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Tomerian
Tomërchet
[ˈtomɜrtʃɛt]
Registered by TheCrazyYankee on 30 September 2015
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Tomerian Tomerian is an agglutinative language with OSV word order, 38 grammatical cases (mostly corresponding to adpositions), a large phonetic inventory.

In Tomerian, adjectives are either affixed to the noun they modify, or are treated as a genitive noun, though the latter is usually reserved for proper nouns. There are no true, grammatically correct adjective phrases in Tomerian, but are expressed with nouns:

Älmat níru kor.
sadness.ACCAccusative (case)
TRANS direct object; patient
1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
.NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
.MMasculine gender (gender)
masculine or male
have.1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
.PRESPresent tense (tense)
current

"I have sadness."/"I am sad."

Pronouns and verb conjugation are marked in the 1-4th persons. Pronoun roots have masculine and feminine suffixes -ru and -na added to any of them when applicable.

Noun cases and verb moods are marked by largely regular suffixes. Time and space are distinguished in cases. For example:

cŭinchë "at [a] place"
hénze "at night"

benthánmod "before [the] king"
töshmatic "ere dawn"

Among the cases, there is a distinction between the instrumental, comitative, and ornative cases. I will demonstrate this with sentences about a crazy guy and his knife.

Oru doshtaq silakün. "He left equipped with [a] knife." (Ornative)
Ont oru a̋vaq silatäy "He skinned it with [the] knife." (Instrumental)
Oru chelaq silada. "He talked with [the] knife." (Comitative)

I am currently in the process of creating consistency after a major retcon, as I have to rebuild my vocabulary, as I lost some 4000 words a year ago, and I'm trying to make the language look cleaner. (Changing sz's to sh's, and so on).
Sample of Tomerian[view] Eljetta sh' tlánshidh· vënäǃ

Welcome to the family, son!
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Tomerian
Some sound samples of Tomerian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Shürlerctǃ
Do not cry!
Óttuzgarant du, goglt dorum.
I'm a cripple, not an idiot.
Lámadant jáglu shvíla.
My dog sells hats.
Pléchat tsvarqŭildis cavl ka.
The horse has a chestnut mane.
Ghomanat te ydín chóna.
The girl eats spiders.
Nirut vigh bsi danan vechegdhe̋l she sayze.
Only three people tried to kill me today.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarEpiglottalGlottalOther
Nasal 1 m     n n̥2   ɳ ɳ̥ ɲ ɲʷ ɲ̥ʷ ɲ̥3   ŋ ŋ̥4      
Plosive [p]5 b     t tʼ d   ʈ ʈʼ6 ɖ c cʷ ɟ ɟʷ   k kʼ g      
Fricative ɸ v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ   ç çʷ ʝ ʝʷ   ɣ̠ ʜ h  
Affricate       t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ   c͡ç c͡çʷ ɟʝ ɟʝʷ          
Lateral approximant       l   ɭ            
Approximant             j w       ɥ
Trill       r                
Blends dt ɟc gk dts dtʃ bp
  1. pronounced as /ɸ̃/ in certain positions
  2. pronounced as /ɬ̃/ in certain positions
  3. pronounced as /ç̃/ in certain positions
  4. pronounced as /x̃/ in certain positions
  5. In certain dialects, allophone of /b/
  6. Rare lexically, but occurs frequently in speech as part of the prohibitive verb marker.
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i: y:   [ɨ]1   ɯ: u:
Near-close   ɪ ʏ   ʊ  
Close-mid e: ø       o
Open-mid ɛ œ:   ɜ   ɔ:
Near-open æ:        
Open ɶ:       ɑ ɒ
Polyphthongs æɜ̯
  1. Functions as a schwi, and is never written or stressed. Can occur in complex consonant clusters.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tomerian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TomerianOrthography
Aa
Alev
/ɑ/
Bb
Ben
/b/
Gg
Gim
/g/
Dd
Dán
/d/
Hh
Hán
/h/
Ee
Én
/ɛ/
Vv
Vod
/v/
Ŭŭ
Ŭan
/w/
Zz
Zen
/z/
Ëë
Ër
/ɜ/
KH kh
Khär
/x̠/
TH th
Then
/θ/
Yy
Yär
/j/
Ii
Ir
/ɪ/
Kk
Kär
/k/
Ll
Lán
/l/
Mm
Mán
/m/
Üü
Üz
/ʏ/
Nn
När
/n/
Ss
Sán
/s/
Ññ
Ñán
/ŋ/
GH gh
Ghär
/ɣ̠/
Oo
Ól
/o/
Pp
Pán
/ɸ/
CH ch
Chez
/t͡ʃ/
Cc
Cán
/kʼ/
Rr
Rez
/r/
SH sh
Shen
/ʃ/
Tt
Ten
/t/
Uu
Uln
/ʊ/
DH dh
Dhen
/ð/
DZ dz
Dzán
/d͡z/
Jj
Ján
/d͡ʒ/
RH rh
Rhär
/ʒ/
Ää
Äv
/ɒ/
Qq
Qar
/ʜ/
TS ts
Tsel
/t͡s/
Y̊ar
/ɥ/
Öö
Őd
/ø/
Ïï
Ëch
/:/
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    Typological information for Tomerian

    GendersMasculine/Feminine
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Primary word orderOSV

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