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Standard Keranian [TDK]
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Standard Keranian
Tkheyane Kėraney
[tχeˈja.ɲi k͡xəˈra.nej]
Registered by Siblaime on 23 August 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersStandard Keranian is spoken in Kasewaya and northern Nesyania.
Species Human/humanoid
About Standard Keranian
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Technical information

• Desani 2.0™ with modern vocab, entirely derived from  Old Desani with some Nesyanian loanwords
• in terms of general aesthetics, loosely inspired by Pashto and Albanian
• beautiful thingies like word-initial /ɕt͡ɕ/ and /vdr/ tolerated only because I'm a Slav
• close vowels occur only as allophones
Sample of Standard Keranian[view] Tarbemėt rozayzhe kom cmelenė. / Tarbemėt la dėtorelat shedolenė. / Tarbemėt na cemayákh dletė sanėt pá yozhlenė. / Ta cemda, namáre tarbemėt more ta yáday kháylenė.

The owls observed the dark sky. / The owls sang upon the stars. / The owls turned their heads to the breeze. / And meanwhile, the little owls slept nice and tight.
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Latest vocabulary
wakhdáneadvlike this
vayqár yaphrwhat's up
ekhaleadjcommon
Language family relationships
Language treeDesanian
 ⤷ Proto-Desanian
  ⤷  Old Desani
   ⤷ early Demáyat dialects
    ⤷  Standard Keranian
[view] About DesanianThe name Desanian or Desani is derived from the phrase desa nehi meaning 'from the south' (although folk etymology derives this name from de sane - 'main, ruling, primary').
There are two main branches of Desanian languages: "highland"...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvular
Nasal m   n   [ɲ]1   [ŋ]2  
Plosive p b   t ⁿt d ⁿd       k3 g q [ɢ]4
Fricative   [f]5 v s z ɕ ʑ     [x]6 χ [ʁ]7
Affricate     t͡s d͡z t͡ɕ d͡ʑ     [k͡x]8 [g͡ɣ]9  
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Trill     r          
  1. before /i/, allophone of /n/
  2. before velar consonants, allophone of /n/
  3. can be an allophone of word-final /q/
  4. before voiced consonants, allophone of /q/
  5. word-final, allophone of /v/
  6. word-final, allophone of /χ/
  7. before voiced consonants, allophone of /χ/
  8. when word-initial, allophone of /k/
  9. when word-initial, allophone of /g/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close [i]1   [u]2
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open a   ɑ
  1. preserved only after nasals or when word-final, allophone of /e/
  2. before nasals, allophone of /o/
Syllable StructureIn contrast to Old Desani, Keranian allows complex syllable structure. The largest consonant cluster possible is CCC; clusters made of more than three consonants aren't allowed even when being cross-syllable.
Word-final consonant clusters are unknown in Standard Keranian and in loanwords they have to be splitted by a schwa.
Other/q/ becomes /k/ or /g/ when followed by certain consonants (eg. /l/ and /w/), which results in some historical spelling examples.
All voiced consonants are devoiced at the end of a word.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Standard Keranian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Standard KeranianOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Áá
sálay a
/ɑ/
Ee
e
/e/, [i]1
Ėė
khzanay e
/ə/
Bb
/b/
Pp
/p/
Jj
/d͡ʑ/
Cc
/t͡ɕ/
Dd
da
/d/
Tt
ta
/t/
DZ dz
dzė
/d͡z/
TS ts
tsė
/t͡s/
Gg
ga
/g/, [g͡ɣ]2
Kk
ka
/k/3, [k͡x]4
Qq
qa
/q/, [ɢ]5
KH kh
kha
/χ/, [ʁ]6, [x]7
Ll
la
/l/
Mm
/m/
Nn
/n/, [ɲ]8, [ŋ]9
Oo
o
/o/, [u]10
Rr
/r/
Ss
ės
/s/
Vv
/v/, [f]11
Ww
wa
/w/
Yy
/j/
Zz
/z/
ZH zh
zhė
/ʑ/
SH sh
ėsh
/ɕ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. preserved only after nasals or when word-final
  2. when word-initial
  3. can be an allophone of word-final /q/
  4. when word-initial
  5. before voiced consonants
  6. before voiced consonants
  7. word-final
  8. before /i/
  9. before velar consonants
  10. before nasals
  11. word-final
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Typological information for Standard Keranian

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Primary word orderSOV
Marked aspect (verb)Perfective and imperfective
Future tenseVerb conjugation

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