Imperial Osveraali language

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Imperial Osveraali
Osverāli
Pronunciation[ɔsʋɛˈɾɑːlɪ], [ɔsfɛˈɾɑːlɪ]
RegionAtsiq
Native speakersExtinct as first language  (mid-13th century)
Language family
Osveraali
  • Imperial Osveraali
Early forms:
Proto-Osveraali
  • Greater Osveraali
    • Old Osveraali
      • Imperial Osveraali
Writing systemOsveraali alphabet
Official status
Official language inOsveraali Empire
CWS codeIPE

Imperial Osveraali is the classical language of Atsiq and was the main administrative, cultural, diplomatic and technological lingua franca of the Osveraali Empire. It has influenced all Atsiq languages to considerable degrees and remains a source of neologisms to this day, especially in the scientific field. Imperial Osveraali is based on the Old Osveraali dialect spoken in the Usuva region around the year 1000 and underwent a process of standardisation and codification in the late 12th century, largely ceasing to be a first spoken language by the mid-13th century. Its script, the Osveraali alphabet, is used as the writing system of all modern Atsiq languages with the exception of Shyorian and also by languages spoken outside the Atsiq mainland, such as Haisearelic and Jáhkarrá.

Classification

History

Phonology

Phonemes

Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p b t d k g q
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ h
Affricate t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ
Lateral approximant l ʎ
Approximant (ɹ) j w
Trill ʀ
Tap ɾ
Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i: u:
Near-close ɪ ʊ
Close-mid e: ɘ o:
Open-mid ɛ ɞ ɔ
Near-open ɐ
Open a: ɑ:

Phonotactics

Morphology and syntax

Vocabulary

Writing and literature