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Awarahli Kwang
Wa Áí Bau
[wà áí ɓàù]*
Registered by dendana on 27 March 2019
Language type Other
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 500,000 in: AwarahlRegional QonklaksMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Awarahli Kwang Awarahli Kwang is a variety of the Kwang macrolanguage spoken in northeastern  Awarahl. It is most similar to  Unknown [WQW] but is characterized by a simpler tone system and a smaller phonemic inventory, which are both closer to the systems of the Ñiy and Western Awarahl languages. Grammatically it is akin to West Kwang, but tends more head-initial and simpler. Lexically, it borrows from the indigenous Ñiy languages as well as Awarahli.

Awarahli Kwang is not mutually intelligible with other Kwang varieties, but the basics can be picked up within a couple weeks of immersion or so by any West Kwang speaker.

Northeastern Awarahl was conquered by Qonklaks for a while in the 800s-1400s. Awarahli Kwang was the language of the settlers, who were primarily homesick soldiers who married local women (often by force) and settled down. The Ñiy loans primarily date from this time, as Awarahli Kwang was influenced by the native languages of the women who married Qonklese men. While the influence was mainly lexical and phonological, a few calques such as 'say X' for most verbs of cognition are also present. The Awarahli Qonklese enjoyed great prestige at the time.

Later, Awarahli Kwang was influenced by Terminian as Awarahl was part of the Terminian Dominion for some time. Most Awarahli Qonklese people left for Qonklaks during Terminian occupation of Awarahl, where they assimilated to varying extents. However, Awarahli Kwang was still used as a lingua franca in Awarahl. During the Awarahl Civil War in the last half of the 20th century, most Kwang speakers left for Qonklaks, where they were looked down upon and Awarahli Kwang was stigmatized. They largely shifted to West Kwang, a language of more prestige. However during the Qonklese Crisis of 2015, many left for Awarahl again and began to speak Awarahli Kwang again. Currently there are about 300 thousand speakers in Awarahl, 150 thousand speakers in Qonklaks, and 50 thousand elsewhere, mainly Quaxin Xun.
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Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Oã' Ñi
  ⤷  Wa Ñi
   ⤷  Proto-Kwang
    ⤷  Middle Kwang
     ⤷  Awarahli Kwang
[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
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p t tʰ       k kʰ ʔ
Fricative   s ʃ       h
Affricate     t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant   l          
Approximant       j w    
Trill   r          
Implosive ɓ ɗ          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close í ì   ú ù
Close-mid é è   ó ò
Mid   ə́ ə̀  
Open á à    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Awarahli Kwang. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Awarahli KwangOrthography
Aa/à/Áá/á/Bb/ɓ/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/ɗ/Ee/è/Éé/é/Hh/h/Ii/ì/Íí/í/Jj/j/
Kk/k/KH kh/kʰ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ññ/ɲ/NG ng/ŋ/Oo/ò/Óó/ó/Pp/p/Qq/ʔ/
Rr/r/Ss/s/SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/Uu/ù/Úú/ú/Ww/w/Yy/ə̀/Ýý/ə́/
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