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Proto-Argon
tʰon pʰsēn-e āur₁koun-ī kl-eus
[tʰɔn̥ pʰsɛ:nɛ aʊ:r̥kɔʊni: kl̥ɛʊs]*
Registered by Arcaeca on 13 February 2018
+ shared with: Karch
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Proto-Argon Proto-Argon is the proto-language of the Argon languages, a language family that stretches across most of North and Northwest Celea, a region that is some places flat and some places mountainous, some places cold and some places warm. It is an attempt to fuse two former proto-langs I had into one: Proto-Argotide, inspired by Greek, and Proto-Thvoran, inspired by Germanic (and Icelandic in particular). Those are now daughter languages of the over-arching Proto-Argon.

In general, the Argotide languages more or less conserve the phonology of Proto-Argon but diverge far from it grammatically, while the Thvoran languages conserve the grammar of Proto-Argon but diverge far from it phonologically.

Proto-Argon begins as an unwieldy language with too many too-long words, with awkward diphthongs and clunky consonant clusters, not to mention headache-inducing verb conjugation. It is a gruff, harsh language with an almost entirely voiceless consonant inventory - a language befitting its early speakers (#rekt). Its daughter languages, with millennia at their disposal, will slowly round out the edges like water smoothing out a rock on the shore - even while the speakers sharpen their spears: theirs will be a very bloody, very contentious history.

I won't spend too much time developing Proto-Argon, because frankly I'm more interested in Proto-Argotide and Proto-Thvoran, but I do want them to have a common ancestor. The goal is to eventually derive aidh à-'rcêi [ɪ‿aˠ‿ʔkə͡ɪ], which looks very AESTHETICC from Proto-Argon *hautʰā āurkounī /ɦaʊtʰa: aʊ:r̥kɔʊni:/. So with that, let's begin!
Sample of Proto-Argon[view] Hsei-eus ot́m-o gʷʰen-ṕʰis agʰ-ōus hler₃ǵʰm-ōatʰas.

I sense no danger here.
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Language family relationships
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 ⤷  Proto-Argon
[view] About ArgonThe dominant language family in North and Northwest Celea on Icharon. It comprises two major families: Argotide (inspired by Greek and Italic) and Thvoran (inspired by Germanic), among a handful of smaller ones.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarVelarGlottal
Nasal [m̥]1 m n [n̥]2 ŋ [ŋ̥]3  
Plosive p pʷ pʲ pʰ pʰʷ pʰʲ b bʱ bʱʷ bʱʲ bʷ bʲ t tʷ tʲ tʰ tʰʷ tʰʲ d dʱ dʱʷ dʱʲ dʷ dʲ k kʷ kʲ kʰ kʰʷ kʰʲ g gʱ gʱʷ gʱʲ gʷ gʲ  
Fricative   s   h [ɦ]4
Lateral approximant      
Lateral flap   ɺ    
Approximant   ɹ    
Trill      
  1. allophone of /m/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /ŋ/
  4. allophone of /h/
VowelsFrontNear-
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Close i i: y y:    
Near-close   ʊ ʊ:  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:   ɔ ɔ:
Open a a:    
Polyphthongs ai ai: ɛi ɛi: ʊi ʊi: aʊ aʊ: ɛʊ ɛʊ: ɔʊ ɔʊ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Proto-Argon. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-ArgonOrthography
-//Aa/a/AI ai/ai/AU au/aʊ/Ḱḱ/kʲ/Ḱʰ ḱʰ/kʰʲ/Ṕṕ/pʲ/Ṕʰ ṕʰ/pʰʲ/Bb/b/Bʰ bʰ/bʱ/
Bʷ bʷ/bʷ/Bʷʰ bʷʰ/bʱʷ/B́ b́/bʲ/B́ʰ b́ʰ/bʱʲ/Ǵǵ/gʲ/Ǵʰ ǵʰ/gʱʲ/Dd/d/Dʰ dʰ/dʱ/Dʷ dʷ/dʷ/Dʷʰ dʷʰ/dʱʷ/
D́ d́/dʲ/D́ʰ d́ʰ/dʱʲ/Ee/ɛ/EI ei/ɛi/EU eu/ɛʊ/Ȳȳ/y:/Gg/ŋ/, /g/, [ŋ̥]Gʰ gʰ/gʱ/Gʷ gʷ/gʷ/Gʷʰ gʷʰ/gʱʷ/
Hh/h/, [ɦ]Ii/i/Kk/k/Kʰ kʰ/kʰ/Kʷ kʷ/kʷ/Kʷʰ kʷʰ/kʰʷ/Ll/l̥/Mm/m/, [m̥]Nn/n/, [n̥]Oo/ɔ/
OU ou/ɔʊ/Pp/p/Pʰ pʰ/pʰ/Pʷ pʷ/pʷ/, /pʰʷ/R₁ r₁/r̥/R₂ r₂/ɺ/R₃ r₃/ɹ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Tʰ tʰ/tʰ/
Tʷ tʷ/tʷ/Tʷʰ tʷʰ/tʰʷ/T́ t́/tʲ/T́ʰ t́ʰ/tʰʲ/Uu/ʊ/UI ui/ʊi/Yy/y/Ōō/ɔ:/ŌU ōu/ɔʊ:/Ūū/ʊ:/
ŪI ūi/ʊi:/Āā/a:/ĀI āi/ai:/ĀU āu/aʊ:/Ēē/ɛ:/ĒI ēi/ɛi:/ĒU ēu/ɛʊ:/Īī/i:/
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