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Standard Fabla
Le Fabla
[le̞ ˈfä.blä]
Registered by Hicky Pebble on 4 December 2017
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersStandard Fabla is spoken by a population of around 75,000,000 in Meridiennese Republic.
Species Human/humanoid
About Standard Fabla Fabla is a Occitan-romance or Iberian-based creole* language spoken in the Meridianese Republic (Meridiane Respubli), 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, Malay, Hokkien Chinese, Arabic, Tamil, Swahili, Bengali 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 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.
Sample of Standard Fabla[view] Yor qui me xoc-a le nesidal de m'un-tonga, me yaxe as c'(an embor).

Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.
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Nasal m   n1       [ŋ]2  
Plosive p b   t d       k g ʔ
Fricative   f v s [z]3 ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ4          
Blends ke ki ge gi kwä 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   ä  
  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;
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
Pp/p/Qq/k/Rr/ɾ/3Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/4Vv/v/, /w/Xx/ʃ/Yy/j/'/ʔ/-/ʔ/
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  1. /i/ /u/ are often realised as /j/ /w/, respectively, if they are before another vowel;
  2. /nj/ may be realised as [ɲ~ɲj] for some speakers;
  3. /ɣ~x/in some dialects, except after a consonant; /r/ emphatically;
  4. 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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