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Amphibian [AMU]
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Typology Functional 1,280 words
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Registered by Shareenear on 3 January 2018
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersAmphibian is spoken by a population of around 3,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Amphibian Amphibian is a posteriori language spoken by the ichthyoids race in my conworld. It's official language of Amthi(Amþi) which is also known as country of amphibians. It's SVO language. Has 7 cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, instrumentative, prepositional and vocative. This language's grammar reminds grammar of Slavic languages spoken on Earth. Actually, there's a lot of slavshit

Also, Amphibian's vocabulary reminds such Earth's languages as Russian, Greek, Hindi and Indonesian. If you take a closer look, you may find English, Somali, Spanish, Romanian and some others. The closest Earth language to Amphibian is Ukrainian, and in my conworld it's Shadowese, Arachnese and Low Dragonese.

One of main phonological characteristics of Amphibian language is a lot of [þ], [ð] and [s] sounds. My idea was to make a language that sounds like sea.
Sample of Amphibian[view] Vida kag kipuþ. Perféjtu nomeńþa mogut menxaði, ali maja véreğþi, akrámä kag ğudáha jáðě. Vida ðugo þatha prosbelan.

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper.
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Sound samples in Amphibian
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Maja mjerðju sidíð eþi.
I am not shitting on you.
Vons miþa?
Do you want a mouse?
Beð spojleri! Aj iþu jos maja vlěpul.
No spoilers! I haven't seen it yet.
Maj lukað meljor ŋiz jor.
My language is better than yours.
Riu sirok þatha moc.
the river is wide and strong
Ğjaþi eþi maja vejturé liğu viļs nera agora?
Why don’t you have a little more water now?
Language family relationships
[view] Þimur (Thimurian)Spoken on the eastern coastline of Amthi. It's like Vathysish, but the words are not changed like in Uesthish.
[view] Uesþi (Uesthish)Spoken on the western coastline of Amthi. In this dialect, the words from the source languages are not changed(though adjusted to the Amphibian phonology anyway)
[view] Vaþis (Vathysish)Spoken in underwater towns of Amthi. In this dialect, the source languages are replaced with their dialects or closest languages.
Nasal m     n ȵ   ŋ
Plosive p b     t d     k g
Fricative   f v θ ð s z     x ɣ
Affricate       t͡s d͡z      
Lateral approximant       l ȴ    
Approximant           j  
Trill       r      
Blends ji
Close i i:   u u:
Close-mid e e:   o o:
Open a a: ä  
Polyphthongs ie io iu
Below is the orthography for Amphibian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
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    Typological information for Amphibian

    Indefinite articleNone
    Morphological typologySynthetic
    NasalsPrenasalised consonants only

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