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Laceyiam
Laceyiam / Chlegdarimė hėnna
[ɴ̆ac͡ɕe'ʝam . 'c͡ɕʰɴ̆ei̯daʝime: 'hɛ:nna]
Registered by liasv21 on 16 March 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersLaceyiam is spoken by a population of around 1,400,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Laceyiam Note: I'm not updating this language anymore, as I've radically changed it to the point of creating a different language,  Chlouvānem.

Laceyiam - also called Chlegdarimė hėnna 'language of the Chlegdarims' or Laltīmāhei hėnna 'language of Laltīmāhia' - is the most spoken native language on the planet of Calémere (Lillańjānna); it has a written history of almost 3000 years and is still spoken natively today in a state of diglossia with its daughter languages across Laltīmāhia; it is the official language of the country and the planetwide sacred language of the Yūnialtia religion.

My main inspirations were Sanskrit, Icelandic and Japanese, but also Danish, PIE, Lithuanian, Adyghe and Russian; its most peculiar features are:
〜 a fusional inflectional system heavily inspired by ancient Indo-European languages, with relics of both ablaut and umlaut;
〜 Austronesian alignment with five voices (patient-, agent-, benefactive-, antibenefactive- and locative trigger);
〜 an extremely productive distinction between "exterior" and "interior" verbal forms, with interior verbs having a variety of meanings including but not limited to reflexives, reciprocals, statives, middle-voice and non-volition;
〜 verbs have twelve tense-aspectual combinations, ten finite moods, two non-finite ones, and a variety of adverbial forms; nouns and pronouns inflect for eleven cases, singular and plural, and topic marking in some contexts;
〜 place and movement are expressed mostly using positional verbs and uni- and pluridirectional motion verbs;
〜 lack of adjectives, with use of attributive verbs instead.
Sample of Laceyiam[view] Tami tėlka lelss keiyāliāvabhā śīvyaria. Tami sųkeiyāliriai. Ūnikariai sama dhīptāniyariai sama ūnikariai.

