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Szezk [SZE]
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Typology Progressing 290 words
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Registered by Calgon on 18 August 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Szezk Szezk /ʃɛzk/ (Šецka; /ɕjezskä/) is an an a-priori, aesthetically Slavic language, which evolved from the Baredan language family, and is cousins with
 Sjuutsay and  Norjihani. The grammar and elements of the phonology have since become greatly distinguished, but much of the vocabulary is still closely related.

Cases: Nom/acc morphosyntatic alignment with no case marking.
Genders: Nouns have no lexical gender, but four genders exist for both singular and plural third person pronouns.
always completely regular
  • Marked voices and moods: Imperative, passive, causative, subjunctive
  • Personal and tense conjugation: 1st/2nd/3rd person, singular/plural, non-past/past/non-past progressive/past progressive (4th person stays in the infinitive regarding personal conjugation)

Grammatical Numbers: Singular and plural. (Noun plurality is marked by the preceding particle 'ı', which is inserted into pronouns to indicate plurality). Adjectives do not decline, and are not distinguished from adverbs.
Word Order: Primarily SVO, with occasional optional variation to diversify expression.
Orthography: Conscript with some small influences from  Proto-Baredan.
Agglutinative Properties: Due to the nature of conjugation structure, one verb can convey a lot with affixes, although Szezk is still generally classed as fusional.
Compound words can be formed when multiple nouns coalesce to form relatively significant vocabulary: compound verbs exist when formed under the same conditions with adverbs and adpositions.

Sample of Szezk[view] Ro zaštе ny vkluqеtnavk sdё moprovk, xeet oskrestna ľovašťaľ zroreg zecramdzasalca. / Lеšt mobzarosťvej zro zdavajscni calamt af ensxe vlu Lonocmektxotlekt. / Stеťvej ny е mogreš еg zašt dеzroxaxe - vtodеmotentov ľomubre lasťaľ zdelosxafеť sdё zdetoqašť dеg е moprovkxemstftug.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
Sound samples in Szezk
Some sound samples of Szezk. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
"Mnе qеťakvrе zašt ny vlen?" 'Zя vo yxеšťa znaľ vlen..?' "Ax, еmľušt.&quo...
"How are you liking your beer?" 'I do not have any beer..?' "Oh, I see.&q...
Language family relationships
Language treeBaredan
 ⤷  Proto-Baredan
  ⤷ Szezko-Baredan
   ⤷ Proto-Szezk
    ⤷ Old Szezk
     ⤷ Middle Szezk
      ⤷  Szezk
[view] About BaredanThe Baredan group is a group of languages spoken in South Baredina, in the countries of Norjihan, Sjuu Tvazingal and Szezkia, all of which derive from Proto-Baredan. This proto language was spoken in Central Sjuu, around 0AD, and split into three mai...
Nasal m   n            
Plosive p b   t d       k g [q]1  
Fricative   f v s z ʒ ɕ   x [ɣ]2    
Affricate     t͡s   t͡ɕ        
Lateral approximant     l           ɫ
Approximant           j      
Trill     r            
Flap     [ɾ]3            
Blends jəʊ ju 4 zs je [jə]5
  1. allophone of /k/
  2. allophone of /x/
  3. allophone of /r/
  4. The schwa is only pronounced when the character is at the end of a word
  5. allophone of /je/
Close i       u
Near-close   ɪ   [ʊ]1  
Close-mid e   [ɵ]2   o
Mid     [ə]3    
Open     ä    
  1. allophone of /*/
  2. allophone of /o/
  3. allophone of /ä/
Below is the orthography for Szezk. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Ťť/tə/1Ее/je/, [jə]Ёё/jəʊ/Юю/ju/, /jʊ/Яя/jä/Cc/t͡s/Qq/t͡ɕ/Gg/g/Kk/k/Yy/ɪ/Ll/l/
Ľľ/ɫ/Ii/i/Jj/j/Oo/o/Žž/ʒ/Zz/z/Цц/zs/Ss/s/Šš/ɕ/Uu/u/, [ʊ]Xx/x/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. The schwa is only pronounced when the character is at the end of a word
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Noun Possession
How possession works in Szezk
27-Dec-16 16:49
How verbs work in Szezk.
27-Dec-16 16:44
Typological information for Szezk

Pronoun dropping?Yes
Copula droppingPresent tense only
Verb agreementSubject only
Number of nominal casesOne case

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