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Vesseltongue [VOG]
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Typology Progressing 875 words
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Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersVesseltongue is spoken by a population of around 600,000 in The Abyss.
Species Human/humanoid
About Vesseltongue
Geich'hete, chenei ruń s'Norritean tuoth!

Welcome, read about Vesseltongue here!

BORN TO DIE / ABYSS IS A FUCK / 鬼神 Kill The Pale King 1845 PPA / I AM VOID / 410,757,864,530 DEAD HALLOWNESTERS

-Predominantly verb-final, OSV most common, but it can be shuffled around a bit for poetry and rhyming as long as the meaning isn't muddled (however there are, inevitably, some poets and songwriters who disdain this as lazy)
-articles that encode case, definiteness and number
-uses construct state for genitive constructions.
-tenses marked with clitics that, in the Huisoasèchi'èth, evolved very straightforwardly from the words 'past' 'now' and 'future'. Other Abyssal languages get more creative, especially Basinese, the Wenzhounese of this family.

Aspects: Perfective, Momentane, Habitual, Continuous, Progressive* Gnomic, Inchoative, Terminative, Iterative)
(Moods: tba)
*Progressive indicates current action, continuous denotes current state.
-maybe some stuff with light verbs?? idk yet

All translations are in the Huisoasèchi'èth, basically Abyssal's Standard Mandarin, which borrows heavily from the language of the Ancient Civilisation, which occupies a status similar to Latin for the Vessels.
Sample of Vesseltongue[view] -- / nAsèayith la ioeńit, niosloan cathathithto' / nArsèech thalńetit'to', sanugo teaiyito' / cGalloneyith la ioeńit, galloneyith iyańto' / nTeol cate niachane l'ioeńit, gagh thalngoto', ea / nAig cate tiachane l'ioeńit, cagto' leacgoto' / nGalloneyith c'ioeńit, galloneyith iyańto' / -- / nNucìseńghouto' l'ioeńit, n-nuc uisèyith, ea / nTeani ellies...[view all texts]
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Sound samples in Vesseltongue
Some sound samples of Vesseltongue. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
s'Norritean, tiuneal'lancuaseyith, tuin cate chi?
English, motherfucker, do you speak it?
c-Canach-ghi soalleschlete can, la tlachteanit .
No King rules forever, my son.
Nasal n̪̊       ɲ̊   ŋ̊      
Plosive           k q    
Fricative θ s ʃ   ç   x χ h  
Affricate     t͡ʃ              
Lateral approximant l̪̊                 [ɫ̥̪]1
Approximant   ɹ̥   [ɻ̊]2 ʍ w        
  1. intervocallically, allophone of /l̪̊/
  2. intervocalically, allophone of /ɹ̥/
Close i       u
Near-close   ɪ   [ʊ]1  
Close-mid e [e:]2       o
Mid     ə    
Open a       [ɑ]3
  1. occurs erratically, allophone of /u/
  2. in colloquial speech and unstressed syllables, allophone of /eə/
  3. after l or r, allophone of /a/
OtherWhen a word begins with schwa as a result of phonological erosion, an accent marker (à, è, ì, ò, ù) is placed on the initial vowel.
Typological information for Vesseltongue

Primary directional systemAbsolute elevation (up/downhill...)
Coding of evidentialityVerbal conjugation
Evidentiality distinctionsSensory input type
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long/Extra long
Primary word orderNo set order

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