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Gorastrian
Ghaurastrays-bha
Type A priori
Alignment
Head direction
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders 4
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
Meta-information
Progress 8%
Statistics
Nouns 25%
Verbs 0%
Adjectives 0%
Syntax 13%
Words 36 of 1500
Creator Lemon82orange

Gorastrian language (Ghaurastraysbha, lit. Gorastrian voice) is a constructed language created by user Lemon82orange

Phonology[]

Vowels[]

Front Central Back
Close i(ĩ) y ɨ u(ũ)
Mid e(ẽ) ə o(õ)
Open-mid ɛ œ ɔ
Open a(ã)

Gorastrian alphabet representation

IPA representation Examples
Aa /a/ annayrcha
ladybug
Àà /ã/ àschlann
dream
Ææ /ə/ æmbrann
sheet
AIai /ε/ Aiwarghonna
happiness
AUau /ɔ/ aulhga
soup
Ee /e/ emourànn
chrysanthemum
Èè /ẽ/ Ètaill
hope
Ii /i/ iyonn
ground
Ìì /ĩ/ ìlaughach
truth
IAia /e:/ hiaphaurnn
to set on fire
IEie /ɨ/ Hiemalh
snow
IOio /o:/ Hionalhisc
witchcraft
IUiu /u:/ hiuthaisch
clothes
Oo /o/ oheorschwa
cat
Òò /õ/ òghau
bread
Œœ /œ/ œponna
hat
OIoi /wa/ oiceamna
ship
OUou /y/ oucaysch
fork
Uu /u/ ughaumai
farm
Ùù /ũ/ Ùchdhà
air
UAua /a:/ huaeaurbass
snake
UEue /y/ huelanthrà
maze
UIui /i:/ huibornai
flight
UOuo /wo/ huocham
melody

Consonants[]

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive b t d k g
Fricative β f θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ ʁ h
Affricate
Approximant ɹ j w
Flap ɾ
Lateral app. ɫ

Gorastrian alphabet representation

IPA representation Examples
Bb /b/ balounttra
ladybug
BHbh /β/ bhouearddas
cow
Cc /k/ cyolan
blue
CHch /x/ Chorgha
fire
Dd /d/ dùgh
grass
DHdh /ð/ dhowann
green
Ff /f/ faurhann
beer
Gg /g/ Gaichteass
lie
GHgh /ɣ/ ghoueomma
curtain
Hh¹ - havrggæ
horizon
Ll /ɫ/ Lærha
work
LHlh /ɹ/ Lhaueom
time
Mm /m/ miuschpa
mattress
Nn /n/ nuræchta
wood
Pp /b/ Panttra
magic
Rr /ɾ/ rumghe
wheel
RHrh /ʁ/ rhoschnaill
cheese
Ss /s/ suimeaulhach
chest
SCHsch /ʃ/ schæch
wine
Tt /t/ tuerschlas
gate
THth /θ/ thobhòsch
castle
Vv /w/ vaybhayrtta
windmill
Ww /v/ Wyortta
freedom
Xx /ʒ/ xainath
table
Yy /j/ yætta
mirror
Zz /z/ zommcach
stone

¹ Has no sound, only used to create compound consonants, separate diphthongs and triphthongs and at the beginning of words starting with certain diphthongs.

Grammar[]

The alphabet[]

The letter H[]

The letter H has different and important functions within orthography:

  • It is used to create compound consonants. bh, ch, dh, gh, lh, rh, sch, th
  • It is used to separate diphthongs and triphthongs to avoid any possible ambiguities when reading a word. thaihann, the correct pronunciation of this word meaning turtle is /'θε.an/ (THEH-an). If the H wasn't there to mark that the diphthong ai is apart from the second a, this word could be pronounced as /'θa.a:n/ (THA-ahn), which is incorrect.
  • It is used at the beginning of a word when it starts with the following diphthongs, for stylistic purposes: ie, ia, io, iu, ua, ue, ui and uo.

Gender[]

In Gorastrian, there are four genders: masculine, feminine, neuter and inanimate. The first letter of male and female nouns related to concepts in nature, art and sciences is always capitalised (see examples in the sections below).

  • bra (man) (masculine)
  • cra (woman) (feminine)
  • pranne (group of people) (neuter)
  • tærca (table) (inanimate)

Masculine[]

Nouns related to living things whose biological sex is male and some concepts in nature, art and sciences are masculine.

  • ghraynnbra (policeman)
  • Yayrann (the sun)
  • Thrountte (literature)

Feminine[]

Nouns related to living things whose biological sex is female and some concepts in nature, art and sciences are feminine.

  • ambraynncra (female teacher
  • Bhrablann (the moon)
  • Chamm (peace)

Neuter[]

Nouns related to living things whose biological sex is not specified or known and concepts involving a group of male and female people together are neuter.

  • babh (person)
  • bhrày (creature)
  • croutaibabh (team)

Inanimate[]

Nouns related to objects or actions and some concepts in sciences are inanimate.

  • cladh (map)
  • locgænyebh (kitchen)
  • fyaghà (pregnancy)

Adjectives[]

Dialects[]

Gorastrian has four main varieties. The only differences between them are phonetic and some minor vocabulary. The standard version of the language is showed in this article.

Moirielan dialect[]

Polàdhran dialect[]

Bhorca Valley dialect[]

Fyalanttran dialect[]

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