Imperial Rokhanan

Spoken in the Empire of Rokhana.

Phonology

Consonants

  • Labials: m /m/ my /mj/ p /p/ py /pj/ b /b/ by /bj/ f /f/ fy /fj/ v /v/ vy /vj/
  • Coronals: n /n/ ny /ɲ/ t /t/ ty /tj/ d /d/ dy /dj/ c /ts/ ch /tʃ/ dz /dz/ j /dʒ/ s /s/ sh /ʃ/ z /z/ zh /ʒ/ l /l/ ly /lj/ r /r/ ry /rj/ y /j/
  • Velars: k /k/ k /kj/ g /g/ gy /gj/ kh /x/ khy /ç/ h /ɣ/

Vowels

a /ɐ/ â /a:/ e /ɛ/ ê /e/ i /ɪ/ î /i/ o /ɔ/ ô /o/ u /ʊ/ û /u/

Derivation

  • -n-: patient
  • -z-: agent
  • -nts-: augmentative (absolutive)
  • -v-: augmentative (ergative)
  • -y-: diminutive (ergative)
  • -gV-: abstract
  • -nV-: collective

Morphology

Noun Declension

There were twelve noun declensions in the original language, but over the years they’ve been subsumed into one another, until at last there are only three, with two subsets each.

First Declension

Some nouns are masculine/feminine, others neuter.

First Declension

Absolutive Sing.

Absolutive Pl.

Ergative Sing.

Ergative Pl.

Prepositional Sing.

Prepositional Pl.

Masculine/Feminine

-ar

-aro

-ori

-ari

-oru

-aru

Neuter

-a

-an

-an

-omi

-e

-omu

TO BE CONTINUED…

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