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Osuri [OSR]
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Osuri
Osúrĩŋsuá
[ɔ̀súɾɪ̃̀ŋsùɐ́]*
Registered by severy on 13 February 2015
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: TabiqaRegional
Species Human/humanoid
About Osuri Osuri features nasal vowels, click consonants, and phonemic pitch/tone. Its nouns are classed as inherently alienable, inalienable, or nonpossessible. Verbs are heavily marked for transitivity and valency.

Osuri recently underwent an orthographic overhaul so some things may be out of date.
Sample of Osuri[view] Píca dowe xõ rúẋúvo jẽ, zú ńeá léwĩ zé ver gzé ýof tsẽ.

I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
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Language family relationships
Language tree
 ⤷ Proto-Kõ
  ⤷ Ancient Kun
   ⤷ Imperial Kun
    ⤷ Tlandíkun
     ⤷ Late Qãnîkõ
      ⤷ Osurekõ
       ⤷ Old Osuri
        ⤷  Osuri
[view] About KõA small group of languages spoken in northeastern TBQ and surrounding countries. It is characterized by its unique phonology including click sounds and a tone system. The languages are mostly isolating with a rich system of verbal enclit...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d       k g  
Fricative [ɸ]1 [f]2 v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x ɣ h
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant       [ɹ]3   j w    
Flap       ɾ          
Click ʘ ʘ̃   ǀ ǀ̃ ǃ ǃ̃   ǂ ǂ̃      
  1. allophone of /w/
  2. allophone of /v/
  3. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close í ì     ṹ ũ̀ ú ù
Near-close   ɪ̃́ ɪ̃̀    
Close-mid é è    
Open-mid ɛ̃́ ɛ̃̀     ɔ̃́ ɔ̃̀ ɔ̀
Near-open     ɐ̃́ ɐ̃̀ ɐ́ ɐ̀  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Osuri. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 OsuriOrthography
Aa/ɐ̀/Áá/ɐ́/Ãã/ɐ̃̀/Ââ/ɐ̃́/Bb/b/Cc/ʃ/Dd/d/Đđ/ð/Ee/è/Éé/é/Ẽẽ/ɛ̃̀/
Êê/ɛ̃́/Ff/h/Gg/g/Ɣɣ/ɣ/Hh/x/Ii/ì/Íí/í/Ĩĩ/ɪ̃̀/Îî/ɪ̃́/Jj/ʒ/Kk/k/
Ll/l/Mm/m/Ḿḿ/ʘ̃/Nn/n/Ńń/ǃ̃/Ññ/ǂ̃/Ɲɲ/ɲ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/ɔ̀/Óó/ó/Ôô/ɔ̃́/
Õõ/ɔ̃̀/Pp/p/Qq/ǃ/Rr/ɾ/, [ɹ]Ss/s/Tt/t/Ŧŧ/θ/Uu/ù/Úú/ú/Ũũ/ũ̀/Ûû/ṹ/
Vv/v/, [f]Ww/w/, [ɸ]Ẃẃ/ʘ/Xx/ǀ/Ẋẋ/ǀ̃/Yy/j/Ýý/ǂ/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Osuri

    Adjective agreementOther
    Noun numbersSingular/Paucal/Plural
    Click consonants5-10 clicks
    Possession distinctionsAlienable/inalienable
    Marked transitivity (verb)Transitive/Intransitive

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