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Lithian
Ranathim
[ɾanatʰim]
Registered by ttekusariko on 10 November 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: LugidaOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Lithian
[ranaдim]
Lithian / Ranathim (general, Lufian) / Ranalugia (Sahar)

» Born out of Ttekusariko's aesthetics, Lithian is one of ttekusariko's main conlangs, used on two different conworlds. It is the native and official language of the Lufian state of Trigita whose conworld development is ded as well as the language of the Sahar state of Lugida.
» SVO "I eat bread", direct "I am I", scarce in declensions, rich in conjugations.
» "To be" doesn't practically exist. Im, while acts like "to be", is not a true "to be", being used primarily on "to be" sentences whose subject has relative clause e.g. "The man who met me is intriguing", to define e.g. "CWS is a website", and to disambiguate e.g. "Mo fanis bre, no good news" v. "Mo fanis im bre, no news is good".
» 23 consonants, classic 5 vowels, and 8 diphthongs, taking some inspiration from Indic languages (brace yourselves, aspirates are coming). Initially supposed to be aesthetically "Indic", but ended up into its own kind of aesthetic. at least to me, let's call it Arnelian aesthetic
» Delvia, or Forian.


Given the large-scale grammar and lexical changes, some words and translations - particularly old ones - are outdated.

Update (2017:10:28) :: Yet another new flag: blue background, Lithians/Lugids' favorite colors, with prominent central cherry blossom. Also, more lexical updates and renewed UDHR.
Sample of Lithian[view] Adi mitna retiva da-nasant va shefika ga drem va hari. Dri repadirai je-desum va firin va dri pur ger dalelin nem bat i-gandori.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Language family relationships
Language treeRietic
 ⤷  Proto-Rietic
  ⤷ Southern
   ⤷ Merythic
    ⤷ Tomic
     ⤷ Old Lithian
      ⤷  Lithian
[view] About RieticA group of [Sahar] languages mainly spoken in eastern Soltenna.
[view] Ranaradi (Lugid)A form of Lithian spoken in Lugida, Sahar. It has an almost similar vocabulary and grammar, although some of it are influenced by its mainland neighbors.

(mostly used for lexical classification)
[view] Veita Litheserna (Veita)A variant of Lithian, for poets, by the poets, with more complexity and it's less English-y, with pretty much Lithian-y vocabulary. But, more complexity means less understandability, so Veita remained within the literature world, where it (kind-of) flourished. It is a conlang of a conlang.

This is an (old) experiment on the freedom of word orders.

Article: http://conworkshop.info/view_article.php?ns=9424887acb80f899aa8b960d1a6a380e
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Labio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Nasal m   n     [ŋ]1    
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d     k kʰ g ʔ2  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ     h  
Affricate       t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ       t͡ɬ3
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         w      
Flap     ɾ          
Blends nt4
  1. Replaces /n/ before /k/ or /g/, allophone of /n/
  2. Before lone vowels
  3. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
  4. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Close-mid e o
Open a  
Polyphthongs ai au ei eu ia ie ou ui
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Lithian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 LithianOrthography
a
la
/a/
ai
hai
/ai/
au
hau
/au/
b
bia
/b/
br
bria
/bɹ/
c
ceu
/t͡ʃ/
ch
cheu
/t͡ʃʰ/
d
dia
/d/
dr
dria
/dɹ/
e
le
/e/
ei
hei
/ei/
eu
heu
/eu/
f
fie
/f/
fr
frie
/fɹ/
g
gia
/g/
gr
gria
/gɹ/
h
ha
/h/
i
li
/i/
ia
hia
/ia/
ie
hie
/ie/
j
jeu
/d͡ʒ/
k
kia
/k/
kh
khia
/kʰ/
kr
kria
/kɹ/
l
lou
/l/
m
me
/m/
n
na
/n/
nt
mant
/nt/1
o
lo
/o/
ou
hou
/ou/
p
pia
/p/
ph
phia
/pʰ/
pr
pria
/pɹ/
r
/ɾ/
s
sau
/s/
sh
shau
/ʃ/
t
tia
/t/
th
thia
/tʰ/
tl
matl
/t͡ɬ/2
tr
tria
/tɹ/
u
lu
/u/
ui
hui
/ui/
v
vie
/v/
w
we
/w/
z
zau
/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
  2. Coda only (ends a word unless suffixed)
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Typological information for Lithian

Copula droppingOther
Double negativesCancel each other
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
Primary word orderSVO

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