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Laefêvëši
Laefêvëši
[laefɛ:ʋəʃi]*
Registered by Ashucky on 6 February 2014
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Laefêvëši Please see here for more information: http://www.frathwiki.com/Laefêvëši

A work-in-progess grammar book is also available.

A short introductory video is available as well.

And here you can hear a sample of Laefêvëši (sung by @Avlönskt):
Sample of Laefêvëši[view] Evǿn kōdeu, tannara fliijada; evǿn ǯittēmeu, tannara juntes.

To make a thief, make an owner; to create crime, create laws.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Laefêvëši
Some sound samples of Laefêvëši. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Báut Báutas Sél állan kvâlán sjǿssiéhtes, áirantøt? Vrái ksýnnaŋetonei? Sjǿvvôgde hkýnnaŋelanei? ...
The King of Kings Who are you to question my words, human? Do you not know me? Do you not recogni...
Language family relationships
Language treeEnkean
 ⤷  Proto-Enkean
  ⤷ Proto-Laefevian
   ⤷ Old Laefêvëši
    ⤷ Middle Laefêvëši
     ⤷  Laefêvëši
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarOther
Nasal m     n     ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d         k g  
Fricative   f [v:]1 θ ð s z ʃ ʒ       x ɣ ɧ
Affricate       t͡s d͡z   t͡ɕ d͡ʑ        
Lateral approximant       l     ʎ      
Lateral fricative       [ɬ]2            
Approximant   ʋ         j w    
Trill       [r]3            
Flap       ɾ            
  1. Allophone of /vv/.
  2. Modern pronunciation of word-inital <hl> /xl/ .
  3. Allophone of /ɾɾ/.
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y y:   u u:
Close-mid e e: ø ø:   o o:
Mid   ə ə:  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:   ɔ ɔ:
Open a a:    
Polyphthongs au̯ ei̯ ui̯
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Laefêvëši. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LaefêvëšiOrthography
Aa/a/Áá/a:/Ââ/au̯/Éé/e:/Êê/ɛ:/Ëë/ə/Íí/i:/Îî/ei̯/Ðð/ð/Óó/o:/Ôô/ɔ:/
Øø/ø/Úú/u:/Ûû/ui̯/Ýý/y:/Þþ/θ/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/Ǯǯ/d͡ʑ/Ǿǿ/ø:/Dd/d/Ee/e/
Ʒʒ/d͡z/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/x/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/
Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/ʋ/Ww/w/Xx/ɣ/Yy/y/Zz/z/Ŋŋ/ŋ/
Ōō/ɔ/Šš/ʃ/Žž/ʒ/Čč/t͡ɕ/Ēē/ɛ/Ĕĕ/ə:/Ƕƕ/ɧ/, [ʋ]
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Laefêvëši

    Pronoun dropping?Yes
    Noun-adjective orderAdjective first
    Primary word orderNo set order
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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