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Nyazish
Nyazish
Pronunciation [njaziʃ]
Period Roughly 1000BK
Spoken in Northern Hanaia
Total speakers None (Estimated 10000 at peak)
Writing system Nyazish Runic Alphabet
Classification Marawo-Shodot
  • Shodot
Typology
Basic word order SVOX
Morphology Fusional, some isolating
Alignment ERG/ABS
Credits
Created by YoruFeisu
Nyazish is the largest (in terms of speakers) descendant of the Shodot branch of the Marawo-Shodot language family. Its descendants are split into High and Low Nyazish.

Morphology ans Syntax Edit

Verbs Edit

Verbs in Nyazish have lost the near and remote past distinctions present in Proto-Shodot. they have been replaced by a general past tense. In the 2nd person cells, the conjugation undergoes consonantal mutation based on if the verb ends in a vowel or not; when a verb ends in a vowel, add the M form, and add the Y form on verbs that end in consonants.

The imperfect is formed by prepending the auxiliary vasā and moving the conjugation to the auxiliary. Verbs are perfect by default.

To form the progressive, prepend the auxiliary a, but do not move the conjugation.

PST PRS FUT
1 (i)šu (a)šiš (a)šiř
2 mau/yau maš/yaš ma/ya
3 (i)lu (i)loš (i)lwe

e.g. vasāšu ma sāmi "I had hunted"

Nouns Edit

Nouns in Nyazish are also cut down, losing their dual inflection. Thematic nouns end in vowels, and athematic nouns end in consonants

SG PL
thematic athematic thematic athematic
ABS N/A rwei wei
ERG ri i rei ei
DAT ā rāi āi

Much like Proto-Shodot, Nyazish distinguish other cases with prepositions and particles.

  • Genitive: yon
  • Instrumental: aiš
  • Vocative: ā

This allows for much more complex classes, since a noun can, say, be both genitive and ergative.

Nouns are indefinite by default. To make a noun definite, prepend ši.

Personal Pronouns Edit

Pronouns in Nyazish are identical to those from Proto-Shodot, semantically speaking. Pronouns conjugate like normal nouns.

1 2 3
SG va go či
PL kwe čiř