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Nayuan
nayu-daŋ
[naju daŋ]
Registered by noodlesonbread on 14 November 2017
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersNayuan is spoken by a population of around 40,000,000 in Nayu.
Species Human/humanoid
About Nayuan
NAYUAN | nayu daŋ
Nayuan is a language spoken in the Nayuan Archipelago. It is part of the Naic family along with Sali and Esmian.

Some interesting features of Nayuan are:
  • Hebrew-inspired grammar (construct case, possessive suffixes, etc.)
  • SOV word order
  • Genderless third person singular pronoun
  • Weird particle structure (see below)
  • A kickass conscript inspired by Semitic languages as well as Tibetan
  • um. ill add more if i think of anything

Sample of Nayuan[view] Ini mesi eirenaŋi ne. Meseni ni. E wiher ini.

They’re not women’s clothes. They’re my clothes. I bought them.
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Language family relationships
Language treeNaic
 ⤷ Old Naic
  ⤷  Nayuan
[view] About NaicSpread around the Nayuan Archipelago and has some influence near the continental mainland. Includes NYD.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n       ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f v s z ɕ     x h
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Mid   ə  
Open-mid ɛ   [ʌ]1 ɔ
Open a    
  1. when stressed, allophone of /ə/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nayuan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NayuanOrthography
a/a/ø/ə/, [ʌ]1b/b/d/d/e/ɛ/f/f/g/g/h/h/i/i/
k/k/l/l/m/m/n/n/o/ɔ/p/p/r/ɾ/s/s/t/t/
u/u/v/v/w/w/x/x/y/j/z/z/ŋ/ŋ/š/ɕ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. when stressed
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Nayuan Conscript!
Exactly what it says on the tin.
12-Mar-18 15:27
Nayuan particle structure!
Behavior of particles in Nayuan
19-Jan-18 15:11
Typological information for Nayuan

Adjective agreementNumber
Definite articleNone
GendersNone
Noun-noun possessionConstruct or possessed case
Primary word orderSOV

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