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Kessik
Maldago
[mɑlˈdɑgo]
Registered by Nanorancor on 12 July 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Kessik Kessik is a language spoken in the country of Maldria, a large empire on the lower half of the Eumeran continent. Many small communities in the countries nearby to it also speak Kessik, as they were previously controlled by Maldria.
Sample of Kessik[view] Nam pak vi wak et nam pak tya!

Stop trying to hit me and hit me!
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Language family relationships
Language treeDerav-kogoroan
 ⤷ Proto-Daraveki
  ⤷ Ancient Kogoron
   ⤷ Old Kogoron
    ⤷ Middle kessik
     ⤷  Kessik
[view] About Derav-kogoroanThe Derav-Kogoroan family is an amalgamate of the Deravian family, and the Kogoroan family.
[view] Hekezi (Hesden)This dialect is spoken in the Hesden region of Maldria, mostly in the major port cities such as the capital of the region, Hesden itself. It is heavily influenced by the Doskari traders and other such merchants.
[view] Ratas (Ratas)Spoken on the western coast of Maldria, between the mountain ranges and ocean, by farmers and fisherman alike. It has been criticized for being very hard to understand, even as a dialect of Kessik, and sometimes called another language and banned from use. With a finely trained ear however, it can be told as Kessik. It has some influences from West-High Kessik, but has mostly evolved on its own.
[view] Rizman Malgo (Risma)Spoken in Risma, the capital city of Maldria, it has many shortenings of speech, but almost no foreign language influence. There is an honorific form that developed used nowhere else, which is specifically meant for the king, high lords, and sometimes for city guards.
[view] Csevari (Sevari)Sevari is spoken in the uppermost area of Maldria along the border of the country, as well as in small communities on the other side. It is more influenced by Calonír than other dialects.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m     n         ŋ    
Plosive p b     tʼ t̚ tʰ d         kʼ k̚ kʰ g   ʔ
Fricative   f v θ s z ʃ       [x] [χ] h
Affricate       t͡s t͡ʃ t͡ʃʼ d͡ʒ       [k͡x] [q͡χ]  
Lateral approximant       l              
Approximant           ɻ j ʍ w      
Blends kv
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i   u u:
Near-close   ɪ  
Close-mid     o o:
Open-mid ɛ    
Open     ɑ ɑ: [ɒ]1
Polyphthongs ɛɪ ɑo ɑu ɛi
  1. allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Kessik. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 KessikOrthography
'/ʔ/Aa/ɑ/AE ae/ɛɪ/, /ɛi/Bb/b/Cc/k̚/CH ch/t͡ʃʼ/, /tʼ/, /t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/
Gg/g/Hh/h/HW hw/ʍ/Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/kʰ/KX kx[k͡x], [q͡χ]Ll/l/Mm/m/
Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/Qq/kʼ/Rr/ɻ/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/tʰ/
TC tc/t̚/TH th/θ/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx[χ], [x]Yy/j/, /ɪ/Zz/z/
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