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Development of the Batusian language isolates
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Batusian isolates
This public article was written by Tharpigan on 8 Mar 2019, 01:32.

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Much has been said of the Batusian languages. Many say that they came from the eastern Hakkan highlands and later settled in the Batus delta, on the exterior part of the western coast of the continent of Etoe. Others say that they came down from the polar north of the continent and dispersed themselves on the down the western coast. Little evidence has gathered showing any sort of relationship with the popular Proto-Yeli-Hakkan. Although there have been several similarities in certain lexical samples, such as in the following table:

EnglishProto-BatusProto Yeli-Hakkan
to be born*kusp-*ksaq-
bad*kep-*ksop- Proto Hakkan only

Despite these examples, there hasn't seem to be any consensus on whether Proto-Batus was a dialect of Proto-Yeli-Hakkan or whether it's a precursor to Proto-Yeli-Hakkan or whether it shares any relationship with this or any other proto-language. At any rate, many linguists have come to the conclusion that Classical Batus derived from Old Batus, which came from Proto-Batus and any past correlations with any other languages ends there and precedes any sort of historical writing samples, let alone any sort of oral tradition that may have existed. The only people that have come into contact with the Proto-Batus people and language is the tribe that later developed into the Nurubzunuej people, or the Emterezka as they have been commonly called. Hakkan assimilation later made it very difficult to distinguish between one people and the other, with its spread permeating any isolation and tribe may have had in the name of the pursuit of conquering the inhospitably cold continent.

The Batus language shares a lot of similarities to Old Hakkan and Classical Hakkan, in that it is generally agglutinative, synthetic, with a wide array of noun declension and verbal conjugation. That is why some scientists say that they share a relationship of some sort, whether bilaterally or unilaterally. Since the Yeli languages have been known to be more fusional and isolating, with a lesser array of noun declension. It is usually said that the speakers of Classical Hakkan imitated the Nurubzunuej, which in turn imitated speakers of Batus. Several speakers of Batus would leave their homes to become the first type of diplomats that had ever existed on Etoe with the Nurubzunuej people.
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