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Drakish [DRH]
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Drakish
Drakish
[dɾakiʂ]
Registered by Mort on 6 December 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersDrakish is spoken in The Dragonworld.
Species Human/humanoid
About Drakish This is a personal project of mine with its roots in 2011, when I read a biography of JRR Tolkien and decided that making up a language sounded like fun. I started working on an early form of Drakish to go with the dragon characters I wrote about in my stories. At first, it was entirely logographic, meaning one word = one character. As expected, this was increasingly difficult for me as I had absolutely no system of organization due to not having any kind of experience with a real character language. I revised it a few times, trying to figure out some kind of organization while still keeping the essence of my designs. At this point, I added in determinatives. Then, in 2014, I decided to revamp the whole thing and work on a syllabic alphabet instead. The determinatives stayed, and so did some of my favorite monosyllabic characters through the classification of them as an exception to the syllable-building rule. And I’ve been working on it since.

A conscript font is in progress, although both it and the language are still a long way from completion. There are many coding errors involved with the font in the dictionary, so just stick to the romanized spellings for now.
Sample of Drakish[view] Di'∅. Di'∅ vo'ykyeyk he'koh.

War. War never changes.
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Latest vocabulary
di'∅nwar
okqalcnunknown
ba'kyagvjudge
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n              
Plosive p b     t d         k g  
Fricative   f v θ s1 z   ʂ2 ʐ         h
Affricate         d͡ʒ       k͡x    
Lateral approximant       l lʲ              
Approximant       [ɹ]3     j w      
Trill       r              
Flap       ɾ              
  1. Same sound as the letter cek.
  2. Alternative pronunciation of the letter zhe.
  3. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e  
Mid  
Open-mid [ɛ]1 [ɔ]2
Open a  
Polyphthongs ɔɪ ɨʎ 3
  1. allophone of /e/
  2. allophone of /o̞/
  3. Only in certain words; i = /aɪ/ after C+/j/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Drakish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DrakishOrthography
Yy
aye
/j/
Aa
ahn
/a/
Ee
enkt
/e/
Ii
ina
/i/
Oo
okus
/o̞/
Uu
utirz
/u/
Bb
eb
/b/
Cc
cek
/s/
Dd
ed
/d/
Gg
eg
/g/
Pp
ep
/p/
Tt
et
/t/
Vv
evv
/v/
Zz
es
/z/
Ff
if
/f/
Ll
ill
/l/
Ss
iz
/s/1
Xx
zhe
/ʐ/
Hh
hag
/h/
Jj
jahk
/d͡ʒ/
Kk
kahg
/k/
Mm
ham
/m/
Nn
han
/n/
Qq
qze
/q̟/
Rr
rg
/ɾ/
RR rr
trr
/r/
Ww
wak
/w/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Same sound as the letter cek.
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Names in Drakish
How full names are composed in Drakish.
01-Mar-17 21:10
Typological information for Drakish

Animacy distinctionsNone
GendersNone
Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Indefinite articleNone
Primary writing systemConscript

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