Anathic

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Anathic
Á h-Ænæþ
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Pronunciation /oɑ̆ ˈhanaθ/
Created by
Setting
Spoken natively in Rathstead
Region Ór
Native speakers 3,040,000  (1870 OY)
Language family
Órean
  • Western Órean
    • Old Anathic
      • Anathic
Dialects
Standard Anathic
Writing system Latin, modified
ISO 639-3
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Map showing areas where Anathic is spoken as a native language (dark grey) and as a common second language (striped).


Anathic (Á h-Ænæþ, pronounced /oɑ̆ ˈhanaθ/) is an a priori artlang influenced by Old English, the Celtic languages and the West Scandinavian languages. Anathic is the most widely spoken language in Ór (Anathic: Á h-Ór), a fictional continent. It is the native language of approximately 660,000 people leaving in Rathstead, the desert region in the south-west. It is spoken as a minority language across many other regions where it is also often taught as a second language.


History

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Labio-velar Lateral Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative f v θ ð s (ʃ) x ɣ h
Approximant j w l
Trill r

(Allophones in parentheses)

Vowels

Monophthongs and long vowels

Front Central Back
Close u:
Near-close ɪ ʊ
Mid ɛ ə, ø: ɔ
Open a ɑ

Diphthongs

  • [uĭ]
  • [iə̆]
  • [ɛĭ]
  • [oe]
  • [əʉ]
  • [oɑ̆~oə̆]
  • [eo]
  • [aĭ]