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Shadowese
Đüvarщənjyc
[ðʊ̈varɕənjyt͡s]
Registered by Shareenear on 7 January 2018
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersShadowese is spoken in Ynsitia, Zunia, Amthi, Čeaoeiaea, Cyclopia, Trollia, Kejukajnia, Ŕepčilźemě.
Species Human/humanoid
About Shadowese Every race in my conworld speaks its own language, but Shadowese, also known as the language of the shadows, is a special one. There's too long story about the shadows and their origins. I'm going to tell just a one thing: long ago they was a race, but all of them disappeared and now their souls are migrating into bodies of members of other races. However, they haven't forgotten their language, and some of them even remember their past lives!

Shadowese has the weirdest alphabet and very hard grammar and phonetics. Also, the grammar and vocabulary are close to Amphibian. But, unlike the beautiful Amphibian, according to opinion of most inhabitants of that world, it sounds and even looks creepy and people from Earth can describe it as a spell of a Polish exorcist. Why Polish? Becuase there's as much "hissing" as in Polish.

And still, the shadows was the creators of magic and alchemistry so it's important to know Shadowese if you're a sorcerer or an alchemist. Also, not only shadows but angels, demons and also some gargoyles and rakshasas speak this language, so the number of speakers are like two times larger than the shadows.
Sample of Shadowese[view] Makáŋu aw ðø щeщ

I will eat your soul.
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Latest vocabulary
ðivunmiracle
wyddaçivgive away
þawadvboth
Sound samples in Shadowese
Some sound samples of Shadowese. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Þű kurvиj шønn!
You son of a Bitch!
Fяжж þeruш шávaг ðaŋ menđaðy þжлi щykə menipü ðary щaráduħ ðaŋ prиbrati щéж amráшene.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Kénä þidak!
Do not cry!
Þak жal üçidлø þidak apa ytu my.
Too bad that didn't kill me.
Þidak жđaçŋ eщər þidak vonþ?
Can't or won't?
Гorvøð þidak шçað periшkoðä þá. Жa̋htéш đika þű w perétə, þidak иŋtжwarfecvə ðaŋ xiлdjawst. Жđoгədat...
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out ...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngeal
Nasal m     n     ȵ     ŋ    
Plosive p pʰ b bʰ     t tʰ d dʰ           k kʰ g gʰ    
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ   ɕ     x ɣ χ ħ
Affricate       t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʈʂ            
Lateral approximant       l     ȴ          
Approximant               j w      
Trill       r                
Blends ji
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y y:   ɯ u u:
Near-close   ʊ̈ ʊ̈:  
Close-mid e e: ø ø:   o o:
Mid   ə ə:  
Open a a: ä ä:  
Polyphthongs ie iu io ia
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Shadowese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ShadoweseOrthography
Aa/a/Ää/ä/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/Çç/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Đđ/d͡ʒ/Ðð/ð/Ee/e/Ёё/io/Əə/ə/
Ⲉⲉ/ie/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/x/Ħħ/χ/Ii/i/Ïï/ji/Jj/j/Kk/k/Лл/l/Ll/ȴ/
Mm/m/Nn/n/Ńń/ȵ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/Øø/ø/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/Þþ/θ/
Uu/u/Üü/ʊ̈/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/ħ/Yy/y/Zz/z/Гг/ɣ/Жж/ʒ/Чч/ʈʂ/Шш/ʃ/
Щщ/ɕ/Ии/ɯ/Юю/iu/Яя/ia/A̋ a̋/ä:/Áá/a:/Éé/e:/Íí/i:/Óó/o:/Úú/u:/Ýý/y:/
BX bx/bʰ/Ǿǿ/ø:/DX dx/dʰ/Ə́ ə́/ə:/GX gx/gʰ/KX kx/kʰ/PX px/pʰ/TX tx/tʰ/Űű/ʊ̈:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Shadowese

    Fixed stress locationNone
    GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Morphological typologySynthetic
    Number of nominal casesSeven cases

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