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Nongu [NNU]
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Nongu
Nŏŋgu-kilĕn
[nɔŋgu cilən]
Registered by Archduke Ashide on 15 September 2018
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersNongu is spoken by a population of around 10,000,000 in Nonguria, Alaska, Canadian West Coast.
Species Human/humanoid
About Nongu ꡋꡡꡃꡟ ꡂꡭꡦꡙꡟꡨ

Nongu language most probably originated from Siberia and more specifically from Tunguska’s Taiga. Many specialists tried to classify Nongu language into the hypothetical altaic family as it shares basically similarities with turkic, mongolic, tungus, korean and japonic languages. It shows some specific connections with manchu language though nongu language doesn’t belongs to tungus language group. So for now Nongu language is still considered as a linguistic isolate or a mixed language who own both turkic, mongolic, tungus, korean and japonic features. Another theory would makes the Nongu language and the Nongu people descending from the Xianbei.
Sample of Nongu[view] "Ba ko e kini, ba hana ere !" / "Ba nye ere, nyiga mŭ ?"

"I can't do this, I'm a girl!" / "What am I, a duck?"
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Language family relationships
Language treeNoguric languages
 ⤷ Proto-Noguric
  ⤷ Noguric
   ⤷ Middle Nogur
    ⤷ Classical Nogur (Tengu)
     ⤷  Nongu
 
[view] Хырыгы (Khyrygy)Khyrygy (who means “dirty”>popular by opposition to the literary speech) dialect of Nongu is based on the popular speech of Northern Nonguria. Unlike the imperial speech khyrygy contains much more external loanwords from Russian and Mandarin.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalVelarUvular
Nasal m mʲ n   ɲ ŋ  
Plosive p b bʲ t tʲ d   [c]1 cʲ k g gʲ  
Fricative ɸ s [ɕ]2 [ʑ]3 ç ʝ   χ
Affricate     t͡ɕ d͡ʑ      
Lateral approximant   l        
Approximant       j ɰ  
Flap   ɾ        
  1. allophone of /k/
  2. allophone of /s/
  3. allophone of /d͡ʑ/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: y   ɯ u
Close-mid e e: ẽ   o o:
Mid   ə  
Open-mid œ   ɔ
Open     ɑ ɑ:
Polyphthongs ɐɪ ʌɪ iɵɪ ɛɪ ɔɪ
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nongu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NonguOrthography
Aa/ɑ/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ɕ/, [c]Dd/d/Ee/e/Ff/ɸ/Gg/g/Hh/χ/Ii/i/Jj/d͡ʑ/
Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NY ny/ɲ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Oo/o/Öö/œ/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/
Ss/s/Tt/t/Uu/u/Üü/y/Ww/ɰ/Yy/j/ʑ[ʑ]ɕ[ɕ]GY gy/gʲ/II ii/i:/
KY ky/cʲ/MY my/mʲ/OO oo/o:/TY ty/tʲ/Ŏŏ/ɔ/Ŭŭ/ɯ/Ĕĕ/ə/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Nongu

    Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
    Primary word orderSOV
    ToneNo phonemic tone
    Vowel harmonyFront-back
    Vowel harmony scopeWhole word harmony

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