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Lonmai Luna [LML]
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Lonmai Luna
Lonmai Luna
[lo̞nmai lunä]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 26 February 2014
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Lonmai Luna Lonmai Luna is a language of The 8th World, it is originally spoken by long-longs, and was later adopted by some human beings living in The 8th World.

Some facts of Lonmai Luna:
- initial and final consonant clusters are not allowed in native words, but initial clusters can be found in loanwords
- no phonemic tones
- not pro-drop
- preposition stranding
- invariant relativizer
- the basic word order is SVO, with preverbal negation and prepositions
- generally right-branching while compound words are usually left-branching
- basically isolating but uses derivational affixes
- no obliged tense markings
- applicative voices
- productive use of reduplications
- an extensive use of compound words and derivations
- a strict distinction between nouns and verbs, conversion is not allowed
- a pretty strict distinction between the act, result, agent and patient for a verb in nouns derived from verbs
- adjectives are stative verbs
- strict distinction between intransitive and transitive verbs, ambitransitivity is not allowed
- no native words for gender, sex or mammals
- a planned logographic writing system
Sample of Lonmai Luna[view] ceklor o bitelan deki bahi imai o bahi mal se anat lewep

That was the strangest book I've ever read.
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Language family relationships
Language treeLonmai Luna
 ⤷ Old Lonmai Luna
  ⤷  Lonmai Luna
[view] About Lonmai LunaThe Language family that Lonmai Luna belongs, it contains all languages derived from Old Lonmai Luna.

However, all languages of this languages family are frequently called "Lonmai Luna Dialects" despite the fact that they are not mutually intellig...
Nasal m   n       [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative [β]2 f s [z]3 ʃ     [ɣ]4 h
Affricate     (t͡s) (t͡ʃ) (d͡ʒ)        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant     ɹ   j w    
Trill     [r]5          
Flap     [ɾ]6          
  1. allophone of /g/
  2. only in some dialects, allophone of /b/
  3. before voiced consonants, allophone of /s/
  4. only in some dialects, allophone of /g/
  5. allophone of /ɹ/
  6. allophone of /ɹ/
Close i u
Polyphthongs (ei) ai (au) (oi) (iu) (ou)
Syllable StructureWords in Lonmai Luna cannot start or end in consonant clusters; besides fricatives other than /s/ can’t be in the coda position of a syllable in native words, words with fricatives other than /s/ in coda position are loanwords.

Clusters of up to three consonants may occur between vowels.
Below is the orthography for Lonmai Luna. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Lonmai LunaOrthography [edit]
-//Aa/ä/AI ai/ai/AU au/au/1Bb/b/Cc/ʃ/CH ch/t͡ʃ/2Dd/d/DJ dj/d͡ʒ/3Ee/e̞/EI ei/ei/4
Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/i/IU iu[iu]5Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o̞/OI oi/oi/6
OU ou/ou/7Pp/p/Rr/ɹ/Ss/s/Tt/t/TZ tz/t͡s/8Uu/u/Ww/w/Yy/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. loan words only
  2. loan words only
  3. loan words only
  4. loan words only
  5. loan words only
  6. loan words only
  7. loan words only
  8. loan words only
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Typological information for Lonmai Luna

Adposition head-directionalityHead initial
Morphosyntactic alignmentDirect
Primary word orderSVO
Relative clause headGapped
Noun-relative clause orderNoun first

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