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Anniquara
Ānnikvara
[ä:ɲ:ikʋɐɾä]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 19 July 2023
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Anniquara
:γpr hηhis cyrη iruμhυ!

Āŋpara Annis Cyaran irummō!
/ä:ŋpäɾä äɲ:is t͡ɕɐɾän̪ iɾum:o̞:/
walk-AGEAgent (role)
cause or initiator of event/action
-NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
people-ORGOrigin (case)
origin of item or action
state-DATDative (case)
indirect object; recipient, beneficiary, location
come-POLPolite (respect/formality)
formal, polite


Welcome, traveler, to the Annyar Empire!


  • Topic-focus-comment word order
  • Non-configurational syntax
  • Lots of stem alternation encoding tense, voice, and plurality
  • Moraic pitch accent
  • Highly complex participle grammar including adverbials and predicatives
  • Clause chaining
  • 384 individual verb forms (highly fusional of course), not including pronominal inflection
  • And way, way too many promiscuous clitics. That's right, clitics. I'm watching you.

In-universe, Annikvara is the language of the  Annyar Empire, a quiet people devoted to the arts and sciences, and entirely willing to steal the knowledge about those arts and sciences from anyone who happens to have it. Outside of Annyar, the only knowledge of the language comes from people who just want to know the name for something that no other language could reasonably have a name for. Annikvara is the language that I'm spending most of my time on right now. It's also by far my most developed language, and one of my favorites.

A link to the full grammar is here, and it is possible to comment on any portion of it. I would love some feedback!
Sample of Anniquara[view] Nukyasa Yōsikaŋē Kīra vi. Ticcvīkyū (33) sinyu. Numāna Mōriyōs imyat sakcusu vi, kat yamanciska tranta nuvitā.

My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Anniquara
Some sound samples of Anniquara. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Ihō! Nukyasa Pyalkuralka Ānnikvarāppal trīma hōvi.
Hello! My name is [conlanger], and this is the page for [language].
Language family relationships
Language treeTserran
 ⤷ Proto-Tserran
  ⤷ Eastern Tserran
   ⤷ Quirran
    ⤷ Ancient Anniquara
     ⤷ Middle Anniquara
      ⤷  Anniquara
[view] About TserranThe Tserran language family is characterised by its small phonemic inventories, topic-comment word order, highly fusional morphology, pitch accent, and complex participle grammar. Its most divergent and most widely spoken language is Anniquara, the c...
[edit] [view] Pēkkuŋa (Paikene)Paikene is spoken on the island of Paika, off the coast of Annyar's main peninsula. Paikene hovers on the edge of being its own language, but is regarded as a dialect by the empire.
Main differences are:
-k, -t, -p > ʔ
kk, tt, pp, cc > ʔC (Cʔ when not following a vowel)
c > ʔs (when following a vowel)
#h > ʔ
-h- > ∅
ē ō > e o
kŋ, tn, pm are common, even root-internally
c and s are [t͡s s] in all environments, including before i
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m m:   n̪ n̪:     [ɲ]1 [ɲ:]2 ŋ  
Plosive p p:   t̪ t̪:       k k:  
Fricative       s s: [ɕ]3 [ɕ:]4     ɦ
Affricate       t͡s t͡s: [t͡ɕ]5 [t͡ɕ:]6      
Lateral approximant     [l̪]7          
Approximant   ʋ       j    
Flap       ɾ        
  1. allophone of /n̪/
  2. allophone of /n̪:/
  3. allophone of /s/
  4. allophone of /s:/
  5. allophone of /t͡s/
  6. allophone of /t͡s:/
  7. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: [ɨ]1 ɯ ɯ: [u]2 [u:]3
Mid e̞:4   o̞:5
Near-open   [ɐ]6  
Open   ä ä:  
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /ɯ/
  3. allophone of /ɯ:/
  4. Marginally phonemic; from /äj/ in a closed syllable
  5. Marginally phonemic; from /äʋ/ in a closed syllable
  6. allophone of /ä/
Syllable Structure(C)(G)V(N)
G = glides, second part of geminates
N = codas, first part of geminates
Stress informationPitch accent, mora-defined
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Anniquara. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AnniquaraOrthography [edit]
h
Aa
/ä/, [ɐ]
:
Ā ā
/ä:/
c
Cc
/t͡s/, [t͡ɕ]
ch
CC cc
/t͡s:/, [t͡ɕ:]
Ē ē
/e̞:/1
h
Hh
/ɦ/
i
Ii
/i/, [ɨ]
i:
Ī ī
/i:/
χ
Kk
/k/
χh
KK kk
/k:/
λ
Ll
[l̪]
μ
Mm
/m/
μh
MM mm
/m:/
η
Nn
/n̪/, [ɲ]
ηh
NN nn
/n̪:/, [ɲ:]
Ō ō
/o̞:/2
φ
Pp
/p/
φh
PP pp
/p:/
ρ
Rr
/ɾ/
s
Ss
/s/, [ɕ]
sh
SS ss
/s:/, [ɕ:]
θ
Tt
/t̪/
θh
TT tt
/t̪:/
u
Uu
/ɯ/, [ɨ], [u]
u:
Ū ū
/ɯ:/, [u:]
υ
Vv
/ʋ/
ι
Yy
/j/
γ
Ŋŋ
/ŋ/
✔ Shown in correct order [change]
  1. Marginally phonemic; from /äj/ in a closed syllable
  2. Marginally phonemic; from /äʋ/ in a closed syllable
Typological information for Anniquara

Adposition head-directionalityHead final
Base counting systemSenary (6)
Morphological typologyFusional
Syllable structureComplex

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