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Barrur [BAU]
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Barrur
Barrur
[bar:ur]*
Registered by Aarnut on 2 June 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Barrur

[tashabbatabb-birashash-attardammu-ashtaraldank-nashantank]
Tashabbatabb birashash attardammu ashtaraldank nashantank.
because like-3APThird person animate plural (person)
them (animate)
.PREPresent.CONTContinuative (tense/aspect)
continuous or durational action
everybody-NOMNominative (case)
TRANS subject, INTR argument
writing.ACCAccusative (case)
TRANS direct object; patient
-PROXProximal (proximity)
close to speaker
fancy.ACCAccusative (case)
TRANS direct object; patient
-PROXProximal (proximity)
close to speaker

Because everybody loves fancy conscripts.

Barrur was spoken by the Amaanamsha people in the northern regions of the Edine continent. The Amaanamsha was one of the first civilizations to discover agriculture. They were also great sailors and merchants. They established many colonies all around the coasts of the Jit-sea. After the great flood the civilisation fell apart, the people needed to move into the desert.

Barrur is maybe my most complicated language, with complex phonological rules and stress system. The basic word order is VSO, but in imperative sentences the verb goes to the end of the sentence. Barrur uses head-marking in many situations. For nouns there are no dedicated singular/plural distinctions. Barrur has an animacy based split-ergative allignment. In the third person there are distinct words for animate, inanimate, obviate and proximal pronouns. Barrur uses a logographic writing system, where the signs also carry phonemic information.
Sample of Barrur[view] Uz-karat-daasyekabb, salabbuunk-annahermesshank-tashbata.

They kill the peacock for the beauty of its feathers.
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Latest vocabulary
tashbataadpfor
annahurnbeauty
daasyeknpeacock
Language family relationships
Language treeBarruric
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelar
Nasal m   n     [ŋ]1
Plosive p pʰ b   t tʰ d     k kʰ g
Fricative   f v s ʃ   x
Affricate     t͡s      
Lateral approximant     l      
Approximant         j  
Trill     r      
  1. allophone of /n/
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ:  
Open a a:  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Barrur. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 BarrurOrthography
Aa/a/AA aa/a:/Bb/b/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/EE ee/ɛ:/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/x/
Ii/i/II ii/i:/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Pp/p/Rr/r/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/UU uu/u:/Vv/v/Yy/j/Zz/t͡s/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Barrur

    Adposition head-directionalityHead final
    Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit-S
    Relative clause headGapped

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