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New Dzizhiy
Yēni Dzizhij
Type Isolating
Alignment Adjective-preposition-noun
Head direction Final
Tonal Yes
Declensions No
Conjugations No
Genders None
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Yēni Dzizhij ( /ˈyʔæːnɪ ˈ~dð̪ɪʒɪj/ - "New Dzizhij") is an imaginary language created in 2015-2016. Its primary purpose is to make secret communication possible, even if the language is spoken in public. It uses a simple but unique gramattical structure.

There are no verbs in Yēni Dzizhij. It's a strictly isolating language. Most of the vocabulary is made up of words from the natural languages Azerbaijani and Ukrainian. It's written using a specialized latin alphabet. None of the consonants is aspirated, except /h/ itself. Its six vowels occur as a short and a long vowel.

Classification and DialectsEdit

Yēni Dzizhij is based on Dzìzhìj, an imaginary language which has never been finished. The vocabulary is to a large extent the same, but the grammar has undergone massive changes (See "Grammar" below). As Yēni Dzizhij has been developed recently, there is only a standard language and no dialect.

As Yēni Dzizhij is intended for secret communication, it's an artistic language.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Yēni Dzizhij uses 27 consonants, mainly alveolars and post-alveolars (12 such).

Bilabial Labio-dental Dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Epiglottal Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p t    d g q ʔ
Fricative f ð s ʃ    ʒ x
Affricate v ts    ~dð̠ tʃ    dʒ ç h
Approximant ɸ    β j
Trill
Flap or tap ɾ
Lateral fric. ɬ
Lateral app.
Lateral flap

VowelsEdit

Yēni Dzizhij uses six vowels, which occur as a short and a long vowel, respectively.

Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
High y    yː ɯ    ɯː
Near-high ɪ    ɪː
High-mid
Mid
Low-mid œ    œː
Near-low æ    æː
Low ɑ    ɑː

PhonotacticsEdit

Writing SystemEdit

Letter A Ā B C Cz D Dh E Ē F Fh G H
Sound /ɑ/ /ɑː/ /β/ /ts/ /tʃ/ /ð/ /dʒ/ /æ/ /æː/ /ɸ/ /f/ /g/ /h/
Letter Hz I Ī J K L M N Ng O Ō P R
Sound /ç/ /ɪ/ /ɪː/ /j/ /q/ /ɬ/ /m/ /n/ /ŋ/ /œ/ /œː/ /p/ /ɾ/
Letter S Sh T U Ū W X Y Ȳ Z Zh
Sound /s/ /ʃ/ /t/ /ɯ/ /ɯː/ /w/ /x/ /y/ /yː/ /d/ /ʒ/

GrammarEdit

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SyntaxEdit

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