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Australian
Basang Astrelya
[bɐˈsaŋ ɐsˈt͡ʃeljə]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 26 November 2022
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Place & SpeakersAustralian is spoken by a population of around 4,700,000 in Australia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Australian
At 11:04 PM on November 26th, 2022, Eden thought: "What if there was an Austronesian language in Australia." And she could not hold back.




Australian is an Austronesian language spoken by various communities in Australia

Features:
○ 5 vowels that are actually 14
○ Verb-initial word order, usually VSO but VOS is also okay
○ Flexible head-marking (isang keys ~ keysang isa "one thing", syang ruma ~ rumang syan "inside the house")
○ Austronesian alignment yay (kita seekumita see.AGEAgent (role)
cause or initiator of event/action
.FOCFocus (syntactic)
shows new or contrastive information
; kinita see.PATPatient (role)
recipient or target of event/action
.FOCFocus (syntactic)
shows new or contrastive information
; kisita see.INSTRInstrumental (case)
'with' 'using'
.FOCFocus (syntactic)
shows new or contrastive information
)
○ Reduplication slay (kita seekikita see.PROGProgressive (aspect)
be verb-ing
; yaheyu dayyaheyu yaheyu every day)
○ English and Sinitic loans because I like them


Sample of Australian[view] > kinita na susu ku niyung yaheyu.... mabusa

> saw a snail today…. effervescent
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Latest vocabulary
bangunvstand up
kakayaannwealth
kayaadjrich
Language family relationships
Language treeAustronesian
 ⤷ Proto-Austronesian
  ⤷ Malayo-Polynesian
   ⤷ Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian
    ⤷ Sunda-Sulawesi
     ⤷  Australian
[view] About AustronesianThe Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the Pacific, with a few members on continental Asia, that are spoken by about 386 million people. A German scholar, Wilhelm Sch...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n       ŋ  
Plosive p b t d       k g ʔ
Fricative   s ʃ       h
Affricate     t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant   l          
Approximant       j w    
Trill   r          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Mid ə
Open   ä  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Australian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AustralianOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ee/ə/, /e̞/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/
Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o̞/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/
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    Typological information for Australian

    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Morphological typologyAgglutinative
    Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
    Primary writing systemBasic Latin

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