Chiran

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Chiran
Ćirnou klva
Pronunciation[ˈt͡ʃɪrno͡ʊ 'kl̩vɐ]
RegionChira
Native speakers10.7 million (as of 2018)
Language familyIsolate
  • Chiran
Early formsHalsic
  • Chiran
Writing systemRomantian script (Shomi alphabet)
Official status
Official language inChira
Regulated byComission of the Shomi Language
OGFLsom


The Chiran language (Ćirnou Klva [ˈt͡ʃɪrno͡ʊ 'kl̩vɐ]) is a quasi-isolate Uletarephian language, sharing very minor similarities with Syrillangan languages. It is the official language of Chira.

Alphabet and phonology

The Shomi alphabet uses a modified version of the Romantish alphabet, adding acute accented vowels and consonants á, ć, í, ś, ú, ź.

Letter Name IPA equivalent
A, a a /a, ɐ/
Á, á a ilgeíe /aː/
B, b be /b/
C, c ce /t͜s/
Ć, ć će /tʃ, tɕ/
D, d de /d/
E, e e /e, ɛ, æː/
F, f ef /f/
G, g gíe /g/
H, h ha /ɦ, x/
I, i i /ɪ, i/
Í, í ío /j/
K, k ka /k/
L, l el /l, ɫ/
M, m em /m, ɱ/
N, n en /n, ŋ/
O, o o /o, ɔ/
P, p pe /p/
R, r er /r/
S, s es /s/
Ś, ś śa /ʃ, ɕ/
T, t te /t/
U, u u /ʊ, u/
Ú, ú u ilgeíe /uː/
V, v ve /v/
Z, z ze /z/
Ź, ź źe /ʒ, ʑ/

Grammar

Cases

In the Shomi language there exists a total of 6 cases:

  • Nominative (Varnenik - V)
  • Genitive (Kíelnenink - K)
  • Dative (Hádnenink - H)
  • Accusative (Glatnenink - G)
  • Instrumental (Nagnenink - N)
  • Locative (Víećnenink - Vć)

Conjugation

Example texts

Chiran: Ćira źníeháte do náźam leho hraćam klvam, kuram nedźíeda kádno imigrántou.

Ingerish: Chira is known for its very difficult language, despised by many immigrants.