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Felinese
felinvol
[fəlɪnβol]
Registered by Kawa on 2 June 2015
+ shared with: Felin Space Council, Letrune
Language type Not specified
Species Human/humanoid
About Felinese The felin. A curious species, peaceful on the surface... but just as often violent and cunning. Felin have no gods, only heroes, and an insatiable curiosity.

Felinese, properly felinvol, «felinvol», is spoken by the people of the Firrhna star system and the Felin Space Councils. It is a relatively simple yet at times quirky language developed from the earlier Upperspeech (feavol) and Lowerspeech (lāboru) over the course of untold generations.

Felinese was originally written in the logographic script of Lowerspeech, but now all but the Scholars write almost exclusively in a heavily-trimmed version of the Upperspeech alphabet, leaving only a handful of logographs in common knowledge and use.

The felin are trappy alien catfolk — take your average catfolk, add a heaping helping of Greco-Japanese and the 70's, and make it next to impossible to tell the males from the females. Specifically, they're not so much androgynous as gynomorph, yet flat-chested — as long as they're wearing pants you'd be hard pressed to tell that's a dude you're chatting up. The simple fact that they don't "get" gender-specific clothing certainly wouldn't help much.

A picture of a typical felin in Crafter dress, and the same cat in Bobcat armor.
Sample of Felinese[view] kra sahnioom'el.

I'm so fucking high right now.
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Sound samples in Felinese
Some sound samples of Felinese. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
chaerrnah oel.
I am god.
a'iachakre a'iachakre'en. eka kaorthim'en vole nar kla'e.
An A press is an A press. You can't say it's only a half.
vlathro tleie, ion snow.
You know nothing, Jon Snow.
eka mruvruame prifhe'i'eia pimlal.
I only upload high quality video game rips.
shadalah! eun prohli!
Squadala! We're off!
shalkitir oel.
I am a big boy.
Language family relationships
Language treeFirrhnian
 ⤷ Old Firrhnese
  ⤷ Lowerspeech
   ⤷  Felinese
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n          
Plosive p b     t d   c k    
Fricative β f v θ s ʃ       h
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant   ʋ       j      
Trill       r       ʀ  
Flap       ɾ          
Blends ŋg g͡ʀ h͡ɾ m͡ɾ
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i:     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid ø̌     o o:
Mid     ə  
Open-mid       ʌ
Near-open     ɐ ɐ: ɐ̌1  
Polyphthongs ɛɪ ɪɐ ɔɪ
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Orthography
Below is the orthography for Felinese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 FelineseOrthography
a
a
a'iat
/ɐ/
æ
ae
aeiat
/ɛɪ/
à
ah
ahiat
/ɐ̌/
â
ai
aihat
/aɪ/
b
b
bihiat
/b/
C
ch
choiat
/tʃ/
d
d
doiat
/d/
e
e
eiat
/ə/
f
f
fie'iat
/f/
F
fh
fheiat
/v/
G
gr
grihiat
/g͡ʀ/
h
h
huiat
/h/
H
hr
hroiat
/h͡ɾ/
i
i
i'iat
/ɪ/
Á
ia
iahiat
/ɪɐ/
É
ie
ie'at
/i:/
k
k
keiat
/c/
K
kh
khahiat
/k/
l
l
luiat
/l/
m
m
moiat
/m/
M
mr
mriat
/m͡ɾ/
n
n
nuiat
/n/
o
o
/o/
p
p
pahiat
/p/
r
r
ruiat
/ɾ/
R
rh
rharhiat
/r/
s
s
suiat
/s/
t
t
toiat
/t/
þ
th
thoiat
/θ/
u
u
u'iat
/u/
v
v
veiat
/β/
w
w
waiat
/ʋ/
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    Typological information for Felinese

    Polar question markingInterrogative verb marking
    Primary word orderSOV
    Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future
    Marked person (verb)1st/2nd/3rd persons
    Primary writing systemConscript

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