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'''Zhuori''' is the language spoken by the upper class in a currently unnamed commission project by Elmer
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Latest revision as of 02:14, 23 October 2015
Zhuori is the language spoken by the upper class in a currently unnamed commission project by Elmer Johnsen.
- 1 Orthography
- 2 Phonology
- 3 Grammar
- 4 Lexicon
- 5 Font and Keyboard Layout
Zhuori uses a regular abugida that uses diacritics for monophthongs, diphthongs, and gemination of consonants.
The nuclear vowel, or initial vowel in a diphthong of a syllable is located in the upper left. The off-glide or secondary vowel is in the bottom right.
In this chart, B is shown in its geminate form to show the diacritic for geminates.
|Plosive||Unvoiced||p ‹P›||t ‹T›||k ‹K›|
|Voiced||b ‹B›||d ‹D›||g ‹G›|
|Nasal||m ‹M›||n ‹N›||ŋ ‹NG›|
|Fricative||Unvoiced||ɸ ‹F›||θ ‹TH›||s ‹S›||ʃ ‹SH›|
|Voiced||β ‹V›||z ‹Z›||ʒ ‹ZH›|
|Approximant||r ‹R›||j ‹J›||h ‹H›|
Vowel length is phonemic.
|High||i ‹I› · y ‹Y›||ʉ ‹U›||u ‹O›|
|Mid||e ‹E›||ə||o ‹Ǫ›|
Zhuori has many diphthongs, both rising and falling.
Appropriate complex onsets (word-initial) include: ST, SR, SK, TR and KR.
Appropriate complex codas (word-final) include: ST, TS, RS, SK, KS, RT, and RK.
Nouns are inflected by possessive person, case, number, and obviation.
Verbs are inflected by subject, direct object, tense, and mood.
Zhuori has the following person hierarchy:
2nd > 1st > 3rd proximal > 3rd obviative
A lower-ranking subject cannot take a higher-ranking object. For this, an inverse suffix va exists that immediately precedes the direct object suffix.