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Volian [VUN]
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Volian
Uùllan
[ˈvuʝan]*
Registered by Orikrin on 7 May 2017
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Volian HELP ! MY ROMANCE LANGUAGE WENT CRAZY !

Facts

- Yeah it's a romance language, it was simply, hum... a bit weirdified ? I guess... ;
- conjugations are much simplified ; number distinction only, no difference between different pronouns ;
- when you need an uncompounded preterite, you have to use imperfect, sorry ;
- when needed, pronouns are postposed to the verb (two forms exist for each of them depending on whether the verb ends with a vowel or consonant) ;
- only pronominal verbs have a preposed pronoun ;
- both adpositional and declensional genitive (the latter is formal) ;
- no fixed stressed position ; basically initial but often marked graphically ;
- kind of free variation between possessive pronouns and genitive personal pronouns ;
- conservative vocabulary (it is kept very Latin) but crazy shifts ;
- accusative personal pronouns stick at the beginning of the verb ;
- either accusative or non-accusative pronouns can be used in accusative situations ;
- realistic etymology, specified when not obvious ;
- ergative alignment for relative clauses and absolute interrogations, check it out here.
Sample of Volian[view] Ia èsa zda ian sèrîa de momèntz cual tifina sèntzir solo è cie fùdù i obtrûhi.

Life is a series of embarrassing moments which leave you feeling alone in your confusion and shame.
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Latest vocabulary
asilarvattack
obtrûhivembarrass
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m     n ɲ   [ŋ]1
Plosive p b           k g
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ç ʝ   ɣ
Affricate       t͡s d͡z c͡ç ɟʝ    
Lateral approximant       l      
Approximant         [j]2 w  
Flap       ɾ      
  1. Before a velar, allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /i/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i í   u ú
Mid   ə ə́  
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ ɔ́
Near-open   [ɐ]1  
Open a á    
  1. After a consonant cluster, allophone of /a/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Volian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 VolianOrthography
Aa/a/, [ɐ]1Àà/á/Èè/ɛ/, [i]2Éé/í/Êê/ə́/Ìì/i/Íí/i/Îî/í/Òò/ɔ́/Ùù/u/
Ûû/ú/Bb/b/Cc/k/, /t͡s/CCH cch/c͡ç/CH ch/ç/CZ cz/d͡z/Dd/ð/DCH dch/ɟʝ/Ee/ə/Ff/f/
Gg/g/Hh/ɣ/Ii/i/, [j]Ll/l/, [w]3LL ll/ʝ/Mm/m/Nn/n/NL nl/ɲ/Oo/ɔ/, [u]4Pp/p/
Rr/ɾ/, [w]5Ss/s/Tt/θ/Uu/v/Vv/w/Yy/ʝ/Zz/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. After a consonant cluster
  2. After a consonant cluster
  3. Between and a consonant (except /s,z/)
  4. After a consonant cluster
  5. Between and a consonant (except /s,z/)
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