|Native name||cuolinu göji|
|Info available||lexicon (~300 words)|
Cuolese [tʃu o ˈliz] is the language of Cuoli, northeast of Xurno. It’s the last still extent representative of the Wede:i family of languages (though New Jeori is still used as a literary language in Tásuc Tag).
The language is written using a descendent of Wede:i logographs, simplified in modern times. As Cuolese is more complex phonologically than Wede:i, single syllables may be written using multiple glyphs.
- Stops p t k b d g
- Affricates c = ts in Doju, tʃ in Pronel; j (voiced version of c)
- Fricatives s z š ž
- Nasals m n ŋ
- Liquids r l w y
- Vowels i ü e ö a o u; high tone áéíóú, falling àèò; nasalized ãẽĩõṏũũ
- Overall SOV and head-final
- Wede:i’s agglutinative morphology has become a good deal more fusional and remains suffixing
- Wede:i’s adjectival verbs become adjectives used with a copula lien
- Extensive borrowing from Axunašin, Xurnese, and Lenani
- Šẽbrio jiracuwu lòliocilü, šõzur lienü.
- tavern-LOC wife-YOUR-ACC meet-PAST-YOU-IRR shameless be-IRR
- If you met your wife in the tavern, she is shameless.