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Language type Other
Species Human/humanoid
About Northanish Northanish is a West Germanic language that is sort of a mix between Dutch vocabulary (and a bit of Spanish) with some English grammar. It is moderately inflected, mainly the verbs which use no auxiliary verbs, but rather take the auxiliary verb and add it to the stem as an affix. Take for example, make, which means to make. To say I have made, you would take out the e in make and add hæb- to the beginning, t to the end and double the a (to keep the vowel long), and there you have your verb: hæbmaat. In fact words can get pretty long with these affixes, such as hæbngötmakane, meaning we/you(plural)/they will have been making. Not to mention compound verbs that are exceptionally long in their infinitive forms. Nouns decline to number, superlative, comparative, and diminutive. They may also for gender, depending if it's applicable to a person or being with gender. Adjectives decline usually if they either proceed or precede the noun they're modifying. Adverbs don't really change much.
Sample of Northanish[view] Öns Vædr, wö is in Heml / Laat jür næm hijlig worde, / Laat jür kœninkrijk kome, / Jür wil göweze daan, / Œp ærth als in Heml, / Geve ons vandæg öns bröd, / Æn vrgeve öns misdeden / Als œk wee vrgeve our misdedenrs / Wö döen slæcht vör ons / Æn brænge nyt ons in tortur / Maar bevrij ons öit van the grijp van kfaad. / Amen[view all texts]
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[edit] [view] Ijlændnörthaans (New York City Northanish)New York City Northanish ("ijlændnörthaans" meaning "island Northanish") is the dialect spoken in and around New York City. It's very similar, being what Standard Northanish ("stændaardnörthaans") is based off of, with only mainly phonological differences. This is also due to the fact that the New York City area is the birthplace of the language.
[edit] [view] nörthnörthaans (Northern/New England Northanish)New England Northanish is spoken around the New England region of the United States. It's especially known for devoicing all finals, included sonorants. In addition to that, in voiceless consonant clusters, all voiced consonants are devoiced. The grammar is very similar and there are a whole lot of German and French loanwords, compared to Standard Northanish.
Nasal m [m̩]     n [n̩]   ɲ   ŋ [ŋ̩]      
Plosive p b     t d   c ɟ   k g      
Fricative   f v θ [ð]1 s z ʃ ç   [x]2 χ h  
Affricate     t̪͡θ [d̪͡ð]3 t͡s t͡ʃ (d͡ʒ)            
Lateral approximant       l             ɫ
Approximant       [ɹ]4   j w        
Trill       r              
Flap       [ɾ]5              
  1. allophone of /θ/
  2. allophone of /χ/
  3. allophone of /t̪͡θ/
  4. allophone of /r/
  5. allophone of /r/
Close i y       u
Near-close   ɪ ʏ   ʊ  
Close-mid e: ø [ø̞]1       o:
Mid e̞ [e̞:]2   [ə]3  
Open-mid ɛ œ       ɔ
Near-open æ        
Open a [a:]4       ɑ
  1. allophone of /ø̞/
  2. allophone of /e̞:/
  3. allophone of /ɛ/
  4. allophone of /a:/
Below is the orthography for Northanish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NorthanishOrthography [edit]
Ää/ø/Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/t͡s/Dd/d/Ee/e:/EE ee/e̞/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ii/ɪ/
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