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Canaanite
Canáiní
[kə.ˈnɑ:.nʲi:]
Registered by roxiewoxiie on 13 August 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Canaanite Canaanite is a modern-day descendant of Phoenician spoken in the Republic of New Canaan (OTL Lebanon, north of Israel, pieces of Syria and Jordan). Its orthography was greatly inspired by Goidelic languages such as Irish and Scottish Gaelic for reasons I'm too lazy to explain just roll with it


Grammatical features
  • Fossilised orthography in true Gaelic fashion
  • Three types of initial mutation (lenition, eclipsis, fortition)
  • Possessive pronoun suffixes on nouns (e.g. acha 'sister' → acha 'your (masc.) sister')
  • Verbs built on triconsonantal roots (e.g. cadól 'to kill' → cadalnú 'we killed', iagdal 'I kill') and nouns using construct case instead of genitive (e.g. rosaímh 'heads' → roisé cochanaímh 'heads of priests') in true Semitic fashion
  • Sample of Canaanite[view] Iadhbar ainc a-Chanáiní.

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    Language family relationships
    Language treeSemitic
     ⤷ Proto-Semitic
      ⤷ West Semitic
       ⤷ Central Semitic
        ⤷ Northwest Semitic
         ⤷ Canaanite
          ⤷ Phoenician
           ⤷  Canaanite
    [view] About SemiticThe Semitic languages are a language family originating in the Near East whose living representatives are spoken by more than 470 million people across much of Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as in large expatriate communit...
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
    dental
    DentalAlveolarPost-
    Alveolar
    PalatalVelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
    Nasal m     n     ŋ      
    Plosive p b     t d     k g      
    Fricative   f v θ ð s z [ʃ]1 [ʒ]2 [ç]3   χ ʕ h
    Lateral approximant       l            
    Approximant           [j]4        
    Flap       ɾ            
    1. allophone of /s/
    2. allophone of /z/
    3. allophone of /χ/
    4. allophone of /ʕ/
    VowelsFrontNear-
    front
    CentralNear-
    back
    Back
    Close i:       u:
    Near-close   ɪ ɪ̯   ʊ ʊ̯  
    Close-mid e e:       o o:
    Mid     ə    
    Open-mid ɛ ɛ:        
    Open     ä   ɑ:
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Canaanite. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     CanaaniteOrthography
    Aa
    álaib
    /ä/
    Áá
    álaib tabhail
    /ɑ:/
    Bb
    /b/
    Gg
    gímhe
    /g/
    Dd
    dáil
    /d/
    Ee
    e
    /e/
    Éé
    e tabhail
    /e:/
    Ff
    fabh
    /f/
    Uu
    ú
    /ʊ/
    Úú
    ú tabhail
    /u:/
    Zz
    zín
    /z/
    Ii
    íodh
    /ɪ/
    Íí
    íodh tabhail
    /i:/
    Cc
    cáb
    /k/
    Ll
    lamhaidh
    /l/
    Mm
    méi
    /m/
    Nn
    /n/
    Ss
    samhaig
    /s/
    Oo
    ó
    /o/
    Óó
    ó tabhail
    /o:/
    Pp
    /p/
    Rr
    reis
    /ɾ/
    Tt
    tabh
    /t/
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