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Awatese
Wawąting
[wawɐtĩ]
Registered by anonymous123 on 16 March 2020
+ shared with: Awato-Mänean Languages
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 22,677,500 in: AwatingOfficial LutyaMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Awatese

 Awatese is a Mañic language spoken as the sole national and official language of Awating by about 22.6 million native speakers. It is also a sister language of  Manean, and the 4th most commonly spoken Ngerupic language. Descended from  Mañi.

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TRANSLATIONS OOD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Grammar in the works. Currently cleaning up dictionary.
(still feel free to check out the translations but know that the vast majority of them are not up to date and don't reflect current Awatese, except for the one on this front page)

WIP Grammar is here (Current progress: morphophonology! check it out)
All IPA is phonemic.

Sample of Awatese[view] Ngąxayo peřwa a nałatą zehą, Irkąlą a tinąk a pehenątą zehą; nał a zehą, xąnituhąpąkałąpą he xąhatunąhąx; dą a zehą, xąnihąhaningnumąnwąpąnawe; nał a zehą, tan tukuhoyohoyopąnawe henąngahenąngatą a pwązi; eną a zetą, tan aytunahikąmepaknawe a irap, pekmamatą a enipum.[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
łihixivslither
ayvopen
nahanaxvtake care of
Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Oã' Ñi
  ⤷  Wa Ñi
   ⤷  Mañi
    ⤷ Awato-Mänean Languages
     ⤷  Awatese
[view] About NgerupicA large language family from the northern Big Continent of the Aay world / from former Sharkunen in Sahar.
Named for Wa Ñi ŋèrup(a) 'people'.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n     ŋ  
Plosive p b t d     k g  
Fricative   s z       h
Lateral approximant   l        
Lateral fricative   ɬ        
Approximant     j w    
Trill   r        
Flap   ɾ        
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i [ĩ]1   u [ũ]2
Close-mid e [ẽ]3   o [õ]4
Near-open   ɐ [ɐ̃]5  
Open a [ã]6    
  1. Word-final only
  2. Word-final only
  3. Word-final only
  4. Word-final only
  5. Word-final only
  6. Word-final only
Syllable StructureSyllable structure is minimally V and maximally CCVC. Awatese does not have diphthongs, and Mañi diphthongs shifted to consonant clusters with approximant consonants in Awatese.
Stress informationStress is variant and mostly free. Usually, low tone syllables in Mañi end up stressed in Awatese.
OtherNasals in Mañi underwent sound changes to Awatese in which vowels before a word-final nasal consonant became nasalized vowels. However, original nasal consonants remain written in the orthography, although unpronounced and assimilated into the preceding vowel.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Awatese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 AwateseOrthography
r
r
/ɾ/
ř
ř
/r/
b
b
/b/
p
p
/p/
w
w
/w/
x
x
/s/
l
l
/l/
ļ
ł
/ɬ/
d
d
/d/
t
t
/t/
k
k
/k/
m
m
/m/
h
h
/h/
g
g
/g/
ŋ
ng
/ŋ/
n
n
/n/
j
y
/j/
z
z
/z/
e
e
/e/
a
a
/a/
á
ą
/ɐ/
i
i
/i/
o
o
/o/
u
u
/u/
✔ Shown in correct order
    Additional NotesAwating was a satellite state of the Helsonian Union for decades and thus uses the Terminian script and order. Despite this, the modern Awatese orthography, or at least its meta-romanization, is based on that of Mañi and, to an extent, reflects the historical sound changes from Mañi to Proto-Awato-Mänean to Awatese. See documentation "From Mañi to the Awato-Mänean languages" for more info. There is also a native script that was historically used to write Awatese; for more information see the article "The ancient Awatese script".
    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    From Mañi to the Awato-Manean languages
    With Proto-Awato-Manean sound changes included
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    LotM - Jan 21: Awatese
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    15-Jan-21 17:37
    The longest word in Awatese
    Viewing this on mobile? Tough luck
    30-Dec-20 04:45
    The ancient Awatese script
    Thanks to @Loglorn and @vis for helping me make this script!
    23-Dec-20 05:00
    Typological information for Awatese

    Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
    Demonstrative proximityDistal/Medial/Proximal
    Coding of evidentialityAffix or clitic
    Noun-relative clause orderInternally headed
    Verb agreementSubject and object

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