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Lonish
Lôniêv
[lɔɲɛʋ]*
Registered by Pimpossible on 4 February 2015
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: LonsOfficial New AsmalOfficial 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] Klêsêv ênisbê ês keran rêkên rês, ûzit ôb pêdus îat kerenes ôs pêdkerenes sinsusôs tmeres sôs.

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
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Latest vocabulary
murindecay
nidêldûmndementia
tôînîreftndinosaur
Sound samples in Lonish
Some sound samples of Lonish. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
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
a
ans
/a/
â
âlk
/ɑ/
b
êb
/b/
d
êd
/d/
e
e
/e̞/
ê
êms
/ɛ/
f
fu
/f/
g
/ɣ/
h
hu
/ɦ/
i
iz
/i/
î
îms
/ɪ/
k
êk
/k/
l
êl
/l/
m
/m/
n
/n/, [ŋ], [nˠ]
o
om
/o̞/
ô
ôlt
/ɔ/
p
pu
/p/
r
êr
/ʀ/
s
ês
/s/, [ʃ]
t
/t/
u
ul
/u/
û
ûts
/ʏ/
v
/v/
w
iw
/w/
z
zu
/z/
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    Typological information for Lonish

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

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