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Siphir
Siphir
[siɸir]
Registered by KingOfTheSyrths on 28 August 2019
Language type Not specified
Place & SpeakersSiphir is spoken by a population of around 23,000,000 in Siphiria.
Species Human/humanoid
About Siphir Siphir is spoken widely across the Siphiric and Syrthian Empires. The Siphirs started off as nomadic tribesman, before creating the Kingdom of Siphirikit, annexing the important Syrthian city of Nuvurrose, renaming it Siphirikit. Siphir has a simple and symmetrical phonemic inventory. Siphir has an inferred gender system based on vowels. /a/ and /o/ are masculine, /u/ and /e/ are feminine, and /i/ is neuter. Siphir features obstruent voicing and gendered vowel harmony. For affixes, the root vowel is used. The hierarchy for which vowels to use is: /a/ and /u/, /o/ and /e/, and then finally /i/. Siphir is moderately fusional and has imperfect and evidential distinctions. Siphir also features 5 cases and the locative copula. Siphir is a phonoaesthetically pleasing language and is very affluent, both as an academic, but also as a vernacular tongue.
Sample of Siphir[view] Apht nyiri Siphir

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Language family relationships
[view] Sapharakh (Sapharakhian)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Siphirikit (Siphirikitian)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Sphriti (Sphritian)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Tokholpo (Tokholpan)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n       ŋ  
Plosive p b t d       k g  
Fricative ɸ β s z ʃ ʒ     x ɣ h
Affricate t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ     k͡x g͡ɣ  
Lateral approximant   l          
Approximant       j w    
Trill   r          
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Siphir. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SiphirOrthography
Aa/a/Bb/b/BBH bbh/bβ/BH bh/β/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/DZ dz/d͡z/Ee/e/Gg/g/
GGH ggh/g͡ɣ/GH gh/ɣ/Hh/h/Ii/i/, /i/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/KH kh/x/KKH kkh/k͡x/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/PH ph/ɸ/PPH pph/pɸ/Rr/r/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/z/ZH zh/ʒ/
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