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Salvanian
Savaliu Chi
Type Analytic
Alignment Varies
Head direction Initial
Tonal No
Declensions Yes
Conjugations Yes
Genders None
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

I have noticed that there is a large deprivation of analytic and isolating languages here on Conlang Wiki. I understand how choosing this path can be off putting; it seems to be too easy and English is already analytic by nature. But I think that such languages can be very interesting. It gives you an opportunity to play with the arrangements of words quite creatively, something which synthetic languages tend to lack. Thinking about it, this is probably the only language I will ever fully develop.

Salvanian was an auxiliary language designed in southern France in medieval times after an apocalyptic event (it's complicated). After 100 years, the language was declared a failure, although it did have some success amongst high government officials, even becoming used heavily by several declared monarchs (though not amongst the peasants). Coincidentally, the language grew to become a speech that represented, to some extent, wealth, intelligence, and general prestige across certain regions. Despite this, however, very few people aside from the children of kings and queens are first speakers of Salvanian, and even this trend rarely lasts, meaning both its phonology and grammar have remained largely in tact. There have been, however, introductions of allophones never intended in the language every now and then, sometimes either due to accents or by first speakers unconsciously fiddling with their mother-tongue. Eventually, these allophones are either replaced or disappear entirely from speaker to speaker, generation to generation.

PhonologyEdit

Because the language was designed by speakers of Old French, a great deal of resemblance can be seen, albeit fairly simplified.

ConsonantsEdit

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal /m/ /n/ /n/*
Plosive /p/ /b/ /t/ /d/ /t/* /d/* /k/ /g/
Fricative /f/ /v/ /s/ /z/ /s/* /z/*
Affricate /t͡s/ /t͡s/* /t͡ʃ/ /d͡ʒ/
Approximant /j/* /w/
Trill /ʙ/ /r/
Flap or tap
Lateral app. /l/* /l/ /ʎ/

VowelsEdit

Front Central Back
Close /i/ /u/
Open /a/

PhonotacticsEdit

(C)(s, z, i, u)V(V)(l, r)(C)

Writing SystemEdit

Letter A B C D F G I J L M N P
Sound a b k~t͡s d f g i~j d͡ʒ l m n p
Letter Q* R S T U V Z Ç BB LL** CH
Sound kw r s t u~w v z t͡s ʙ ʎ t͡ʃ

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

Root Word Dative Locative
Psilac (Vehicle) Psilaca Psilaciv
Ladu (Paper) Ladua Laduiv
Viati (Meat) Viatia Viativ

VerbsEdit

Indicative

Conditional Imperative
Piaticu (Deliver) Piatiquit Piatiqual
Ai (Be) Aich Aillal
Iza (Help) Izut Izul
Vui (Have) Vuit Vuillal
Llus (Drink) Llusit Llusal

SyntaxEdit

LexiconEdit

VocabularyEdit


No. English Salvanian
1Isi
2you (singular)vi
3hecu
4wesau
5you (plural)vau
6theycau
7thisfin
8thatzu
9herefinta
10therezuta
11whozac
12whatgata
13wheregif
14whengin
15howgui
16notdu
17allsiam
18manycav
19somequil
20fewsuap
21othervuz
22oneju
23twovan
24threeciu
25fourquu
26fivejaf
27bigiltum
28longnauum
29widefiucu
30thickzuafiucu
31heavyirpu
32smallContionary_Wiki
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35thinContionary_Wiki
36womanfild
37man (adult male)mult
38man (human being)caman
39childzafri
40wifeContionary_Wiki
41husbandContionary_Wiki
42motherContionary_Wiki
43fatherContionary_Wiki
44animalurd
45fishpaz
46birdchunu
47dogcav
48lousenus
49snakenac
50wormContionary_Wiki
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