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Suran
Surä
[su'ɹ̠:a]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 13 June 2023
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSuran is spoken by a population of around 26,000,000 in Sura.
Species Human/humanoid
About Suran
Järabinoz!


In the fertile plains beyond the mighty Eastshield mountains; across the woods and hills, canyons and valleys, and the mighty fortresses and citadels that adorn each pass- lies stalwart Sura, an indelible remnant of what the Great Isle once was before the calamity that ravaged it came and left its brutish mark.

The language of the Sura people is a complex one, carrying much prestige along the Isle's east and northern coasts, where most of its speakers live. It is a language of commerce, of academia, of the courts, and of law. Related to the languages of Avurna and of Vrajka, it shares little in common with the Ocraudavian languages of the south- bar the many words it has exported to them.


Features
    * Ergative-Absolutive alignment
    * Possession constructed with Instrumental-Comitative + pronoun
    * 1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons
    * Animate/Inanimate/Ethereal genders
    * Polypersonal verb agreement
    * VOS / SVO word order
    * Heavily affixing, no articles
    * Adjectives agree with person, gender, and number
    * 5 nominal cases, no pronominal cases, many more unmarked through particles and affixes
Sample of Suran[view] Di karösisot, suzdüxod.

If you feed them, they will come.
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Latest vocabulary
turüvadjso-so
ste-affany
diskïrditnlibrary
Language family relationships
Language treeSuro-Avurnan
 ⤷ Proto-Suro-Avurnan
  ⤷ East Suro-Avurnan
   ⤷ Old Shielder
    ⤷  Suran
[view] About Suro-AvurnanComplex and separated languages concentrated on the Inner Eastshields, the Northwall coast, and the Avurnan peninsula; Suro-Avurnan is one of the main language families of the Great Isle, alongside Ocraudavian and Plains Plaxant. They sport long and ...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalVelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m n       ŋ      
Plosive b t d       k ɢ [ʔ]1  
Fricative ɸ β [s]2 z ʃ   [ç]3 x      
Affricate           k͡x      
Lateral approximant   l             [ɫ]4
Approximant       ɻ          
Click   ⁿǃ              
Blends ʔǃ
  1. allophone of /ⁿǃ/
  2. allophone of /z/
  3. allophone of /k/
  4. allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   [u]1
Close-mid   ɵ  
Mid [e̞]2    
Open [a]3    
  1. Stressed u, allophone of /u/
  2. Stressed e, allophone of /e̞/
  3. Stressed a, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Suran. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SuranOrthography [edit]
Aa
Azarun
/a/
Bb
Bariz
/b/
Vv
Vapiz
/β/
Jj
Jajkaz
/ⁿǃ/
Dd
Dijkiz
/d/
Ee
Everun
/e̞/
Ff
Fivaz
/ɸ/
Ṅṅ
Ṅalopiz
/ŋ/
Zz
Zarzun
/z/
Gg
Gurun
/ɢ/
Ii
Irilun
/i/
Kk
Kolummin
/k/
Ll
Lojiz
/l/
Mm
Memmin
/m/
Nn
Nennaz
/n/
Xx
Xajokiz
/x/
Oo
Olosun
/ɵ/
Rr
Riraz
/ɻ/
Tt
Tavun
/t/
Uu
Uṅun
/u/
Ss
Sazkaz
/ʃ/
JK jk
Ajkalokiz
/ʔǃ/
Ää
[a]1
Ëë
[e̞]2
Ïï
[i]3
Öö
[ɵ]4
Üü
[u]5
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Stressed a
  2. Stressed e
  3. Stressed i
  4. Stressed o
  5. Stressed u
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Suran verb system 24-Sep-23 12:47
Typological information for Suran

Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
Marked person (verb)1st/2nd/3rd/4th persons

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