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Szezk
Шйэзка
[ˈɕezkɜ]
Registered by bͤ n on 18 August 2016
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersSzezk is spoken by a population of 1 in in the United Kingdom—or, at least, it will be, if Ben actually gets round to finishing and then learning it.
Species Human/humanoid
About Szezk
I reälly should’ve fixed this page by now but school and other projects are eating away into my most busy of schedules.
Sample of Szezk[view] (Йа(ж)) Шйэзкайаца. / (Йа(ж)) Шйэзкал йаца (нэл).

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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottalOther
Nasal m     n            
Plosive b     [t̺]1 [t̻̚]2 d     [ɟ]3 4 g5    
Fricative   f v [vˠ]6   7 8 ʂ9 ʐ10 [ɕ]11 [ʑ]12   [ɣ]13 ɦ14  
Affricate     t̪θ̺̠͡ʰ15 t͡s̻16 ʈʂ [t͡ɕ]17 [ɟʝ̟]18      
Lateral approximant       19     [ʎ]20     [ɫ]21
Approximant       ɹ22 [ɹ̝ʲ]23     j24 [ɰ]25    
Blends [çcç]26
  1. when adjacent other apical consonants as part of a cluster, allophone of /t̪θ̺̠͡ʰ/
  2. occasionally occuring as coda, allophone of /t̪θ̺̠͡ʰ/
  3. when palatalized, allophone of /ɟ/
  4. « Hard, heavy, difficult, impact »
  5. « Soft, light, easy »
  6. when succeeded by 〈о〉 and alone in the onset, allophone of /g/
  7. « Sharp, precise, painful »
  8. « Blunt, versatile, soothing »
  9. « Quiet, low, discrete, polite »
  10. « Noise, high, obvious, rude »
  11. when palatalized, allophone of /ʂ/
  12. when palatalized, allophone of /ʐ/
  13. when succeeded by 〈о〉 and præceded by another consonant in the onset, allophone of /g/
  14. « Life, energy »
  15. equivalent to /t/ (ignore the dental diacritic, which i cannot remove on CWS)
  16. « Restraint, caution, safety, wellbeing, health »
  17. when palatalized, allophone of /ʈʂ/
  18. when palatalized, allophone of /*/
  19. « Movement, change, state »
  20. when palatalized, allophone of /l̺/
  21. finally, allophone of /l̺/
  22. « Physical, tangible, practical »
  23. when palatalized, allophone of /ɹ/
  24. « Non-physical, abstract, feeling, mental, knowledge »
  25. as coda, allophone of /ɦ/
  26. reälization of /ʈʂd̻̥:ˤʲ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close [ʲi]1   [ɨ̞]2  
Near-close   ɪ3 [ɪ̟:]4    
Close-mid       [o̞:]5
Mid 6   [ə]7  
Open-mid [ɛ:]8 [œ:]9   [ɜ]10 [ɞ]11 ʌ12 ɔ̞13
Near-open æ̠14   [ɐ̹]15  
Open       [ɑ:]16
  1. reälization of /jɪ/ (with /j/ becoming totally unpronounced if not præceded by a consonant), allophone of /ɪ/
  2. when unstressed, allophone of /ɪ/
  3. « Negative₁, accidental₂ »
  4. when stressed in open syllables, allophone of /ɪ/
  5. when stressed in open syllables, allophone of /ɔ̞/
  6. « Positive₁, emphatic₂ »
  7. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /e̞/
  8. when stressed in open syllables, allophone of /e̞/
  9. when stressed in open syllables, allophone of /ʌ/
  10. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /æ̠/
  11. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /ɔ̞/
  12. « Emphatic₁, positive₂ »
  13. « Accidental₁, negative₂ »
  14. « General »
  15. in unstressed syllables, allophone of /ʌ/
  16. when stressed in open syllables, allophone of /æ̠/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Szezk. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 SzezkOrthography
Аа
Аа
/æ̠/1, [ɜ]2, [ɑ:]3
Ээ
Ээ
/e̞/4, [ə]5, [ɛ:]6
Ии
Ии
/ɪ/7, [ɨ̞]8, [ɪ̟:]9, [ʲi]10
Оо
Оо
/ɔ̞/11, [o̞:]12, [ɞ]13
Уу
Уу
/ʌ/14, [ɐ̹]15, [œ:]16
Йй
Йй
/j/17
Вв
Вв
/v/
Фф
Фф
/f/
Бб
Бб
/b/
Пп
Пп
/pʰ/
Мм
Мм
/m/
Нн
Нн
/n/
Рр
Рр
/ɹ/18, [ɹ̝ʲ]19
Лл
Лл
/l̺/20, [ʎ]21, [ɫ]22
Дд
Дд
/d/
Тт
Тт
/t̪θ̺̠͡ʰ/23, [t̻̚]24, [t̺]25
Цц
Цц
/t͡s̻/26
Чч
Чч
/ʈʂ/, [t͡ɕ]27
Жж
Жж
/ʐ/28, [ʑ]29
Шш
Шш
/ʂ/30, [ɕ]31
Зз
Зз
/z̺/32
Сс
Сс
/s̺/33
Гг
Гг
/g/34, [vˠ]35, [ɣ]36, [ɟ]37
Кк
Кк
/kʰ/38
Хх
Хх
/ɦ/39, [ɰ]40
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. « General »
  2. in unstressed syllables
  3. when stressed in open syllables
  4. « Positive₁, emphatic₂ »
  5. in unstressed syllables
  6. when stressed in open syllables
  7. « Negative₁, accidental₂ »
  8. when unstressed
  9. when stressed in open syllables
  10. reälization of /jɪ/ (with /j/ becoming totally unpronounced if not præceded by a consonant)
  11. « Accidental₁, negative₂ »
  12. when stressed in open syllables
  13. in unstressed syllables
  14. « Emphatic₁, positive₂ »
  15. in unstressed syllables
  16. when stressed in open syllables
  17. « Non-physical, abstract, feeling, mental, knowledge »
  18. « Physical, tangible, practical »
  19. when palatalized
  20. « Movement, change, state »
  21. when palatalized
  22. finally
  23. equivalent to /t/ (ignore the dental diacritic, which i cannot remove on CWS)
  24. occasionally occuring as coda
  25. when adjacent other apical consonants as part of a cluster
  26. « Restraint, caution, safety, wellbeing, health »
  27. when palatalized
  28. « Noise, high, obvious, rude »
  29. when palatalized
  30. « Quiet, low, discrete, polite »
  31. when palatalized
  32. « Blunt, versatile, soothing »
  33. « Sharp, precise, painful »
  34. « Soft, light, easy »
  35. when succeeded by 〈о〉 and alone in the onset
  36. when succeeded by 〈о〉 and præceded by another consonant in the onset
  37. when palatalized
  38. « Hard, heavy, difficult, impact »
  39. « Life, energy »
  40. as coda
Typological information for Szezk

Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Number of nominal casesSix cases
Primary word orderTopic-Comment
Pronoun dropping?Yes
Valence decreasing voicesPassive, Antipassive, and Middle

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