Zauhi

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Zauhi (Zauhi dażbo /zøɦi daʐbo/; zauhi is from Classical Ilithian jľoudh + the Semitic nisba suffix -i) or Modern Ilithian is the main modern descendant of Classical Ilithian. It is in a sprachbund with Neo-Aramaic varieties and Ašča.

Lexicon

śuc = good (< jsúrt)

Śiżen = a name (< Jsužen)

źesi = diligent (< jvesu)

żauci = meat (< žouštu)

dażbo = tongue, language (< dažvá)

bak = wolf (< vrk)

Phonology

Consonants

→ PoA
↓ Manner
Labial Dental/Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Labiovelar Glottal
Nasal m /m/ n /n/ ń /ɲ/ ng /ŋ/
Plosive tenuis p /p/ t /t/, c /ts/ cz /tʂ/ ć /tɕ/ k /k/ q /kʷ/
voiced b /b/ d /d/, dz /dz/ /dʐ/ /dʑ/ g /g/ /gʷ/
breathy bh /bʰ/ dh /dʰ/, dzh /dzʰ/ dżh /dʐʰ/ dźh /dʑʰ/
Fricative unvoiced [f] s /s/ sz /ʂ/ ś /ɕ/ x /x/
voiced v /v/ z /z/ ż, rz /ʐ/ ź /ʑ/ w /w/ h /ɦ/
Liquid l /l/, r /r/

Vowels

Front Back
unrounded rounded
Close i /i/ u /y/ ů /u/
Mid e /e/ au /ø/ o /o/
Open ä /æ/ a /ɑ/

Morphology

Nouns

bak = wolf
Singular Plural
Nominative bak bakol
Genitive bakach bakolach
Dative/Allative bakpi bakolpi
Accusative bakej bakolej
Instrumental bakni bakonni
Locative bakmi bakolmi

Pronouns

  • o, och = 1sg
  • tu = 2sg
  • be, bech = 1pl
  • i, ich = 2pl