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Wostor [WOO]
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New 322 words Wostor
Registered by Ywan Cooper on 10 February 2018
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Wostor
Fieisšalmàg n`yš orvaešt`yr àjra Vostoàar !
/fɪːsɕəlˈmax ˈnyɕ ɐrwəˈɕtyr ˈajrə wɐˈstɔːər/

Welcome to the page about Wostor!


- 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)
(on the possessor) or CNSConstruct state
noun being possessed
(on the possessee) prefix.
Sample of Wostor[view] Þveijfyearsìnca muòka fovkuontastrìan nàhk kàjnistànaken þveijbùhne yòbr.

Prophecy class has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Latest vocabulary
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        
  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/
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:/
Stress informationStress is not fixed and is always marked (like in Greek). Unstressed vowels undergo a strong reduction as follows:


Reduced long vowels lose their length.
OtherThere is no voicing distinction in fricatives, which leaves it rather free. It tends to be voiced intervocallically.
Below is the orthography for Wostor. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
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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