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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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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
i
Ii
/i/
y
Yy
/j/
e
Ee
/ɛ/
a
Aa
/ä/
á
Ää
/æ/
o
Oo
/ɔ/
ó
Öö
/ø/
u
Uu
/u/
ú
Üü
/y/
w
Vv
/v/
m
Mm
/m/
n
Nn
/n̪/
ny
NY ny
/ɲ/
l
Ll
/l̪/
ly
LY ly
/ʎ/
z
Zz
/z̪/
ź
Źź
/ʒ/
s
Ss
/s̪/
ś
Śś
/ʃ/
r
Rr
/r̪/
b
Bb
/b/
p
Pp
/p/
f
Ff
/f/
d
Dd
/d̪/
x
DŹ dź
/d͡ʒ/
t
Tt
/t̪/
ć
TŚ tś
/t͡ʃ/
g
Gg
/g/
gy
GY gy
/ɟ/
k
Kk
/k/
ky
KY ky
/c/
h
Hh
/x/
áa
A̋ a̋
/æ:/
aa
Áá
/ɑ:/
ee
Éé
/e:/
ii
Íí
/i:/
oo
Óó
/o:/
uu
Úú
/u:/
óo
Őő
/ø:/
úu
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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