time prosody.

The most important characteristic of the Myshyn branch of the Bylkjan-Tvænë language family is the cornucopia of words for flora and fauna found in Norwegian forests, valleys, rivers and mountains which I have coined on many a walk in the wilderness. The bulk of Forest Myshyn vocabulary descends directly from Northern Myshyn and its parent language Myshytvo. A magnitude of words however derive from semi-learned borrowings from the ancient Bylkjan and Bylkjanna languages which have been repurposed as neologisms.

Short summary of Forest Myshyn grammar:
- Basic word order is VSO or SOV, though any order is possible.
- Verbs conjugate for 3 persons both singular and plural, 4 tenses, 4 moods and volition/non-volition.
- Nouns decline for affectedness, as well as singular, dual and plural forms through 13 cases.
- There are no adjectives - stative verbs and 'descriptive' cases are used instead, though they are called adjectives in the dictionary for simplicity sake.
- There are 4 degrees of demonstrative remoteness.
- Rich etymology and a plethora of words for natural phenomena, especially for snow, trees and weather.
Sample of Forest Myshyn[view] У ме̅ценест̋ѥм у мīшін, мѣла̨на̨̀ткіс. Рѣꙗ̨на̨̀ткѣм χо̅ч юχχіл, кīχюп та̨χа̨на̨̀ткіс ꙗӈай. Тоткѣм ӈе̅вем̋ѥл ко̅рта ч мīрітім̋їл мерейч, ч очоткѣм увасам̋ꙗл токкоч. Ка̅ца̨пії̀ткѣм ч ꙗк ківус вой мīшін ч у ітін̋ѥм ґе̨ре̨ткѣм.[view all texts]
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Language family relationships
Language treeBylkjan-Tvænë
 ⤷  Bylkjan
  ⤷ Wynn Tvæn
   ⤷ Mashuj
    ⤷ Myshyy
     ⤷ Myshyn (*Myshytvo)
      ⤷  Northern Myshyn
       ⤷ Eastern Myshyn
        ⤷  South-Eastern Myshyn
         ⤷ River dialect
          ⤷  Forest Myshyn
[view] About Bylkjan-TvænëThe Bylkjan-Tvænë /bʏl.kʲɑn tʋæːnə/ language family is a language family I first began developing in 2018 through 2020 when I would frequently walk to school through our local forest naming things and objects I saw on the way. The langu...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelar
Nasal m m: mʲ   n n: nʲ     ŋ ŋ: ŋʲ
Plosive p1 p: pʰ pʰʲ   t2 t: tʰ tʰʲ     k3 k: kʰ4 kʰʲ
Fricative   v5 v: vʲ s s: sʲ ʃ ʃ:   x6 xʲ7
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ    
Lateral approximant     l l: lʲ      
Approximant         j j:  
Flap     ɾ ɾ:8 ɾʲ      
Blends je ʃt jo
  1. Realised as /b/ in certain clusters.
  2. Realised as /d/ in certain clusters.
  3. Realised as /g/ in certain clusters.
  4. Realised as /q/ when adjacent to back vowels
  5. Realised as /w/ when adjacent to front vowels /œ/ and /ʏ/.
  6. Realised as /h/ when in front of front vowels /ɛ/, /œ/ and /ʏ/.
  7. Always realised as /ç/.
  8. Realised as /r(:)/
VowelsFrontBack
Close y u
Open-mid ɛ œ ɔ
Open   ɑ
Polyphthongs ɐʊ uj oj øj ɛʊ ʊo ɔɐ ɑj ej yj
ɨʏ ʊø ɛɐ
Syllable StructureCV(V)(C)(C). Initial consonant clusters generally do not occur, though /tv/ is an aesthetic exception. Some dialects are less restrictive with the onset. /t͡s/ and /t͡ʃ/ are considered single consonants and not clusters.
Stress informationPrimary stress nearly always falls on the first syllable of a word, though some words are irregular. It may also be moved for emphasis. In polysyllabic words (3+), secondary stress falls on the penultimate syllable if it is closed, or on the ultimate syllable if the penult is open.
OtherForest Myshyn is mora-timed. Each short vowel, short diphthong and syllable-final consonant count as 1 mora. Long vowels, long diphthongs and consonant clusters count as 2 morae. When 1 mora has been added to a word, a long diphthong will shorten or a consonant cluster will simply, but not both. Long vowels only change when two morae have been added, yet if another reduction has already taken place this will not happen. Simplified consonant clusters are marked with a ◌̊ above the remaining consonant, while shortened diphthongs and vowels are marked with ◌̇. E.g:
- лъйсаӈк /'lœj.sɐŋk/ -> лъйсаӈ̊əм /'lœj.sɐ.ŋəm
- муън /'mʊ̯øn/ -> мъ̇йнам /'mœj.nɑm/
- нīва /'nɨ̯ʏ.vɑ/ -> нīвам /'nɨ̯ʏ.vɑm/ -> ні̣вамяк
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Forest Myshyn. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Forest MyshynOrthography [edit]
а/ɑ/в/v/1е/ɛ/й/j/к/kʰ/2л/l/м/m/н/n/ӈ/ŋ/о/ɔ/п/pʰ/
р/ɾ/т/tʰ/ц/t͡s/у/u/ч/t͡ʃ/ш/ʃ/χ/x/3ї/jʏ/і/y/б/p/4д/t/5
щ/ʃt/ю/jʊ/ѣ/œ/ѣ̲/ʊø/ѥ/je/ѩ/jø/ѭ/jo/ґ/k/6/jɐ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Realised as /w/ when adjacent to front vowels /œ/ and /ʏ/.
  2. Realised as /q/ when adjacent to back vowels
  3. Realised as /h/ when in front of front vowels /ɛ/, /œ/ and /ʏ/.
  4. Realised as /b/ in certain clusters.
  5. Realised as /d/ in certain clusters.
  6. Realised as /g/ in certain clusters.
Additional NotesForest Myshyn orthography has numerous optional diacritics that can be used to more easily determine a word's etymology or distinguish homophones. They are placed either above or below vowels and consonants alike. The diacritics are usually reserved for beginner's material or situations in which careful pronunciation is preferred. On CWS, the diacritics are always used. The diacritics are as follows, in order of frequency:

◌̨ - indicates an unrounded vowel has been rounded as a result of roundness harmony
◌̊ - indicates a consonant cluster which has been simplified. Placed upon the 'surviving' consonant
◌̀ - indicates secondary stress in polysyllabic words (3+)
◌̇ - indicates that a short vowel used to be long
◌̋ - blocks a j-coloured vowel from palatalising the preceding consonant.
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Typological information for Forest Myshyn

Demonstrative proximityOther
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
Noun-adjective orderOther / No adjective lexical category
Past tense remoteness2-3 degrees of remoteness
Valence decreasing voicesMiddle and Antipassive

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