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Aeolian
lyweqAjoljy
[ləʍʰɛɕajɔɫjə]
Registered by pachelbel on 2 January 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Aeolian Cyborg Jerks with Wings: The Language



- OSV sentence structure
- Possessed case; possessor takes the case that the possessee would otherwise be in
- 3 linguistic genders for nouns and pronouns; for personal pronouns, they correspond to social rank
- Head-final everything
- Verbs agree in gender with subject and object
- Passive, causative, inchoative, and cessative voices
- Fusional as f*ck
- 10 noun/pronoun cases
- What the heck is a labial consonant
- No adjectives, we only have gerundive verbs 'round these parts

Sample of Aeolian[view] Lyjelwi ricid tahaawijy ese rydarsot rusyt; yhes slee. Taa, see rydarsot ywese lelyt.

He who leaps for the sky may fall, it's true. But he may also fly.
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Latest vocabulary
dohyxaavreach for
laateevbe sure
laateevbe certain about
Phonology
ConsonantsDentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Plosive   t [d]1   c [ɟ]2        
Fricative θ [ð]3 s [z]4 ɕ [ʑ]5     x [ɣ]6 h [ɦ]7  
Lateral approximant   l           ɫ
Approximant       j ʍ [w]8      
Trill   r            
  1. allophone of /t/
  2. allophone of /c/
  3. allophone of /θ/
  4. allophone of /s/
  5. allophone of /ɕ/
  6. allophone of /x/
  7. allophone of /h/
  8. allophone of /ʍ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i: [ĩ:]1        
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ ʊ: [ʊ̃:]2  
Close-mid ø ø: [ø̃:]3        
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: [ɛ̃:]4       ɔ ɔ: [ɔ̃:]5
Open a a: [ã:]6        
Polyphthongs ɛɪ øɪ ɔɪ ʊɪ ɛʊ
  1. allophone of /ĩ:/
  2. allophone of /ʊ:/
  3. allophone of /ø:/
  4. allophone of /ɛ:/
  5. allophone of /ɔ:/
  6. allophone of /a:/
Stress informationAntepenultimate if the antepenultimate syllable contains a long vowel or diphthong and the penultimate syllable does not; otherwise, penultimate.
OtherAeolian does not phonemically distinguish voiced and unvoiced consonants, but they are used in different situations. In face to face speech, all consonants are voiced. When talking to each other over distance via the tiny radio transceivers implanted in their skulls, they leave all consonants unvoiced (basically it sounds like whispering) so as to keep quiet and not disturb others physically around them, and also (if they are in flight at the time) to save breath.

Some accents nasalize double vowels when they are followed by a consonant.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Aeolian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AeolianOrthography
a
Aa
a
/a/
e
Ee
e
/ɛ/
i
Ii
i
/ɪ/
o
Oo
o
/ɔ/
ö
Öö
ö
/ø/
u
Uu
u
/ʊ/
aa
AA aa
a jusejy
/a:/
ai
AI ai
ai
/aɪ/
ao
AO ao
ao
/aɔ/
ee
EE ee
e jusejy
/ɛ:/
ei
EI ei
ei
/ɛɪ/
eu
EU eu
eu
/ɛʊ/
ii
II ii
i jusejy
/i:/
öö
ÖÖ öö
ö jusejy
/ø:/
öi
ÖI öi
öi
/øɪ/
oo
OO oo
o jusejy
/ɔ:/
oi
OI oi
oi
/ɔɪ/
uu
UU uu
u jusejy
/ʊ:/
ui
UI ui
ui
/ʊɪ/
y
Yy
y
/ə/
t
Tt
yty
/t/
c
Cc
ycy
/c/
d
Dd
ydy
/θ/
s
Ss
ysy
/s/
q
Qq
yqy
/ɕ/
x
Xx
yxy
/x/
h
Hh
yhy
/h/
r
Rr
yry
/r/
l
Ll
yly
/l/
j
Jj
yjy
/j/
w
Ww
ywy
/ʍ/
l
Ɫɫ
ylwy
/ɫ/
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    Conscript
    Additional NotesThe conscript font used for Aeolian on CWS is modified for horizontal writing. Normally Aeolian is written vertically downward, with columns written from left to right. The table in the image shows the original, vertically oriented characters.
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    Typological information for Aeolian

    Morphosyntactic alignmentTripartite
    Pronoun-noun possessionConstruct/Possessed case
    Primary word orderOSV
    Relative clause morphologyAdjectival/Verbal
    Verb agreementSubject and object

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