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Dragonese
Zunwuĕäŋ
[zunwuəäŋ]
Registered by Shareenear on 5 January 2018
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersDragonese is spoken by a population of around 8,000,000 .
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] Wilaĕa maştişt, xãla ķuboraŋ đoĕşmãka.

If you seek revenge, then dig a grave for two.
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Sound samples in Dragonese
Some sound samples of Dragonese. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Wilaĕa maştişt, xãla ķuboraŋ đoĕşmãka.
If you seek revenge, then dig a grave for two.
Malquşunaĕşest.
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".
Tervi, waşđe Aşterþuttorswaŋãĕ, đwaşãp ķaĕşmãkä bugəŋ?
Hi, Welcome to Starbucks, what can I get started for you today?
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
Labio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealOther
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              
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open a ã ä  
Polyphthongs əi əy əu əo əa əä
äə ie iu ia iaə iuə əiə ieə əäə
əuə əoə əyə iəi əə
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Dragonese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DragoneseOrthography
Aa/a/AĔ aĕ/aə/Ää/ä/ÄĔ äĕ/äə/Ăă/ia/ĂĔ ăĕ/iaə/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/Çç/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Đđ/d͡z/
Ee/e/Ěě/ie/ĚĔ ěĕ/ieə/ĔA ĕa/əa/ĔÄ ĕä/əä/ĔÄĔ ĕäĕ/əäə/ĔƏĔ ĕəĕ/iəi/ĔO ĕo/əo/ĔOĔ ĕoĕ/əoə/ĔU ĕu/əu/ĔUĔ ĕuĕ/əuə/
ĔY ĕy/əy/ĔYĔ ĕyĕ/əyə/Əə/ə/ƏĔ əĕ/əə/Ff/f/F̣ f̣/ɧ/Gg/g/Ğğ/ɣ/Hh/ħ/Ħħ/x/Ii/i/
IĔ iĕ/iə/Ïï/əi/ÏĔ ïĕ/əiə/Kk/k/Ll/l/Ļļ/ȴ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ńń/ȵ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/
OĔ oĕ/oə/Pp/p/Qq/q/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Şş/ʃ/Tt/t/Þþ/θ/Uu/u/UĔ uĕ/uə/Ųų/iu/
ŲĔ ųĕ/iuə/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/ǃ/Yy/y/YĔ yĕ/yə/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/Ķķ/kʼ/ĶH ķh/kʰʼ/
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    Typological information for Dragonese

    GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
    NasalsPrenasalised consonants and nasal vowels
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Phonemic vowel lengthNone

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