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Gerneg
owéo NGièrnèng'vaé
[oweo ŋiɛrnɛŋʔvae]*
Registered by lightholder on 1 December 2018
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Gerneg Gerneg is an Austronesian language that was spoken in the now deserted or submerged islands of the Southern Indian Ocean at the beginning of the 1st millennium BCE. It is derived from proto-Polynesian.
It was especially spoken in the Selunih archipelago.
Sample of Gerneg[view] Mélè ulé ulé vongo hikévaé mé wivaé mé la'ovavaé. Uno ïa i ti'vata'wa.

Bluefish is wonderfully flavourful and juicy, with a hint of sweetness. It just falls apart in your mouth!
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Latest vocabulary
atangod
léhéadjmuch
tounbody
Sound samples in Gerneg
Some sound samples of Gerneg. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
I hilé watu ti'oné'wa.
They had gone to the beach.
Mélè awé tukutéï.
The house is well made.
Mélè huasu manu va'sa'wa monungi pau'wa nui.
The eggs are hidden behind the large tree.
Hufa tanatà awé akivaé.
A man makes a house out of wood
Mélè ulé ulé vongo hikévaé mé wivaé mé la'ovavaé. Uno ïa i ti'vata'wa.
Bluefish is wonderfully flavourful and juicy, with a hint of sweetness. It just falls apart in your ...
É ké ma ïa manu.
She's eating a bird.
Language family relationships
Language treeAustronesian
 ⤷ Proto-Austronesian
  ⤷  Gerneg
[view] About AustronesianThe Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the Pacific, with a few members on continental Asia, that are spoken by about 386 million people. A German scholar, Wilhelm Sch...
[view] owéo witivaé (Eastern Gerneg)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] owéo métavaé (Southern Gerneg)No summary available for this dialect.
[view] owéo Tanavaé (Tanan-Netaran)A dialect of Gerneg formed by the isolation of the populations of the Islands of Netare and Tana and their contacts with other the Merbs and Kùntèsàn Apahàn.
[view] owéo toto'avaé (Western Gerneg)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Labio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n     ŋ  
Plosive p b   t     k ʔ
Fricative ɸ f v s ʃ     h
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant         w    
Trill     r        
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ    
Open a ä  
Polyphthongs ii
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Gerneg. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 GernegOrthography
'/ʔ/Uu/u/Pp/p/Ww/w/SH sh/ʃ/Èè/ɛ/Éé/e/Ëë/ə/Tt/t/
Ss/s/NG ng/ŋ/Xx/ɸ/Ff/f/Hh/h/Oo/o/Bb/b/Kk/k/Nn/n/
Mm/m/Aa/a/Àà/ä/Vv/v/Rr/r/Ïï/ii/Ii/i/Ll/l/
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    Etymology of divine names
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    Etymology of given first names in Gerneg
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    Etymology of Sélunih place names
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    Apahan mythical place name etymology
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    The "piha"
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    Lessons (1)
    1Lesson #1 - nouns and adjectives
    Typological information for Gerneg

    GendersOther
    Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Morphosyntactic alignmentAustronesian alignment
    Pronoun persons1st/2nd/3rd persons

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