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Solgan [SLG]
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Sùlgenbet / 忐語
Registered by TheCrazyYankee on 21 February 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Solgan A little experiment playing with Han characters and a modified hangeul. This is an agglutinative language. It's supposed to be spoken by an ethnic group around the North Korean-Chinese border. The language is related to neither.

It is an ergative-absolutive language that favors suffixes, usually written in the aforementioned modified hangeul (called drolcheyda/音文, meaning "sound-script"). Drolcheyda corresponded to Hangeul a lot more for Old Solgan than it does now, due to sound changes. Any Solgan word can be written in drolcheyda. As a whole, the writing system is usually written up-to-down, right-to-left. This is even the case in print and most electronic media.

I've been wanting to do an E-B language, but never really knew how. I think I have it now, but I may still get something wrong with this system. With that little disclaimer out of the way, the word order is Agent-Patient-Verb in transitive sentences, and Argument-Verb in intransitive sentences. The verb ending changes in relation to the argument/patient, tense, and mood.

Below is a sample of Solgan writing, using the translation for the Lord's Prayer.

I'm considering giving the adjectival/genitive marker "은" its own ideograph, given how common it is. Other than that, I'm quite happy with how the writing system has turned out thus far.
Sample of Solgan[view] 這杰尒。

Burn this.
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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m   n     ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d     k g  
Fricative   v s z ʃ   x h
Affricate       t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ̝    
Lateral fricative     ɬ ɮ        
Approximant         j    
Trill     r        
Blends ro̞ ru re̞ ri
Close i     u
Near-close   [ɪ]1 [ʊ]2  
Open-mid       ʌ
Near-open [æ]3      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs æʊ̯ e̞ʊ̯ ɪʊ̯ o̞ʊ̯ ʌʊ̯
  1. Realization of /i/ in closed syllables, allophone of /i/
  2. Realization of /u/ in closed syllables, allophone of /u/
  3. Realization of /ɑ/ in closed syllables, allophone of /ɑ/
Below is the orthography for Solgan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/Cc/x/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/e̞/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/
Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/N̈ n̈/ŋ/Oo/o̞/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/ɬ/Uu/u/Ùù/ʌ/Vv/v/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Solgan

    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Primary word orderSOV
    Primary writing systemHybrid of multiple scripts

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