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Jaloskan
Jaloskan
[ʒɑɭoskɑŋ]*
Registered by Venragosa on 5 June 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Jaloskan Jaloskan, many believe, was the first language to evolve in its world. Its writing system was the very first, which it later also loaned to Kiriac and Saeverian, the world's two dominant languages. Jaloskan's native speakers, the dragons, had an enormous influence on the world in its earliest days. As a result, influence from it can be seen in almost all languages, with the exception of many indigenous tongues that only have a handful of speakers.

Compared to the dominant languages of its world, Jaloskan is considered to be much more complex. With five noun classes, many non-native speakers have issues properly classifying the words. In addition, its verb conjugations are much more complicated than those found in the other major languages. The irregular conjugations of the language's most common words do not help matters. Compared to many less popular languages, Jaloskan is really not particularly difficult, but often surprises linguists that speak only Kiriac or Saeverian.

Due to the long lifespan of its native speakers, most dialects are really preserved historical variants of previously mainstream Jaloskan, isolated from the main language through time. In addition, some humanoid descendants of dragons speak either daughter languages or Jaloskan-based creoles, which are all considered part of the Jalic language family. These assorted languages have a total of perhaps 75,000 speakers all together worldwide, and are all simpler than Jaloskan in nature. No individual daughter language or creole, however, has more speakers than Jaloskan itself.
Sample of Jaloskan[view] Ti teves vejalo, la deso e te zovalu, Hashevu e Vemasa, ijamsa e Khal Moro.

You are nobody, the millionth of your name, Queen of Nothing, slave of Khal Moro.
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Language family relationships
Language treeJalic Languages
 ⤷  Jaloskan
[view] About Jalic LanguagesAs its speakers played a major role in the world of its origin, Jaloskan has influenced almost all of its world's known languages. Outside of its native speakers, Jaloskan has spawned a handful of daughter languages and creoles, all of which are cons...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m               ŋ    
Plosive p b     t d         k   ʔ
Fricative   f θ [ð]1 s z ʃ ʒ ʐ     ɣ   h
Lateral approximant           ɭ ʎ        
Approximant               w      
Trill                   [ʀ]2  
Flap         ɽ          
Blends sk ⱱt ɭt ft fz sz
  1. allophone of /θ/
  2. allophone of /ɽ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i      
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid e     o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ      
Open       ɑ
Polyphthongs
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Jaloskan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 JaloskanOrthography
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/Cc/s/Dd/d/Ee/e/, /ɛ/Ff/f/Gg/ɣ/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/, /i/Jj/ʒ/
Kk/k/Ll/ɭ/Mm/m/Nn/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/ɽ/, [ʀ]Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/
Tt/t/TH th/θ/, [ð]Uu/ə/Vv/ⱱ/Ww/w/Xx/z/Yy/ʎ/Zz/ʐ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Jaloskan

    Primary word orderSVO
    GendersOther
    Primary writing systemBasic Latin

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