Laefêvëši

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Laefêvëši
Celestial/Ascended Laefêvëši
Laefêvëši
Pronunciation [laeˈfɛːʋəʃi]
Created by Andrej Schütz (aka Ashucky)
Setting
Date (2003-)2012-2014
Region Olilonian (conworld)
Native speakers -  (2013)
Language family
  • Laefêvëši
Writing system native, adapted Latin
ISO 639-3 qlf

Laefêvëši (also known as Celestial Laefêvëši or Ascended Laefêvëši) is an a priori highly agglutinative language. It features extensive nominal and verbal systems, with a rather large phonology as well. It is supposed to be spoken in a conworld called Olilónien. The language is written in its own script, an alphabet (which is akin to the Latin script on Earth).

Background

The origins of the language date back to 2003, with major changes in grammar and vocabulary in 2012 - the version of the language used prior to the changes is now known as Classical Laefêvëši and it is an obsolete form. The version of the language that arose from the changes is now called Celestial Laefêvëši and it is the only version used. Initially intended to be a descendant language from the old version, it has since then taken an almost entirely new form. Most of the vocabulary has been changed, as well as several changes in phonology and orthography, altered nominal and adverbial systems, and the verbal system having been nearly completely overhauled.

Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Labio-
dental
Dental Alveolar Palato-
alveolar
Alveo-
palatal
Palatal Palato-
velar
Velar
Nasal Plain m     n     ɲ   ŋ
Geminate m:     n:          
Plosive Plain p b     t d         k ɡ
Geminate p: b:     t: d:         k: ɡ:
Fricative Plain   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     ɧ   x ɣ
Geminate   f: v: θ: ð: s: z:         x:  
Affricate       t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ     d͡ʑ      
Approximant             j   w
Trill       r          
Flap or tap       ɾ          
Lateral
approximant
Plain       l     ʎ    
Geminate       l:          

Vowels

Front Central Back
Unrounded Rounded Unrounded Rounded
Short Long Short Long Short Long Short Long
Close i i: y y: u u:
Close-mid e e: ø ø: o o:
Mid ə ə:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: ɔ ɔ:
Open a a:

Phonotactics

Orthography

Grammar

Morphology

Nouns

Adjectives

Numerals

Pronouns

Verbs

Adverbs

Syntax