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AnnouncementNordalska is here! The first (somewhat) complete dialect of Alska!
You can see it here: http://linguifex.com/index.php?title=Alska/Dialects
I would put it up here, but the formatting translates TERRIBLY from Linguifex to Notepad!
Ḥḥ (Can only be described as 'breathy-h')
-Vowel lengthening by doubling
[ɛ] to [i:] when 'e' is doubled
[æ] to [a:] when 'a' is doubled
Unsure of exact function yet. In names, it separates the given and family names (Tali'Zorah and her father, Rael'Zorah)
Can be a vowel or a consonant
'ch' = [ç] and only appears as such. Is treated as its own letter, though 'c' does not exist on its own.
'th' = [θ] and only appears as such. Is treated as its own letter. (This means that 'geth' is technically a three-letter word)
'ae' = [eɪ]
Aa Cc Ee Gg Hh Ii Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Xx Yy Zz á(┴ß ╔Ú ═Ý Ëˇ ┌˙ Ţř)
-The initial stress position of a word is on the first syllable, but can be moved by using the acute accent over a vowel, as in Spanish
-The plosives [b] and [d] have morphed together with [p] and [t]. á(Samara says that 'Ar[d]at-Yakshi comes from a dead Asari dialect)
Asari has 4 cases: Nominative, Accusative, Dative, and Genitive. áThese are marked in nouns by prefixes
Nominative Case: áThis case has no marking, so a bare noun always sigifies that it is the subject
Accusative Case: áThe accusative marking is the prefix [sa-]
Dative Case: áThe dative marking is the prefix [ta-]
Genitive Case: The genitive case marking is the prefix [la-] on the object being possessed, and [le-] on the noun possessing the object
-These prefixes do not apply to proper nouns such as proper names or place names, except for genitive's markers
-Infinitive Form is [verb]+[m]
-Conjugation is prefi
Genghis Whenever we were bad my mother used to take us to the mall to see Genghis Kahn. They kept him in a dusty diorama of a Mongolian steppe, all tall grass and yurts. He sat on a throne of bone (well, plastic shaped like bone), scowling in incomprehension at the American kids who flocked around him like startled lemmings. My mother would usually push us toward him, saying things like “Tell him what you did to your father’s stamp collection.” Genghis would give a grunt, spit a wad of phlegm onto the tall grass, and give us a wizened, wrinkled grimace, as if he had to go to the bathroom.
He terrified me.
My brother couldn’t get enough of him.
When my brother got caught in my mother’s evening dress, my mother grabbed us both and dragged us to Genghis. It was a slow day, and we were the only kids crowding him. “Tell him what you did,” my mother hissed a
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