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Natua
Natuá
[nɐˈtwɐ]
Registered by Fiddeou on 7 August 2021
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken by a population of around 1,100,000 in: NatuliroOfficial
Species Human/humanoid
About Natua
Also known as Modern High Natuá, it's the language spoken in  Natuliro.

Features:
• Quite contextual.
• Fairly agglutinative
• Almost free order Topic-Focus with tendency to SOV.
• Base 6 number system.
• Expressive plurals
• Verbs used as nouns
• Almost no spoken politeness
Sample of Natua[view] il jáko mulfócla paméé

I'm tired out from all that walking.
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Latest vocabulary
sáxavask
ja-aff-ly
cuasógiigood night
Sound samples in Natua
Some sound samples of Natua. Maximum of 6 shown. Click the links to see the full texts.
Tomé-japí.ógi-jonár-joms;guns;kons;ubé-mókas-blúza-nar.
That is how people are. Once they have food and drink and shelter, the next thing they must find is ...
_¿háámi;úmlac-natuás?
Hello. Do you speak [your conlang]?
sias sial
I love love.
_¿has úmla úmlac?
What language do you speak?
¿fahá-pis-ulúzaco?;ha-úmsap-kulúnac.
Why are you reading this? You don't know what it says.
il jáko mulfócla paméé
I'm tired out from all that walking.
Language family relationships
Language treeTuic
 ⤷  Proto-Tuic
  ⤷ Insular Tuic
   ⤷ Classic natuá
    ⤷ High Natuá
     ⤷  Natua
 
[view] úmla koló (Continental Natuá)(wip) This Dialect is spoken in the mainland area of Natuliró. Its main difference from standard Natuá is the prevalent borrowing of vocabulary from from the neighboring languages
[view] Fórlip Úmla (Órlip dialect)This dialect is spoken by the inhabitants of Órlip, the tiny farthest island of Natuliró.
These people tend to retroflex even more than standard Tuyúts and they have numerous archaisms.

The people from the main island have a piece of slang: Fórlip, to say something is weird or out of date.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n   ɲ   [ŋ]1  
Plosive p b     t d       k g  
Fricative [β]2 f v [ð]3 s z ʃ ʒ     x [ɣ]4 h [ɦ]5
Lateral approximant       l   ʎ6      
Approximant           [j]7 [w]8    
Flap       ɾ          
  1. when followed by g, k or x, allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /b/
  3. allophone of /d/
  4. allophone of /g/
  5. allophone of /h/
  6. Devoiced when following an unvoiced plosive
  7. allophone of /ɪ/
  8. allophone of /w/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Mid        
Open-mid ɛ        
Near-open     ɐ    
Syllable Structure(C(L)) (G) V (V) ((L)C)
Stress informationStress is marked with an acute on the stressed vowel (á). Stress is primarily rhythmic, but it sometimes becomes pitched, and it does not affect long vowels.
OtherVowels are very variable. Anything adjacent to the shown in the chart is valid.
All alveolar consonants are apical. In some regions, they even turn into retroflex (except for /s/ and /z/).
Because of the distinction of long vowels and some consonants, the regular ones tend to be shortened. for example, /n/ can become [ɾ̃]
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Natua. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NatuaOrthography
a
a
aa
/ɐ/
Π
p
pu
/p/
Τ
t
tu
/t/
Κ
k
kuo
/k/
Ψ
c
ci
/ʃ/
Μ
m
mu
/m/
Ε
e
ee
/ɛ/
Β
b
bi
/b/
Δ
d
di
/d/
Γ
g
gi
/g/
Ξ
j
je
/ʒ/
o
o
oo
/o̞/
Ι
i
ii
/ɪ/, [j]
Φ
f
fi
/f/
Σ
s
si
/s/
Χ
x
xi
/x/
Λ
l
loi
/l/
Ν
n
nu
/n/, [ŋ]1
u
u
uu
/ʊ/, [w]
ω
v
vu
/v/
Ζ
z
ze
/z/
Η
h
hep
/h/
Υ
y
yu
/ʎ/2
r
r
úri
/ɾ/
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. when followed by g, k or x
  2. Devoiced when following an unvoiced plosive
Conscript
Additional NotesThis script is a minimalistic re-imagination of the Adzo-neviric and Atruozan scripts, designed by the polymath Bilt Lunpínu to work well with Natuá. It was first implemented in the first Natuá dictionary and official documents in the years 1520s. It has since been used in Natuliró alongside the Adzamic script.
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
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Typological information for Natua

Base counting systemSenary (6)
Double negativesRemain negative
GendersAnimate/Inanimate
Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
Primary word orderTopic-Comment

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