Ṭeôši

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Čeiy as of 3480, in Ṭeôši
Ṭeôši
Native name Ṭeôši
Verdurian čeyřon
Characteristics
Location Čeiy
Family Eastern
Subfamily Axunaic
Standard Ṭetäs
Writing system syllabographs
Info available lexicon (~600 words)
Sample wordlist
one äme
two vume
three zime
river rinô
town runi
people ros
big da
little bip

Ṭeôši [ˈʈe ə ʃi] or Čeiyu is the language of Ṭeô or Čeiy, a descendant of Axunašin and a sister language of Xurnese. The Jimbri and Evangri dialects of Xurnese are something of a transition zone between the two literary languages.

There are two major dialects, corresponding to the component parts of Čeiy, Amünel and Tädda. The southern (Tädda) dialect extends into Mešäriš, while the northern dialect is spoken as well in the highland kingdom of Räntsüzôl.

It is written in a mixed logographic/syllabic system developed from the Axunašin writing system.

It has been heavily influenced by the neighboring Uṭandal languages, to the point of acquiring a retroflex series of stops and fricatives (as well as a good deal of vocabulary). Some regular sound changes from Axunaic and Xurnese include the transformation of their affricates č and j into retroflex and respectively, and the transformation of nasal-stop combinations such as nd into double stop dd.

It has a more complex vowel system than Xurnese: front vowels i ü e ö ä [i y e ø æ], central ô a [ə a], and back u û o [u ɯ o].

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