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Šalen
šalen
[ʃalɛn]
Registered by Spahija on 20 December 2020
Language type Not specified
Species Human/humanoid
About Šalen A conlang which is simultaneously both extremely regular and really malleable, by someone who hardly knows anything about linguistics. Words can be of a few morphemes or they can span entire sentences, both are possible in this clusterfuck of a language. Enjoy.
Sample of Šalen[view] riset elšorlien kes džadüet elamea etikajse.

Everybody knows the moon’s made of cheese.
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Latest vocabulary
alcusikieladvmediocrely
alcusiadjmediocre
žeknking affix
Language family relationships
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d     k g  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ     h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant         j    
Flap     ɾ        
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid ø   o
Open-mid ɛ    
Open a    
Stress informationStress does not follow words but morphemes, since sentence-spanning words are possible. If the morpheme contains one or more long vowels, each syllable which has one is stressed. When it comes to morphemes who do not contain those: monosyllabic morphemes do not have stress at all; those composed of two syllables have the stress on the first syllable; and finally, in every other case (3 or more syllables), the stress falls on the second-to-last syllable, except if its vowel is an "ɛ", in which case the stress falls on the first syllable before it whose vowel isn't an "ɛ".

Examples:
fas [fas — as]: the morpheme is not stressed since it only contains one syllable with a short vowel.
maar [maaɾ — bark]: the morpheme is stressed since it contains a long vowel.
gohib [gohib — actually]: "go" is stressed.
ežüse [ɛʒɨsɛ — I am ruined]: "žü" is stressed, since it is the 2nd syllable.
pilesel [pilɛsɛl — bird]: "pi" is stressed, since the second syllable contains an "ɛ", and this is the first syllable before it that does not.
fiirtanræp [fiiɾtanɾøp — communism]: "fii" is stressed, since it contains a long vowel.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Šalen. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ŠalenOrthography
a
Aa
/a/
æ
Ææ
/ø/
b
Bb
/b/
c
Cc
/t͡s/
č
Čč
/t͡ʃ/
d
Dd
/d/
e
Ee
/ɛ/
f
Ff
/f/
g
Gg
/g/
h
Hh
/h/
i
Ii
/i/
j
Jj
/j/
k
Kk
/k/
l
Ll
/l/
m
Mm
/m/
n
Nn
/n/
o
Oo
/o/
p
Pp
/p/
r
Rr
/ɾ/
s
Ss
/s/
š
Šš
/ʃ/
t
Tt
/t/
u
Uu
/u/
ü
Üü
/ɨ/
v
Vv
/v/
z
Zz
/z/
ž
Žž
/ʒ/
DŽ dž
/d͡ʒ/
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    Typological information for Šalen

    Base counting systemDecimal (10)
    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Polar question markingInterrogative modal
    Pronoun dropping?Yes

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