Eastern

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The Eastern language family covers much of eastern Ereláe, and includes Verdurian and Xurnese, as well as the ancient languages Cuêzi, Caďinor, and Axunašin, and the languages of the Barbarian Plain.

The original homeland of the Easterners is Bolon, now in northern Xurno. The Easterners began to spill out of Bolon in the -600s, but exploded onto Eretald and the Xengi plain in the -300s, conquering the Meťaiu and Wede:i people, respectively.

Most of the Eastern languages are fusional and nominative-accusative, but share few other typological features. The protolanguage was most likely consistently head-last (SOV, AN, GN, OP). The Čia-Ša languages are largely isolating, and so different from other Eastern languages that some linguists place them coequal with the other four branches-- that is, they consider Čia-Ša and Eastern to be sisters of an Eastern-Čia-Ša superfamily.

The name of the family is a calque on Verdurian Sarise, the term introduced by Osör Ružeon, who was the first to publish a reconstruction of Proto-Eastern.

Branches

Karazi - includes Cuêzi
Central - includes Caďinor and Verdurian
Axunaic - includes Xurnese
Naviu
Čia-Ša

See also