Holenagic

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Holenagic
Hgâhlenaihduq
hfrahb ê Ngâhlenaid
Pronunciation [ˈɣɔɬənæjuq]
[ˈɔː i ˈŋɔɬənætʃ]
Created by Lili21
Setting Calémere
Date Sep 2017
Region island of Holenagika
Ethnicity Holenagics
Native speakers 16,000,000  (2312)
Language family
Writing system Íscégon script for Holenagic
ISO 639-3

Holenagic — natively called Hgâhlenaihduq [ˈɣɔɬənæjuq] or hfrahb ê Ngâhlenaid [ˈɔː i ˈŋɔɬənætʃ] or, rarely, hfrahb uir qehfthlehgar [ˈɔː irʲ ˈq͡χeːtʰɬe.ər] — is a language of the planet of Calémere, spoken natively by about 13 million people on Holenagika (Hol.: Hgâhlenaid [ˈɣɔɬənætʃ] Ísc.: Holenágieca; Cer.: Holenájica; Chl.: Hålinaica), Calémere's largest island, located in the northwestern corner of Evandor (mostly covered by mountains, taiga, and tundra in the north).

It is an Evandorian language and an isolate in the family, as it developed early enough to have its own peculiarities, not shared with any other Evandorian language, both in the sounds and in the grammar.It also keeps a highly etymological orthography, with many silent letters, as in hdieigv "road" /iːvʲ/ [iːvʲ] (Western Holenagic dialects: /iː/), siôhp "fruit" /ɕef/ [ɕew], or hfrahb "language" /ɔː/ [ɔː].

External History

Holenagic is a language I have rebuilt from scratch many times. Its first version had a Lithuanian-like orthography but was very un-Lithuanian-sounding, then I began to change it in order to have something that was not really like the languages near it. After all, as Holenagica is a large island at the periphery of Evandor, it kinda made sense to have unusual features in it. So I settled for it to be the outlier of the family, with unusual sounds among Evandorian languages and an opaque, very conservative orthography. My main inspirations behind it are Irish, Klingon, and Icelandic.

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