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Spevten [SPE]
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Typology Functional 1,130 words
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Spevten Spewsenspewl is a small community founded in 2015 by a group of idealists who hoped to build a utopian society as an alternative to hypercapitalism. A lot has changed in the hundred years that have passed since then. Thanks to the ecological upheavals of the 21st century, what was once a little village on a hill is now an island located somewhere in the North Sea. Once in a while, survivors from the great disaster make their way across the treacherous waters by boat, and ask to become one of the Spevt. Becoming Spevten involves a number of obstacles, including learning the Spevten language.

The Spevten language was created as this community was first being founded. The notion was that the English language had embedded into the Euro-American cultural consciousness values such as egocentrism and heteronormativity that could only be truly escaped by rebuilding a society from scratch, with a new language. The Spevten language aimed to avoid many of the social problems inherent in English, but that doesn't mean that all social problems were eradicated: indeed a great deal of the Spevten vocabulary is given over to discussing conflict, toxicity and other troubles that are commonly faced in an idealistic community.

The focus of life in Spewsenspewl has always been the ongoing process of making our surroundings inhabitable. We Spevt do not simply happen to live in one place or another, but work together to make a life out of a place. The early Spevt philosophers argued that in every society people are always making the world that they lived in, and making that world consciously is integral to finding utopia. “Spey” is one of the founding principles of Spevt culture: that a home is made through daily effort.
Sample of Spevten[view] It non fri en rev il "evrev". It fri en rev il novspev e kwovn chovsen.

I don't want to look "pretty". I want to look otherworldly and vaguely threatening.
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Sound samples in Spevten
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It lo e filenfril, e it tren a kov-kovfrol lovkreys.
I came out to have a good time and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now.
Che Spevtenchevl
I speak English
Hwel! An it che en hwev? An iyt dwey Omelas en spevt? Glen, evt non grivt, thovn hwevt. Thovn, iv...
Joyous! How is one to tell about joy? How to describe the citizens of Omelas? They were not simpl...
Nasal m     n        
Plosive p b     t d     k g  
Fricative   f θ s       h
Affricate         t͡ʃ      
Lateral approximant       l        
Lateral flap       ɺ        
Approximant   ʋ       w    
Blends hw θʋ pl hl dw θɺ sw
θw bl sn sm bw sl fl
fw sk kw sp st
Close i y   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   [ə]1  
Open     ɑ
Polyphthongs əɳ
  1. allophone of /e/
Below is the orthography for Spevten. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SpevtenOrthography [edit]
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/BL bl/bl/BR br/bɺ/BW bw/bw/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/DW dw/dw/Ee/e/EN en/əɳ/
Ff/f/FL fl/fl/FR fr/fɺ/FW fw/fw/Gg/g/GR gr/gɺ/Hh/h/HL hl/hl/HW hw/hw/Ii/i/
Kk/k/KR kr/kɺ/KW kw/kw/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p/PL pl/pl/PR pr/pɺ/
Rr/ɺ/Ss/s/SK sk/sk/SL sl/sl/SM sm/sm/SN sn/sn/SP sp/sp/ST st/st/STH sth/sθ/SV sv/sʋ/
SW sw/sw/Tt/t/TH th/θ/THR thr/θɺ/THV thv/θʋ/THW thw/θw/Uu/u/Vv/ʋ/Ww/w/Yy/y/
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    Typological information for Spevten

    Primary word orderSVO
    Number of nominal casesFive cases
    Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
    Primary writing systemBasic Latin
    Morphological typologySynthetic

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