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Old Shikathi
azhah Zh'kaad
[ɐʒɐχ ʒəkad]*
Registered by Vulcanman on 6 December 2015
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Shikathi Spoken by the Nyrii who arrived on the new Shikathi homeworld
(multiple generations later). This group, so different from their ancestors, abandoned their Nyriian identity and called themselves “Zh’Kaar’s People”, their new homeworld “Zh’Kaar’s World”, and their language “Zh’Kaar’s language”

Features: vestige of animacy distinctions/ full case system / loss of most other word classes
Sample of Old Shikathi[view] zh'haar akiina, f'laender piraanesuorent'l; / piraanesuorent'l, f'laender velistur tuur; / velistur tuur akhaam , f'laender velaadfi; / zh'haar akiina s'taar, f'laender velaadfi.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
khefnhorn
khefaadadjbovine
khefaadadjbovid
Language family relationships
Language treeZh'Kaarian-Nyrii
 ⤷ Proto-Shikathi
  ⤷  Old Shikathi
[view] About Zh'Kaarian-NyriiZh'Kaarian:
Language of Zh’Kaar’s race. It’s true name was never known. No texts of this language have been found. Only a vague reference of the language in songs and fables.

Nyrii:
Ancient race whose homeworld was destroyed by some cataclysm. A...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
VelarUvular
Nasal m     n      
Plosive p b     t d   k g q
Fricative   f v θ s z ʃ ʒ   χ
Affricate     t̪θ t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ    
Lateral approximant       l      
Trill       r      
Flap       ɾ      
Blends wi wo wa
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ     ʌ ɔ
Near-open æ   ɐ  
Open a      
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Old Shikathi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old ShikathiOrthography
'/ə/Aa/ɐ/AA aa/a/AE ae/æ/Bb/b/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/DTH dth/t̪θ/DZ dz/d͡z/Ee/ɛ/EE ee/e/
Ff/f/Gg/g/GH gh/d͡ʒ/Hh/χ/Ii/ɪ/II ii/i/Kk/k/KH kh/q/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/
Oo/ɔ/OO oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/RR rr/r/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/θ/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/ʌ/
U' u'/wə/, /wɪ/UA ua/wa/UE ue/wɛ/UI ui/wi/UO uo/wɔ/, /wo/UU uu/u/Vv/v/Zz/z/ZH zh/ʒ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Old Shikathi

    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Definite articleNone
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Negation markingAffix
    Pronoun dropping?Yes

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