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Srekhil
Srekhil
[sɾeˈkʰɪl]*
Registered by alexis on 30 December 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Srekhil Srekhil (sre khil "ancestor-speech") is the language of the Sretso people, a horse-riding nomadic society with a complex ancestor-based religion and strict societal division.

Cool shit:
  • Isolating/analytic
  • V2-SOV word order with strict head-finality, and Austronesian-style verbal triggers to mark the case role of the topic
  • Lack of marked tense, but an abundance of modal and aspectual auxiliaries, including a dedicated prefix marking the perfect
  • Large pronoun system that marks 1First person (person)
    speaker, signer, etc; I
    /2Second person (person)
    addressee (you)
    /3Third person (person)
    neither speaker nor addressee
    /4Fourth person (person)
    obviative, not present
    th person, MMasculine gender (gender)
    masculine or male
    /FFeminine gender (gender)
    feminine or female
    gender (even in first person), and FAMFamiliar (respect/formality)
    with friends, family, peers
    /POLPolite (respect/formality)
    formal, polite
    /FORFormal (respect/formality)
    for formal situations
    honorific levels
  • Detailed syntax and transformations—with clitics(!)
  • Pluractionality for iterative/multi-object phrases
  • Base-18 number system
Sample of Srekhil[view] Ħa yo peš sa ňe yaššai ľiʔ yiʔ čwe mwiš peš koʔtsal.

It is better to have a broken bone than a broken reputation.
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Latest vocabulary
čušaadjbad
čušaadjunfortunate
pruňensilence
Language family relationships
Language treeNgeto-Lhanic
 ⤷  Proto-Ngeto-Lhanic
  ⤷ Lhanic
   ⤷  Srekhil
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ        
Plosive p pʰ   t tʰ       k kʰ   ʔ
Fricative   θ s ʃ       ħ h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ          
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ        
Approximant         j w      
Flap     ɾ            
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Near-
back
Back
Close i     u
Near-close   [ɪ]1 [ʊ]2  
Close-mid e     o
Open-mid [ɛ]3     [ɔ]4
Open a      
Polyphthongs aɪ̯ aɔ̯
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /u/
  3. allophone of /e/
  4. allophone of /o/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Srekhil. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SrekhilOrthography
a/a/ai/aɪ̯/ao/aɔ̯/e/e/, [ɛ]ʔ/ʔ/h/h/i/i/, [ɪ]k/k/kh/kʰ/l/l/
m/m/n/n/o/o/, [ɔ]p/p/ph/pʰ/r/ɾ/s/s/t/t/th/tʰ/ts/t͡s/
u/u/, [ʊ]w/w/y/j/ň/ɲ/š/ʃ/ŧ/θ/č/t͡ʃ/ħ/ħ/ľ/ʎ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Srekhil

    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
    PluractionalityYes
    Primary word orderTopic-Comment
    Marked tense (verb)No marked tense

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