|Timeline and Universe:||theoretically this universe, future|
|Total speakers:||~3 million|
|Writing system:||Romanized Equivalent|
|Morphological type:||isolating (occasionally fusional)|
|Basic word order:||SVO|
|Creator:||Humancadaver101 aka Schwhatever aka Buckfush530|
Sezara is a language spoken in central Lheinead, by the descendents of the Kang-Eur (aka Kang-Ur) civilization. It shows heavy influence from Quechua and Swahili, despite the fact that its population is generally descendended from Spanish and Cantonese speakers. It is believed that Swahili-speakers from the northeast and possibly also Quechua-speakers from the northwest invaded and to varying degrees installed their language(s) as the official language of the later Kang-Eur people.
- /t k q p pʰ tʰ kʰ ʔ t' k' θ s ʃ x h r ʀ l ʟ m ɱ n ŋ/
- <t k q p ph th kh ' t' k' f s z x h rr r l ll m mn n ng>
- /ɑ e i u/
- <a e i u>
- /ɑ~ i~ u~/
- <aa ii uu>
- Phonological Constraints:
- /ʔ/ cannot begin a word
- /t k q p pʰ tʰ kʰ θ s ʃ x/ > [d g ɢ b bʰ dʰ gʰ ð z ʒ ɣ] medially
- /ti/ > [ʧi] or [ʤi]
- /xi/ > [çi] or [ʝi]
- /ni/ > [ɳi]
- /θu/ > [fu] or [vu]
- /ɱi ɱu/ > [mi mu]
Sezara is highly isolating and SVO. There are eight main adverbial particles used to denote temporal aspects of the unconjugated verbs:
zi zara ni I speak (perfect) I spoke.
zi zara rra I speak (imperfect) I am speaking.
zi zara thu I speak (past) I was speaking. -OR- I spoke.
zi zara xi I speak (present) I am speaking. -OR- I speak.
zi zara me I speak (future) I will speak.
zi zara nga I speak (relative future) Then I spoke/will speak/am speaking/speak
This is often omitted when it is felt that it is sufficiently understood that the events are proceeding in a temporal manner.
zi zara fi I speak (relative past) Earlier I spoke/will speak/am speaking/speak
zi zara tuu I speak (repeatedly) -No proper translation; more information necessary for a proper English translation-
Stress and Pitch
Sezara has an unusual stress system. Stressed syllables have low tone, while pre-stress has high tone. The first two syllables after the stressed syllable also have low tone. All other syllables have high tone. Thus: