The Song of Cönok

Here is a sample of verse in the Kyŧusave language:

Gunypekrukö HyCönokna

Źuvrasa hy pëlëtünaŧadypëlëtüva, ad źulaspü päkwyfä muleŧe

Mupëlöryk fuskü kaläperü, pägëra ad ëpüp vred bleŧmü

äzamü zuxule, ad muđäbö zupalatwe

Cönokna zupläx mucuđüm, ad fulëmëja muŧusnü hypëlöryk

Hyläperü muna gäp mulüjmü fupälacy munü

Vykru ön, ge pelul folyme źukwät mupëlëtüna

Cërat źupläx mupekwyfä, ad źucësku kolöŧu.

…and for those people not fluent in Kyŧusave; here it is in a fairly good English translation:

The Song of Cönok

Born to king and queen, and raised to rule the land.

Pëlöryk raised an army, to steal and loot from man.

Villages were burning, and the people bleeding.

Cönok took the challenge, attacking the pëlöryk tribes.

His army fought them back to the mountains.

When victory was near, arrow astray slays the king.

Cërat ascends the throne, which changes everything.

3 thoughts on “The Song of Cönok”

    1. I haven’t published the grammar and such in any serious detail yet.

      But for the the quick and dirty… IPA chart

      Vowel / IPA / English Example / Position
      a / æ / “cat” / Open Front
      ä / e / “case” / Close-mid Front
      e / ɛ / “pet” / Open-mid Front
      ë / i / “be” / Close Front
      o / ɑ / “pot” / Open Back
      ö / o / “hole” / Close-mid Back Rounded
      u / ʌ / “up” / Open-mid Back
      ü / u / “cue” / Close Back Rounded
      y / y / “by” / Close Front Rounded

      Consonant / IPA / English Example / Position
      p / p / “sip” / Labial Plosive
      b / b / “tub” / Labial Plosive
      t / t / “cat” / Alveolar Plosive
      d / d / “did” / Alveolar Plosive
      k / k / “kit” / Velar Plosive
      g / g / “goat” / Velar Plosive
      m / ɱ / “hymn” / Labiodental Nasal
      n / n / “pen” / Alveolar Nasal
      r / r / “door” / Alveolar,Trilled
      f / f / “for” / Labiodental Fricative
      v / v / “cave” / Labiodental Fricative
      ŧ / Ɵ / “with” / Dental Fricative
      đ / đ / “then” / Dental Fricative
      c / s / “lace” / Alveolar Fricative
      z / z / “raze” / Alveolar Fricative
      s / ʃ / “hiss” / Postalveolar Fricative
      x / ɣ / “exit” / Velar Fricative
      h / h / “hug” / Glottal Fricative
      w / ʋ / “woo” / Labiodental Approximate
      j / j / “yes” / Palatal Approximate
      l / l / “pill” / Alveolar Lateral-Approximate
      ź / zʷ / “schwarzwald” / Labalized Alveolar Fricative

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