The Conlangs of the Seven Gardens
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There's not enough on my domain to have a Publicity page, but if you love conlangs, I'd encourage you to check out the Conlangery podcast. Conlangery did an interview with me (Episode #130) on conlangs and Epiphany.
Most of The Seven Papers is standardized to versions of each conlang spoken in the 1900s Standard Count (where Year 0 is the year the current country calling itself Tveshė was founded). Exceptions include Marmaḥa (-3Ks SC), Aòḥám (/ɑ˦oʊ˨.ʔɑ˥m/ ; -35Ks SC), and a few lines of proto-Tveshi. Tveshi is the reference language for my writing; as such, most orthography/word forms (e.g., Narahji for the people of Narahja in Tveshi versus Narahjen in Narahji for the Narahji people) appear in Tveshi. This is due to colonialism.
I'd actually really like to get Tveshi up here; it has interesting formality features. However, you can get a taste with an explanation of a Tveshi proverb and some shownotes for one of my podcast entries. However, (a) my Tveshi dictionary is still in the middle of a formatting overhaul and (b) the irregular verb charts are an absolutely ridiculous mess.
This is post-1897 Standard Count Narahji, Version 20170723. This is the version of Narahji spoken after 1897, and with the exception of Epiphany and a paragraph of text in Book 2 of the corpus, it's the one used in all of The Seven Papers.
Narahji is OVS. It's a South Ịgzarhjenya language, which means it's one of the languages in the Ịgzarhjenya language family of the Southern branch, which includes other languages like Nasji and Ksonedji.
I've oversampled for OVS in my constructed languages because the language that colonized the planet, Aòḥám (A˦o˨ʔa˥m), was an OVS tonal language. This was 34-35K ago (full-time-period writing systems, 3 civilization collapses), so languages have evolved away from having a lot in common beyond the oversampling and a tendency to have grammatical markers for evidentiality. Narahji has a rough-breathed vs. smooth vowel distinction, a lot of fricatives, active/passive grammatical gender, and no human gender encoded in pronouns.
There might be some typos and inaccuracies; I will catch these as I can. :)
Mamltab is the primary international/interplanetary language spoken on the planet Maðz (often Romanized as Madhz). It's used heavily by international relief organizations like Wellness Worlds and is necessary for interplanetary diplomats alongside Classical Atarahi and Khessi.
The language is SVO, with the indirect object coming before any direct object. Mamltab has a large inventory of verbs used for location and motion. It has a four-level register system that uses pronoun substitution for politeness. It also uses vowel forms of l and r.
The Mamltab language changes very slowly, and in the words of its speakers, “Mamltab ụm nansoz salðam, xe ba.” Mamltab is ever glass, not water.
This is a brief sketch of an extinct North Tvaji language that I put up on my Tumblr. Gnaseklahi is in the North Ịgzarhjenya branch over the overarching language family. (Khessi, one of its relatives, is the only major North Ịgzarhjenya language still spoken, although those who speak Mejeimịmaj would beg to differ.)