Tizian

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Tizian (natively i wethagh Askiv /i weθa as̺kiv/, from Naquian Alcimiz; Eevo: a brits Tizib) is the second-most widely spoken descendant of Naquian.

Naquian with a pseudo-New Zealand accent

Quintlopetl > hwənsofes

Phonology

m n p t k kw ʔ f θ h v ð ts ts̺ tʃ s s̺ ʃ z z̺ ʒ w l r j

a ā e ē i ī o ō u ū > ɛ a i e ə əi o u ə ɨ

ei ou > əi əu

Grammar

Two future tenses: neutral future and intentional future

-tēn = neutral future

-mazan = intentional future

Poetry

Alliterative poetry

Tizian poems traditionally use rhythmic alliteration:

  1. the beginning syllables of sub-lines, e.g. in the pattern a ... | a ...
  2. syllables within lines or sub-lines, e.g. a _ a _ ‖ b _ b _ ‖ c _ c _ ‖ d _ d _
  3. the above two may be combined, e.g. a _ a ... | b _ b ... ‖ b _ b ... | c _ c ... ‖ c _ c ... | d _ d ...

Non-traditional alliteration schemes are used in modern poetry and in whimsical, quasi-Hofstadterian "riddle poems".