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Silvish [SEL]
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Registered by Dormouse559 on 7 February 2014
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Silvish NOTE: I'm updating the language materials. All articles and older translated texts are out of date.
All dictionary entries are now updated.
Most nouns and adjectives have updated grammar tables.
First-, second- and third-conjugation verbs have updated grammar tables.

Silvish is a hypothetical (and unlikely) Romance language spoken along the Franco-Italian border. It is written with a morphophonemic orthography that can be confusing sometimes, but which is useful for declension and conjugation. For a fairly current and extensive description of the language: CBB.

U sivauch ét una lema romanic' ipotetica (ed improbabla) chi ci parla au lintér franco-italián. És ci ocrív av'un ortográfe morfofonemíche chi puór étr' enchalinánta cauca ghiz, mes chi ét utila pris diclinazuni e congzugazuni. Par vér' un dicrissiuni més a gzorni ed aprofundíd da lema : CBB

Le silvais est une langue romane hypothétique (et improbable) qui se parle à la frontière franco-italienne. Il s'écrit avec une orthographe morphophonémique qui est un peu embrouillante de temps en temps, mais qui est utile pour la déclinaison et la conjugaison. Pour consulter une description actualisée et approfondie de la langue : CBB
Sample of Silvish[view] Nen i á pas cinc flóchis de nïe súre mév táut.

There are not five snowflakes on my head.
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Latest vocabulary
Sound samples in Silvish
Some sound samples of Silvish. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Unichiëts-vòs, us introvertúds ! Separada-mint. Ents vútris própiis chámbris.
Introverts unite! Separately. In your own bedrooms.
Language family relationships
Language treeItalic
 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷ Latin
    ⤷ Vulgar Latin
     ⤷ Western Romance
      ⤷  Silvish
Nasal m     n   ɲ ŋ
Plosive p b         k g
Fricative   f v   ɕ    
Affricate         t͡ɕ d͡ʑ    
Lateral approximant       l   ʎ  
Trill       r      
Flap       ɾ      
Close i i:       u u:
Near-close   [ɪ]   [ʊ]  
Close-mid e e: e̯       o o: o̯
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:       ɔ ɔ:
Open a a:        
Below is the orthography for Silvish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/a/, /a:/Bb/b/Cc/k/Dd/d̪/Ee/ɛ/, /ə/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh//Ii/e/, /e̯/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/ɾ/Ss/z̪/, /s̪/Tt/t̪/Uu/o/, /o̯/Vv/v/Zz/z̪/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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