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Zwolur
El Lagam Zwolur
[zwolur]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 1 November 2021
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersZwolur is spoken by a population of around 1,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Zwolur Zwolur is spoken on the islands of Zwalar, somewhere in the mid-west Arabian Sea. It had a lot of influence from multiple Arabic dialects such as Egyptian and Levantine. It follows a much stricter tri-consonantal root system, and has relatively simple tenses. (Almost) All vocab comes from Arabic.
Sample of Zwolur[view] lam fikura: "sa kilama: "la hitatu fatar bil qanafek.""

I never thought I would have to tell someone not to put a muffin in their nose.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeSemitic
 ⤷ Proto-Semitic
  ⤷ West Semitic
   ⤷ Central Semitic
    ⤷ Arabic
     ⤷  Zwolur
[view] About SemiticThe Semitic languages are a language family originating in the Near East whose living representatives are spoken by more than 470 million people across much of Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as in large expatriate communit...
[edit] [view] Kobur (Kobur)This dialect is spoken on the tiny island of Kabar (or El Nasay Kubur, formally). The primary features are that the glottal stop 'q' is replaced with a voiceless uvular stop (consequently, 'qq' is replaced with caddah-ed /q/) and the voiced velar stop 'g' is replaced with the voiced palato-alveolar fricative /ʒ/. This is written with a 'j' and the 'g' glyph is never used (consquently, 'j' cannot be used for the voiced palatal approximant).
[edit] [view] Kosur (Kosur)Spoken by the Kosur people on the island of Kasar, this dialect has a much stronger connection to the native Zwolur language. Some vocab is changed, and there is a change in phonology as well. There is a rising separatist movement growing in the Kosur people.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m   n              
Plosive b   t d       k g q1   ʔ
Fricative   f s z ʃ         ʕ h
Lateral approximant     l              
Approximant         j w        
Flap     ɾ              
  1. geminated 'q'
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i i:   u u:
Near-close   [ɪ]1  
Close-mid e   o
Open a a:    
  1. Used in specific places, depends on dialect, allophone of /e/
Syllable StructureSCSVSCS

Only one S per syllable section.
Stress informationNo defined stress.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Zwolur. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 ZwolurOrthography [edit]
ā
ālef
/a:/
a
ɛay
/a/
b
ba
/b/
c
cin
/ʃ/
d
da
/d/
e
wel
/e/
f
fa
/f/
g
gim
/g/
h
ha
/h/
i
yiy
/i/
ī
yīya
/i:/
k
kaf
/k/
l
la
/l/
m
mim
/m/
n
nun
/n/
o
loɛ
/o/
q
qa
/ʔ/
r
ra
/ɾ/
s
sin
/s/
t
ta
/t/
u
yuy
/u/
ū
wūy
/u:/
w
waw
/w/
y
ya
/j/
z
za
/z/
ɛ
ɛejn
/ʕ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Zwolur

    Copula droppingPresent tense only
    Definite articleAffix used
    Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
    Primary word orderSVO
    Pronoun dropping?Yes

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