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Losunian
D̋ailoqg̋i
[dailɔʔ̌gi]
Registered by ericham2014 on 22 July 2016
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersLosunian is spoken by a population of around 3,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Losunian Losunian is a conlang spoken in Democratic Republic of Losun. Since the people of the nation are just predecessors of Chinese, most of the vocabulary are based on Chinese and its dialects (such as Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka, Cantonese). There are also many vocabulary derived from Japanese, Korean and English. Though Losunian is mainly base on Chinese, it is a non-tonal language (while Chinese and its dialects have tones). There are 24 consonants and 8 vowels in Losunian, plus 3 additional alphabets that used in specific grammer settings. The written form of Losun had two major forms, "Ladin pin'ɩm Šiq" (use Latin alphabet) and "H̋anb̋un Šiq" (use Chinese character). The former indicates the phonetics, while the latter indicates the meanings.
Sample of Losunian[view] 寧攏有快樂新年咔。 / Nen loŋ iu failoq sinnieyn ka.

You all have a happy new year.
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Latest vocabulary
ŋiošinma'am
Ŋo ... suey da.phri am years old
Sound samples in Losunian
Some sound samples of Losunian. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ŋo gorŋ Iŋg̋i da.
I speak English
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n     ŋ  
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d     k kʰ g ʔ̌
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ [ɕ]1 [ʑ]2 x h
Affricate     t͡s t͡sʰ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ [t͡ɕ]3 [t͡ɕʰ]4    
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant     ɹ5        
  1. when š comes before i or ü, allophone of /ʃ/
  2. when j̋ comes before i or ü, allophone of /ʒ/
  3. when j comes before i or ü, allophone of /t͡ʃ/
  4. when č comes before i or ü, allophone of /t͡ʃʰ/
  5. only in verb form
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Back
Close i i:1 y     ɯ u
Near-close     ʊ2  
Close-mid       o3
Mid   ə    
Open-mid ɛ œ4     ɔ
Near-open æ5      
Open a     ɑ6
  1. only in noun form
  2. only exists in euy, eur
  3. only exists of auy, aur, ouy, our
  4. only exists in eoy, eor
  5. only exists in aey, aer, air
  6. only exists in aoy, aor
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Losunian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LosunianOrthography
Aa/a/Üü/y/Bb/p/B̋ b̋/b/Cc/t͡sʰ/Dd/t/D̋ d̋/d/Ee/ɛ/Əə/ə/
Ɩɩ/ɯ/Ff/f/Gg/k/G̋ g̋/g/Hh/h/H̋ h̋/x/Ii/i/Jj/t͡ʃ/, [t͡ɕ]1J̋ j̋/ʒ/, [ʑ]2
Kk/kʰ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/pʰ/Qq/ʔ̌/Rr/ɹ/3Ss/s/
Tt/tʰ/Uu/u/Vv/v/Yy/i:/4Zz/t͡s/Z̋ z̋/z/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Šš/ʃ/, [ɕ]5Čč/t͡ʃʰ/, [t͡ɕʰ]6
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. when j comes before i or ü
  2. when j̋ comes before i or ü
  3. only in verb form
  4. only in noun form
  5. when š comes before i or ü
  6. when č comes before i or ü
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About Losunian
brief introduction of Losunian
21-Aug-16 06:20
Lessons (1)
1Lesson #1
Typological information for Losunian

Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd persons
Primary word orderSVO
GendersNone
Primary writing systemLatin (Extended)
Morphological typologyAnalytical

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