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St. Martiner Creole [MART]
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St. Martiner Creole
Martis
[maɾtis]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 26 March 2022
Language type Creole
Place & SpeakersSt. Martiner Creole is spoken by a population of around 100,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About St. Martiner Creole St. Martiner Creole (or Martinese) is a creole spoken in an alt-history on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Although the island was shared by two nations (the French and the Dutch) during much of its history, approximately 90% of Martinese vocabulary is of Dutch origin with French, Spanish, English and various West African languages serving as substrata.

Much like Haitian Creole, Martinese developed due to contact between enslaved Africans and Dutch settlers. Martinese is somewhat intelligible with standard Dutch, albeit with a simpler, and sometimes unique, grammar.
Sample of St. Martiner Creole[view] Alë mén vort fra en hëlék in vardëçat en réç hëbór. 'W is bëhiftëçt mét férstant en hëvet, en bëur jérhës mankan in dë hest faj brudëçap óp të tred.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ West Germanic
   ⤷ Frankish
    ⤷ Dutch
     ⤷  St. Martiner Creole
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate       t͡ʃ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ
Open a    
Orthography
Below is the orthography for St. Martiner Creole. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 St. Martiner CreoleOrthography [edit]
Aa
a
/a/
Bb
/b/
Cc
/t͡ʃ/
Çç
éç
/ʃ/
Dd
/d/
Éé
é
/ɛ/
Ee
e
/e/
Ff
éf
/f/
Gg
/g/
Hh
/h/
Ii
i
/i/
Jj
/j/
Kk
/k/
Ll
él
/l/
Mm
ém
/m/
Ññ
éñé
/ɲ/
Nn
én
/n/
Oo
/o/
Óó
/ɔ/
Pp
/p/
Qq
/ʒ/
Rr
ér
/ɾ/
Ss
/s/
Tt
/t/
Uu
/u/
Vv
/v/
Ww
/w/
Yy
y
/y/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Lessons (3)
    1Lesson #1 - An introduction to St. Martiner Creole
    2Lesson #2 - Phonology & Orthography
    3Lesson #3 - Simple Conversations
    Typological information for St. Martiner Creole

    GendersNone
    Negation markingAdverb
    Primary word orderSVO
    Pronoun dropping?No
    ReciprocalsIdentical to reflexive

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