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Edievian
Taaevaod
[t̪aɛvɔd̪]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 8 February 2014
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Edievian Edievian is an a priori language spoken in the Republic of Edievia, a concountry that is in Eastern Europe (on an alternate history Earth) and used to be part of the Sahar project.

The language is VSO, adjectives following nouns, and has inflected prepositions for all pronouns. Nouns are relatively simple, with just single and plural forms, while verbs can take a host of fusional endings and prefixes for mood, negation, and voice. Derivation is common and there are many productive suffixes. Borrowings from other languages are always adapted to fit Edievian phonology, orthography, and morphology.

Edievian is written in the Latin alphabet, though it does have a Cyrilization (from Earth-version Edievia's past as USSR satellite state), and a traditional script that is nowadays used only ceremoniously or for an old-timey effect (though it's always included in official governmental communications).
Sample of Edievian[view] Geleviaes, Pokémon Hos: / Lacáit paodrin Geleviaes ga ciáolol bert. Iab hos iaóis raed ol. Cro siáe hos ravacera iae ravacera síis ol daéis ciáol.

Bulbasaur, seed Pokemon: / Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun’s rays, the seed grows progressively larger.
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Latest vocabulary
do gión pemoradvone day
setrandiógnfisherman
agorcemannoutfielder
Sound samples in Edievian
Some sound samples of Edievian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Siádas fóis scaoliat aeiáis eb oc fael emíig covur?
How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Ierencáind iae laáind siáe canoua sputiél ai aeiáis giáol, iaö galudáind.
They went out and pushed their war canoe out to sea, and got in.
Ales mendoram batim, mendoram ri.
When we rescue others, we rescue ourselves.
Argans locraediat ca healiat sié rocméisc halcan do nis baoslacagan sié vodúic on aemanet, iaö ca ae...
I have laboured to understand the true principles on which the liberties of mankind are founded, and...
Aengiún bandiás odgovréis tul, mag ioháit bandiás gasmi.
Answers were always important, but they were seldom easy.
Naraflinam caeltiat nes ab toddalac naolon anaoec ales halcan endalan biat aoic. Halcan cetiágan. Ba...
We should never say a whole movement is dishonest when in fact they are trying to be honest. They ar...
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Colian
 ⤷  Proto-Colian-Soscarian
  ⤷  Proto-Colian
   ⤷  Colian
    ⤷ West Colian
     ⤷ Mainland
      ⤷  Edievian
[view] About Soscarian-ColianThe Soscarian-Colian family is named for its two constituent surviving language families, the Soscarian family and Colian family.

Under considerable construction as protolangs are being back-derived.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m           [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b           k g  
Fricative   f v   [z̪]2 ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant                
Approximant           [j]3 [w]4    
Flap       ɾ          
  1. Before any velar consonant, allophone of /n̪/
  2. Before any voiced obstruent, allophone of /s̪/
  3. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /i/
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /u/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Edievian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 EdievianOrthography [edit]
A a
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
Bb
be
/b/
Cc
Cc
ce
/k/
Dd
Dd
de
/d̪/
Ee
Ee
e
/e/
Ff
Ff
fe
/f/
Gg
Gg
ge
/g/
Hh
Hh
he
/h/
Ii
Ii
i
/i/, [j]1
Ll
Ll
le
/l̪/
Mm
Mm
me
/m/
Nn
Nn
ne
/n̪/, [ŋ]2
Oo
Oo
o
/o/
Pp
Pp
pe
/p/
Rr
Rr
re
/ɾ/
Ss
Ss
se
/s̪/, [z̪]3
Tt
Tt
te
/t̪/
Uu
Uu
u
/u/, [w]4
Vv
Vv
ve
/v/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
  2. Before any velar consonant
  3. Before any voiced obstruent
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
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Creatures and Beings of Edievian Folklore
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Defective Verbs in Edievian
08-May-23 22:30
Oraslin Antasitiíl Taaevodiíl
Edievian Relative Clauses
25-Apr-23 13:18
Siáe Colat Taeevaes o Langaes
The Edievian Creation Myth
09-Apr-23 00:16
Smaconaescaelconaes Taaevodiél Nevtruam
Advanced Edievian Semantics
06-Apr-23 18:08
Dodúirt iae Reosdúid Taaeves
Edievian Proverbs and Idioms
03-Jan-23 15:49
Nevobrec iae Smaconéiscaelco Conegiél Taaevodiél
Edievian Verbal Syntax and Semantics
18-Nov-21 15:31
Typological information for Edievian

Morphological typologyFusional
Noun head-directionalityHead initial
Primary word orderVSO
Pronoun dropping?Yes
Verb head-directionalityHead initial

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