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Dragonese [ZNW]
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Typology Progressing 606 words
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Registered by Shareenear on 5 January 2018
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Dragonese
If you try to pronounce something, you're gonna have a bad time.

Dragonese(sometimes called Mountain Dragonese or High Dragonese), also known as Zunwuĕäŋ are spoken in Zunia, the country of dragons, by the main population living in mountains. One of the most widely spoken languages in my conworld.

Dragonese has ~28 noun cases. 1 of them is of course nominative, ~20 perform the adposition function, 5 are genitive, dative, accusative, instrumental and vocative, and two are unusual: the first means "what is it/who is it?", and the second means "how is it called/what's the name?"(for example: I - uno, John - Ywaŋ, my name is John - uno Ywaŋaş)

The hardest part of Dragonese is of course phonology: dragons' tongues are long and it lets them easily pronounce such words as ğnyşçþyçi(from a spark). So, yep, that for sure makes the Dragonese phonology even harder than in Icelandic and Danish.

Also, how can you see in the "ğnyşçþyçi" word, which are pronounced as [ɣnyʃt͡ʃθyt͡ʃi], the [θ] sound and a lot of sibilants are typical for this language. Also Dragonese has some unusual sounds like [ɧ], ejective k, and one click consonant.
Sample of Dragonese[view] Adhãĕuĕşŋãq.

I walk in your direction.
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Some sound samples of Dragonese. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
I walk in your direction.
Wilaĕa maştişt, xãla ķuboraŋ đoĕşmãka.
If you seek revenge, then dig a grave for two.
You are my pet.
Manđereş şoĕamuna!
You're eating my food!
Çwaşĕarãşãpuŋ çwaşĕarĕowněst.
What you say to her is said to me.
Ŋđoşcä đeŋ şuđum çwaşĕarã "ğəfşç ķak manãw".
Maybe we shouldn't say "Tastes like Crap".
Nasal m     n   ȵ   ŋ      
Plosive p pʰ b bʰ     t tʰ d dʰ       k kʼ kʰ kʰʼ g gʰ q qʰ    
Fricative   f fʰ v vʰ θ θʰ s sʰ z zʰ ʃ ʃʰ     x ɣ   ħ ɧ
Affricate       t͡s t͡sʰ d͡z d͡zʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ            
Lateral approximant       l   ȴ          
Approximant             w        
Flap       ɾ ɾʰ              
Click       ǃ ǃʰ              
Close i y   u
Close-mid e ɘ o
Mid   ə ə̯  
Open a ã ä  
Polyphthongs iu ia
Below is the orthography for Dragonese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Ff/f/F̣ f̣/ɧ/Gg/g/Ğğ/ɣ/Hh/ħ/Ħħ/x/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/Ļļ/ȴ/Mm/m/
Uu/u/Ųų/iu/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/ǃ/Yy/y/Zz/z/Ãã/ã/ÇH çh/t͡ʃʰ/ÞH þh/θʰ/BH bh/bʰ/
CH ch/t͡sʰ/DH dh/dʰ/FH fh/fʰ/GH gh/gʰ/KH kh/kʰ/PH ph/pʰ/QH qh/qʰ/RH rh/ɾʰ/SH sh/sʰ/TH th/tʰ/VH vh/vʰ/
XH xh/ǃʰ/ZH zh/zʰ/ŞH şh/ʃʰ/ĐH đh/d͡zʰ/Ĕĕ/ə̯/Ķķ/kʼ/ĶH ķh/kʰʼ/
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    Typological information for Dragonese

    NasalsPrenasalised consonants and nasal vowels
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Phonemic vowel lengthNone

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