Lyrian

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Lyrian
Liźi
Pronunciationli.'ʒi
RegionSaint Mark
Native speakersTBD (as of 2020)
Language familyAntarephian
  • Jolantian
    • Ohemic
      • Lyrian
Writing systemRomantian script
Official status
Official language inBandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos
  • Bandera de Lis.png Lys
  • Bandera de Niza.png Nuzhatch
  • Bandera de Sagüira.png Sawira
  • Bandera de Curatomi.png Kuratom


Lyrian (/ˈlɪ.ɹi.ən/; autonym: liźi, /li.'ʒi/), is an Antarephian language. It is the main official language of the special saintmarkinian city of Sawira, and a co-official language of three saintmarkinian regions: Lys, the island of Kuratom and a part of the region of Nuzhatch.

Geographic distribution

Territories where Lyrian is spoken
Territory Lyrian name Castellanese name Notes
Sawira Sagüira Sagüira A city with a special status located in a peninsula where Lyrian is used as main language by its population. It’s the only area of Saint Mark where castellanese is not the main spoken language.
Lys Liź Lis
Nuzhatch Nuźatć Nuzas ...
Kuratom Qratəm Curatón ...

Alphabet

Lyrian alphabet
Letter A B Ć D E Ə F G Ǵ
Name a ćə e ə ǵə
Pronunciation /a/ /b/ /tɕ/ /d/ /e/ /ə/ /f/ /g/ ~ /ɣ/ /x/
Letter I J L Ll M N Ń O P
Name i lli ńə o
Pronunciation /i/ /dʒ/ /l/ /i/ /m/ /n/ /ɲ/ /o/ /p/
Letter Q R S Ś T U V Z Ź
Name śə u źə
Pronunciation /k/ /r/ /s/ /ɕ/ /t/ /u/ /v/ /z/ /ʒ/


Use of language

Territory Speak Understand Read Write
Sagüira 90.2 94.4 85.5 82.3
Lys 65.6 83.1 70.6 60.9
Lys (non Lyrian speaking areas) 4.1 7.3 6.4 1.6
Kuratom 78.8 95.5 76.9 7.3
Nuzhatch (Lyrian speaking areas) 55.6 73.1 60.6 50.9