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Edievian
Taaevaod
[t̪aɛvɔd̪]*
Registered by argyle on 8 February 2014
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 20,530,000 in: EdieviaOfficial Nithalosia [INACTIVE]Minority XynderlandMinority MerelandMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Edievian Edievian is an a priori language spoken in the Republic of Edievia, a concountry that is in Eastern Europe (on an alternate history Earth), or on the Šarkunen Peninsula (on the CWSP project's Sahar). The language survived both Latin- and Slavic-speaking invasions, and while the core of the language is composed of native words, there are significant amounts of loans and borrowings from Latin, Old Church Slavonic, Hungarian, south Slavic languages (particularly Serbian), Bulgarian, and Romanian. Edievian is also littered with some  Laefêvëši and  Nithalos loans from prolonged contact on Sahar.

The language is VSO, adjectives following nouns, and has inflected prepositions for all pronouns. Nouns are relatively simple, with just single and plural forms, while verbs can take a host of fusional endings and prefixes for mood, negation, and voice. Derivation is common and there are many productive suffixes. Borrowings from other languages are always adapted to fit Edievian phonology, orthography, and morphology.

Edievian is written in the Latin alphabet, though it does have a Cyrilization (from Earth-version Edievia's past as USSR satellite state), and a traditional script that is nowadays used only ceremoniously or for an old-timey effect (though it's always included in governmental announcements).
Sample of Edievian[view] Ab aem bove cel caovéit.

Everything is better with colours.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Edievian
Some sound samples of Edievian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Anam povpeanaes. Do'samac varsiág cem.
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
TIÓIT eum gae'l. Elamen nes ab le siáe haem velgos oc.
I love her SO much. I hope she's my real mom.
Iabandiás do Aelvedetag eom carnaedos iaö tudiúdracaes iae merdoc nem 500 máind, iaö vos baolangaen?...
In Switzerland they had brotherly love – and 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that pro...
Sev, tiágad siáe slap aec.
Sev, pass me the wine.
Ab du tesciácol caös ab du aoec; ab du tesciácol caös anaóint nes ciáobbéild sid.
You're dangerous cause your honest, you're dangerous cause you don't know what you want.
Ab siáen endalaes o healiat ben flaéis endalaes on asomagiat siáe caovaet cab.
Trying to understand women is like trying to smell the colour nine.
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Gevian
 ⤷ Proto-Soscarian-Gevian
  ⤷ Proto-Colian
   ⤷  Colian
    ⤷ West Colian
     ⤷  Edievian
[view] About Soscarian-GevianThe Soscarian-Gevian family is named for its two constituent surviving language families, the Soscarian family and Gevian family. The family exists in an alternate history of Earth in eastern Europe, and on the planet Sahar in southern Miraria. Proto...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m           [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b           k g  
Fricative   f v   [z̪]2 ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant                
Approximant           [j]3 [w]4    
Flap       ɾ          
  1. Before any velar consonant, allophone of /n̪/
  2. Before any voiced obstruent, allophone of /s̪/
  3. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /i/
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/, allophone of /u/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Near-open [æ]1  
Open a  
  1. Regional, allophone of /ɛ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Edievian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 EdievianOrthography
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
be
/b/
Pp
pe
/p/
Cc
ce
/k/
Gg
ge
/g/
Ff
fe
/f/
Vv
ve
/v/
Hh
he
/h/
Ee
e
/e/
Ii
i
/i/, [j]1
Ss
se
/s̪/, [z̪]2
Ll
le
/l̪/
Mm
me
/m/
Nn
ne
/n̪/, [ŋ]3
Rr
re
/ɾ/
Tt
te
/t̪/
Dd
de
/d̪/
Oo
o
/o/
Uu
u
/u/, [w]4
Jj
alf alnel
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✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
  2. Before any voiced obstruent
  3. Before any velar consonant
  4. Before any vowel, except after /ɾ/ or /l̪/
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Dodaes Tagmesciél
Regional Speech
08-Dec-16 12:44
Ciírilesiágaes o Taaevaod
Cyrillization of Edievian
10-Nov-16 21:47
Siáe Concort óis Pokédex: Maesc 2 (Pokémon 41-80)
The Pokédex Project: Part 2 (Pokémon 41-80)
10-Nov-16 21:27
Oraslin Antasitiíl Taaevodiíl
Edievian Relative Clauses
23-Sep-16 13:01
Dedodéig Conegiíl Taaevodiíl
Edievian Adverbs
17-Sep-16 18:27
Abegiéláit Conegiíl
Verbal Nominatives
29-Jul-16 13:05
Galaegréis u Todabéig
Pronoun Contractions
29-Jul-16 13:04
Conéig óis Baorecos Sest
Pure Middle Voice Verbs
29-Jul-16 12:59
Typological information for Edievian

Pronoun dropping?Yes
Primary word orderVSO
Verb head-directionalityHead initial
Noun head-directionalityHead initial
Morphological typologyFusional

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