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Rílin is a constructed language spoken by the fictional group of people known as the Ríli. They inhabit the conworld known as Aeniith, specifcally on the eastern hemisphere known as Elta. The language is ergative absolutive, fusional/agglutinative, VSO, suffixing, and verbs conjugate for person, number, degree of familiarity/formality of the person, tense, aspect, mode, and voice. It has been in development since around 2004 by Margaret Ransdell-Green
|Plosive||p b||t d||k ɡ||q||ʔ|
|Fricative||ɸ β||f v||s z||ʃ||ʂ ʐ||x ɣ||h|
|Flap or tap||ɾ|
|Close||i y||u ɯ|
Rílin has an orthography, which is called Séŕa. There are three modes: ture ("soft"), ŕek ("hard") and the default, standard Séŕa.
Rílin can be romanized in the following way:
p, b, t, d, k,g, q, ‘ (ʔ), m, m, nɡ/ň, ph/ŵ (ɸ), bh/ẃ (β), f, v, s, z, sh/ŝ (ʃ), hs/ŕ (ʂ), hz/ř (ʐ), x/c, ɡh/ġ (ɣ), h, w, j, l, lh/ļ(ɬ), ll/ĺ (ʟ), r (ɾ)
i (ɪ), í (i), y, e (ɛ), é (e), ö (ø), ä (æ), u, ŭ(ɯ), o (ɔ), ó (o), û (ʌ), a (ɑ)
/voiced obstruent/ à [+voiceless] / __#
/l/ -> [ɬ] / [t] __
/j/ -> [ʝ] / V__V
/h/ -> [ç] / __ [+high front vocoid]
/+voiceless stop/ -> [+ aspirated] / __ #
/+ high front V/ -> [+ centralized; lowered] q __
/h/ -> [ɦ] / [+voiced] __ [+voiced]
/+ tense V/ -> [+ long] / __ #
N -> [l] / __ /l/
V -> [+nasalized] / __ N
N -> [α. + velar β. + alveolar γ. + bilabial] / __ [C α. + velar β. + alveolar γ. + bilabial]
/ʌ/ → [ə] / __ #
/ɾ/ → [+retroflex fricative] / /+retroflex fricative/ __
/ɣ/ → [ɰ] / /ɯ/ __
/t/ → /tʃ] / __ /j/
/+ voiced C/ → [+voiceless] / [+voiceless C]__
Nouns in Rílin decline differently depending on whether they are animate or inanimate. The declensions are below.
Animate Case Markers Edit
- Absolutive – -ɛt
- Ergative – -as
- Prepositional – -u
- Dative – -ø
- Genitive – -di
- Possessive – -mu
Inanimate Case Markers Edit
- Abs. – -ɛt
- Erg. – -ɛs
- Prep. – -la
- Dat. – -ø
- Gen. – -mi
- Poss. – -o
The so-called prepositional case is used with almost all prepositions, but can also be used alone, usually as an instrumental case.
The genitive and possessive differ in meaning and usage in that the genitive is used for associative relationships between two NPs and possessive is used to indicate ownership or possession. So one would use the possessive to say "my pen", /rɛs ɪmɪmu/ but the ɡenitive to say "my mother", /ma ɪmɪdi/.