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Mawic
Tle Mávan
[ˈtlɛ ˈma:van]*
Registered by Aarnut on 20 December 2019
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Mawic

Çitig!
Çitig!

[ˈt͡ʃiθɨg]
Hello!


Mawic (The terminology is a little messy. In some places I might call it Old Mawic.) is the descendant of  Ancient-Mawic spoken in several kingdoms of the Mawa valley, and the Yádateg Empire.



Grammar features:
  • 4 noun cases

  • book - (INDFIndefinite
    a nonspecific referent
    ) sáçáw - (NOMNominative (case)
    TRANS subject, INTR argument
    ) séçévi - (ACCAccusative (case)
    TRANS direct object; patient
    ) séçévig - (GENGenitive (case)
    possessive
    ) sáçáven - (DATDative (case)
    indirect object; recipient, beneficiary, location
    ) séçévib

  • 3+1 numbers

  • book - (INDFIndefinite
    a nonspecific referent
    ) sáçáw - (SGSingular (number)
    one countable entity
    ) séçévi - (DUDual (number)
    two
    ) séçéwyi - (DUDual (number)
    two
    ) séçéwgi

  • Complex and irregular affix rules
  • Vowel mutations
  • Vowel harmony
  • Evil consonant clusters

  • basket - Drgew

  • More or less free word order
  • 3 levels of formality

  • you - du - dinki - difigi

  • Historic spelling

  • zone/area - kletiz - ˈklɛθit͡s
    to group/classify - sinçiǵgid - ˈsint͡ʃɨʋ:id
    garden/yard - téǵyeg - ˈtɛj:ɛg

  • Uses the Ejai script

  • Kletiz
    Sample of Mawic[view] Knédig gúgub, çíziti egárig dub.

    I smile to the sky when I think of you.
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    Latest vocabulary
    Rasampprname of a person
    Ayşakpprname of a person
    Ayseḑakpprname of a person
    Language family relationships
    Language treeMawo-Caláic
     ⤷  Proto-Mawo-Caláic
      ⤷ Mawic languages
       ⤷  Ancient-Mawic
        ⤷  Mawic
     
    Phonology
    ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
    dental
    DentalAlveolarPost-
    Alveolar
    PalatalLabio-
    velar
    Velar
    Nasal m [mʲ]1 [m̩]2     n [n̩]3   ɲ   ŋ
    Plosive p pʲ b [bʲ]4     t [tʲ]5 d [dʲ]6       k [kʲ]7 g [gʲ]8
    Fricative   f fʲ v vʲ θ9 θʲ ð10 ðʲ s z ʃ ʃʷ ʃʲ ʒ ʒʲ     x11 ɣ12
    Affricate       [t͡s]13 [d͡z]14 t͡ʃ t͡ʃʷ t͡ʃʲ d͡ʒ      
    Lateral approximant       l lʲ [l̩]15        
    Approximant   [ʋ]16       j w  
    Trill       r [r̩]17        
    Flap       [ɾ]18        
    1. after /j/, allophone of /m/
    2. between consonants, allophone of /m/
    3. allophone of /n/
    4. before /j/ and before V/l/or/j/, allophone of /b/
    5. before /j/ and before V/l/or/j/, allophone of /t/
    6. before /j/ and before V/l/or/j/, allophone of /d/
    7. before /j/ and before V/l/or/j/, allophone of /k/
    8. before /j/ and before V/l/or/j/, allophone of /g/
    9. /t/ between vowels
    10. /d/ between vowels
    11. /k/ between vowels
    12. /g/ between vowels
    13. i_#, allophone of /z/
    14. allophone of /z/
    15. allophone of /l/
    16. after consonants, allophone of /v/
    17. Between consonants, allophone of /r/
    18. V_V, allophone of /r/
    VowelsFrontCentralBack
    Close i i: [ɨ]1 [ʉ]2 u u:
    Close-mid e:   o o:
    Mid   ə  
    Open-mid ɛ    
    Open a a:    
    1. before Velar consonants, allophone of /i/
    2. before Velar consonants, allophone of /u/
    Orthography
    Below is the orthography for Mawic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
     MawicOrthography
    Aa
    Aa
    /a/
    Áá
    Áá
    /a:/
    Bb
    Bb
    /b/
    Dd
    Dd
    /d/
    Ee
    Ee
    /ɛ/
    Éé
    Éé
    /e:/
    Ff
    Ff
    /f/
    Gg
    Gg
    /g/
    Ii
    Ii
    /i/
    Íí
    Íí
    /i:/
    Jj
    Jj
    /ʒ/
    Kk
    Kk
    /k/
    Ll
    Ll
    /l/
    Mm
    Mm
    /m/
    Nn
    Nn
    /n/
    Oo
    Oo
    /o/
    Óó
    Óó
    /o:/
    Pp
    Pp
    /p/
    Rr
    Rr
    /r/
    Ss
    Ss
    /s/
    Tt
    Tt
    /t/
    Uu
    Uu
    /u/
    Ww
    Ww
    /w/
    Yy
    Yy
    /j/
    Zz
    Zz
    /z/
    Çç
    Çç
    /t͡ʃ/
    ÇW çw
    ÇW çw
    /t͡ʃʷ/
    Ḑḑ
    Ḑḑ
    /d͡ʒ/
    Ëë
    Ëë
    /ə/
    Ǵǵ
    Ǵǵ
    /ɣ/1
    Ññ
    Ññ
    /ɲ/
    Şş
    Şş
    /ʃ/
    ŞW şw
    ŞW şw
    /ʃʷ/
    Úú
    Úú
    /u:/
    Vv
    Vv
    /v/
    Xx
    Xx
    /x/2
    Ðð
    Ðð
    /ð/3
    Þþ
    Þþ
    /θ/4
    Ŋŋ
    Ŋŋ
    /ŋ/
    ✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    1. /g/ between vowels
    2. /k/ between vowels
    3. /d/ between vowels
    4. /t/ between vowels
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    Mawic Grammar V.
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    Typological information for Mawic

    Animacy distinctionsNone
    Indefinite articleWord for 'one' used
    Primary word orderSOV
    Unmarked tensePresent
    Vowel phonationNo distinctions (modal only)

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