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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.

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Writing Edit

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

Graph IPA Notes
p p
t t
k k
b b
d d
g g
rh, gh ʀ gh comes before /i/ and /e/.
sh ʃ
ch
j
y j
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.

Common

Nyazish

High

Nyazish

a o
e i, ăi
ai
i i
o u
u
au
ā ä
ī ī
ē ē
ō ū
ū

Morphology and Syntax Edit

Verbs Edit

PST PRES FUT
1 -(o)shu -(o)shish -(o)shirh
2 -mu / -u -mäsh / -yäsh -mo / -yo
3 -(i)lu -(i)lush -(i)lpi
Verbs in High Nyazish are identical to Nyazish in terms of dimensions. The second person's conjugations undergo a consonantal mutation rather than an appended vowel when the verb ends in a consonant or a vowel.

Nouns Edit

THEM ATHEM
SG PL SG PL
ABS -[none] -rpii -[none] -wi
ERG -ri -rii -i -ii
DAT -rä -ree -ee

Nouns are identical to those in Nyazish. Thematic nouns end in vowels, athematic vowels end in consonants.

Pronouns Edit

1st 2nd 3d
MASC vo u chi
FEM fi chirh

Pronouns take the same endings as nouns.

Example Sentences:

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."