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Lowlandic
Neeþersh
[niθɛɹʃ]*
Registered by HoubkneghteS on 14 September 2016
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Lowlandic
Neeþershe Spagh / Lowlandic Languge

Lowlandic is an a posteriori conlang developed for the fictional nation of Lowlandia! Lowlandic is an West Germanic (specifically an Anglic) language, meaning that most of the features will be instantly recognisable to an English speaker. It is however, much more conservative, so a few differences can also be seen between itself and English.

Totally Original Features:
  • A very Germanic vocabluary, much of which is noticable for English as most of the common English words are Germanic, but much is also words that no longer are productive in English.
  • A 4-case system with: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, and Genitive. These cases are reflected by articles, pronouns, and also a few so-called "weak nouns".
  • A spelling system that looks much like the English spelling (at least for the Germanic words in English), but is much more reflective of the actual pronunciation. All those e's at the end of words aren't silent!
  • 3 genders: Masculine, Feminine, and Neuter; this is determined through the ending of the word, and articles decline to it. Like other languages containing it, you will have to memorise it for each word.


Others
Sample of Lowlandic[view] Þi appel is rod. / Hat is Jans appel. / Ic giv Jan þen appel. / Wi wellen hem þen appel given. / Hi givs hen Jan. / She givs hem hen.

The apple is red. / It is John's apple. / I give John the apple. / We want to give him the apple. / He gives it to John. / She gives it to him.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Lowlandic
Some sound samples of Lowlandic. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Laver beter gemact þan beter gesaght.
Better done is better than better said.
Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ West Germanic
   ⤷ Anglo-Frisian
    ⤷ Anglic
     ⤷  Lowlandic
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
[view] Lagnech (Lagnic)A rather conservative dialect spoken from Pyhamel to Laghenhom. It is known for its complex adjective declensions, and archaic word usage.
[view] Rembrandches (Rembrantsher)Spoken in the highlands of Bargefeeld, this dialect is a very rural tongue.
[view] Jerrnlandysh (Yerrenlandic)The Yerrenlandic dialect has a few notible phonological differences like the weakening of the ending /k/ and /x/ into a /j/.

It is spoken in Yerrenland, East Yerrenland, and East Eirocland.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n       ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d       k1 g  
Fricative   f v θ [ð]2 s z3 ʃ     x h
Affricate         t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant       ɹ   j w    
Blends ks
  1. the letter k only appears rarely at the start of some words, otherwise c is used
  2. /θ/ becomes /ð/ at a wordstart, allophone of /θ/
  3. only used in dialect or foreign names
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i1       u
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e       o
Mid     [ə]2    
Open-mid ɛ        
Near-open æ        
Open a        
Polyphthongs ai
  1. \ɪ\ becomes \i\ and the end of a word
  2. only appears when words end in "e", allophone of /ɛ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lowlandic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LowlandicOrthography
Aa
ah
/a/
Bb
bee
/b/
Cc
cee
/k/
Dd
dee
/d/
Þþ
þorn
/θ/, [ð]1
Ee
eh
/ɛ/, [ə]2
Ff
eff
/f/
Gg
gee
/g/
Hh
he
/h/
Ii
ih
/i/3, /ɪ/
Jj
jot
/j/
Kk
kal
/k/4
Ll
el
/l/
Mm
em
/m/
Nn
en
/n/
Oo
oh
/o/
Pp
pee
/p/
Rr
er
/ɹ/
Ss
ess
/s/
Tt
tee
/t/
Uu
uh
/ʊ/
Úú
úh
/u/
Vv
vee
/v/
Ww
we
/w/
Xx
ex
/ks/
Yy
yp
/ai/
Zz
zet
/z/5
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. /θ/ becomes /ð/ at a wordstart
  2. only appears when words end in "e"
  3. \ɪ\ becomes \i\ and the end of a word
  4. the letter k only appears rarely at the start of some words, otherwise c is used
  5. only used in dialect or foreign names
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Typological information for Lowlandic

GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter
Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Number of nominal casesFour cases

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