High Nyazish is the ancestor of the most spoken language in the Marawo-Shodot language family, Nyazish, along with a few others. High Nyazish underwent a sort of "great vowel shift" that distinguished it from Low Nyazish, which did not. For example, Nyazish /e/ and /ai/ merged into /əj/ word-finally, and /i/ everywhere else.
The orthography has changed from Old Nyazish to High Nyazish.
High Nyazish was written in a set of runes commonly called "Dolmoreghin." They are the basis of both Modern Nyazish, [INSERT OTHER LANGS HERE] and Miheler's writing systems.
Phonology and Orthography Edit
Phonology [COMING SOON] Edit
Orthography [WIP] Edit
|rh, gh||ʀ||gh comes before /i/ and /e/.|
|ī, ē, ū||ii, ee, uu|
The Great Nyazish Vowel Shift Edit
High Nyazish underwent a great vowel shift, much like English did between the 1300s and 1700s. Here is the chart showing the vowels in their original Nyazish and then in their High Nyazish forms.
Morphology and Syntax Edit
|2||-mu / -u||-mäsh / -yäsh||-mo / -yo|
Nouns are identical to those in Nyazish. Thematic nouns end in vowels, athematic vowels end in consonants.
Pronouns take the same endings as nouns.
Säqi ruhilush wori un Fwiozuri "Säqi requests Fwiozuri's help."
Vo sämshirh ghimäshi ish upvii un vo "I hunt some bears with my spear."
vo sonyozishish vorozuutăi "I see [the] islands."