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Skairu
Skairu
[skaiɾu]*
Registered by Vulcanman on 2 April 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Skairu An off-shoot of Old Shikathi. "Skairu" from the Old-Shikathi word "Zh'kaarum" = "Because of Zh'Kaar". One of the oldest branches of Old Shikathi during the first wave of space exploration and colonization. The people, which would eventually become the Skairu nation were originally explorers in search of Zh'Kaar, the founder of the Shikathi People and homeworld. Both the Shikathi and the Skairu revere Zh'Kaar as their savior. But while the Modern Shikathi view Zh'Kaar as a scientific curiosity, the Skairu believe him to be a god that should be worshiped. The Skairu never abandoned the religion that the Ancient Shikathi people once believed.

The Skairu people eventually abandoned their quest and settled on new worlds. In time, the colonies became autonomous and migrated beyond the reaches of Shikathi Prime's influence. Modern Shikathi, Modern Skairu, and Modern Soranthi may all share similar roots. But while Soranthi and Shikathi are much closer to each other. Skairu has been isolated from Shikathi for much longer and has taken a very different evolutionary path. To the extent that they are non longer mutually intelligible.

Features: loss of animacy distinctions from Old Shikathi / retains full case system though with the loss of animacy, all case markers are located at the end of a word / introduction of copula / introduction of conjugated verb forms (evolved from subject pronouns) reducing the need for proper subject pronouns.

Sample of Skairu[view] Aleiganei paiziga intamauga.

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Language family relationships
Language treeZh'Kaarian-Nyrii
 ⤷ Proto-Shikathi
  ⤷  Old Shikathi
   ⤷ Old Skairu
    ⤷ Middle Skairu
     ⤷  Skairu
[view] About Zh'Kaarian-NyriiZh'Kaarian:
Language of Zh’Kaar’s race. It’s true name was never known. No texts of this language have been found. Only a vague reference of the language in songs and fables.

Nyrii:
Ancient race whose homeworld was destroyed by some cataclysm. A...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m n      
Plosive p b t d   k g ʔ
Fricative   s z      
Lateral approximant   l      
Approximant     j    
Flap   ɾ      
Blends ju
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid   o
Open-mid ɛ ʌ ɔ
Polyphthongs ai oi ei au aju oju oja aja aje oje
ajo ejo ojo ijo ujo
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Skairu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SkairuOrthography
'/ʔ/AI ai/ai/AU au/au/AYA aya/aja/AYE aye/aje/AYO ayo/ajo/AYU ayu/aju/Bb/b/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/EI ei/ei/
EYO eyo/ejo/Gg/g/Ii/i/IYO iyo/ijo/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/, /o/OI oi/oi/OYA oya/oja/
OYE oye/oje/OYO oyo/ojo/OYU oyu/oju/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/UYO uyo/ujo/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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