Erhadzy

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Erhadzy
[əˈɹʰɑ.ʣɨ]
Period c. 3700 YP
Spoken in Lesan
Total speakers 162 million
Writing system adapted Ōmishima
alphasyllabary
(abugida)
Classification Edastean
 Dāiadak
  Central Dāiadak
   Lesamian
    Erhadzy
Typology
Basic word order SOV
Morphology agglutinative
Alignment NOM-ACC
Credits
Created by Zhen Lin

Erhadzy was the official language of the republic of Lesan (Erh.: lesáƞ-nŏíguni) around the year 3700 YP. It is the only Edastean language spoken outside of Peilaš (Erh.: efeí), and has been significantly influenced by the language and culture of the neighbouring Ōmishima empire (Erh.: ōmíşëma-këmíguni). It is estimated that well over half of the Erhadzy vocabulary is Ōmishima in origin. Genetically and grammatically, however, the ancestor of Erhadzy is Yhát.

Genealogy

Sample

  • Tşíşərheaƞ û, Kálesenə tşíşeaƞ û, saƞzál-məláʻeaƞ êwoƞ Tşíƞkaƞ tşy éulëıwoƞ: Məláınə pəkákufaƞ áıbiƞ íl, áınə sŏtógunio wíƞsaƞ əkónëıo.
  • [ 'ʨi.ɕə.ɹ̥ʰɛ.ɑ̃ː ˈy | ˈkɑ.lɛ.sɛ.nə ˈʨi.ɕɛ.ɑ̃ː ˈy | sɑ̃ːˈzɑl.mə.ˈlɑ.ʔɛ.ɑ̃ː ˈewɔ̃ː ˈʨĩːkɑ̃ː ʨɨ ˈɛ.u.leː.wɔ̃ː ‖ məˈlɑː.nə pəˈkɑ.ku.ɸɑ̃ː ˈɑː.bĩː il | ˈɑː.nə səˈto.ɡu.ni.o ˈwĩː.sɑ̃ː əˈko.neː.o ]
  • great.king-ESS be-INF, Kalese-GEN king-ESS be-INF, sun.and.moon-brother-ESS be-PST-3SG Tşínkan-TOP thus say-HON-INF-HAB-PST-3SG: father-GEN throne-ADESS sit-HAB-1SG before-TOP, all-GEN foreign.country-NOM 1SG-DAT act.hostile-INF-HAB-PST-3PL

(taken from the Tsinakan text)

See also