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Mattinese
Mattins Languagë
[mætɪns læŋgweɪd͡ʒ]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 24 March 2021
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Mattinese A Garric language with heavy influence from Indo-European languages, with many of the loanwords sound similar to the words of the same meaning in English. Among the loanwords in Mattinese, Romance and Greco-Latin make up the largest proportions of loanwords, then a sizable lexicon of Slavic origin words and some Germanic-origin words. As a result of Indo-European borrowings, only around 800 Garric words remain in Mattinese; however, most of the remaining Garric words are of basic concepts and have cognates in  Modern Standard Sutti.

Grammatically, Mattinese features differential object marking, in which the accusative preposition is obliged for proper nouns, optional for animate definite nouns.

The diacritics are NOT used in actual spellings, they are only used in this dictionary.

Features

- the phonology and syntax generally conforms with the ones of SAE(Standard Average European) linguistic area despite a non-Indo-European oriign.
- nominative-accusative alignment with differential object marking based on definiteness.
- two grammatical numbers: singular and plural, with the use of plural being obligatory.
- the basic word order is SVO, with the object pronouns precede the verb, similar to Romance languages
- the use of double negations.
- the use of definite and indefinite articles.
- the use of a direct object preposition for proper nouns and definite nouns.
- no grammatical gender or declension classes.
- two copulae: nohr and tour, with nohr being similar to Spanish ser and tour similar to Spanish estar
- only two irregular verbs: nohr and tour
- generally right-branching while noun phrases and compound words are mostly left-branching.
- agglutinative verbal markers for tense-aspect-mood and subject agreements.
Sample of Mattinese[view] A language doh a dialect han an army sos a navy

A language is a dialect with an army and navy.
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Language family relationships
Language treeGarric
 ⤷ Proto-Garric
  ⤷ Grassland Garric
   ⤷ Sweltic
    ⤷ North Sweltic
     ⤷ North Desert languages
      ⤷ Para-Keyot
       ⤷ Keyot
        ⤷  Mattinese
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k [kʷ]1 [kʲ]2 g  
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ       h
Affricate     t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant     ɹ   j w    
Blends [jə]3 [kw]4 [ks]5
  1. allophone of /k/
  2. allophone of /k/
  3. allophone of /ə/
  4. allophone of /k/
  5. allophone of /k/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i:   [ɨ]1   u:
Near-close   ɪ [ɪ̈]2 ʊ  
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ       [ʌ]3 ɔ [ɔ:]
Near-open æ        
Open         [ɑ]4
Polyphthongs ɔɪ ɑʊ ɑɪ
  1. allophone of /ɪ̈/
  2. allophone of /ə/
  3. in stressed vowels only, allophone of /ə/
  4. allophone of /æ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Mattinese. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MattineseOrthography [edit]
Aa/æ/Bb/b/Cc[kʲ]Dd/d/Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/
Jj/d͡ʒ/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/ɔ/Pp/p/Qq[kʷ]Rr/ɹ/
Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu[ʌ]1Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx[ks]Yy/j/Zz/z/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. in stressed vowels only
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