ÉimhicTraced off Éimhic clay tablet
|Native to||West Taisémi|
|Writing system||Éimhic script|
|Stop||p b||t d||k (g)|
|Fricative||s z||ʃ ʒ <ś ź>|
The voiced velar stop as a phoneme appears only to exist in the Eastern variant. Otherwise, it has merged with /k/. Additionally, in the eastern variant, the approximants and nasals appear to be entirely flipped.
In addition to the vowels, there appears to be most of the possible diphthongs, excluding /ə/: /ai̯ au̯ iu̯ ui̯ i̯a u̯a/. These will be represented without non-syllabic marks.
Éimhic also appears to have a syllable structure of (C)(V̯V / V / VV̯). A vowel is obligatory, despite its placement in parentheses.
MorphologyThere appears to be very little inflection in either nouns or verbs. Nouns can be declined for plural, depending on their place in one of 6 semantic classes:
- Humans: -i
- Gods and sacred objects: -riu
- Plants: -ńə
- Dangerous objects: -wai
- Animals and other animates: -ma
- Inanimates: -si
For verbs, they are marked for imperfective (-sa) and perfective (-ńi). Marking is obligatory and cannot be ommitted.
Éimhic scriptThe Éimhic script is a semi-syllabary, combining elements of a syllabary and elements of an alphabet. Specifically, most consonants are represented in syllables, whereas approximants are represented like an alphabet. Diphthongs are also represented in an alphabetic fashion. The image below shows the script in full. The V row must have either ə, ia, or ua after it.
i̯/y, u̯/w, and r occur where they phonologically make sense (e.g. /ai̯/ would have the character after /a/, /ja/ would have the character before /a/).
- Éimhiur empire
- Raghómhíur language family
- Languages and language families of Taisémi