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Mayessa
Maces̨a
[ma.ʝe.ˈsa]
Registered by Orikrin Ywench on 22 August 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersMayessa is spoken by a population of around 20,000,000 in Pozdow.
Species Human/humanoid
About Mayessa
Maces̨a sitas̨a sösdama üsanuxaozë, ugli...zitas̨a eze sialva estaez ühsnahoen̨uhn sëzlaöva erë srifose.
mace7a âta7a s1sdama 2önuxaü, ugli;;îta7a eze âaç estaez 2hsnahoe6uù àla1va er0 srifose.
maʝeˈsa ˈsta ˈsøsdma yˈsanuhawθʌ uˈɴli | θiˈtsa eˈθe ˈsjalʋa eˈstejθ yjˈsnajwenújn ˈsʌθlãʋa eˈɽʌ ˈsɽifose
Mayessa is a language of reason like...as if it came directly from the angels to enlighten us with knowledge.

Losa Tenterso, Mayessan linguist and philosopher.


The third official language in Pozdow, although centuries of evolution separates it from  Pozdowian and Pozdowian (which is the official language).

Cousin language of Eoateuuan, they have the Old Mayessa as a common ancestor. During the 1st century, it was called the Silver dialect. During the 5th century B.C., it was still part of the Proto Monfastian that resulted in Primitive Pozdowic, then the Old Pozdowian (which is the common ancestor to Pozdowian and  Pozdowian.)

Facts about Mayessa :
- SVO :
- agglutinating ;
- head-first ;
- verb-framed ;
- nominative/accusative alignment but no marked accusative ;
- few tenses ;
- passive voice included in conjugations ;
- lots of regular declensions (but no accusative) ;
- possession through genitive or affixes ;
- determiners are affixes ;
- lots of glides ;
- complex prosody with one tone ;
- exotic phonemes ! Say hello to my friends ʍ, ɴ and ç̠ !
Sample of Mayessa[view] Eritas̨a taodees, eritas̨a ës.

We are different, We are one.
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Latest vocabulary
ziv̨evavraise
gürsitara sahaphrthere isn't any
gürsitara sahaphrthere aren't any
Language family relationships
Language treeMonfastian
 ⤷ Proto Monfastian
  ⤷ Proto Silver Dialect
   ⤷  Silver Dialect (Proto-Mayessa)
    ⤷ Old Mayessa
     ⤷  Mayessa
[view] About MonfastianThe language family of the planet Monfast, 17 billion light-years away from Earth.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m m:     n n:         [ɴ]1    
Plosive (p) (b)     t t: d   c c: ɟ   [k]2 [q]3    
Fricative   f f: θ θ: s s:   ç ç̠ ʝ       h  
Lateral approximant       l              
Approximant   ʋ4       [j]5 ʍ [w]6 [ɰ]7     [ɥ]8
Trill       r9              
Flap       ɾ ɽ            
Blends θi si jn lʋa ɟyɾ jyc sʌθ mi ɾa sa
sje ʋwa
  1. Rare : before /l/, allophone of /ɟ/
  2. Before a front vowel, allophone of /c/
  3. Before a back vowel, allophone of /c/
  4. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
  5. allophone of /i/
  6. allophone of /u/
  7. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! Before a back vowel, allophone of /ɾ/
  8. allophone of /y/
  9. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
VowelsFrontBack
Close i y u
Close-mid e ø o
Open-mid   ʌ
Open a ã  
Polyphthongs oθʌ oj yj
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Mayessa. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MayessaOrthography
‍‍‍i
Ii
i
/i/, [j]
a
Aa
a
/a/
e
Ee
e
/e/
o
Oo
o
/o/
u
Uu
u
/u/, [w]
2
Üü
ü
/y/, [ɥ]
0
Ëë
ë
/ʌ/
1
Öö
ö
/ø/
v
Vv
va
/ʋ/1
f
Ff
fa
/f/
8
V̨ v̨
v̨a
/f:/
c
Cc
ca
/ʝ/
q
Qq
qa
/ç/
3
CL cl
cla
/ç̠/
d
Dd
da
/d/
t
Tt
ta
/t/
9
T̨ t̨
ta
/t:/
h
Hh
ha
/j/
x
Xx
xa
/h/
g
Gg
ga
/ɟ/, [ɴ]2
k
Kk
ka
/c/, [k]3, [q]4
4
K̨ k̨
k̨a
/c:/
l
Ll
la
/l/
r
Rr
ra
/ɾ/, /ɽ/, /r/5, [ɰ]6
m
Mm
ma
/m/
5
M̨ m̨
m̨a
/m:/
n
Nn
na
/n/
6
N̨ n̨
n̨a
/n:/
s
Ss
sa
/s/
7
S̨ s̨
s̨a
/s:/
z
Zz
za
/θ/
y
Ɀɀ
ɀa
/θ:/
ç
LVA lva
elvao
/lʋa/
è
HÜK hük
hüko
/jyc/
ù
HN hn
ehno
/jn/
é
GÜR gür
güro
/ɟyɾ/
à
SËZ sëz
sëzo
/sʌθ/
ä
MI mi
mio
/mi/
ô
RA ra
rao
/ɾa/
ö
SA sa
sao
/sa/
â
SI si
sio
/si/
û
SIE sie
sieo
/sje/
w
VOA voa
evoao
/ʋwa/
î
ZI zi
zio
/θi/
ë
ÜR ür
üro
/yj/
ü
OZË ozë
ozëo
/oθʌ/
ê
UI ui
uiö
/oj/
j
Ww
k̨eiilo
//
b
Bb
be
/b/7
p
Pp
pe
/p/8
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
  2. Rare : before /l/
  3. Before a front vowel
  4. Before a back vowel
  5. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
  6. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! Before a back vowel
  7. loan words only
  8. loan words only
Additional NotesCharacters with an ogonek can be replaced by a digraph using "j"if you cannot write them. s̨ = sj, ɀ = zj etc.

If you do that replacement, you will also have to use the k̨eiilo letter instead of using double vowels. öö = öw etc.

Mayessan writing system is a partly syllabic alphabet ! For more information, see this article : http://conworkshop.info/view_article.php?ns=1bcd6b2601079f8efc0b248316209622
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Pronunciation 19-Jan-17 22:11
Prosody 19-Jan-17 12:30
Writing system 17-Jan-17 18:56
Some idiotisms 17-Jan-17 12:36
Word classes 08-Jan-17 12:30
Declinations 31-Dec-16 23:07
Personnal pronouns 16-Dec-16 14:50
Conjugations 27-Nov-16 13:44
Typological information for Mayessa

Negation markingAffix
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Primary writing systemConscript
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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