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Mayato MK2 [XMY]
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Typology New 6,512 words Mayato MK2
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 17 October 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Mayato MK2 Mayato is a language spoken by the Mata people, a technologically highly advanced, space-faring ethnic group of humans called the Mata people, and the official language of the Mata Federation, the main country of the Mata people of the Earth of Sambat(aka. the 31st World). The Earth of Sambat is an alternative Earth of the Earth of our world.

The language is somewhat inspired by Ket(an Yeniseian language belonging to the Paleosiberian languages), and the culture of the speaker is somewhat inspired by Paleosiberian peoples like the Ainu people; however, the Mata people are physically more close to a mixture of Caucasian peoples(e.g. European peoples) and indigenous peoples of Siberia.

Grammatical features:

- Basic word order: Subject-Object-Verb(SOV)
- All modifiers precede the modified word
- Prenominal relative clause
- Adpositions are postpositions instead of prepositions
- Adjectives are stative verbs
- Active-Stative alignment shown by personal markings on verbs
- Polysynthesis with noun incorporation involving the indefinite direct object and obliques
- Strongly head-marking with the only dependent marking element being the plural of nouns
- Obliged possession for nouns indicating kinship terms and body parts
- Inflected postpositions

Phonological features:
- two-way contrast of plosives and fricatives based on voicedness, with the lack of /p/ ans /g/([p] is an allophone of /f/ in syllable codas)
- syllable structure: (C)(C)V(C), with the final consonant being either plosives, affricates or nasals
- final devoicing
- a six-vowel system without true central vowels.
- the primary stress is penultimate, but Mayato is syllable-timed, the distinctions between stressed and unstressed syllables are not clear-cut
Sample of Mayato MK2[view] lhi yak himi

Live and drink.
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Language family relationships
Language treeCulet-Mayato
 ⤷ Proto-Culet-Mayato
  ⤷ Mayatoan
   ⤷  Mayato MK2
[view] About Culet-MayatoA language family of the 31st World. Despite containing XMY and XAO, two major languages of the 31st World, in the family, there are only less than five surviving languages plus several poorly attested languages belonging to...
Nasal m   n   ɲ   ŋ ŋʷ  
Plosive [p]1 b   t d       k kʷ  
Fricative   f2 v s z ʃ     x xʷ ɣ  
Affricate     t͡s [d͡z]3 t͡ʃ d͡ʒ       t͡ɬ
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ4      
Lateral fricative     ɬ          
Approximant         j w    
Trill     r          
  1. only occur in coda positions, allophone of /f/
  2. never occur in coda positions
  3. in free variation with [z], allophone of /z/
  4. most speakers replace this sound with /j/
Close i   u
Near-close   ɪ  
Mid [e̞]1  
Open-mid ɛ    
Open     ɑ
  1. allophone of /ɪ/
Below is the orthography for Mayato MK2. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Mayato MK2Orthography [edit]
-//Aa/ɑ/AE ae/ɛ/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/ɪ/Ff/f/1Gg/ɣ/Hh/x/HW hw/xʷ/Ii/i/
Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/LH lh/ɬ/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/NGW ngw/ŋʷ/Oo/o̞/Pp[p]2QU qu/kʷ/Rr/r/
Ss/s/Tt/t/TL tl/t͡ɬ/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/Zz/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. never occur in coda positions
  2. only occur in coda positions
Typological information for Mayato MK2

Adposition head-directionalityHead final
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Primary word orderSOV
Relative clause headGapped

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