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Sermardan [SERAR]
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Typology Progressing 89 words Sermardan
Aradal
[aɾaⁿdal]
Registered by Rosmariini on 9 February 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSermardan is spoken in Yamenawa.
Species Human/humanoid
About Sermardan Aradal is a Sermarda-Farean language spoken by around four million speakers on the highlands of the Sermardan Mountains. Its closest documented relative is Farean, but due to the great distance, they are mutually unintellegible.
Sample of Sermardan[view] Ren ńumürüm, edenäh munüncü. Ímü fawarań sakä fawakäsencä. Edenäh unpek'äncä saddemäy sakä ńumüwüm lenäkay sak'ä. Edenäh nenäń läytä saläkäsencä. Lenäkay sak'ä ama tamwoh, ama lasäraneh, ama fusüh pek'äncä. Run teläpe unȟeläncä, yátancä.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
wehänbone
isúnblood
yarävbite
Language family relationships
Language treeSermarda-Farean
 ⤷ Proto-Sermarda-Farean
  ⤷  Sermardan
[view] About Sermarda-FareanThis is the language family that includes the main languages of the Fareossan valley, and the Northern Sermarda Mountains.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n ɲ      
Plosive p b   t d [ⁿd]1     k kʼ  
Fricative   f s ç     h
Affricate     t͡s        
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant       j w    
Flap     ɾ        
  1. allophone of /d/
VowelsFrontNear-
back
Back
Close i i:   u u:
Near-close   ʊ  
Close-mid e:   o:
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ
Near-open æ    
Open a   ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Sermardan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SermardanOrthography
Aa/a/Áá/ɑ:/Ää/æ/Çç/ç/Éé/e:/Íí/i:/Óó/o:/Úú/u:/Üü/ʊ/Bb/b/
Cc/t͡s/Dd/d/, [ⁿd]Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/Hh/h/Ii/i/Kk/k/K' k'/kʼ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/Ńń/ɲ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Sermardan

    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Primary word orderSOV
    Vowel harmonyHigh-low

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