Dezaking

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Dezaking
New Cobenan
Dèsanika
Pronunciation/d̪ɛs̟ɑ̃n̪iqɑ/
Language family
DialectsCobenan, Miroz, Evanese
Writing systemMadim Script
Official status
Official language inRovenia
CWS codeNCO

Background

Dezaking (formerly called New Cobenan) started as a language on Dezaking Island in southern modern-day Rovenia. Three different countries claimed Dezaking Island as theirs, and a language evolved from those three languages called "Dèsanika" (Dezaking Language). When Rovenia formed from those three countries, Dezaking was chosen to be the official language.


Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal Other
Nasal m n ɲ ɴ
Plosive p b t d c ɟ q ɢ ʔ
Fricative f v θ ð s̟ z̟ χ ɕ ʑ
Approximant ʋ j ɰ w ɥ
Lateral l χ͡l̪̊

Vowels

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i y ĩ ỹ ɯ u ɯ̃ ũ
Near-close ɪ ʏ ɪ̃ ʏ̃
Close-mid e ø ẽ ø̃ ɤ o ɤ̃ õ
Mid ə ə̃
Open-mid ɛ œ ɛ̃ œ̃
Near-open æ ɶ æ̃ ɶ̃
Open ɑ ɒ ɑ̃ ɒ̃

Phonotactics

Dezaking has a syllable structure of (C)V(N), unless it's the last syllable of a word, then it's (C)V(N)(C). All nasals nasalize the previous vowel, and isn't pronounced unless the next letter is a vowel. So, "An" is /ɒ̃/ while "Ana" is /ɒ̃n̪ɒ/. At the end of a word, consonants are silent unless the first letter of the next word is a vowel or it's the end of a sentence (which in this case, it's always devoiced).

Orthography

a - /ɒ/ or /ɑ/ à - /æ/ or /ɶ/ b - /b/ c - /c/ d - /d̪/ e - /e/ or /ø/ è - /ɛ/ or /œ/ f - /f/ g - /g/ h - /ʔ/ i - /i/ or /y/ ì - /ɪ/ or /ʏ/ j - /ɟ/ k - /q/ l - /l̪/ ł - /χ͡l̪̊/ m - /m/ n - /n̪/ ñ - /ɲ/ ń - /ɴ/ o - /u/ or /ɯ/ ò - /o/ or /ɤ/ p - /p/ r - /ʋ/ s - /s̟/ ś - /θ/ or /ɬ/ š - /ɕ/ t - /t̪/ u - /ə/ v - /v/ x - /χ/ z - /z̟/ ź - /ð/ or /ɮ/ ž - /ʑ/

Grammar

Morphology

Dezaking has 4 cases: Adessive, Inessive, Locative, and Genitive. They each have two forms depending if the noun is definite or indefinite.

Indefinite Definite
No case R- No prefix
Adessive K- G-
Inessive P- B-
Locative L- Ł-
Genitive C- J-

Syntax

The word order of Dezaking is OSV.