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New 358 words Wostor
Vostoàar
[wɐˈstɔːər]*
Registered by Eowyn Hiraeth on 11 February 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Wostor
Fieisšalmàg n`yš orvaešt`yr àjra Vostoàar !
/fɪːsɕəˈɬmax ˈnyɕ ɐrwəˈɕtyr ˈajrə wɐˈstɔːər/

Welcome to the page about Wostor!


Facts


- Many many moods;
- imperfective vs perfective distinction, plus continuative aspect;
- two simple tenses marker: past and future;
- VSO;
- ergative, marks ergative and absolutive (as a complement);
- pronouns;
- three genders;
- prefixing except for the copula and numerals;
- unmarked adjectives;
- no fixed stress, always marked (long words can have double stress marks, the second one is higher);
- strong vowel reduction when unstressed;
- adverbs are formed with 'nèm'+some noun;
- ergative, absolutive, instrumental, prepositional, locative declining with singular and plural (dual, paucal, collective, large plural and indefinite ideal are prefixed without any influence on the declension and are not even marked with plural);
- you don't say 'a cup of coffee' but 'a coffee in a cup' (coffee cup-INSInstrumental (case)
'with', 'using'
) because Wostor prioritizes what the speech is really about (the coffee, not the cup);
- moods cannot stack on a single verb; instead, you use the 'ò' AUXAuxilliary before the verb as many times as you need moods;
- relative clauses are managed by a comma (a marked pause in speech) and the reversion of the clause from VO to OV;
- CONConative (mood)
try, attempt
is used for 'if' clauses, and require a following clause with CNSQConsequential (mood)
'then, and therefore'
unless it's hypothetical, in which case a second CNSQConsequential (mood)
'then, and therefore'
clause will be used;
- there are no interrogatives; you use either YNYes-no question (mood)
interrogative requiring yes or no answer
or INTERRInterrogative mood (mood)
asks questions
, and the context does the rest;
- possession is marked through a regular GENGenitive (case)
possessive
(on the possessor) or CNSConstruct state
noun being possessed
(on the possessee) prefix.
Sample of Wostor[view] Kadammàg þmièkaur myòt !

Destroy us all!
[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
àjgnEarth
fuòsnsky
fuòsnHeaven
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m     n        
Plosive p b     t d       k g
Fricative   f [v]1 θ [ð]2 s ɕ     [x]3 [ɣ]4
Lateral approximant       [l]5        
Lateral fricative       ɬ        
Approximant           j w  
Trill       r        
Blends
  1. Intervocalically, allophone of /b/
  2. Intervocalically, allophone of /d/
  3. Word-finally, allophone of /g/
  4. Intervocalically, allophone of /g/
  5. Between unstressed vowels or after /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i i: í: í y y: ý: ý       u u: ú: ú
Near-close   [ɪ]1 [ʏ]2   [ʊ]3  
Mid     [ə]4    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɛ́: ɛ́       ɔ ɔ: ɔ́: ɔ́
Near-open     [ɐ]5    
Open a a: á: á        
  1. Reduced form, allophone of /i/ and /i:/
  2. Reduced form of /y/ and /y:/
  3. Reduced form, allophone of /u/
  4. Reduced form, allophone of /a/ and /ɛ/, /a:/ and /ɛ:/
  5. Reduced form, allophone of /ɔ/ and /ɔ:/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Wostor. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 WostorOrthography
Aa/a/AÈ aè/á:/AE ae/a:/Àà/á/Èè/ɛ́/Ìì/í/Òò/ɔ́/Ùù/ú/Þþ/θ/Bb/b/, [v]1Cc/tɕ/
Dd/d/, [ð]2Ee/ɛ/EÌ eì/ɛ́:/EI ei/ɛ:/Ff/f/Gg/g/, [x]3, [ɣ]4Hh/x/5Ii/i/IÈ iè/í:/IE ie/i:/Jj/j/
Kk/k/Ll/ɬ/, [l]6Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/OA oa/ɔ:/OÀ oà/ɔ́:/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/
Uu/u/UÒ uò/ú:/UO uo/u:/Vv/w/Yy/y/YÒ yò/ý:/YO yo/y:/Šš/ɕ/`Y `y/ý/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Intervocalically
  2. Intervocalically
  3. Word-finally
  4. Intervocalically
  5. Cannot be used word-finally
  6. Between unstressed vowels or after /r/
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