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Dlangbu [DLU]
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Typology Functional 1,347 words Dlangbu
Dlángbu
[d͡ɮa:ŋbu]*
Registered by thaegjox on 5 January 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Dlangbu A dialect continuum primarily spoken on the island of Fulo and some nearby islands.
Sample of Dlangbu[view] - Nsi nko mo? / - Ḿlang ke, lo ḿgbitla du la ke.

- How are you? / - I don't know, haven't thought about it.
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Language family relationships
Language treeDuru
 ⤷  Proto-Duru
  ⤷ Proto-East-Duru
   ⤷ Old Dlangbu
    ⤷  Dlangbu
[view] About DuruThe Duru languages are a small family of languages spoken on the Fologo island chain.
[view] lóng gbɔla (Generic Dlangbu)How Dlangbu speakers speak normally, as Standard Dlangbu is more formal. The name "lóng gbɔla" means "loose tongue", as compared to the "lóng kpili" ("tight tongue") that is Standard Dlangbu. Most notable differences are the lack of definite and indefinite suffixes ("ʔa" and "ʔú"), reduction of pronouns (ke, mo > 'e,'o), and copula dropping.
[view] Ngwɛmiʔa Thi (High Dlangbu)A variety of Dlangbu used for religious and literary use. Retains the OVS word order from Old Dlangbu.
[view] lô Kujakaro (Kujakaro)Spoken in the northern island of Kujakaro some neighboring islands
[view] lo Ngelele (Ngelele)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] Lóng ʔatantamu (Southwestern Dialect)Dialect spoken in Southwestern Fulo.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m m̩   n   ɲ   ŋ      
Plosive p b   t ⁿt tʰ d ⁿd dʰ       k ᵑk kʰ g gʰ q ʔ  
Fricative   f v s ⁿs z ⁿz           h  
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ⁿd͡ʒ           t͡ɬ d͡ɮ
Lateral approximant     l              
Lateral fricative     ɬ              
Approximant         j ʍ w        
Trill     r              
Blends kp gb ɱv ɱf
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid e e: o o:
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a a:  
Polyphthongs ɛe [ɛɪ]1 [ʊɔ]2
  1. allophone of /ɛe/
  2. allophone of /oɔ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Dlangbu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 DlangbuOrthography
Aa/a/Áá/a:/Bb/b/CH ch/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/DH dh/dʰ/DL dl/d͡ɮ/Ee/e/Éé/e:/Ff/f/Gg/g/
GH gh/gʰ/Hh/h/HL hl/ɬ/HW hw/ʍ/Ii/i/Íí/i:/Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/KH kh/kʰ/Ll/l/Mm/m/
Ḿḿ/m̩/MF mf/ɱf/MV mv/ɱv/Nn/n/ND nd/ⁿd/NG ng/ŋ/NJ nj/ⁿd͡ʒ/NK nk/ᵑk/NS ns/ⁿs/NT nt/ⁿt/NY ny/ɲ/
NZ nz/ⁿz/Oo/o/Óó/o:/Pp/p/Qq/q/Rr/r/Ss/s/Tt/t/TH th/tʰ/TL tl/t͡ɬ/Uu/u/
Úú/u:/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/z/Ɔɔ/ɔ/Ɛɛ/ɛ/ʔ/ʔ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Dlangbu

    Primary word orderVOS

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