Verse:Tricin/Earth

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Yrþ (English: Earth /ɜɹθ/; Mandarin: 地球 Dìqiú) is the creation of a Fyxoomian conlanger, Schlomo Schngellstein.

Star system

Earth is the 3rd of 8 planets orbiting the yellow main sequence star Sol (English: Sun), in the Milky Way Galaxy. Here are the names of the planets in English and Mandarin Chinese (with Pīnyīn transliterations for the latter):

  • Mercury / 水星 Shuǐxīng
  • Venus / 金星 Jīnxīng
  • Earth / 地球 Dìqiú
  • Mars / 火星 Huǒxīng
  • Jupiter / 木星 Mùxīng
  • Saturn / 土星 Tǔxīng
  • Uranus / 天王星 Tiānwángxīng
  • Neptune / 海王星 Hǎiwángxīng

Languages

Many languages on Earth use phonologies very similar to languages of Tricin. But Schngellstein often groups them in weird ways, so that phonologies from totally unrelated languages can show up in the same language family, and vice versa.

Here are a few:

  • Indo-European ("Proto-Quihum" gib with a Dodellian phonology)
    • Latin (quasi-Thensarian gib with a Clofab touch)
      • French (a jokelang)
      • Italian (quasi-Nurian)
      • Portuguese
      • Spanish
      • Romanian (Italian with a Windermere touch)
    • Greek
    • Celtic (a better Thensarian gib)
      • Irish (playing with Bhadhagha orthography)
      • Welsh (pseudo-Eevo)
      • Breton (pseudo-Qazhrian)
    • Germanic (quasi-Tsayfuan Mannish gibs)
      • German
      • English
      • Dutch
      • Icelandic (loosely inspired by Tsjoen with an Eevo touch)
    • Balto-Slavic (Sjowaázh pseudo-gibs)
    • Indo-Iranian
      • Sanskrit
      • Persian
    • Armenian
    • Albanian (pseudo-Qazhrian)
  • Uralic
    • Finnic
      • Finnish ("Kahorantavaara" gib)
      • Estonian
    • Hungarian
  • Sino-Tibetan
    • Old Chinese
      • Mandarin Chinese (monosyllabic quasi-Báoluòveng)
      • Cantonese
      • Shanghainese
    • Tibetan
    • Burmese
  • Semitic (another jokelang)
    • Hebrew (pseudo-Windermere)
      • Israeli Hebrew (triconsonantal quasi-Tsrovesh)
    • Arabic (triconsonantal pseudo-Nurian)
  • Mon-Khmer
    • Khmer (quasi-Windermere)
    • Vietic
      • Vietnamese (tonal quasi-Trây)
  • Tai-Kadai
    • Thai
  • Hmong-Mien
    • Hmong (tonal Eevo + Roshterian; a counterpart to French in the "other Talma", where final consonants mark tone instead of being silent)
  • Eskimo-Aleut
    • Kalaallisut
  • Ubykh
  • Turkic
    • Turkish
  • Japanese (A CW language with a simple syllable structure, loosely Prepsocandin Clofabosin-like)
  • Korean (A CW language where Sinitic borrowings sound like Tsjoen)
  • Uto-Aztecan
    • Nahuatl (ejectiveless pseudo-Naquian)
  • Salish
    • Lushootseed (inspired by Skellan-accented Swuntsim)
  • Dravidian
    • Tamil (fricativeless)
  • Drug generic names (Clofabosin gib)
  • Na-Dené
  • Pama-Nyungan (Tamil gibs)

Regions

  • Eurasia
    • Two "Talman" areas in the northwest and southeast
    • Two large CW areas (one of them a subcontinent)
  • Africa (A continent to the south of Eurasia)
    • Click heaven
    • Prefixing heaven
  • North America (loosely-Txapoalli gib continent)
  • South America
  • Australia (Tamil gib continent)
  • Antarctica

Musical cultures

Indonesia

Non-octave tunings based on inharmonic spectra; various 5-note divisions of the octave

Instruments: large orchestras made up of metallophones and gongs are common

Western Europe

Another tradition of temperament and large orchestras

Arab world

Linear temperaments based on equal divisions of the fifth in common use, and their corresponding 17- and 24-tone MOS scales

Siberia

A style of "throat singing" making use of harmonic series scales

North America

A period of intense experimentation with just intonation and other linear temperaments. Key figures: Harry Partch, Ivor Darreg, Erv Wilson, Julián Carrillo, Ezra Sims