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Nena
Nénaññuree
[nɛnəɲʊri:]
Registered by Karous on 18 April 2018
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersNena is spoken by a population of around 7,000 in The West Antarctic Archipelago.
Species Human/humanoid
About Nena Nena (Nénaññuree) is an Amundic language spoken 7000 Nena people in Antarctica. Nena is one of the official languages of the Republic of Antarctica (Repoobireeg Gyeet'ookña)
Sample of Nena[view] Nam sek'eñaana poorokehoo!

We Shall Keep Our Independence!
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Latest vocabulary
repoobireegnrepublic
Gyeet'ookpprAntarctica
YoorowbpprEurope
Language family relationships
Language treeNyuric
 ⤷  Proto-Nyuric
  ⤷ Nuclear Nyuric
   ⤷ Insular Nyuric
    ⤷ Amundic
     ⤷  Nena
[view] About NyuricThe Nyuric languages represent the vast majority of languages spoken in the West Antarctic Archipelago and the Western Coast of the Antarctic Mainland, and a select few to the southeast. Characteristics such as default ergative-absolutive morphosynt...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m n ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p pʼ pʰ t tʼ tʰ     k kʼ kʰ  
Fricative   s sʼ z       h
Approximant     j w    
Trill   r        
Blends ks
VowelsFrontCentralNear-
back
Back
Close i:     u:
Near-close     ʊ  
Close-mid e:     o:
Mid   [ə]1    
Open-mid ɛ     ɔ
Near-open æ      
Open a:      
  1. allophone of /æ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Nena. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 NenaOrthography
Aa/æ/, [ə]Bb/p/Dd/t/Ee/e:/Èè/ɛ/Gg/k/Hh/h/Ii/ə/Kk/kʰ/
K' k'/kʼ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ññ/ɲ/Oo/ɔ/Pp/pʰ/P' p'/pʼ/Rr/r/Ss/s/
S' s'/sʼ/Tt/tʰ/T' t'/tʼ/Uu/ʊ/Ww/w/Xx/ks/Yy/j/Zz/z/
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