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Tirina [TNA]
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Tirina
Tirina
[t̪iɾina]*
Registered by alynnidalar on 13 May 2014
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: SanmraOfficial TuanmaliOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Tirina Tirina is a language spoken by a species of non-humans that inhabits modern day Earth, which is a nice way of saying that the magical elves have a word that means "Xbox controller".

I technically have had some form of Tirina around since 2003, but the original form was just a poorly-done English relex, followed by abandoning it for a few years, so the current form has really only been around since early 2012. Tirina is more or less functional from a grammatical and syntactical perspective, now it's really just a matter of fleshing out the vocabulary and working out how people actually speak as opposed to formally writing or speaking.

Current areas of focus: vocabulary, slang and informal phrasing, fleshing out allophony
Sample of Tirina[view] Todohiwato yes aldo heka? Ton toyın yes enke'pakas.

Why are you reading this? You don't know what it says.
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Latest vocabulary
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hainuvclick
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Sound samples in Tirina
Some sound samples of Tirina. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Misayarda! Tokesında yes sotao.
Stop! You violated the law.
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Yani: Prala! Uteas Prinafonda: Dudarn ni yes? Yani: Las, totifıdal hasu kola orelolir? Uteas Prin...
Johnny: Hi. Flower Shop Clerk: Can I help you? Johnny: Yeah, can I have a dozen red roses, please?...
Kitimo eki darida.
Sleep is for the weak!
Analenahilin Tirina!
I speak English
Yes sunhi? Fin as kawi?
Are you a boy? Or are you a girl?
Language family relationships
Language treeGarsenian
 ⤷ Garsen
  ⤷  Old Tirina
   ⤷  Tirina
[view] About GarsenianThe Garsenian language family's only surviving descendant is Modern Tirina. The "founding" language of the family is commonly called Garsen, but probably should more properly be called "Proto-Garsenian" or "Proto-Tirina".

At any rate, Old Tirina w...
[view] Tirina ni Sakaran (Sakaran Tirina)Sakaran Tirina (known in Tirina as Tirina ni Sakaran--Tirina of Sakaran) is, unsurprisingly, Tirina as spoken in Sakaran.

See the journal entry "Tirina Dialects" for more information on the specific differences.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m     n     [ŋ]1    
Plosive p         k   ʔ
Fricative [ɸ]2 f   s [z]3       [ħ]4 h
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant         j w      
Trill       [r]          
Flap       ɾ          
  1. realization of /n/ before /k/
  2. realization of /f/ before /r/.
  3. realization of /s/ before /d/ WHEN INFLECTING VERBS
  4. idk, allophone of /h/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i   u
Near-close   ɪ  
Close-mid e   o
Open a    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tirina. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TirinaOrthography
Ff
fi
/f/, [ɸ]1
Ll
li
/l/
Kk
kıdro
/k/
Mm
mıdro
/m/
Pp
pa
/p/
Dd
da
/d̪/
Tt
to
/t̪/
Rr
ro
/ɾ/, [r]
Nn
nu
/n/, [ŋ]2
Yy
yu
/j/
Hh
he
/h/, [ħ]3
Ss
se
/s/, [z]4
Ww
we
/w/
'
/ʔ/
Aa
an
/a/
Ee
e
/e/
Ii
i
/i/
ıda
/ɪ/
Oo
o
/o/
Uu
u
/u/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. realization of /f/ before /r/.
  2. realization of /n/ before /k/
  3. idk
  4. realization of /s/ before /d/ WHEN INFLECTING VERBS
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Sanmra Calendar
Notes on the Sanmra calendar.
04-Apr-17 02:46
Tirina Pronouns
Pretty much what it says on the tin.
06-Jun-16 20:36
Tirina Font Design
Some thoughts on designing a font for Tirina, because I have...
16-Apr-16 23:27
LotM - Jul 15: Tirina
Tirina is our LotM winner for July - an agglutinating, a pri...
31-Jul-15 16:28
Tirina Phonotactics
Some musings on phonotactics in Tirina
16-Mar-15 15:10
Muta ni Iwi (Iwi's Story)
Second writing piece for CoWriMo 2015.
23-Feb-15 19:31
Yes Aldo Lun (You Are The One)
Third writing piece for CoWriMo 2015. A villanelle.
23-Feb-15 17:59
Sanmra Government
Some thoughts on the government and legal system of the Sanm...
16-Feb-15 20:55
Typological information for Tirina

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Primary word orderVSO
Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future

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