Lusavanic language

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OOG note Lusavanic is based on Armenian (eastern) with changes to pronunciation, vocabulary and lexicon.
Լուսևաներեն (Lusav'eren)

A page from an early 7th millenium manuscript of the Old Lusavanic epic poem Struggle of the Stars

Pronunciation /lusɑˈvɛˈɾɛn/
Region North-western Anaria


Status Living
Speakers c. 13 million
Language family Kachal-Anarian
Old Lusavanic
Parent languages Heyelrem
Early forms Old Lusavanic
Writing system Ralvaran alphabet
Official status
Official in  Grand Principality of Lusava and Vascano
 Principality of Tavonia
Regulated by Լուսևաներեն Ակադեմիա (Lusav'eren Akademia)

The Lusavanic language (Լուսևաներեն Լեզու [lusɑˈvɛˈɾɛn lɛˈzu] Lusav'eren Lezu) is a Heyelrem language spoken predominately by the Lusavanic people of central Anaria Minor. It is the most widely spoken of the Heyelrem languages, and originated and is spoken throughout the Makur Valley. It is the official language of the Principality of Tavonia as well as an official language of the Grand Principality of Lusava and Vascano, a constituent state of the Anisoran language. As such it is the second-most widely spoken native language in the Anisoran Empire after Anisoran. The total number of Lusavanic speakers is around 13 million. Lusavanic is mutually intelligible with the Tavonian language, another Heyelrem language, spoken by around 240,000 people in western Lusava, modern day Tavonia.

Lusavanic is written in the Ralvaran script of a 39 letter alphabet, used by most Heyelrem languages, although the Dragaric script is also widely used, particularly in Anisoran-influenced and controlled regions of Lusavan. In both Tavonia and the Grand Principality of Lusava, where Lusavanic is the majority and official language, official documents are normally presented in both Ralvaran and Dragaric scripts for ease of comprehension. The Lusavanic language is regulated by the Lusavanic Academy (Լուսևաներեն Ակադեմիա (Lusav'eren Akademia)), located in Tenalevan, in the Grand Principality of Lusava and Vascano.


Ralvaran alphabet

Lusavanic is mostly written using the Ralvaran alphabet of 39 letters.

The alphabet, according to Lusavanic tradition, was developed by Aram, Prince of Ralvaran, in the 51st century. Some linguistic scholars, however, question this historic attribution, arguing rather for an adoption date in what is modern Lusava in the 58th century.a

Letter Name Pronunciation Letter pronunciation Dragaric transliteration
Ա ա այբ ayb /ɑjb/ /ɑ/ a
Բ բ բեն ben /bɛn/ /b/ b
Գ գ գիմ gim /ɡim/ /ɡ/ g
Դ դ դա da /dɑ/ /d/ d
Ե ե եչ yeč /jɛtʃʰ/ /ɛ/ e
Զ զ զա za /zɑ/ /z/ z
Է է է ē /ɛ/ /ɛ/ ē
Ը ը ըթ ët' /ətʰ/ /ə/ ë
Թ թ թո t'o /tʰo/ /tʰ/ t’
Ժ ժ ժե že /ʒɛ/ /ʒ/ ž
Ի ի ինի ini /ini/ /i/ i
Լ լ լյուն lyown /ljun/ /l/ l
Խ խ խե xe /χɛ/ /χ/ x
Ծ ծ ծա ça /tsɑ/ /ts/ ç
Կ կ կեն ken /kɛn/ /k/ k
Հ հ հո ho /ho/ /h/ h
Ձ ձ ձա ja /dzɑ/ /dz/ j
Ղ ղ ղատ ġat /ʁɑt/ /ʁ/ ġ
Ճ ճ ճե č̣e /tʃɛ/ /tʃ/ č̣
Մ մ մեն men /mɛn/ /m/ m
Յ յ հի hi /hi/ /h/, /j/ y
Ն ն նու now /nu/ /n/, /ŋ/ n
Շ շ շա ša /ʃɑ/ /ʃ/ š
Ո ո ո vo /ʋɔ/ /ɔ/ o
Չ չ չա ča /tʃʰɑ/ /tʃʰ/ č
Պ պ պե pe /pɛ/ /p/ p
Ջ ջ ջե ǰe /dʒɛ/ /dʒ/ ǰ
Ռ ռ ռա ṙa /rɑ/ /r/
Ս ս սե se /sɛ/ /s/ s
Վ վ վեվ vev /vɛv/ /v/ v
Տ տ տյուն tyown /tjun/ /t/ t
Ր ր րե re /ɾɛ/ /ɾ/ r
Ց ց ցո c'o /tsʰo/ /tsʰ/ c’
Ւ ւ վյուն vyun /hʏn/ /v/ w
Փ փ փյուր p'yowr /pʰjuɾ/ /pʰ/ p’
Ք ք քե k'e /kʰɛ/ /kʰ/ k’
և և jew /jɛv/ /ɛv/ ew
Օ օ օ ò /o/ /o/ ò
Ֆ ֆ ֆե fe /fɛ/ /f/ f

See also

Anisora  Anisora portal



a Taravan, T. (7563) Lingua Lusavana, Peradotto. 34. (Hallish: The Lusavanic Language).

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