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Banuya [BAY]
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Typology New 53 words Banuya
ko Banũya
[kɔ bɑnu:jɑ]*
Registered by Millerutt on 4 August 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Banuya A language with grammar I've never tried before, what can possibly go wrong?

Simple nominal and semi-simple verbal morphology.
"Very" specific prepositions and three levels of definiteness.
Particles all over the place that I'm sure do something.
Sample of Banuya[view] Badwani boge ni tanga nuku xe inge / Badwani boge ni tanga nuku xe inge a Damari / Badwani boge ni tanga nuku ko Damari

City of Tsaamari
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Latest vocabulary
omi banũyannative language
go ubumwaadjforeign
go ubumwaadjdifferent
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m mʷ n ɲ   ŋ ŋʷ  
Plosive p b bʷ t d dʷ     k g gʷ ʔ
Fricative   s     x  
Lateral approximant   l        
Approximant     j [w]1    
Flap   ɾ        
  1. Usually a labialization, but may also act as a allophone of mwV.
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid e e:  
Open-mid   ɔ ɔ:
Open   ɑ ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Banuya. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 BanuyaOrthography
'/ʔ/Aa/ɑ/Ãã/ɑ:/Ññ/ɲ/Õõ/ɔ:/Ẽẽ/e:/Bb/b/BW bw/bʷ/Dd/d/DW dw/dʷ/Ee/e/
Gg/g/GW gw/gʷ/Ii/i/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/MW mw/mʷ/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/NGW ngw/ŋʷ/Oo/ɔ/
Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Ww[w]1Xx/x/Yy/j/Ũũ/u:/Ĩĩ/i:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Usually a labialization, but may also act as a allophone of mwV.
Typological information for Banuya

Fixed stress locationPenultimate
GendersOther animacy classes
Noun incorporationCompound incorporation
Reduplication formMultiple forms
Marked tense (verb)Future, Non-Future

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