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Proto-Asuranesian
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Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Proto-Asuranesian PAs is believed to have been spoken in West Nagu due to the presence of root words for marine things as well as jungle things.

Grammar:
  • Tripartite alignment with marked ergative and accusative, and unmarked intransitive which also functions as a dative.
  • Fairly free word order but preference for VAO and SV as semantically neutral.
  • Agglutinating with some synthetic and nonconcatenative features, notably productive reduplication for derivational and inflectional purposes, and apophony in the verbs to mark basic valency.
  • 7 cases: ergative, accusative, absolutive, genitive, allative, ablative, instrumental.
  • Singular, dual, paucal and plural numbers for nouns, and singular, dual and plural numbers for pronouns.
  • Two distinct stems for each pronoun split by case: a so-called relational stem and an oblique stem.
  • Two noun classes: Animate and Inanimate.
Sample of Proto-Asuranesian[view] uruʔúʟetlisxʷəx tontózgl tubátakn xʷen/xʷénofn!

May luck always be following you!
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Latest vocabulary
dloktárnmaggot
dloktárncaterpillar
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Language family relationships
Language treeAsuranesian
 ⤷  Early-Proto-Asuranesian
  ⤷  Proto-Asuranesian
[view] About AsuranesianAsuranesian is a family of languages spoken across the Asura Ocean, Nagu (where the family is believed to have originated) and around the edge of Upper Boroso.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ŋ (ŋʷ)1  
Plosive p b   t d   k kʷ g ʔ
Fricative   (f)2 s sʷ3 z zʷ4   x xʷ (ɣ)5 (ɣʷ)6 h
Lateral approximant     l   ʟ  
Approximant       j7    
Trill     r      
  1. Only attested in some branches
  2. Marginal, most likely a bilabial [ɸ]
  3. Usually reconstructed now as either dental [θ(ʷ)] or lateral [ɬ(ʷ)]
  4. Usually reconstructed now as either dental [ð(ʷ)] or lateral [ɮ(ʷ)]
  5. Only attested in some branches
  6. Only attested in some branches
  7. Variously reconstructed as any of [j], [ç], [ʝ], [ʃ], [ʒ], [ɕ] or [ʑ]
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i í y1 ý   u ú
Mid e̞ é̞ ə ə́ o̞ ó̞
Open a á    
  1. Variously reconstructed as a front vowel [y] or central vowel [ɨ] or [ʉ]
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Proto-Asuranesian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-AsuranesianOrthography [edit]
á/á/a/a/b/b/d/d/e/e̞/é/é̞/f/f/1g/g/h/h/í/í/
i/i/j/j/2k/k//kʷ/l/l/m/m/n/n/o/o̞/ó/ó̞/p/p/
r/r/, /ɣ/3/ɣʷ/4s/s//sʷ/5t/t/ú/ú/u/u/x/x//xʷ/y/y/6
ý/ý/z/z//zʷ/7ŋ/ŋ/ŋʷ/ŋʷ/8ə/ə/ə́/ə́/ʔ/ʔ/ʟ/ʟ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. Marginal, most likely a bilabial [ɸ], loan words only
  2. Variously reconstructed as any of [j], [ç], [ʝ], [ʃ], [ʒ], [ɕ] or [ʑ]
  3. Only attested in some branches, loan words only
  4. Only attested in some branches, loan words only
  5. Usually reconstructed now as either dental [θ(ʷ)] or lateral [ɬ(ʷ)]
  6. Variously reconstructed as a front vowel [y] or central vowel [ɨ] or [ʉ]
  7. Usually reconstructed now as either dental [ð(ʷ)] or lateral [ɮ(ʷ)]
  8. Only attested in some branches, loan words only
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Phonology 05-Feb-21 03:53
Verbs 01-Feb-21 17:15
Nominals
How nouns and pronouns worked in PAS
19-May-19 13:11
Typological information for Proto-Asuranesian

Noun numbersOther
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentTripartite
Number of nominal casesSeven cases
Primary word orderNo set order

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