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Old Mahavic
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Registered by ava on 21 March 2015
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Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Mahavic Reconstructed ancestor of the Mahavic languages. Ultimately descends from  Proto-East-Mirarian.
Sample of Old MahavicCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeMahavic
 ⤷  Proto-Mahavic
  ⤷ Common Mahavic
   ⤷  Old Mahavic
[view] About MahavicThe Mahavic languages constitute the largest branch of the East Mirarian language family.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarOther
Nasal m   n     ɲ1   [ŋ]2  
Plosive p p: [b]3   t t: [d]4         k k: [g]5  
Fricative     s s: ʃ (ʃ:) ɕ6 ɕ:        
Affricate       t͡ʃ t͡ʃ: t͡ɕ7 t͡ɕ:8 [d͡ʑ]9        
Lateral approximant     l     ʎ10      
Approximant   ʋ       j [w]11   [ɥ]12
Trill     r            
  1. /nʲ ~ ɲ/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /p/
  4. allophone of /t/
  5. allophone of /k/
  6. /sʲ ~ ɕ/
  7. /t͡sʲ ~ t͡ɕ/
  8. /t͡sʲ: ~ t͡ɕ:/
  9. allophone of /t͡ɕ/
  10. /lʲ ~ ʎ/, disputed
  11. allophone of /ʋ/ after back vowels
  12. allophone of /ʋ/ after front vowels
VowelsFrontBack
Close i i: y y: ɯ ɯ: u u:
Close-mid e e: ø ø: [ɤ]1 [ɤ:]2 o o:
Near-open æ æ:  
Open   ɑ ɑ:
  1. allophone of /e/
  2. allophone of /e:/
Syllable Structure(C)V(:)(C)(C)
Stress informationStress is invariably word initial.
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Old Mahavic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Old MahavicOrthography
a/ɑ/ä/æ/ë[ɤ]ö/ø/ü/y/e/e/i/i/k/k/l/l/
m/m/n/n/o/o/p/p/r/r/s/s/t/t/u/u/v/ʋ/, [w]1
ń/ɲ/2ś/ɕ/3š/ʃ/ć/t͡ɕ/4č/t͡ʃ/ı/ɯ/ļ/ʎ/5
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. allophone of /ʋ/ after back vowels
  2. /nʲ ~ ɲ/
  3. /sʲ ~ ɕ/
  4. /t͡sʲ ~ t͡ɕ/
  5. /lʲ ~ ʎ/, disputed
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Typological information for Old Mahavic

Number of nominal casesSeven cases
Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S

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