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Formanian
Farmald
[fär̪mäl̪t̪]*
Registered by total pleb on 28 November 2016
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersFormanian is spoken in Formanian Union.
Species Human/humanoid
About Formanian WIP, page being restructured I guess

Formanian is a language belonging to the Parraic branch of the Unarzaic family.

Some features of Formanian:
  • Agglutinative morphology
  • 17 cases, including a wealth of locative ones
  • Front/back vowel harmony
  • Two-way animacy distinction
  • COMING SOON: PROPER DIACHRONICS!
  • whatever else i forgot to add back to this list after i accidentally wiped it oof


Sample of Formanian[view] Má, kat Patrik

No, this is Patrick.
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Latest vocabulary
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Language family relationships
Language treeUnarzaic
 ⤷  Proto-Unarzaic
  ⤷ Proto-Parraic
   ⤷ Proto-Continental-Parraic
    ⤷ Classical Porahaian
     ⤷ Middle Porahaian
      ⤷  Formanian
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m     ɲ [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b     c ɟ k g  
Fricative   f v ʃ ʒ [ç]2 x h
Affricate       t͡ʃ d͡ʒ      
Lateral approximant       ʎ    
Approximant         j    
Trill     r̪ [r̪̥]3        
Flap     [ɾ̪]4        
  1. Before velar consonants, allophone of /n̪/
  2. Before i, i: e, and ɛ, allophone of /x/
  3. Word-finally, allophone of /r̪/
  4. Intervocalically, allophone of /r̪/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y y:   u u:
Close-mid e: ø ø:   o:
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ
Near-open æ æ:    
Open   ä ɑ:
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Formanian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 FormanianOrthography
Ii/i/Yy/j/Ee/ɛ/Aa/ä/Ää/æ/Oo/ɔ/Öö/ø/Uu/u/Üü/y/Vv/v/
Mm/m/Nn/n̪/NY ny/ɲ/Ll/l̪/LY ly/ʎ/Zz/z̪/Źź/ʒ/Ss/s̪/Śś/ʃ/Rr/r̪/
Bb/b/Pp/p/Ff/f/Dd/d̪/DŹ dź/d͡ʒ/Tt/t̪/TŚ tś/t͡ʃ/Gg/g/GY gy/ɟ/Kk/k/
KY ky/c/Hh/x/A̋ a̋/æ:/Áá/ɑ:/Éé/e:/Íí/i:/Óó/o:/Úú/u:/Őő/ø:/Űű/y:/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Formanian

    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
    Number of nominal casesEight cases or more
    Vowel harmonyFront-back

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