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Bonin
樹町語/쵸뎽뇌
[t͡ɕɔ.tɛŋ.ŋø]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 21 March 2022
Language type Mixed
Place & SpeakersBonin is spoken by a population of 98,500 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Bonin
乃友好天!/나이란국볘!

Nailankukpe!

[nʌi.lˠɑn.kɯk̚.pɛ]

Welcome!

be-friend-good-day


Bonin (Bonin: 樹町語/쵸뎽뇌 Choteŋ ŋö [t͡ɕɔ.tɛŋ.ŋø]) is a language isolate spoken on the Bonin islands. However, according to some linguists, it also has ties to the Austronesian language family and the hypothetical Altaic language family. It is also in the same universe as  Formosan Creole and  Yitekel. The phonology is basically throwing Marshallese and Korean into a mixer. The grammar is probably A priori.

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Features of Bonin:
-Human and Non-Human distinctions
-Topic Markers
-VOS Word Order
-Sino-Xenic Vocabulary
-Past and Non-Past Tenses
-Velarization!
-(Maybe) related to the Polynesian languages
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Basically Sami: East Asian Edition
Sample of Bonin[view] 說쐬후懂樹町語今私。 / 랄쐬후닏초덴뇌롇녜。

I speak English
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Latest vocabulary
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Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarEpiglottalGlottalOther
Nasal m mˠ n nˠ   ȵ     ŋ      
Plosive p p̚ [ᵐp]1 pˠ pʰ t t̚ [ⁿt]2 tˠ tʰ         k k̚ [ᵑk]3 kʰ [ʡ]4 ʔ  
Fricative ɸ β5 s   ɕ ʑ [ç]6       h  
Affricate   t͡s t͡sʰ d͡z d͡zʱ   t͡ɕ t͡ɕʰ d͡ʑ d͡ʑʱ            
Lateral approximant   l lˠ [ɭ]7       [ʟ]8     [ɫ]9
Approximant         j w       [ɥ]10
Flap   ɾ                
  1. after nasal consonants, allophone of /p/
  2. after nasal consonants, allophone of /t/
  3. after nasal consonants, allophone of /k/
  4. before rounded vowels
  5. between vowels
  6. before /i/, allophone of /h/
  7. allophone of /l/
  8. allophone of /l/
  9. allophone of /l/
  10. before rounded vowels, allophone of /j/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i [y]1   ɯ u
Close-mid ø   ɤ
Mid  
Open-mid ɛ [œ]2   ʌ ɔ
Near-open æ ɐ  
Open     [ɑ]3
  1. after velarized consonants, allophone of /i/
  2. after velarized consonants, allophone of /ɛ/
  3. after velarized consonants, allophone of /ɐ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Bonin. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 BoninOrthography [edit]
/k/, /k̚/
[ᵑk]1
/ȵ/, /n/, /nˠ/
/t/, /t̚/
/lˠ/
/m/, /mˠ/
/p̚/, /p/
/s/
/ɕ/
/ʑ/
/kʰ/
/tʰ/
/pʰ/
/tˠ/, [ⁿt]2
/ɾ/, /l/, [ʟ], [ɫ], [ɭ]
/pˠ/, [ᵐp]3
/ŋ/
/d͡ʑʱ/, /d͡zʱ/, /d͡z/, /d͡ʑ/
/t͡ɕ/, /t͡sʰ/, /t͡ɕʰ/, /t͡s/
/h/, /ʔ/, /β/4, /ɸ/, [ç]5, [ʡ]6
/ɐ/, /ʌ/, [ɑ]7
/æ/
/e̞/
/ɛ/, [œ]8
/o̞/, /ɤ/
/ø/
/ɔ/
/u/, /ɯ/
/w/
/j/, [ɥ]9
/i/, [y]10
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. after nasal consonants
  2. after nasal consonants
  3. after nasal consonants
  4. between vowels
  5. before /i/
  6. before rounded vowels
  7. after velarized consonants
  8. after velarized consonants
  9. before rounded vowels
  10. after velarized consonants
Typological information for Bonin

Base counting systemDecimal (10)
GendersNone
Primary word orderVOS
Primary writing systemMultiple scripts used
Script typeOther

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