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This is Hen Llinge or Elder Speech, created as a fan development of the Elder Speech in the works of the Polish author A.Sapkowski.

Elder Speech
Hen Llinge
Type Fusional
Alignment Nominative-Accusative
Head direction Head-Initial
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders No
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect
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Classification and DialectsEdit

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal
Plosive p b t d k kʷ gʷ
Fricative v f θ ð s z ʃ x
Affricate t͡s d͡z t͡ʃʰ d͡ʒ
Approximant w j
Trill r
Lateral app. l
  • in some dialects, the velar /x/ is realised as an aspirated plosive [kʰ] or a glottal fricative [h]
  • in coda-position, /l/ is sometimes realised as a velarised [ɫ] in Skelliger speech
  • in coda-position, especially word finally, some Skelligers realise /t/ /d/ /k/ as a glottal stop
  • in many dialects, the distinction between plain and labialised velar plosives has disappeared
  • /r/ can be realised in various ways; in most of Skellige, it is common to find [r] or [ɾ], which is used by some Elven speakers, too; in most Elven, Central Skelliger, Dryad and Mage Elder Speech, [ɹ] and [ɻ] are more widespread; Nilfgaard uses [ʀ] and some dialects even [ʁ]
  • next to the the front vowels /e/ and /i/, many phonemes use "soft" allophones, listed in the table below
Phoneme Soft Allophone
/v/ [vʲ]
/f/ [fʲ]
/s/ [ʃʲ]
/z/ [ʒʲ]
/l/ [lʲ]
/r/ [rʲ]/[ɾʲ] (and other palatalised variants of the realisations of /r/)
/t͡s/ [t͡sʲ]
/d͡z/ [d͡zʲ]
/ʃ/ [ʃʲ]
/x/ [ç]
/t͡ʃ/ [t͡ʲɕ]
/d͡ʒ/ [dʲ͡ʑ]

VowelsEdit

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High i y u
Near-high
High-mid e
Mid
Low-mid ɛ œ o
Near-low
Low ä

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

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Sound
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Sound
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GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

LexiconEdit

Example textEdit

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