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Sisalian
Šišáu
[ʃʏ̄ʃǎʉ̄]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 16 January 2022
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Sisalian Sisalian is a language inspired by the tongues of the Caucasus Mountains, Nuxalk, Basque, and very broadly, Hungarian.
The goal is to maintain a non-complex syllable structure with no more than two syllables per root word, but add complexities through verb inflection, tones, and a relatively large consonant inventory.
Sisalian is fully ergative and even one-word phrases consisting of a single noun can be given complex meaning through derivational affixes.
Vowel harmony and assimilation are featured, but only through the affixes (one word need not change its vowels to make them harmonise).
Sample of Sisalian[view] Ķerdu, miģiš dum ꞗúkʼa ze samtʼarâ.

Honey, you've got a big storm coming.
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Latest vocabulary
tʼarûadjstrong
samancloud
Sound samples in Sisalian
Some sound samples of Sisalian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Kmada řécpa le nazda džeda dov gázdzo le cìdkohʼ šem. Hʼiķišži nirošbo le gamco šem aze šetmagacičʼe...
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con...
Iꞗuzš zez cni kožna bóčhia kožni šʼadi.
The first step in making rabbit stew is catching the rabbit.
Vam tʼaloz šʼëžo. Mihʼmi džedahʼ hiadà dze.
The planet is fine. The people are fucked.
Language family relationships
Language treeSabadurian
 ⤷ Proto-Sabadurian
  ⤷ West Sabaduric
   ⤷  Sisalian
[view] About SabadurianNamed after the Sabaduri forest south of the Caucasus Mountains, Sabadurian languages all feature some degree of ergativity, polypersonalism, complex verbal morphology and a large consonant inventory containing many ejectives. The branches split off ...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n      
Plosive p pʼ pʲ b bʲ   t tʼ tʲ d dʲ   k kʼ kʲ g gʲ  
Fricative   v s sʼ z ʃ ʃʼ ʒ x xʼ ɣ h h̪͆
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʼ d͡z t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ d͡ʒ    
Lateral approximant     l      
Trill     r r̝      
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close     ʉ̂ ʉ᷈ ʉ᷉ ʉ̄ ʉ̌  
Near-close   ʏ̂ ʏ᷈ ʏ᷉ ʏ̄ ʏ̌    
Open-mid ɛ̂ ɛ᷈ ɛ᷉ ɛ̄ ɛ̌     ɔ̂ ɔ᷈ ɔ᷉ ɔ̄ ɔ̌
Open â a᷈ a᷉ ā ǎ      
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Sisalian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SisalianOrthography [edit]
Àà/â/Aa/ā/Áá/ǎ/Ââ/a᷈/Ää/a᷉/Bb/b/Čč/t͡ʃ/Cc/t͡s/Cʼ cʼ/t͡sʼ/Čʼ čʼ/t͡ʃʼ/Dd/d/
Ḑḑ/dʲ/DŽ dž/d͡ʒ/DZ dz/d͡z/Èè/ɛ̂/Éé/ɛ̌/Êê/ɛ᷈/Ee/ɛ̄/Ëë/ɛ᷉/Ģģ/gʲ/Gg/g/Ğğ/ɣ/
Hh/h/HR hr/h̪͆/Hʼ hʼ/xʼ/Ii/ʏ̄/Ïï/ʏ᷉/Îî/ʏ᷈/Íí/ʏ̌/Ìì/ʏ̂/Ķķ/kʲ/Kk/k/Kʼ kʼ/kʼ/
Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Òò/ɔ̂/Óó/ɔ̌/Öö/ɔ᷉/Oo/ɔ̄/Ôô/ɔ᷈/Pp/p/Pʼ pʼ/pʼ/Rr/r/
Řř/r̝/Šš/ʃ/Ss/s/Šʼ šʼ/ʃʼ/Sʼ sʼ/sʼ/Tt/t/Țț/tʲ/Tʼ tʼ/tʼ/Uu/ʉ̄/Üü/ʉ᷉/Úú/ʉ̌/
Ùù/ʉ̂/Ûû/ʉ᷈/Vv/v/Zz/z/Žž/ʒ/Ῥῥ/pʲ/Ꞗꞗ/bʲ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Sisalian

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Primary word orderVSO

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