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Proto-Asuranesian [ASN]
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Proto-Asuranesian
Registered by Alcazar on 9 February 2017
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Language type Proto-Conlang
Place & SpeakersProto-Asuranesian is spoken in Ancient Nagu.
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 (a la Nez Perce) with ergative and accusative being marked and absolutive being unmarked.
  • Free word order but a focus-topic alignment is often used to draw attention to new information or alternatively a topic-focus alignment to do the reverse.
  • Agglutinative morphology with some fusional and analytical features, such as reduplication and ablaut
  • 7 nominal and pronominal cases: ergative, accusative, absolutive, genitive, allative, ablative, instrumental
  • Ablaut to indicate transitivity
  • Singular, dual, paucal, plural numbers for nouns and singular, dual, plural numbers for pronouns
Sample of Proto-Asuranesian[view] dotsáln mdátlisxʷəxenl - pjúʔunnisʷt dmulón

God help - fried banana
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Latest vocabulary
hylvgive
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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  
Plosive p b   t d   k kʷ g ʔ
Fricative   f s sʷ z zʷ   x xʷ h
Lateral approximant     l   ʟ  
Approximant     ɹ j    
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i í y ý   u ú
Mid e̞ é̞ ə ə́ o̞ ó̞
Open a á    
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
ʔ/ʔ/a/a/á/á/b/b/d/d/e/e̞/é/é̞/ə/ə/ə́/ə́/f/f/
g/g/h/h/i/i/í/í/j/j/k/k//kʷ/l/l/ʟ/ʟ/m/m/
n/n/ŋ/ŋ/o/o̞/ó/ó̞/p/p/r/ɹ/s/s//sʷ/t/t/u/u/
ú/ú/x/x//xʷ/y/y/ý/ý/z/z//zʷ/
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    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    Nominals
    How nouns and pronouns worked in PAS
    19-May-19 13:11
    Verbs 02-Feb-19 21:35
    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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