- Language: Skerre
- Created: 1994
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- Language family: personal language
A constructed language by Doug Ball.
The phonemic inventory lacks labials (although not labio-velars). The morphology includes some prosodic-based affixes, a lot of prefixes, and carries a fair amount of functional load. Syntactically, Skerre has several second-position clitics, has a split-ergative system between pronominals and nouns, and case is marked with pre-nominal prepositions.
Language sources: The present version of Skerre is largely inspired by languages native to North America (especially the Pacific Northwest) and Austronesia (especially Oceania). Previous versions of Skerre were influenced by Latin, French, Ancient Greek, Russian, Turkish, and Basque, among others, and maybe occasional influences from these languages can still be felt.
Realism -- that is, trying to make the language seems as though it can be a real language that a linguist could discover "out there" -- and the author's own aesthetic senses
Perhaps others are interested, but I don't think anyone else can really use it in any way. However, many years ago, there was a play written and performed in Skerre.