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Standard Fabla
Le Fabla
[le̞ ˈfä.blä]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 4 December 2017
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersStandard Fabla is spoken by a population of around 76,000,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Standard Fabla Standard Fabla is a standardized koiné language based on several Occitan-romance or Iberian-based creole* languages spoken in the Meridiannese Socialist Republic (Respubli Soxalis Meridienes ), originated from several trade pidgins that arose as Europeans, Africans, East, Southeast and South Asians colonized the Australian continent since the 17th century, while it was under French rule. Its vocabulary has mainly originated from Catalan-Occitan, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Hokkien Chinese, Bengali, Malay, Dutch, Arabic, Tamil, Swahili, Haitian Creole, English and Romanian in order of contribution of each.
There were many creoles that came to be as these groups grew roots on the land, but a Romance-based creole spoken in the largest cities in the east became the lingua franca of the continent in the second half of the 19th century, and was standardized in 1936, and it has been consolidating its position ever since. There are also several “dialects” of Fabla that are watered-down versions of other creoles, which causes intelligibility issues sometimes. Therefore Fabla should be considered a dialect continuum consisting of several variants.
The most striking morphological feature of Standard Fabla is the reduction of most final syllables that, on the contrary to what happened with French, has led to the complete loss of medial (now final) consonant clusters, due to the rigidity of Fabla’s phonotactics. The most recognizable grammatical characteristic is the large number of clitics that occur in the role of pronouns, articles and some other particles (thus a similar trait of the Romance languages, although they are more variated and used more extensively in Fabla).
Fabla has been gaining ground as a foreign language, as it has qualities that other global tongues don’t possess or, broadly speaking, is more simple and straitforward than other major languages. Some attributes that make Fabla an appealing language for foreign learners include the diversity and number of its speakers (by far the highest of any creole), its highly standardized form, a large and stable scientific vocabulary, uncomplicated, yet strict and intuitive, phonetics and phonotatics and simple grammar. Consequently, Standard Fabla has been emerging as a common language in several major world institutions and it is gradually eclipsing English’s role as the world’s language.
The number of native speakers already surpass the number of people of it’s home country and is between 80 and 90 millions of people, while the number of second or more languages speakers is about 60 millions users, primarily in Papua and throughout the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia.
*-The status of Fabla as a creole is contested, with some proposing a genetic relationship with Catalan or Spanish, poiting to the presence of verb conjugation, although now very eroded and regular. While some linguists even advocate an artificial origin of Standard Fabla, owing to the synthetic systems applied in its standardization process, this is then contested by the fact that all Fabla’s elements existed in at least some dialects, thus suggesting that Standard Fabla is a koiné of different creole variants, while it’s synthetic characteristics can be analysed as simple clitics attached to the verbs.
Sample of Standard Fabla[view] Plin ran pol' fles' qu'is xon neva'l es' muy bel | although someone may find this snowy field (is) very beautiful / Le miey d'is es' mos tran yel | half of this are my frozen tears / Is es' un ren tris i pav-quia'l | this is a sad and desolated kingdom / Mis lev rein no neyxo-l | even its queen doesn't recognise it / / / Lio'n pol' ovso-l, lio'n ...[view all texts]
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[edit] [view] Adilaydes (Adilaydese Fabla)Adilaydese is spoken in and around the city of Adilayde. It is the most divergent mainstream dialect of Fabla. Differences include palatalization of /k/ and /g/, aspirated unvoiced stops and the occurance of /ɹ̱ˠ/ and /ɭ/ allophonically.
Nasal m   n1       [ŋ]2  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f v s [z]3 ʃ       ɦ
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ4          
Blends gi kwä ge ke ki gwä
  1. /nj/ may be realised as [ɲ~ɲj] for some speakers;
  2. allophone of /n/ before /k/ /g/;
  3. allophone of /s/ before voiced consonants;
  4. /ɣ~x/in some dialects, except after a consonant; /r/ emphatically;
Close i1   u2
Open   ä3  
  1. /i/ /u/ are often realised as /j/ /w/, respectively, if they are before another vowel;
  2. a few elderly speakers maintain the contrast of /y/ /ø/ /œ/ /ɛ/ /ə/ in French-derived words;
  3. vowels are nasalised before nasal consonants present in the same syllable: /ä̃ ẽ̞ ĩ õ̞ ũ/;
Syllable StructureV,V(n/s/l/ɾ/w/j),CV,CV(n/s/l/ɾ/w/j),C(l/ɾ/w/j)V,C(l/ɾ/w/j)V(n/s/l/ɾ/w/j)
Below is the orthography for Standard Fabla. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Standard FablaOrthography [edit]
Nn/n/4Oo/o̞/Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/ɾ/5Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/6Vv/v/V' v'/w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. zero-onset, used in words that start in a vowel and, sometimes, between vowels
  2. vowels are nasalised before nasal consonants present in the same syllable: /ä̃ ẽ̞ ĩ õ̞ ũ/;
  3. /i/ /u/ are often realised as /j/ /w/, respectively, if they are before another vowel;
  4. /nj/ may be realised as [ɲ~ɲj] for some speakers;
  5. /ɣ~x/in some dialects, except after a consonant; /r/ emphatically;
  6. a few elderly speakers maintain the contrast of /y/ /ø/ /œ/ /ɛ/ /ə/ in French-derived words;
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Typological information for Standard Fabla

Noun numbersSingular/Plural
Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Number of nominal casesFive cases
Primary word orderOVS

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