Siészal

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Siészal/Thedish

Siészal (SAY-shəl; natively 洒乷語 Siészalŋió /ɕeːʂəlʲŋʲoː/, Xeno-Mandarin: Xishayu) is a Sino-Xenic language official in Lõis's Siészalkuk ([ɕeːʂəlˠkʊʔk] 洒乷國; our Northeastern China, Japan and Korea). It's inspired by Irish, Arabic and Farsi.


Todo

Háliŋí száxýczih fiógan żalah = We live in a society

altón = a kind of fish

zýmó = island ( ~ Japanese shima, Korean seom)

ák = evil

ziólté = absolute; siáŋté = relative

hC clusters, Obstruent-obstruent clusters predominant

Sino-Siészal should be the most Irish/Thedish gibby part of Siészal

Dżúan-kióbah [lit. "accept-favor"] = Thank you (polite)

imjáŋ = yin and yang

ŋiólkié = laurel

mílaj = future

miansié [mænʲˈsʲeː] = "long live", "hurrah!"

Sino numbers: liaŋ, il, jí, sám, sý, ŋó, liúk, sil, fél, kiú, dżyf, dżyfil, dżyfjí, dżyfsám, dżyfsý, dżyfŋó, ... (dżyfsám, dżyfsý often become dżyfám, dżyfý)

100: fiaŋ

1000: sin /s(ʲ)ɪn/

10000: mian /man/

Czúŋkuk = China

Jólnam = Vietnam

ŋianŋió = language

jaŋŋió? = English

Sino word etymologies

Székiaj Jingión Siónŋian < ɕiᴇi kˠɛi ȵiɪn ɡˠiuᴇn siuᴇn ŋɨɐn
Dié-1(il)-dió < dei ʔiɪt deu
jínkian < ȵiɪn kˠɛn
zýjú < d͡ziɪ jɨu
sunŋiam < t͡suən ŋɨɐm
giónlí < ɡˠiuᴇn liɪ
biaŋtaŋ < bˠiæŋ təŋ
lisiaŋ < lɨ siᴇŋ
liáŋsim < lɨɐŋ siɪm
fiéŋdiéaj < hˠwiæŋ dei ʔʌi
siaŋżýn < t͡siᴇŋ ʑiɪn
hyŋdúŋ < ɦˠæŋ duŋ
imŋiák < ʔˠiɪm ŋˠʌk̚
imŋiáktik = musical
-tik < tɛk̚
Sé Túŋ-Pin from t͡sʰuoi tuwng piIn
Diénfiénfiú ~ Dien Bien Phu
Túŋkiaŋ = capital of Siészalkuk?
Szantúŋ ~ Shandong

Any hard ý/é? any short i's?

Phonology

Consonants

b(i) m(i) f(i) v(i) t(i) d(i) n(i) s(i) z(i) cz dż sz ż k(i) g(i) ŋ(i) x(i) h w y l(i) /b(ʲ) m(ʲ) f(ʲ) v(ʲ) t(ʲ) d(ʲ) n(ʲ) s(ʲ) z(ʲ) tʂ dʐ ʂ ʐ~ɻ k(ʲ) g(ʲ) ŋ(ʲ) x(ʲ) h w j l(ˠ)/

Initial /l(ˠ)/ is not allowed in native words.

Sieszal coda voiceless stops are not unreleased as in Korean. Instead they are preglottalized. Intervocallic or final /k/ may become [ʔ] in informal speech.

Vowels

a i u á í/y ú é ó aj aw /æ~ɑ ʲɪ ʊ æ:~ɑ: i: u: e: o: aj aw/

Phonotactics

Siészal disallows initial consonant clusters. Word-final clusters are allowed, but rare.

Old Siészal had many complicated clusters such as pt, tpx-.

Stress

Stress: first long vowel in stem, if no long vowel in stem then initial

Orthography

Sino orthography

Siészal is written in a mixture of Chinese-derived phonetic characters (in which each character represents one morpheme and encodes the phonetics) and Xánzý [xɑːnˠzˠɰiː], or Chinese characters, for Sinoxenic loans.

Liómazí

Grammar

Nouns

Verbs

  • present tense: participial form + "to be" clitic
  • past tense: old perfect
  • future tense: old imperfect
  • past conjunctive: old imperfect + conjunctive clitic
  • nonpast conjunctive: old perfect + conjunctive clitic

Sample texts

UDHR

Székiaj Jingión Siónŋian

Dié1(il) dió

Kúf jinkianá fialajád bászéla zýjúżalatián sunŋiamiczy giónlíxa czudih biaŋtaŋżalah. Jinkianá lisiaŋiczy liáŋsimé diatxóbatián, ózáhigidь fiéŋdiéajud siaŋżýnúlь hyŋdúŋkiadaxs dżakah.

TRANSCRIPTION:

Phonemicː /quːfˠ jiːnʲkʲanaː fʲalˠajaːdˠ bˠaːʃeːlˠa dʒiːjuːʒalˠataːn sˠunʲŋeːmʲitʃi ginʲlʲiːχa tʃudʲih tˠuːɴtˠaŋʒalˠah. jiːnʲkʲanaː lʲiʃaŋʲitʃi lʲaːŋʲsʲimʲeː dʲatˠχoːbʲatʲaːn, oːzˠaːhigʲidʲ x feːŋdʲeːajudˠ sʲaŋʐiːnuːlʲ hɨŋˠdˠuːŋkadʲaxsʲ dʒaqah/

Phoneticː [quːfˠ ˈjiːnʲkʲɛnæː ˈfʲalˠəjæːdˠ ˈbˠɑːʃeːlˠə ˈziːjuːʒælˠɑtæːn sˠʊnˈŋeːmʲitʃi gʲinʲˈlʲiːχə ˈtʃdʲɪh ˈtˠuːɴtˠɑŋʒælˠɑh. ˈjiːnʲkʲɛnæː ˈlʲiʃæŋʲɪtʃɪ ˈlʲæːŋsʲɪmʲeː dʲætˠˈχoːbʲɛtæːn, ˈoːzˠɑːhɪgʲɪdʲ ˈxeːŋdʲeːjæjudˠ sʲæŋˈʐɨːnuːlʲ hæŋˠˈdˠuːŋkædʲæxsʲ ˈdʒæqɑh]

GLOSS:

kkúff yínkan-á fallay-ádd bbásj-élla djíyú-zjalla-tán ssunŋém-itji ginlí-xxa tjuld-ih ttúŋttaŋ-zjall-ah. Yínkan-á lisjaŋ-itji láŋsim-é daxxtt-óba-tán, ózzáh-igid xéŋdéáy-udd saŋzín-úl hyŋddúŋ-ka-daxs djakk-ah.

all human-TOP be_born-ATTR time-from free-STAT-CONJ dignity-and right-DAT fasten-PASS.NOMZ [i.e. concerning] equal-STAT-PRES. human-TOP rationality-and conscience-ACC receive-PST-CONJ mutual-ADV brotherly_love-GEN spirit-INST act-do-only_if go-PRES.

TRANSLATION: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

One accent: [kuːʍ ɳiːɲcɛnʲæː fʲɛɫɔjaːrˠ baːʂəːɫɑ ɖʐɨːjʉːʂɜɾˠɑːn sˠʊnɲeːmʲɪʈʂʊ ɟɪnʲlʲiːχːɔ ʈʂʊrʲdʲɪh tˠuːŋtˠɔŋʂɜɾˠɔh]