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General InformationEdit

Old Varrit (natively Bvaːreq oːtan) is the direct ancestor of Varrit. Whereas modern Varrit has borrowed a large portion of its vocabulary from Alemarese and Barejine, Old Varrit is spoken before their expansion offshore of the Chevin peninsula.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Plosive tenuis p t k ʔ
voiced b d g
ejective
Affricate tenuis pf ts~tʃ
voiced bv dz~dʒ
ejective tsʼ~tʃʼ
Fricative voiceless f x h
voiced v
Approximant j w
Trill r

VowelsEdit

Front Back
High i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Low a aː

NounsEdit

VerbsEdit

SyntaxEdit

VocabularyEdit

NumbersEdit

Historically, Varrit had a base ten number system, but this was replaced by base eight after the Alemarese took over.

# name 10+# 10*#
1 vix vidʒaːf dʒafas
2 beras berdʒaːf kʼardoː
3 moːn mondʒaːf kʼardoː-dʒafas
4 tʼeː tʼedʒaːf xunderas
5 ʔigas ʔigdʒaːf xunderas-dʒafas
6 ʔasar ʔasardʒaːf xuːvas
7 zetoː zetodʒaːf xuːvas-dʒafas
8 pʼerin pʼerindʒaːf ?
9 ʔam ʔandʒaːf ?-dʒafas
10 dʒafas kʼardoː xeːmiseda

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