Introduction

to the Yawurenyi and their language

History
    Classical Yawurenyi, also called Gasigsat Yawurenyi, was spoken some 4500 years ago in the mountains throughout southern and eastern Gasigsat (the continent of Vanafanyu).
    It is now considered to be a very close relative of Eshkalan Yawurenyi (spoken across the Sekal Tak Straight in Eshkalan, now home to the Prætiridífin). Eshkalan has subsequently been supplanted by the daughter languages of Classical Yawurenyi, most notably Valley or Eyani Yawurenyi.
    Both Gasigsat and Eshkalan are completely unrelated to Ryaasunr Yawurenyi, which now survives only in ceremonial usage and given names, with little to nothing known of its early speakers. Interestingly, the word “Yäwurêyi” is a direct borrowing from this ceremonial tongue with no distinctly Gasigsat or Eshkalan word for the language or the people ever being attested.

People
    The speakers of these various languages are themselves called the Yawurenyi, and are humanoid in appearance with generally black hair and blue eyes, with their semi-prehensile tails covered in soft dense black fur, and their skin bearing a bluish cast due to genetic methemoglobinemia. The Yawurenyi's methemoglobinemia appears to be well tolerated with little to no adverse symptoms reported for the majority of the populace, with exceptions potentially caused by other conditions.

Language
    Classical Yawurenyi is a heavily agglutinating language with relatively free word order. In conversation and prose it tends to being SOV, with some regularity. Within the words themselves; however, the order of the infixes is very strict.


Introduction

History

People 

Language