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Zulsheri [WBD]
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Typology Progressing 1,402 words Zulsheri
zúlwšwe rwi
[t͡su:lʷʃʷe ʀʷi]
Registered by Tonio on 3 February 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Zulsheri A vowel harmony and labial series heavy language I'm planning on using as a major substratum for later work.

Current features of Zulsheri:
- Ergative-absolutive alignment and agglutinative morphology (it's getting more polysynthetic as the grammar develops, but whatever).
- An animacy system distinguishing between animate, inanimate, and plurative nouns.
- Advanced-retracted vowel harmony.
Sample of Zulsheri[view] Nilànànin šewuswérwíwzúšwzelšilu.

Far away from here there is sun and spring and green forever.
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Latest vocabulary
nešwónmillet
lunsuperlative affix
zelvfar
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Labio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m n          
Plosive p t     k   ʔ
Fricative   s sʷ ʃ ʃʷ        
Affricate   t͡s t͡sʷ          
Lateral approximant   l lʷ          
Approximant       w w̃      
Trill           ʀ ʀʷ  
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid e e: o o:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɔ ɔ:
Open a a: ɑ ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Zulsheri. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ZulsheriOrthography
Aa/a/Áá/a:/Ââ/ɑ:/Àà/ɑ/Ee/e/Èè/ɛ/Êê/ɛ:/Éé/e:/Hh/ʔ/Ii/i/Íí/i:/Kk/k/
Ll/l/LW lw/lʷ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Òò/ɔ/Óó/o:/Ôô/ɔ:/Pp/p/Rr/ʀ/RW rw/ʀʷ/Šš/ʃ/
Ss/s/SW sw/sʷ/ŠW šw/ʃʷ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Úú/u:/Ww/w/WN wn/w̃/Zz/t͡s/ZW zw/t͡sʷ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Zulsheri

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Noun incorporationCompound incorporation
    Primary word orderOSV
    Vowel harmonyAdvanced-retracted

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