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Meribes [MIB]
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Meribes
makèr Merbs kèshin
[makɛr mrbs kɛsʀin]*
Registered by lightholder on 1 June 2019
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Meribes Meribes is a language that was spoken in the now deserted or submerged islands of the Southern Indian Ocean at the beginning of the 1st millennium BCE. It is an isolate and has no known sister language.
It was spoken on the lands and islands around the Nethar desert.
Sample of Meribes[view] Jaix uvmat bamémir banè.

The Fish Lives In The River.
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Latest vocabulary
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Sound samples in Meribes
Some sound samples of Meribes. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Jaix uvmat bamémir banè.
The Fish Lives In The River.
Mèrbs ma kèçin sax çà mèçmat!
I speak English
Language family relationships
Language treeIsolates
 ⤷ Isolate languages
  ⤷  Meribes
[view] About IsolatesThis is a family for isolate languages.
[view] Èrayd kès (Erad)A dialect of Meribes spoken on the small island of Erad and most of Sukaran. Somewhat influence by Apahan.
[view] mak Shalmayèn kin (Salmaen)A dialect of Meribes spoken on the island of Salmaèn. Inlfuenced by the Béyokén language.
[view] makar Sharanu kin (Sheranu)A dialect of Meribes spoken in the large island of Sheranu, heavily influenced by Gerneg.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarUvular
Nasal m   n        
Plosive b   t     k  
Fricative   v s z ʃ ʒ   x ʁ
Approximant         j1    
Trill     r       ʀ
  1. dialectal
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i y ɨ u
Close-mid e   ɤ
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ ɜ ʌ
Open a ɶ ä  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Meribes. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 MeribesOrthography
Aa/a/AA aa/ä/Àà/ə/Çç/ʃ/Èè/ɛ/Éé/e/Üü/ɨ/Bb/b/EU eu/ʌ/Hh/ʀ/Ii/i/Jj/j/1
Kk/k/Mm/m/Nn/n/Rr/r/, /ʁ/Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/v/Xx/x/YY yy/ɤ/Zz/z/, /ʒ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. dialectal
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Typological information for Meribes

Adjective agreementNone
Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
Definite articleNone
Constituent dislocation possibleYes
GendersMasculine/Feminine/Neuter

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