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Mau
Mau Daka
[mäu d̪̥äkʰä]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 5 February 2017
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Mau Mau Daka is the main imperial language of the Mau empire. It is a court/high level language, its spoken variants are highly divergent.
Sample of Mau[view] 1 Qeas hmuy daka qquea you tipfua qquea hhym ne. 2 Weir gie hha ranoa zhim rroang wa puoe ne, gha Sry Nar nyr eiq gie ngei hmoam way taqqeap puek ttrie ne. 3 Dry, bexe ccoah yepouk dro wa, way pfei hmay ettsre wie khi gha eyek niy sre meing tagha yi ka. Gha eiq gie sre ccoah yepouk ccoah drang way eiq gie sre cehhe oas qqeh drang. 4 Gha dry wie, be...[view all texts]
Latest vocabulary
yoap hmoamvget to know
ttsuavbend
dua niadvsurely
Language family relationships
Language treeMauic
 ⤷ Proto-Mau
  ⤷  Mau
[view] About MauicThis family is basically the descendants of the imperial Mau language.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarRetroflexAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m   n n̥ ɳ ɳ̥   ɲ ɲ̥   ŋ ŋ̥      
Plosive t̪ʰ d̪̥   ʈʼ ʈʰ ɖ̥   cʼ cʰ ɟ̥   kʼ kʰ qʼ qʰ   ʔ
Fricative ɸ   s sʼ ʂ ʂʼ ʑ     x χ ʕ h
Affricate p͡ɸ   t͡s t͡sʼ ʈ͡ʂ ʈ͡ʂʼ       k͡x q͡χ    
Lateral approximant     l                
Approximant     ɹ ɻ   j w        
Implosive ɓ ɗ̪                  
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y ɨ u
Close-mid e ø   o
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ    
Open   ä ɒ
Polyphthongs ui ɨi ɛy ɛi ɨä äi ɒi
ɒu øy yi äu
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Mau. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MauOrthography [edit]
Aa/ä/AU au/äu/AY ay/äi/Bb/b̥/BB bb/ɓ/Cc/cʰ/CC cc/cʼ/Dd/d̪̥/DD dd/ɗ̪/DR dr/ɖ̥/
Ee/ə/EA ea/ɛ/EI ei/e/EU eu/ɛy/EY ey/ɛi/Ff/ɸ/Gg/g̥/GH gh/ʕ/Hh/h/HH hh/χ/
HM hm/m̥/HN hn/n̥/HNG hng/ŋ̥/HNR hnr/ɳ̥/HNY hny/ɲ̥/Ii/ɨ/IA ia/ɨä/IE ie/iɛ/IY iy/ɨi/Jj/ɟ̥/
Kk/kʰ/KH kh/k͡x/KK kk/kʼ/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/NR nr/ɳ/NY ny/ɲ/Oo/o/
OA oa/ɒ/OE oe/ø/OEU oeu/øy/OU ou/ɒu/OY oy/ɒi/Pp/pʰ/PF pf/p͡ɸ/Qq/qʰ/QH qh/q͡χ/QQ qq/qʼ/
Rr/ɹ/RR rr/ɻ/Ss/s/SR sr/ʂ/SS ss/sʼ/SSR ssr/ʂʼ/Tt/t̪ʰ/TR tr/ʈʰ/TS ts/t͡s/TSR tsr/ʈ͡ʂ/
TTR ttr/ʈʼ/TTS tts/t͡sʼ/TTSR ttsr/ʈ͡ʂʼ/Uu/u/UA ua/uə/UE ue/y/UEA uea/yə/UEY uey/yi/UO uo/uɔ/UOE uoe/yø/
UY uy/ui/Ww/w/Xx/x/Yy/i/, /j/YA ya/iə/ZH zh/ʑ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
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    Typological information for Mau

    Base counting systemDuodecimal (12)
    Glottalised consonantsEjectives and implosives
    Morphological typologyAnalytical
    Primary word orderSOV
    Verb head-directionalityHead final

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