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Lithian [LHN]
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LotM Winner CWSP Lang Typology Functional 6,187 words
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Lithian
Ranathim
[ɾanatʰim]
Registered by ttekusariko on 9 November 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 97,131,622 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 exclusively on sentences with a relative clause - "The man who met me is at home", on defining sentences - "CWS is a website", and as a disambiguation - "Mo fanis bre: No good news" v. "Mo fanis im bre: No news is good".
> 31 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. glory to the magnificent monospaced deus aestheticae Delvia conscript with a kind-of lots of stylizations


Given the large-scale grammar and lexical changes, much of the translations - particularly old ones - are outdated.

Update (2017:09:04) :: New flag! Again! (Calming blue and precious purple, Lithians/Lugids' favorite colors. And with the cherry blossom on the center.)
Sample of Lithian[view] Dri kitonek da-mus.

They had gone to the beach.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeRietic
 ⤷  Proto-Rietic
  ⤷ Southern
   ⤷ Merythic
    ⤷  Old Lithian
     ⤷  Lithian
[view] About RieticA group of languages spoken in regions around the Sahar countries of Lugida and Kadya.
[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 typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
Primary word orderSVO

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