Xynder

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Xynder
Avxyntloppe
RegionXynderland, Mereland
Language family
  • Xynder
CWS code

Background

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal
Plosive
Fricative
Affricate
Approximant
Trill
Flap or tap
Lateral fric.
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

Vowels

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open

Phonotactics

Orthography

Grammar

Morphology

Syntax

Merish

Xynder is also spoken in Mereland, a semi-autonomous southern region of Riyana. The variety of Xynder spoken there can differ greatly to Xynder as it's spoken in Xynderland.

Vocabulary comparison

One of the biggest differences between the two varieties is the differing choice of vocabulary. Merish Xynder contains a much greater Riyan influence in its vocabulary.

Gloss Xynderland Mereland
Word Etymology
person Xynt Luið Riyan luith
small kliń lär From the diminutive ending -lär
gay dræg uilmsk Riyan úilm, Ancient Riyan god of homosexuality
taxi Spröffdryf Skejhjest skej (blue) + Hjest (horse), a reference to the blue colour seen on Riyan taxis
pavement Eburgan Avluńgan av (out) + Luńgan (street)
to speak wzuifel szokel Riyan siúg(dae)

Meaning comparison

There are also many examples of words that have a slightly different meaning depending on where they are being spoken.

Word Meaning
Xynderland Mereland
yvröan(i)sk milky good-looking, attractive
Rjölva turtle hedgehog
zna sharp difficult, hard; ugly, unattractive