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Mayessa
Maces̨a
[ma.ʝɛ.ˈsːa | maj.ˈsːa]
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
Qid es erëalva üslvastiese Maces̨aevoa !
&q‍‍‍id| &es| &er0aç| &2sçstiese| &mace7aew| !
[ˈçid ˈɛs ɛˈɾəa̯lʋa yˈsl̩ʋastjɛsɛ ˈmaʝɛsɛ́jʋwa ]
Hi and welcome to the Mayessan page !


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Updates


  • 18/03 : /ɤ/ replaced by /ɑ/
  • 10/03 : say hi to the newcomer /x/ !
  • 10/03 : got rid of PhoMo prosodic rules ; they still exist but won't show
  • 05/03 : RIP /ɽ/ ; simplified pronunciation a bit
  • 01/03 : first audios !
  • 01/03 : started article about swearings
  • 22/02 : prosodic consonants in the last syllable are now lengthened
  • 19/02 : conscript completely redone and replaced !


  • 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 ;
    - complex prosody.
    - lots of glides.
    Sample of Mayessa[view] Üszerk sitas̨a dëh. Üspiikq tasi v̨oirr sösalmënt k̨ar ; kqhaüst sitas̨a ontelvo kqhu oforanergene idüemisevoa.

    Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
    [view all texts]
    Latest vocabulary
    oforavaneducate
    idüemisncollege
    kqhuncabbage
    Sound samples in Mayessa
    Some sound samples of Mayessa. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
    Aaareëp... Ük̨a ? Köre ? Areëp.
    Dussst... anybody? No? Dust.
    Gürzeslüsmis̨a.
    Don't Panic.
    Sëzruilava üsruila üsruilaozë : lhuma eritas̨a üsalru.
    To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
    Qsevasi üseruriisa.
    He lost his hand.
    Dëz üsaqhelon erinagos̨a ursoer es toaener zeoluevoa es geksevoahn. Eriqhos̨a anuxa es xomaca es eri...
    All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con...
    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
    DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
    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: [ð]4 s s: ç ç̠ ʝ ʝ̠   [x]5   h  
    Lateral approximant       l ʎ          
    Approximant   ʋ6     [j]7 ʍ [w]8       [ɥ]9
    Trill       r10            
    Flap       ɾ            
    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. Between two vowels, allophone of /θ/
    5. Before a consonant, allophone of /h/
    6. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
    7. allophone of /i/
    8. allophone of /u/
    9. allophone of /y/
    10. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i y   u
    Close-mid     o
    Mid   ə  
    Open-mid ɛ œ    
    Open a   ɑ
    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/
    &f|
    Ff
    fa
    /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/, [x]1
    &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/, /r/5
    &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:/
    &v|
    Vv
    va
    /ʋ/6
    &8|
    V̨ v̨
    v̨a
    /f:/
    &z|
    Zz
    za
    /θ/, [ð]7
    &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/8
    &p|
    Pp
    pe
    /p/9
    ✔ Shown in correct order
    1. Before a consonant
    2. Very rare : before /ʝ̠/
    3. Before a front vowel
    4. Before a back vowel
    5. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
    6. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
    7. Between two vowels
    8. loan words only
    9. 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.
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    All the audio samples I made
    23-Mar-17 01:13
    Pronunciation 10-Mar-17 16:49
    Swearing 01-Mar-17 13:29
    Writing system 24-Feb-17 14:52
    Prosody 22-Feb-17 11:14
    Word classes 20-Feb-17 14:32
    Slang 20-Feb-17 11:31
    Typological information for Mayessa

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

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