Many called her beautiful. She was not beautiful. She was red, and terrible, and red.
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Latest vocabulary
kvyātanhero
khāngertėlntandoor
dīndanacquaintance
Sound samples in Laceyiam
Some sound samples of Laceyiam. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Māndvaṣayat ūta māhiekta hen nið naun jūṇḍhąu meilū kairāścāmmiąśeyālaurālārihølmenėṃleliėmitāvāyam ...
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devot...
Lillaṃhaisayat gindāmi jar sama sųrāṣṭręe gauta lass lasītau thitä yeihathāstų.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Altyńjarheilënu teyū ta daniāśeis naun lykṣęe ekanatau bārgątais īlāmęe keyðeṣu rāṣṭrøtum kṣamūkeypa...
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped...
Maitehiainað kauparāvabhā jhis : ḍākadhį lehaktatha.
Friends are like cows - if you eat them, they die.
Language family relationships
Language treeCis-Tahianshima
 ⤷ Proto-Cis-Tahianshima
  ⤷  Laceyiam
[view] About Cis-TahianshimaThe Cis-Tahianshima Languages (Laceyiam: Yaivnemiði hėnnai) are a language family on the planet of Calémere, spread mostly around the central Great Ocean (Lac: Nemiðārṭya), including most of the myriads of ...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     ɳ   ɲ [ŋ]1 ɴ  
Plosive p pʰ b bʱ   t̪ t̪ʰ d̪ d̪ʱ   ʈ ʈʰ ɖ ɖʱ     k kʰ g gʱ   ʔ
Fricative   f v θ [ð̞ˡˠ]2 ð̞ s ʂ ɕ     ʁ ɦ
Affricate       t͡s3            
Approximant             j      
Trill                 ʀ  
Blends ɟ͡ʑʱ ɟ͡ʑ ʕ͡ɾ4 c͡ɕ c͡ɕʰ ʀ͡ɾ̃5
  1. allophone of /n̪/
  2. Word-final, allophone of /ð̞/
  3. Phonemic status disputed
  4. Pharyngeal flap - also transcribed /ʕ̯/
  5. Nasal uvular flap - also transcribed /ɴ̆/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i iʱ ʲi ʲi: i:   u uʱ u:
Close-mid e eʱ e: ø    
Mid   ə  
Open-mid     ɔ
Near-open æ [ɐ̯]1  
Open   ä äʱ ä:  
Polyphthongs ui (ɔu)2 äu äuʱ ei eiʱ æi äi äiʱ
  1. allophone of /ʀ/
  2. Appears only in the name Chlou (14th-largest city of Laltīmāhia) and derivatives.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Laceyiam. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LaceyiamOrthography
Aa
ata
/ä/
AI ai
aima
/äi/
AU au
auma
/äu/
Ää
ätä
/æ/
ÄY äy
äymä
/æi/
Ëë
ëtë
/ə/
Ðð
aðī
/ð̞/, [ð̞ˡˠ]1
Øø
øpø
/ø/
Ḍḍ
ḍī
/ɖ/
ḌH ḍh
ḍhai
/ɖʱ/
Ṃṃ
cankīm
/ɴ/
Ṇṇ
ṇei
/ɳ/
Ṣṣ
ṣū
/ʂ/
Ṭṭ
ṭū
/ʈ/
ṬH ṭh
ṭhau
/ʈʰ/
Þþ
þū
/θ/
Bb
/b/
BH bh
bhai
/bʱ/
Cc
/c͡ɕ/
CH ch
chau
/c͡ɕʰ/
Dd
/d̪/
DH dh
dhai
/d̪ʱ/
Ee
ete
/e/
EI ei
eime
/ei/
ʔ
aʔū
/ʔ/
Ȳȳ
ȳm
/i:/
Gg
/g/
GH gh
ghai
/gʱ/
Hh
hai
/ɦ/
Ii
iti
/ʲi/
Jj
/ɟ͡ʑ/
JH jh
jhai
/ɟ͡ʑʱ/
Kk
/k/
KH kh
khau
/kʰ/
Ll
lai
/ʀ͡ɾ̃/2
Mm
mei
/m/
Nn
nei
/n̪/, [ŋ]
Oo
opo
/ɔ/
OU ou
oumo
/ɔu/3
Pp
/p/
PH ph
phau
/pʰ/
Rr
rei
/ʀ/, [ɐ̯]
Ss
/s/
Tt
/t̪/
TH th
thau
/t̪ʰ/
Uu
upu
/u/
UI ui
uimu
/ui/
Vv
/v/
Yy
ypy
/i/
Ńń
ńei
/ɲ/
Śś
śū
/ɕ/
Ūū
ūm
/u:/
Ųų
ųu
/uʱ/
Āā
ān
/ä:/
Ąą
ąa
/äʱ/
ĄI ąi
ąihi
/äiʱ/
ĄU ąu
ąuhu
/äuʱ/
Ėė
ėn
/e:/
Ęę
ęe
/eʱ/
ĘI ęi
ęihi
/eiʱ/
Īī
īn
/ʲi:/
Įį
įi
/iʱ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Word-final
  2. Nasal uvular flap - also transcribed /ɴ̆/
  3. Appears only in the name Chlou (14th-largest city of Laltīmāhia) and derivatives. , loan words only
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Exterior and Interior verbs in Laceyiam - Laceyiamie bhėmabessa niėmabessa ta
Introducing the two semantical categories of Laceyiami verbs
06-Aug-16 22:36
Laceyiami dairetȳvai
Gender in Laceyiam
04-Aug-16 10:11
Laltīmāhei maḍyāð caṃhvuipta
Geographical introduction to Laltīmāhia
31-Jul-16 09:16
Laceyiami hėnnijeniūmita pa høyta
History of the Laceyiam language
31-Jul-16 09:16
LotM - Jul 16: Laceyiam
Allophonic processes and fun grammatical quirks abound in ou...
07-Jul-16 19:54
Lessons (2)
1Laceyiami tėðaminia : lahīlam paijysa
2Laceyiami tėðaminia: daniende paijysa
Typological information for Laceyiam

Copula droppingNone
Relative clause morphologyAdjectival/Verbal
Primary word orderTopic-Comment
Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
Morphological typologyFusional

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