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Modern Standard Sutti [XST]
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Typology New 3,262 words Modern Standard Sutti
Sutene Tokano
[sute̞ne̞ to̞käno̞]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 16 June 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Modern Standard Sutti
In-world Information

The most widely spoken language(most populations are L2 speakers) and the lingua franca in the holocene era of Keton(the 8th world) since the 15th century.

Linguistic features

- SOV left branching
- postpositions instead of preposition
- Relatively simple phonological system with a moderately complex(maximal CVC) syllable structure, a standard five vowel system and a smaller consonant inventory
- Neutral alignment in colloquial form
- tense-based TAM(tense-aspect-mood) system on verbs

Meta information

A mostly priori diachronic language with some posteriori elements(e.g. the -stan suffix for “land”)
Sample of Modern Standard Sutti[view] ko nei ka taner nese! ei, to, sato, hoi, vo, sal, apo, hato, kuto, esto, evan, tavan, satazo, hoizo, vozo, salzo, apazo, hatazo, kutazo, nei!

I can count to twenty! one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty!
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Language treeGarric
 ⤷ Proto-Garric
  ⤷ Grassland Garric
   ⤷ Sweltic
    ⤷ North Sweltic
     ⤷ North Desert languages
      ⤷ Para-Keyot
       ⤷ Keyot
        ⤷  Old Sutti
         ⤷  Modern Standard Sutti
[edit] [view] Samanaro (Old Literary Style)The Old Literary Style is the variant of Modern Sutti that retains some archaic features that have ceased to be a part of the colloquial speech, mainly the use of the nominal cases.
Nasal m   n          
Plosive p   t       k  
Fricative [ɸ]1 f s ʃ [ç]2   x [h]3
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant   ʋ     j [ʍ]4    
Trill     r          
  1. used in some dialects, allophone of /f/
  2. allophone of /x/
  3. word-initial, allophone of /x/
  4. used in some dialects, allophone of /f/
Close i   u
Open   ä  
Polyphthongs e̞i e̞u o̞u äi äu o̞i
Syllable Structure(C)V(C), no words can start or end with consonant clusters; besides all words must end in either a vowel or a coronal consonant.

Up to two consonants can occur between vowels, the first consonant of an intervocalic cluster is either a nasal, a liquid or /s/; the second consonant of an intervocalic cluter is usually a plosive, affricate, and occasionally nasals.
Below is the orthography for Modern Standard Sutti. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Modern Standard SuttiOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/AI ai/äi/AU au/äu/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Ee/e̞/EI ei/e̞i/EU eu/e̞u/Ff/f/Hh/x/
Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o̞/OI oi/o̞i/OU ou/o̞u/Pp/p/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
    Typological information for Modern Standard Sutti

    Morphosyntactic alignmentNeutral
    Noun head-directionalityHead final
    Primary word orderSOV
    Syllable structureModerate (CVC max)
    Verb head-directionalityHead final

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