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Dnedrian
Dnédrilen
[‘ɲe.d̪ɾi.lən]
Registered by trimaétres on 16 April 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersDnedrian is spoken by a population of around 3,500,000 in Lakkárdian Empire.
Species Human/humanoid
About Dnedrian The Dnedrian language (dnédrilen) /'ɲe.dɾi.lən/ is the language of the Dnedrín, the people ruling the Lakkárdian Empire. The standardized version is used only by the nobility, at court, on official documents etc., whereas the multiethnic population of the Empire uses various simplified versions as linguae francae. The vastness of the Empire, containing about 35,000,000 people, leads to a situation where the simplified dialect might vary from region to region, especially since among the commoners there are two different major language families (Khaelian & Akrodnian) as well as multiple sociolects of the various Bhezdrín (dne.: colour but also race, ethnicity). E.g. most slaves in the Empire are from the Khaélian Empire, since the Lakkárdian Empire fought multiple wars against the directly eastwardly adjacent realm, thus their vernacular version of Dnedrian holds many loanwords from the Khaelian language.
Sample of Dnedrian[view] mantaéritte ílme išári airimniénis išariénis ašaphtirínne išarínne 'dži ídrakediette on rildínne.

Our love grew from our hands to our ribs and left flowers in its wake.
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Latest vocabulary
aktrisadjother
khivhave
oníksivsilence
Sound samples in Dnedrian
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mantaéritte ílme išári airimniénis išariénis ašaphtirínne išarínne 'dži ídrakediette on rildínn...
Our love grew from our hands to our ribs and left flowers in its wake.
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anándrwide árdildži ašleybhátrie, izisiultriétte, 'dži džirkiultriétte méħia ašiéṅgris, džírk...
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage ...
abhodriém išarím ažžiékis abhodermiúltrik aṅkreír inílli, rakkadle'iultriétte ksaón inílli, ...
Our Father in heaven, May your name be honored. May your kingdom come. May your will be done on e...
Language family relationships
Language treeDnedric
 ⤷ Proto-Dnedric
  ⤷ Proto-Dnedrian
   ⤷ Old High Dnedrian
    ⤷ Middle High Dnedrian
     ⤷  Dnedrian
[view] About DnedricOriginally from Old High Dnedrian, the language of the Dnedrín Empire, which has since collapsed. The only living language still called Dnedrian is the one spoken in the Lakkárdian Empire, the Dnédrilen. Other languages decended from Old High Dnedria...
[view] dnédrilen bhénneħildži (Bhennehian Dnedrian)Dialect of the Bhenneħín within the Empire. As a people with as long a history as the Dnédrin, they drag many words from Bhenneħian, their ancient tongue into the dialect, as well as a quite different pronunciation.
[view] Bhánen (Common)The common lingua franca of the Empire, spoken mostly in large cities like Lakkárdia-Thuíralem, Zakreán, Ethúržael in Bhirtúš, or Neíkia and Liswíria in the Colonies.
[view] dnédrilen ábhrilen (Northern)Dialect continuum spoken in Northern Bhirtúš
[view] dnédrilen éberilen (Southern)Dialect Continuum spoken in the Southern half of Bhirtúš and in Eílžael.
[view] dnédrilen zakreánildži (Zakreánian Dnedrian)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngeal
Nasal m   n   ɲ   ŋ    
Plosive p b         k g (q)1  
Fricative ɸ β θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x ɣ   ħ
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ          
Lateral approximant     l            
Approximant         j (ʍ)2 w      
Flap     ɾ            
  1. may be realized by some speakers as /k/
  2. may be realized by some speakers as /w/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i (y)1     u
Near-close   (ʏ)2    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     [ə]  
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Open a      
Polyphthongs ei ae ui oa ɛɪ3 4 (ɔɪ)
  1. may be realized by some speakers as /i/
  2. may be realized by some speakers as /i/
  3. through a softening of /l/ to /j/ after /a/ and /e/
  4. through a softening of /l/ to /j/ after /a/ and /e/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Dnedrian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DnedrianOrthography
b/b/bh/β/d/d̪/dh/ð/dn/ɲ/e/ɛ/g/g/gh/ɣ/k/k/kh/x/l/l/
m/m/n/n/o/ɔ/p/p/ph/ɸ/r/ɾ/s/s/t/t̪/th/θ/u/u/w/w/
y/j/z/z/á/a/é/e/í/i/ó/o/ħ/ħ/š/ʃ/ž/ʒ//ŋ/ae/ae/
ay/aɪ/1ei/ei/ey/ɛɪ/2gk/q/3ie/iɛ/oa/oa/oy/ɔɪ/4ui/ui//y/5wh/ʍ/6wi/ʏ/7
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. through a softening of /l/ to /j/ after /a/ and /e/
  2. through a softening of /l/ to /j/ after /a/ and /e/
  3. may be realized by some speakers as /k/, loan words only
  4. loan words only
  5. may be realized by some speakers as /i/, loan words only
  6. may be realized by some speakers as /w/, loan words only
  7. may be realized by some speakers as /i/, loan words only
Typological information for Dnedrian

Negation markingAffix
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Number of pronominal casesEight cases or more

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