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Latsinoyu [LTU]
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Registered by Victorinox on 28 November 2020
Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersLatsinoyu is spoken by a population of around 200,000 in Retenia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Latsinoyu Latsinoyu, literally "little latin" is a latin language spoken by around 200 000 persons in coastal region of Antareya province in East/ South-East of  Retenia (200 km west from North-West of Iberian Peninsula).

It has the statute of regional language and it's one of the three officials languages of Antareya province.
Latsinoyu is rattached to Ibero-Romance group and was influenced by  Standard Retenian, Old Antareyan and Antareyan Retenian dialect of modern Retenian and has a substrate of  Southern Retenic and  Taurayan

Phonology is almost the same as Southern Antareyan dialect of Retenian.

Plural (for nouns) merge with singular because finals S became mute, articles allows to distinguish singular and plural nouns.

Features from  Standard Retenian and Retenian dialects:
-adjective is always before the noun
-collectives nouns are not accompanied with definite or indefinite articles
-Latsinoyu uses Retenian Latin spelling (use of K, KH... and no C.)
-Finals L become W

Others particularities:
-Adjectives ending in a or u agrements with genders but not with number.

Majority of Latsinoyu speakers don't see themselves as a separed ethnic group but as latinized antareyan retenians and are proud of their double culture. A minority of them are independentists. They live with Antareyan dialects or Standard Retenian speakers without conflict or discriminations. (The situation is much more complicated in others regions between other ethnies)
91% of them are at least bilingue. Latsinoyu monolingues are generally elder peoples of remoted areas.

In the coastals cities of Erkuleya and Kaysabanya, curious dialects mixing Standard Retenian with Antareyan dialect and Latsinoyu with a little bit of Spanish, Portuguese and English are spoken.
Sample of Latsinoyu[view] Fawlu latsínoyu

I speak English
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Language family relationships
Language treeItalic
 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷ Latin
    ⤷ Vulgar Latin
     ⤷ Western Romance
      ⤷ Iberian
       ⤷ Ibero-retenian
        ⤷  Latsinoyu
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d     k g ʔ
Fricative ɸ β f s z ɕ ʑ     ɦ
Affricate     t͡s t͡ɕ      
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ    
Approximant   ʋ     j ɰ  
Trill     r        
Flap     ɾ        
Close i       ɯ u
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ       ɔ
Near-open     ɐ    
Open a        
Below is the orthography for Latsinoyu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/a/, /ə/, /ɐ/Bb/b/, /β/Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/ɦ/Ii/i/, /ɪ/Kk/k/
KH kh/ɰ/Ll/ʎ/, /l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/, /ʊ/Pp/p/, /ɸ/Rr/r/, /ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/
TS ts/t͡s/TX tx/t͡ɕ/Uu/ɯ/, /u/Vv/ʋ/Xx/ɕ/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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    Typological information for Latsinoyu

    Adjective agreementNone
    Morphological typologyFusional
    Noun-adjective orderAdjective first
    Primary word orderSVO

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