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The Oiyül Language (/oɪuːl/ or /oɪʊl/) is a fictional Romance language that I created back in August.

Mutual intelligibility with French dialects Edit

There is a varying degree of mutual intelligibility between Oiyül and various French dialects. The Jersey and Swiss French dialects are understood by Oiyüls. However, Oiyül intellectuals and others have reported that those who speak the Parisian French dialect can understand Oiyül, but Oiyüls could not understand the Parisian dialect.

Phonology Edit

Consonants Edit

Labial Dental/

Alveolar

Palatal Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Nasal м /m/ н /n/ нь /ɲ/ ҥ /ŋ/
Plosive voiceless п /p/ т /t/ к /k/ ҟ /q/ ъ /ʔ/
voiced б /b/ д /d/ г /g/
Affricative voiceless ц /ts/ ч /tʃ/
voiced ӡ /dz/ џ /dʒ/
Fricative voiceless ф /f/ с /s/ ш /ʃ/ х /x/ ҳ /ħ/ һ /h/
voiced в /v/ з /z/ ж /ʒ/ ҕ /ɣ/
Approximant plain л /l/ й /j/
labial ҩ /ɥ/ у /w/
Trill р /r/

Vowels Edit

Oral Edit

Front Central Back
unrounded rounded
Close и /i/ ү /y/ ы /ɨ/ у /u/
Close-mid э /e/ о /o/
Open-mid ө /œ/
Near-open ә /æ/
Open a /a/

Nasal Edit

Front Back
unrounded rounded
Close-mid он /õ/
Mid өн /œ̃/
Near-open ән /æ̃/
Open ан /ã/

Vocabulary Edit

Oiyül contains many words not present in modern French dialects, such as Arabic, Persian and Russian loanwords, as well as Jèrriais vocabulary.

Writing System Edit

The modern Oiyül language is the only spoken French that is written in the Cyrillic alphabet, as the Oiyül people lived under Soviet domination. It is a Russian-based alphabet plus 11 special letters: Ә, Ҕ, Ӡ, Ҟ, Ҥ, Ө, Ү, Ҳ, Һ, Џ, and Ҩ.

However, Oiyül did undergo some script changes in the past.

  • Until 1929, Oiyül was written with a version of the Arabic script.

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  • From 1929 to 1958, Oiyül was written with a Latin-based script.

Aa, Bb, Cc, Çç, Dd, Ee, Əə, Ff, Gg, Ƣƣ, Hh, Ħħ, Ii, Ьь, Jj, Kk, Qq, Ll, Mm, Nn, Ññ, Oo, Ɵɵ, Pp, Rr, Ss, Şş, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz, Ƶƶ

  • From 1958 onwards, Cyrillic became the standard for writing Oiyül.

Аа, Бб, Вв, Гг, Ҕҕ, Дд, Ее, Ёё, Әә, Жж, Зз, Ӡӡ, Ии, Йй, Кк, Ҟҟ, Лл, Мм, Нн, Нь нь, Ҥҥ, Оо, Өө, Пп, Рр, Сс, Тт, Уу, Үү, Фф, Хх, Ҳҳ, Һһ, Цц, Чч, Џџ, Шш, Щщ, Ъъ, Ыы, Ҩҩ, Ьь, Ээ, Юю, Яя

Correspondence chart Edit

Cyrillic Latin

(2018 Proposal)

Latin

(1929-1958)

Arabic IPA
Аа Aa Aa ئا، ا /a/
Бб Bb Bb ب /b/
Вв Vv Vv ۋ /v/
Гг Gg Gg گ /g/
Ҕҕ Ğğ Ƣƣ غ /ɣ/
Дд Dd Dd د /d/
Ее Ye ye Je je يە /ʲe/
Ёё Yo yo Jo jo يو /jo/
Әә Ää Əə ئأ، أ /æ/
Жж Jj Ƶƶ ژ /ʒ/
Зз Zz Zz ز /z/
Ӡӡ Dz dz Dz dz دز /dz/
Ии Ii Ii ئي، ي /i/
Йй Yy Jj ي /j/
Кк Kk Kk ك /k/
Ҟҟ Qq Qq ق /q/
Лл Ll Ll ل /l/
Мм Mm Mm م /m/
Нн Nn Nn ن /n/
Нь нь Ny ny Ññ ڽ /ɲ/
Ҥҥ Ňň Ng ng ڭ /ŋ/
Оо Oo Oo ئو، و /o/
Өө Öö Өө ئۆ، ۆ /œ/
Пп Pp Pp پ /p/
Рр Rr Rr ر /r/
Сс Ss Ss س /s/
Тт Tt Tt ت /t/
Уу Uu Uu ئۇ، ۇ /u/, /w/
Үү Üü Yy ئۈ، ۈ /y/
Фф Ff Ff ف /f/
Хх Xx Xx خ /x/
Ҳҳ Ħħ Ħħ ح /ħ/
Һһ Hh Hh ھ /h/
Цц Ts ts Cc تس /ts/
Чч Cc Çç چ /tʃ/
Џџ Dj dj Dƶ dƶ ج /dʒ/
Шш Ch ch Şş ش /ʃ/
Щщ Chc chc Şç şç شچ /ʃtʃ/
Ъъ ' ' ع /ʔ/
Ыы Îî Ьь ى /ɨ/
Ҩҩ Ÿÿ Ww وٓ /ɥ/
Ьь - - - /ʲ/
Ээ Ee Ee ئە، ە /e/
Юю Yu yu Ju ju يۇ /ju/
Яя Ya ya Ja ja يا /ja/

The Nya (ڽ) Edit

To avoid confusing the letter nya (ڽ) with pa (پ), the initial and medial forms required a sukun (ـْ) above them.

Isolated Final Medial Initial
ڽ ـڽ ـڽْـ ڽْـ

Example Text Edit

Oiyül (Cyrillic)

Ту ләз әтхз инсан нәссән либхз э эго ән лаяҟат э ән дхуа. Ил сон дуэ дэ сабаб э дэ виџдан э дуавән ажиҕ ләз өнз анвәҕ ләз отх дан өн рух дэ ҟардэшлэ.

Oiyül (Latin)

Tu ləz ətxz insan nəssən libxz e ego ən lajaqat e ən dxua. Il son due de sabab e de vidƶdan e duavәn aƶiƣ ləz ɵnz anvəƣ ləz otx dan ɵn rux de qardeşle.

Oiyül (Arabic)

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French

Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité.

English

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.