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Pronounced: /ˈnæriən/
Timeline and Universe: Nother
Species: demihumans
Spoken: Iisera
possibly 29th century AD
Total speakers: [No data]
Writing system: [No data]
Genealogy: Unknown/Isolate
Morphological type: [No data]
Morphosyntactic alignment: [No data]
Basic word order: [No data]
Creator: Muke Tever |
Created: 2002–2003

Naryan is the name given to the language of Iisera, a central island of a planet distant from Earth . Only a few vocabulary terms outside of the numbers 1-10 are attested.


  • ai, an exclamation.
  • Iisera, a place name.
  • Kaido, a male's name.
  • kino, a rough sort of beige cloth.
  • Maro, a male's name.
  • Nyaiya, a female's nickname.
  • rak'aisa, a pungent red vegetable stew.
  • sera, ritual integrity.
  • serai, place of sera.


one two three four five six seven eight nine ten
k'isi mina tainyoa poagii tap'u k'oanea neap'e nyairii p'inea tudairii


In the recovered description, the apostrophes are said to represent glottalization. Ai, ii, ea, oa are falling diphthongs, where -i and -a are pronounced /ɨ̯/ and /ə̯/, respectively. In some pronunciations these diphthongs are unbroken long vowels (thus ā for ai).

Based on Naryan interpretations of foreign words, Naryan speakers are known to lack /l/ and tend to hear it as their /r/. Foreign consonant clusters are broken up with an epenthetic /o/ or /u/, and the same vowels may be used to keep a consonant from ending a syllable—or the consonant may be deleted. (But the sequence k'h and final n appear to be licit.) The only fricatives appear to be /s/ and possibly /f/; /v/ is heard as /b/, and /θ/ as /s/ or a dental stop. Wu is a licit syllable; it's uncertain if yi is likewise.