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Wistanian
Wizddaaniyan
[wɪz.ˈteɪ.ni.jən]
Registered by upalldayallen on 8 August 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Wistanian Wistanian is spoken by a fictional people group who live in Wistania, a large, secluded island near the equator of the planet Vale. It was derived from a creole that had developed during a religious/cultural/land war between five people groups who had wished to settle on Wistania’s land. Once the brutal war had finally come to an end, Wistanian was published by a handful of scholars and taught as an advanced language for politics and higher education. Eventually, Wistanian grew rapidly to include communication, commerce, and entertainment, and was taught as a second language to school children. After only a couple of generations, the original five parent languages drifted into archaism and Wistanian became the official language of the nation, spoken fluently by 100% of her citizens.

The language is a mostly analytic and nominative-accusative a priori artlang, currently under it's third (or fourth?) revision. The language is almost completely regular with an exception or two here and there, however, the word order tends to change often, depending on the nature of the verb.
Sample of Wistanian[view] yin bovi zugimaddal, / luhi jil va addrona guz. / luhi zaddub mina guz. / luhi nagin lun guz, raniddluv vaviz zugimaddal. / ov oya, ddonzaddi noyo yin hiz azun. / ni ibaladdi noyo yin gazri, ov zoyo lun ibala yin gazrizon. / ni boggizaddi noyo nagalonwi, bbal rizuvaddi noyo zolagajuva. / nimo zaddub, ni riyol, ni bazovol va luhi / ggonazi, ...[view all texts]
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Language family relationships
Language treeHandlemikavran
 ⤷ Justan
  ⤷ Taliv
   ⤷ Mountain Creole
    ⤷ Proto-Wistanian
     ⤷  Wistanian
[view] About HandlemikavranA spiritual language spoken on by elite monks and scholars. When the Spiritual Establishment fell, Handlemikavran went extinct and split into multiple different simplified languages
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n          
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   v z ʒ       ɦ
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     ɯ
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e      
Mid     ə  
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Wistanian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 WistanianOrthography
Aa
aada
/ə/
Bb
bu
/b/
Dd
du
/d/
Gg
gu
/g/
Hh
hi
/ɦ/
Ii
ida
/i/, /ɪ/, /aɪ/
Jj
ji
/ʒ/
Ll
la
/l/
Mm
mu
/m/
Nn
nu
/n/
Oo
oda
/ɑ/
Rr
ri
/ɾ/
Uu
uda
/ɯ/
Vv
va
/v/
Ww
wi
/w/
Yy
yi
/j/
Zz
za
/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Wistanian

    Base counting systemDecimal (10)
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Primary word orderVSO
    Primary writing systemConscript

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