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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



Formanian is the official language and lingua franca of the Formanian Union, and is a member of the Parraic family, which is somewhat inspired and influenced by languages such as Hungarian. Throughout the ages it has evolved from a mere nomadic tongue to a greatly influential regional language.

Grammatical features:
  • Highly agglutinative
  • Fluid-S alignment
  • 17 cases, including many locative cases
  • Topic-comment word order
  • Animate/inanimate noun classes
  • Front/back vowel harmony
  • Adjectives agree based on animacy, with a select few also agreeing based on vowel harmony






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
i
i
/i/
y
y
/j/
e
e
/ɛ/
a
a
/ä/
á
ä
/æ/
o
o
/ɔ/
ó
ö
/ø/
u
u
/u/
ú
ü
/y/
w
v
/v/
m
m
/m/
n
n
/n̪/
ny
ny
/ɲ/
l
l
/l̪/
ly
ly
/ʎ/
z
z
/z̪/
ź
ź
/ʒ/
s
s
/s̪/
ś
ś
/ʃ/
r
r
/r̪/
b
b
/b/
p
p
/p/
f
f
/f/
d
d
/d̪/
x
/d͡ʒ/
t
t
/t̪/
ć
/t͡ʃ/
g
g
/g/
gy
gy
/ɟ/
k
k
/k/
ky
ky
/c/
h
h
/x/
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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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