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Mayessa
Maces̨a
[ma.ʝɛ.ˈsa | maj.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
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Qid es erëalva üslvastiese Maces̨aevoa !
&q‍‍‍id| &es| &er0aç| &2sçstiese| &mace7aew| !
[ˈçid ˈɛs ɛˈɽəa̯lʋa yˈsl̩ʋastjɛsɛ ˈmaʝɛsɛ́j↘ʋwa ]
Hi and welcome to the Mayessan page !


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Updates


  • 20/02 : RIP /ɰ/
  • 20/02 : writing system article updated
  • 19/02 : conscript completely redone and replaced !
  • 18/02 : /ʌ/ replaced by /ə/


  • Summary


    The third official language in Pozdow, although centuries of evolution separates it from  Pozdewk 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  Pozdewk.)

    Facts


    - 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.
    Sample of Mayessa[view] Svaumis̨a aziicl.

    I am very tired.
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    Latest vocabulary
    omzs̨avbalance
    omzesnbalance
    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:   ɲ          
    Plosive (p) (b)     t t: d   c c: ɟ   [k]1 [q]2 [ɢ]3    
    Fricative   f f: θ θ: s s: [z̩]4   ç ç̠ ʝ ʝ̠       h  
    Lateral approximant       l   ʎ          
    Approximant   ʋ5       [j]6 ʍ [w]7       [ɥ]8
    Trill       r9              
    Flap       ɾ ɽ            
    Blends θi si jn lʋa ɟyɾ jyc səθ mi ɾa sa
    sje ʋwa
    1. Before a front vowel, allophone of /c/
    2. Before a back vowel, allophone of /c/
    3. Very rare : before /ʝ̠/, allophone of /ɟ/
    4. In sVs situations, allophone of /s/
    5. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
    6. allophone of /i/
    7. allophone of /u/
    8. allophone of /y/
    9. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i y   u
    Close-mid     ɤ o
    Mid   ə  
    Open-mid ɛ œ    
    Open a    
    Polyphthongs oj yj oθə
    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
    /ɛ/
    &o|
    Oo
    o
    /o/
    &u|
    Uu
    u
    /u/, [w]
    &2|
    Üü
    ü
    /y/, [ɥ]
    &0|
    Ëë
    ë
    /ə/
    &1|
    Öö
    ö
    /œ/
    &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/, [ɢ]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
    &m|
    Mm
    ma
    /m/
    &5|
    M̨ m̨
    m̨a
    /m:/
    &n|
    Nn
    na
    /n/
    &6|
    N̨ n̨
    n̨a
    /n:/
    &s|
    Ss
    sa
    /s/, [z̩]6
    &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
    /səθ/
    &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
    /oθə/
    &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. Very rare : before /ʝ̠/
    3. Before a front vowel
    4. Before a back vowel
    5. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
    6. In sVs situations
    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.
    Writing system 21-Feb-17 11:48
    Pronunciation 20-Feb-17 16:47
    Word classes 20-Feb-17 15:32
    Slang 20-Feb-17 12:31
    Conjugations 18-Feb-17 22:15
    Declinations 18-Feb-17 11:38
    Some idiotisms 03-Feb-17 17:06
    Prosody 19-Jan-17 12:30
    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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