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Old Retenian
Registered by Victorinox on 9 November 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Old Retenian Old Retenian (or Amarenuese) is the ancestor of  Taurayan.
It was spoken in the central plain of Retenia between Nimatara, Mitari and Nara rivers between 1500 BC and 800 BC.
The morphology of Old Retenian was at the beginning strongly fusional but became more analytic at the end.

Old retenian was the official language of Amarenu kingdom. This kingdom was founded by Queen Amaradakhta in 1392 BC and will rule the central plain of Retenia ("great plain") and South-East Retenia untill the falls of Amarenu dynasty under the rule of King Dayarsin VI in 971 BC when Dunaris leaded by Ulkurash the great destroyed Amedura, the capital.

Dictionary:
-nouns at singular nominative
-adjectives at animate singular nominative
-verbs at first person singular of indicative present
Sample of Old Retenian[view] Zhāmanus zhāmanaw walkus āsti

Man is a wolf to man.
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Latest vocabulary
dāmasnhouse
oinasnone
agherusnenclosure
Language family relationships
Language treeIndo-European
 ⤷ Proto-Indo-European
  ⤷  Proto Retenian
   ⤷ Central plain retenian (many dialects)
    ⤷  Old Retenian
[view] About Indo-EuropeanThis family tree includes only the main branches and the branches that are too small to be shown separately. See separate main branches for further detail.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m     n          
Plosive p b   t d         k g
Fricative       s ʃ ʑ      
Affricate     t̪θ     t͡ɕ     k͡x
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant             j w  
Trill       r          
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i   u
Close-mid e   o
Mid   ə  
Open a    
Typological information for Old Retenian

Morphological typologyFusional
Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
Primary word orderSOV
Script typePictographic/Ideographic

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