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Literary Piringish [PNI]
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Literary Piringish
Piringtem
[piriŋtɛm]
Registered by Fayarc on 20 February 2017
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 127,500 in: PulehonoRegional PakunelRegional
Species Human/humanoid
About Literary Piringish
Pirigtem

Piringish (piringtem) is the official language of the  Syoranka (Lamneasienyang Piringa, Lamnsîyag Piriga).


About the language:
  • Its main sentence structure is VSO, VOS being used in relative clauses.
  • The grammar is very simple, using a system of affixation.
  • Sentence parts are often glued together with the exception of the verb which must always be just itself, without anything added (for clarity of the message). This is, however, a stylistic variant that remains optional.
  • Alongside verbs, nouns also express time. That is to say, a noun describing a human will be different depending on whether the human is currently alive, dead, or not yet born.
  • There are two noun classes: Living and Non-Living. A few nouns that describe non-living things belong to the Living class, the reason being that those things (eg. Volcano) used to be worshipped by the Piri people.
  • Piringish also uses ideophones (glossed as adverbs with the class ideophones).
  • Piringish phonology is simple, with the majority of consonants being unvoiced.
  • The traditional writing system is an abugida of which there are two variants, the Blockscript and the Flowing script. The Blockscript is generally used in ceremonies, but also in most engravings as it is written from left to right in horizontal lines, and is easy to fontify, whilst the Flowing script, though more elegant, is rather inconvenient due to it's writing direction of right to left in vertical columns, and is reserved to calligraphy. The modern script is fully alphabetic, derived from the deformed handwritten Block- and Flowing Script. On average, the Piringian people are capable of reading all three scripts. However, the Blockscript and Flowing Script have many regional variants and usages, and have never been unified.
    The modern script, however, is.
Sample of Literary Piringish[view] Koahiensina kien laysi.

I love you!
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Latest vocabulary
PiringapprPiringia
manmum
parakeadjgreat
Sound samples in Literary Piringish
Some sound samples of Literary Piringish. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Lo kakranga parakum tikimayleatou tek kawalakawalaya keakayni sangaramasangarama kouloawatanga.
The volcano errupts when the sea seems the calmest.
Language family relationships
Language treeVarkanic
 ⤷ Proto-Varkanic [Pringo-Henic]
  ⤷  Proto-Pringian
   ⤷  Classical Piringish
    ⤷  Literary Piringish
[view] About VarkanicThis is the language family spoken by the Varkanic people (now populating Piringia, the Dragon Sea Islands and in part, Pakunel).
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal         ŋ  
Plosive p     t     k ʔ
Fricative   [f]1 θ s       h
Lateral approximant       l        
Approximant         j w    
Trill       r        
  1. allophone of /p/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ    
Close-mid       o
Mid     ə  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃     ɔ
Open a      
Polyphthongs
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Literary Piringish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Literary PiringishOrthography
Aa
Aa
qa
/a/
Ee
Ee
qe
/ɛ/
Í í
EA ea
qea
/ɪ/
Hh
Hh
ha
/h/
Ii
Ii
qi
/i/
Î î
IEN ien
qinanga
/ɛ̃/
Kk
Kk
ka
/k/
Ll
Ll
la
/l/
Mm
Mm
ma
/m̥/
Nn
Nn
na
/n̪/
G g
NG ng
qang
/ŋ/
Oo
Oo
qo
/o/
Ó ó
OA oa
qoa
/ɔ/
Ò ò
OU ou
qowa
/oʊ/
Pp
Pp
pakoumap
/p/, [f]
Qq
Qq
kkeqiqala
/ʔ/
Rr
Rr
ra
/r/
Ss
Ss
sa
/s/
Tt
Tt
ta
/t/
C c
TH th
tha
/θ/
Uu
Uu
qu
/u/
Ww
Ww
wa
/w/
Yy
Yy
ya
/j/
'
/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Literary Piringish

    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Number of nominal casesFour cases
    Primary word orderVSO
    Pronoun persons1st/2nd persons only
    Marked tense (verb)Past, Present, Future

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