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Mayessa [MSS]
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Mayessa
Maces̨a
[ma.jɛ.ˈsːa | ma.ʝɛ.ˈsʼa | maj.ˈsa]
Registered by Orikrin on 22 August 2016
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersMayessa is spoken by a population of around 20,000,000 in Pozdow.
Species Human/humanoid
About Mayessa
&q‍‍‍id| &es| &er0aç| &2sçstiese| &mace7aew| !
Hi and welcome to the Mayessan page !
The language that won the Hashi for the worst PhoMo rules in 1888.


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Updates


- early June: conscript changes.

Summary


My main conlang, 90% artlang, 10% a priori. Agglutinative and phonologically unaesthetic with a partly syllabary alphabet. Unique prosody and phonemes.

In one dimension, it is known as a minority language of Sahar in  Majesëruidi and  Chalyl. In another, it's one of the two official languages of Pozdow, planet Monfast.

Facts


- SVO :
- agglutinating ;
- head-first ;
- verb-framed ;
- nominative/accusative alignment but no marked accusative ;
- few tenses ;
- lots of regular declensions (but no accusative) ;
- possession through genitive or affixes ;
- determiners are affixes ;
- possible passive voice included in conjugations ;
- possible negative conjugations ;
- complex prosody ;
- very allophonic ;
- very palatal : /ɲ c ɟ ç ç̠ ʝ̠ ʎ j/ ;
- lots of glides : /ʋ j ʍ w ɰ ɥ ð̞/.

Gallery

▼ Mayessan accents in Pozdow


▼ Mayessan prosody (only IPA is out of date)
Sample of Mayessa[view] Güüvin sifslora së. Dëz sifs̨a tëmpa sitas̨a sëzaava cergmaevoa kerlvaer.

Nobody mind me. All I've ever done is live to a ripe old age.
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Latest vocabulary
qooerlvuinfictional character
qooerlvaadjfictional
qooernfiction
Sound samples in Mayessa
Some sound samples of Mayessa. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ontak sitas̨a soozë. Sitas̨a sëzmos̨a. Vür neuclova eze, nekvamos̨a eze.
Nothing is yours. It is to use. It is to share. If you will not share it, you cannot use it.
Aaareëp... Ük̨a ? Köre ? Areëp.
Dussst... anybody? No? Dust.
Gürzeslümis̨a.
Don't Panic.
Qsevasi üseruriisa.
He lost his hand.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m m:     n n: [ɲ]1          
Plosive (p) (b)     t t: d c c: ɟ   [k]2 [q]3 [ɢ]4    
Fricative   f f: θ θ: [ð̞]5 s s: ç ç̠   [x]6   h  
Affricate         c͡ç ɟʝ          
Lateral approximant       l [ʎ]7   ʟ̝      
Approximant   ʋ8     [j]9 [ʍ]10 [w]11 [ɰ]12     [ɥ]13
Trill       r14            
Flap       ɾ            
Blends θi si jn ɟyɾ jyc səθ mi sje lʋa ʋwa
ɾa sa [jɪ]15
  1. Allophone of /nj/
  2. Before a front vowel, allophone of /c/
  3. Before a back vowel, allophone of /c/
  4. Very rare : before /ʟ̝/, allophone of /ɟ/
  5. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! In V/G_V/G, allophone of /θ/
  6. In contact with a consonant, allophone of /h/
  7. Allophone of /lj/
  8. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
  9. allophone of /i/
  10. Allophone of /hw/
  11. allophone of /u/
  12. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! Before a back vowel, allophone of /ɟ/
  13. allophone of /y/
  14. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
  15. When it was already allophoned in C_C, allophone of /j/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i y     u
Near-close   [ɪ]1    
Close-mid       [ɤ]2 o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ œ      
Open a      
Polyphthongs oj yj oθə
  1. See /jɪ/ in blends.
  2. Word ending, allophone of /o/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Mayessa. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MayessaOrthography
&‍‍‍i|
Ii
i
/i/, [j]
&a|
Aa
a
/a/
&e|
Ee
e
/ɛ/
&o|
Oo
o
/o/, [ɤ]1
&u|
Uu
u
/u/, [w]
&2|
Üü
ü
/y/, [ɥ]
&0|
Ëë
ë
/ə/
&1|
Öö
ö
/œ/
&f|
Ff
fa
/f/
&c|
Cc
cao
/j/
&q|
Qq
qa
/ç/
&3|
CL cl
cla
/ç̠/
&d|
Dd
da
/d/
&t|
Tt
ta
/t/
&9|
T̨ t̨
ta
/t:/
&h|
Hh
ha
/j/
&x|
Xx
xa
/h/, [x]2
&g|
Gg
ga
/ɟ/, [ɢ]3, [ɰ]4
&k|
Kk
ka
/c/, [k]5, [q]6
&4|
K̨ k̨
k̨a
/c:/
&l|
Ll
la
/l/
&r|
Rr
ra
/ɾ/, /r/7
&m|
Mm
ma
/m/
&5|
M̨ m̨
m̨a
/m:/
&n|
Nn
na
/n/
&6|
N̨ n̨
n̨a
/n:/
&s|
Ss
sa
/s/
&7|
S̨ s̨
s̨a
/s:/
&v|
Vv
va
/ʋ/8
&8|
V̨ v̨
v̨a
/f:/
&z|
Zz
za
/θ/, [ð̞]9
&y|
Ɀɀ
ɀa
/θ:/
&ç|
LVA lva
elvao
/lʋa/
&è|
HÜK hük
hüko
/jyc/
&ù|
HN hn
ehno
/jn/
&é|
GÜR gür
güro
/ɟyɾ/
&à|
SËZ sëz
sëzo
/səθ/
&ä|
MI mi
mio
/mi/
&ô|
RA ra
rao
/ɾa/
&ö|
SA sa
sao
/sa/
&â|
SI si
sio
/si/
&û|
SIE sie
sieo
/sje/
&w|
VOA voa
evoao
/ʋwa/
&î|
ZI zi
zio
/θi/
&ë|
ÜR ür
üro
/yj/
&ü|
OZË ozë
ozëo
/oθə/
&ê|
UI ui
uiö
/oj/
&j|
Ww
k̨eiilo
//
&b|
Bb
be
/b/10
&p|
Pp
pe
/p/11
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Word ending
  2. In contact with a consonant
  3. Very rare : before /ʟ̝/
  4. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! Before a back vowel
  5. Before a front vowel
  6. Before a back vowel
  7. Very rare : /ɾ/ when lengthened
  8. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology !
  9. Considered a consonant in Mayessan phonology ! In V/G_V/G
  10. loan words only
  11. loan words only
Additional NotesThe Mountain Script. More information here : http://conworkshop.info/view_article.php?ns=1bcd6b2601079f8efc0b248316209622 .
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Typological information for Mayessa

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Negation markingAffix
Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
Primary writing systemConscript

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