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Neorei
yReison
[ɨ’rɛɪ̯zɤn]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 23 February 2021
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersNeorei is spoken by a population of around 1,500,000,000 in Hirnuš and other planets in the Kaer Union.
Species Human/humanoid
About Neorei Neorei is the main language spoken by the Kaer species across Hirnuš (/’hilnɯʃ/), a cold planet in which serves as a lingua franca like English on Earth. It is spoken natively by 512 million people, but almost all of the 4 billions people that live on the planet speaks it as a second language as they learn it in school and use it on the internet.

The language is in progress to serve as an artlang in a future sci-fi novel of mine. But because of personal reasons I'm not working a lot either on the conlang or the novel.

It is a VSO, strongly head-initial, "partially agglutinative partially fusional" (there are features from both agglutinative and fusional languages so I cannot define it well) of language.

Milestones:
13/03/2021: 100 words reached
30/09/2023: 200 words reached
23/11/2023: 300 words reached
11/12/2023: 400 words reached
15/12/2023: 500 words reached
22/12/2023: 600 words reached
23/01/2024: 700 words reached
18/01/2024: 800 words reached
02/03/2024: 900 words reached
Sample of Neorei[view] Yškun, wa ekisēnu ōdigka, eitaraikwan, daggas-l, khe ujan inťhá!

Good morning, and in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!
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Latest vocabulary
nutjáadvreally
nutjáadvactually
ėkanadjgood
Language family relationships
Language treeHargitic
 ⤷ Proto-Hargitic
  ⤷ Proto-Nahalic
   ⤷ Gegkese
    ⤷ Rei
     ⤷  Neorei
[view] About HargiticWork in progress~
Phonology
ConsonantsAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal n n: [n̩]1   ɲ [ŋ]2 [ɴ]3  
Plosive t t: tʰ d     k k: kʰ g    
Fricative s s: [z]4 ʃ ʃ: [ʒ]5   x x: ɣ ʁ h
Affricate t͡s t͡s: t͡sʰ d͡z t͡ʃ t͡ʃ: t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant l l: [l̩]6          
Approximant     j ɰ    
Flap ɾ          
Blends ŋk ŋx ŋg ɴʁ ŋɣ
  1. It appears when /n/ is isolated, allophone of /n/
  2. Comes up when /g/ is behind a velar consonant, allophone of /g/
  3. Comes up when /g/ is before /ʁ/, allophone of /g/
  4. Intervocalic, allophone of /s/
  5. Intervocalic, allophone of /ʃ/
  6. It appears when /l/ is isolated, allophone of /l/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close [i]1 i:   ɨ [ɨ̥]2 ɯ ɯ:
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e e:     ɤ ɤ:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:      
Open     [ä]3 ɑ ɑ:
Polyphthongs ɛɪ ɯɪ ɑɪ ɑɯ ɑɨ ɛɨ ɛɯ ɑɘ
  1. Appears only when stressed, allophone of /ɪ/
  2. It appears when /ɨ/ is between two voiceless consonants or voiceless consonant + /z/ or /l/, allophone of /ɨ/
  3. Appears when [a] is at the last syllable and not stressed
Syllable StructureThe Neorei syllable follows the pattern (C)V(S), with S representing the voiceless unaspirated consonants (/t/, /ʦ/, /s/, /ʧ/, /ʃ/, /k/, /x /) plus /n/ and /l/.

Legal consonant groups: Consonant + same consonant (gemination); /s/+voiceless unaspirated consonant; /n/ and /l/ + voiceless unaspirated consonant; /ŋ/ + /k, g, x, ɣ/; /ɴʁ/.
Stress informationIn Neorei, accent can be put on the last, penultimate or antepenultimate syllables. Accent "follows" long syllables (the ones in which a diphthong or a long vowel can be found) and "heavy" syllables (the ones with an aspirated consonant or with a geminated consonant). If there are more than one long/heavy syllable (as it may happen in compound words), stress is put on the long syllable of the compound word's head or on the one that's nearest the end of the word if we are not talking about a compound word. If there is both a long and a heavy syllable, Neorei tends to put the accent on the long one. Accent never falls on prefixes and suffixes and never falls on /ɨ/ (except for a few exceptions). If there is neither long nor heavy syllables, accent is usually put on the penultimate syllable.

I'll mark the accent with an acute (or a grave in case of /ɛ/) in some cases for clarification but ini daily life accent is always unmarked
OtherEvery voiced consonant → unvoiced when at the end of a syllable and this is indicated by the ortography: /d/ → /t/, /g/ → /k/, /ʣ/ → /ʦ/, /ʤ/ → /ʧ/, /ɣ/ → /x/. The only exception /ʁ/, that, without orthography changing (for historical reasons), instead of becoming /χ/ (it's a thing in many dialects though) becomes /x/.

Every aspirated consonant lose aspiration when at the end of a syllable.
Aspirated consonants are found only at beginning of a word or at the second syllable. If a syllable with aspirated consonant doesn't have "phrase accent", that consonant can be not pronounced as aspirated.
/s, ʃ/ → /z, ʒ/ when between vowels.
/g/ → /ŋ/ when it precedes /k/, /g/, /x/ and /ɣ/;
/g/ → /ɴ/ when it precedes /ʁ/;
/ɾ/ → /l/ when at the end of a word or preceding a consonant;
If a voiceless consonant at the end of the syllable is followed by the corresponding voiced one at the beginning of the following syllable, the latter is absorbed by the first, resulting in gemination; es: /t.d/ → [t:];
If a voiceless consonant at the end of the syllable is followed by a voiced one at the beginning of the next syllable, the latter becomes voiceless; es: /s.d/ → /s.t/.
/i/ → /ɪ/ when not stressed;
/ɑ/ → /ä ~ ɐ/ when not stressed;
If a vowel meets another identical vowel in the following syllable, without consonants between these two, a single lengthened vowel is created; es: /ɑ.ɑ/ → [ɑ:]
/l/ and /n/ become respectively /l̩/ and /n̩/ when isolated (when they are the only letter of the word)
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Neorei. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NeoreiOrthography [edit]
Ee
ete
/ɛ/
Gg
/g/
Kk
/k/
KH kh
kha
/kʰ/
Ďď
ďo
/d͡z/
Ėė
ėtė
/e/
Xx
xo
/x/
Ġġ
ġo
/ɣ/
Aa
ata
/ɑ/
Dd
do
/d/
Tt
to
/t/
TH th
tha
/tʰ/
Ii
iti
/ɪ/, [i]1
Ǧǧ
ǧo
/ʁ/
Nn
no
/n/
Ťť
ťo
/t͡s/
ŤH ťh
ťha
/t͡sʰ/
Oo
oto
/ɤ/
Ss
si
/s/
Šš
ši
/ʃ/
Uu
utu
/ɯ/
Ll
lun
/l/
Yy
yty
/ɨ/
Rr
run
/ɾ/
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  1. Appears only when stressed
Typological information for Neorei

Adposition head-directionalityHead initial
Base counting systemHexadecimal (16)
Double negativesAmplify negative
GendersOther
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long

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