Vos language

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Vosan
Vos Language
Zur Boscam
Pronunciationzur boʃam
RegionVaniua
EthnicityVos
Language family
Vaniuan
  • Western Vaniuan
    • Jiuzemic
      • Vosan
Early forms:
Proto-Vaniuan
  • Proto-Western-Vaniuan
    • Jiuzemic
      • Old Vosan
        • Middle Vosan
          • Vosan
DialectsAnevemi, Zurtusaen
Writing systemVuchesian
Official status
Official language in Vosan
CWS codeVOSAN

Vosan (Zur Boscam; Zur Boscam, [zur ˈboʃam]) is a Jiuzemic language within the Western Vaniuan branch of the Vaniuan language family.

Classification

History

Phonology

Phonemes

Labial Dental Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ç x ɣ
Approximant ʋ l j
Rhotic r
Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a ɒ

Phonotactics

The basic syllable structure of Vosan is (S)(C)(v/f)(j)V(S)(C); C denotes any consonant, V denotes any vowel, and S denotes any sibilant, although this is usually /s/ and /ʃ/. /v/ or /f/ may appear between correspondingly voiced or voiceless onset plosives, barring /p/ and /b/, and the nucleus of a syllable. All consonant clusters are limited to three consonants in hiatus, and follow a hierarchy, with more sonorant consonants appearing first in the cluster, and the more occlusive consonants coming after. However, exceptions do occur, with the aforementioned /v/ and /f/ clustering and in loan words.

Orthography

Vosan is written using the Vos Alphabet, a modified variant of the Vaniuan script that uses different pronunciation and additional letters not found in other Vaniuan languages.

Additions

The Vos Alphabet adds seven letters to the Vaniuan script, five of which are completely unique to the language.

Sound Uppercase Lowercase Romanisation Name
/ja/ Â â â a cu bî
/ji/ Î î î i cu bî
/je/ Ê ê ê e cu bî
/jo/ Ô ô ô o cu bî
/ju/ Û û û u cu bî
/ɒ/ Å å å ṣin a
/ð/ Ð ð lênim da

Morphology and syntax

Vocabulary

Writing and literature