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Old Masat
nhiangbing
[ɳi͡aˈŋbiŋ]*
Registered by Aarnut on 17 March 2020
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Masat

thiwanhhian!
Thi wanh ian!
/ʈi waɳ i͡an̪/
1SFirst person singular (person)
speaker, signer, etc.; I
greet 2SSecond person singular (person)
addressee (you)

Welcome!


Masat, or nhiangbing is a proto-lang of another family, I'm working on.

nhiangbinghonbingbingnhianthuwnhiangmaisaithopoganggiammaisaitho.
Nhiangbing onbingbing nhian thuw nhiang Maisaitho po ganggiam Maisaitho.
/ɳi͡aˈŋbiŋ oˈn̪biŋbiŋ ɳi͡an̪ ʈuw ɳi͡aŋ ma͡isa͡ˈiʈo po gaŋgi͡ˈam ma͡isa͡ˈiʈo/
river-speak IPFVImperfective (aspect)
'interrupted or incomplete'
-speak-REDUPReduplication
full or partial reduplication of a word, stem, root, or morpheme
.PASTPast tense (tense)
action occurred before moment of speech
in delta river maisaistho from man-PLPlural (number)
more than one/few
maisaitho
The Masat language was spoken in the delta of the river Maisaitho by the Maisaitho people.

So far it has:
  • SVO word order
  • Prepositions
  • ~Isolation?
  • 4th person pronouns
  • Reduplication
  • Singular, plural, collective numbers
  • Sample of Old Masat[view] Ma'ong younhksoim, mingngi punh.

    The strong survive; the noble overcome.
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    Latest vocabulary
    tountea
    pfiamvborrow
    kounvearn
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
    velar
    VelarGlottal
    Nasal m   ɳ     ŋ  
    Plosive p b [bʷ]1   ʈ ɖ     k [kʷ]2 g [gʷ]3 ʔ
    Fricative ɸ   s z ʂ ʐ        
    Affricate     ʈʂ ɖʐ        
    Lateral approximant       ɭ        
    Approximant         j w    
    Trill     r          
    Blends k͡ʂ k͡s
    1. allophone of /b/
    2. allophone of /k/
    3. allophone of /g/
    VowelsFrontBack
    Close i u
    Close-mid   o
    Open a  
    Polyphthongs i͡a o͡i o͡u a͡o a͡i
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Old Masat. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     Old MasatOrthography
    h
    '
    /ʔ/
    ha
    a
    /a/
    hai
    ai
    /a͡i/
    b
    b
    /b/
    d
    d
    /d̪/
    dh
    dh
    /ɖ/
    dzh
    dzh
    /ɖʐ/
    f
    f
    /ɸ/
    g
    g
    /g/
    hi
    i
    /i/
    hia
    ia
    /i͡a/
    k
    k
    /k/
    ks
    ks
    /k͡s/
    ksh
    ksh
    /k͡ʂ/
    l
    l
    /ɭ/
    m
    m
    /m/
    n
    n
    /n̪/
    ng
    ng
    /ŋ/
    nh
    nh
    /ɳ/
    ho
    o
    /o/
    hoi
    oi
    /o͡i/
    hou
    ou
    /o͡u/
    p
    p
    /p/
    pf
    pf
    /pɸ/
    r
    r
    /r/
    s
    s
    /s/
    sh
    sh
    /ʂ/
    t
    t
    /t̪/
    th
    th
    /ʈ/
    tsh
    tsh
    /ʈʂ/
    hu
    u
    /u/
    w
    w
    /w/
    y
    y
    /j/
    z
    z
    /z/
    zh
    zh
    /ʐ/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
      Typological information for Old Masat

      Fixed stress locationSecond syllable
      Morphological typologyAnalytical
      Noun-noun possessionExistential possession
      Primary word orderSVO
      Reduplication functionVerb tense

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