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| Name: Dradelian
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Dradelian is a conlang used for cultural purposes in Dradelia, a culturally distinct region of a micronation known as the Sorrenian Federation. It was created by Rilgar Ůmpastre and Martin Garside. The language cannot be considered part of any existing language family, thus making it a language isolate.
However it is intended to be a fictional independent member of the hypothetical Alarodian language family, taking minor influence from and complying to the shared features both the extinct Hurro-Urtartian and North Caucasian groups. Due to it's distant relation to North Caucasian languages, it can also be considered a fictional member of the proposed Dené-Caucasian family.
Alphabet and phonologyEdit
The Dradelian language uses a modified version of the Latin alphabet. Unlike the basic Latin alphabet, it does not use the letters Q or X. It uses the additional letters Ä, Ö, Ü, Ś, Ḿ and Ŕ which are considered independent letters of the alphabet. The digraphs Dz, Ts and Tś are treated like independent letters in some respects, such as alphabetical ordering, in which "Ts" would be sorted after "T" for example. However traditionally they are not considered letters in their own right.
|IPA:||a||æ||b||ç||d||dz||e||f||g||h||i, j||j||k||l||m||m̥||n||o||ø||p||ɾ||ɾ̥||s||ʃ||t||ts||tʃ||u, w||y||v||w||z|
Consonants sometimes occur next to each other, if a voiced consonant and an unvoiced consonant occur next to each other, the second consonant may become voiced/devoiced depending on what the first consnant is. For example:
- tz = /ts/
- ds = /dz/