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Tevene [TVN]
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Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Tevene Tevene, in several registers, is the official language of the Tevinter Imperium and the most widely spoken language among its upper classes and in the northern half of the country. It is a very phonologically conservative descendant of Ancient Tevene, the ancester of the Tevene, Antivan, Orlaisian, and some Nevarran languages. Tevene is distantly related to Rivaini as well as the daughter languages of Alamarri and the now dead language family indigenous to Ferelden. It has numerous loanwords from Ancient Nevarran and from Rivaini, both of which have also impacted the phonology of the language.
The language as it is listed here is in Koine form, combining the Classical, Altene (aristocratic) and Soporatene (vulgar) registers, as it is very difficult to determine a proper glottochronology.
Sample of Tevene[view] Abei diem: nolo leres; Pro n'asti kie lacrimæ tovam mal sen.

I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
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 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷  Tevene
Nasal m         [ŋ]1    
Plosive p b       [c]2 [ɟ]3 k g q  
Fricative   f v θ [ð]4 s ʃ [ç]5 x [ɣ]6   h
Affricate         [t͡ʃ]7 [d͡ʒ]8        
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant   [ʋ]9              
Trill       [r]10          
Flap       ɾ          
Blends ʋo̞ je̞ ks
  1. allophone of /n̪/
  2. allophone of /k/
  3. allophone of /g/
  4. allophone of /d̪/
  5. allophone of /x/
  6. allophone of /g/
  7. allophone of /t̪/
  8. allophone of /d̪/
  9. allophone of /v/
  10. allophone of /ɾ/
Close i       u
Near-close   [ɪ]1   [ʊ]2  
Mid   [ə]  
Open a       ɒ
Polyphthongs ei aj ou
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /u/
Below is the orthography for Tevene. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/a/AU au/ɒ/Bb/b/Cc[c]CH ch/x/, [ç]Dd/d̪/Ee/e̞/EI ei/ei/Ff/f/Gg/g/, [ɟ]Hh/h/
Ii/i/IE ie/je̞/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n̪/NG ng[ŋ]Oo/o̞/OU ou/ou/Pp/p/Qq/q/
Rr/ɾ/RR rr[r]Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t̪/TH th/θ/Uu/u/UO uo/ʋo̞/Vv/v/, [ʋ]Xx/ks/Ææ/aj/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    The Chant of Light
    A translation, direct, of the chant of light into Tevene.
    02-Oct-17 03:53
    Typological information for Tevene

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Morphological typologyFusional
    Number of nominal casesFive cases
    Primary word orderVSO

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