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Lonish
Lôniêv
[lɔɲɛʋ]*
Registered by Pimpossible on 4 February 2015
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: New AsmalOfficial LonsOfficial Central EkuosiaRegional BarradiwaMinority AzerinMinority Algazi UnionMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Lonish Lonish is the primary language of Lons - in Central Northern Baredina, and a secondary language in New Asmal, bordering Lons in the south. On the four Lonish islands, Kârmaos, Frelûs Pôrt, Wîntalos and Ûrnavivos, also collectively known as Anilons, a dialect of Lonish is spoken - Anilonish.

Lonish is a language I created from the ashes of Kalusian, a language I created and felt highly unhappy with. The only ruins left of Kalusian is this post - an entry to the NationStates WorldVision contest. >>LINK<<
Kalusian was housed here at an earlier stage - but I took it down, unhappy with how it turned out. Some grammatical features of Kalusian were also present in this post I made to ZBB about my first conlang, Bròvvêž- mind you, this was way back when I had no idea what I was doing. The characteristic "êv" you see in Lonish now was already present back then! >>LINK<<

That was in the past however. The current has a much smoother - more intuitive Lonish. Here's some boring features of Lonish.

Lonish is a priori, but during the early days of lexicon building I used some pretty obvious a posteriori things, so some of the lexicon might strongly represent English, Dutch or Latin.

  • Either SOV or OSV: while the verb is most commonly the last word of the sentence, the rest of the word order is usually free.
  • Article focused: all information commonly associated with nouns is found in the article, which merges with adjectives if present. This also means nouns themselves don't decline.
  • No dilly dally: Lonish doesn't involve gender - or any kind of discrimination between words, really. There's 6 cases, 7 if you count a vocative.
  • EZ Verbs: Verbs decline by a simple formula: base - tense - person.

Lonish has a conscript which isn't very simple to translate into a font. I'll scatter some examples of it aro
Sample of Lonish[view] Kêv ôb môrses diôs. Môrses?

This says you are dead. Are you dead?
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Latest vocabulary
fâztamnassociation
munriknêvadjunited
munriknêvadjcombined
Sound samples in Lonish
Some sound samples of Lonish. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Pôr zokâfkâsgêl âlsos, plu ôsfe gêl "dêm-ês logsêv unâm" înkên klerâ.
I'm working on a Kafka-esque style, with a sort of "choose your own adventure" element to it.
Gêv ôft An gês ôft An sôs. Ôb stêt duêlsôs pêdpô dies.
An A press is an A press. You can't say it's only a half.
Îetêm rên edôngên rêz kêv min ên karôs sên âsmunôs lists.
Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.
Gatêm sonâm-âs semê tenes, pêtêms mâldes.
Once you have their money, you never give it back.
Language family relationships
Language treeOtjesi-Lonish
 ⤷  Proto-Otjesi-Lonish
  ⤷ Continental Lonish
   ⤷ Kelik
    ⤷  Old Lonish
     ⤷ Kelik
      ⤷  Kelik Lonish
       ⤷ Valsi
        ⤷ Valsivian Lonish
         ⤷ Alesia
          ⤷  Lonish
[view] About Otjesi-LonishAn isolate language family located in southern Ekuosia and the Bay of Ishenar.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n [nˠ]1   ɲ   [ŋ]2    
Plosive p b   t d   [c]3   k    
Fricative   f v s z [ʃ]4     ɣ   ɦ
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant   ʋ     [j]5 w      
Trill               ʀ  
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. /tl/ at the start of a word, realization of /tj/, allophone of /t/
  4. allophone of /s/
  5. allophone of /ɪ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ ʏ    
Mid   [ə]1
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Open a     ɑ
  1. allophone of /ɛ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lonish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LonishOrthography
Aa
ans
/a/
Ââ
âlk
/ɑ/
Bb
êb
/b/
Dd
êd
/d/
Ee
e
/e̞/
Êê
êms
/ɛ/
Ff
fu
/f/
Gg
/ɣ/
Hh
hu
/ɦ/
Ii
iz
/i/
Îî
îms
/ɪ/
Kk
êk
/k/
Ll
êl
/l/
Mm
/m/
Nn
/n/, [ŋ], [nˠ]
Oo
om
/o̞/
Ôô
ôlt
/ɔ/
Pp
pu
/p/
Rr
êr
/ʀ/
Ss
ês
/s/, [ʃ]
Tt
/t/
Uu
ul
/u/
Ûû
ûts
/ʏ/
Vv
/v/
Ww
iw
/w/
Zz
zu
/z/
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    Typological information for Lonish

    Definite articleDistinct article
    Noun numbersSingular/Plural
    Indefinite articleDistinct article
    Number of nominal casesSix cases

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