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Proto-Apu-Shunglafai [PASHF]
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Typology New 179 words Proto-Apu-Shunglafai
Registered by CantaloupeCat on 5 February 2020
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Proto-Apu-Shunglafai The distant proto-lang of a large, sprawling family on Naranda. It won't connect to the other Narandan languages I'm working on for a while—the nearest connections between the Apu-Shunglafai languages and the North Sakaphian ones is through the East Hwūan language Züoxi, the ancestor of which was influenced by the eastern Fai languages.

Hierarchy and animacy is a core part of Proto-Apu-Shunglafai, as a hierarchical/direct-inverse language. It has between 3 and 12 animacy classes, depending on how you count them. There are three categories: divine, human, and non-human, which are in turn divided into life and stuff, which are in turn divided in two by agency, for a total of: divine beings, magical animals, sacred ideas, divine attributes/possessions, humans, pets/intelligent/symbolic animals, abstractions/ideas, venerated human objects/symbolic objects, other animals, plants and other passive life, other objects, and materials. Beings in the six living categories are further subdivided into ten tiers by prestige, with leaders at the top and strangers at the bottom. Though that means there are technically sixty-six tiers (of the third person—the second and first are placed at the top), the subdivisions (and tendency for the subject to be the most salient component) usually make them easy to use.
Sample of Proto-Apu-Shunglafai[view] Ci fu gha kaviru pirima kadulahwu zhiru ciba ni nguma paxixi.

The food has been divided in two pieces so you both can eat.
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Latest vocabulary
paxixiauxabilitative marker
xixivdo
paauxmight
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m   n       ŋ
Plosive p b   t d       k g
Fricative   f v s z ʃ ʒ ç ʝ   x ɣ
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant     ɹ   j ʍ w  
VowelsFrontBack
Close i u
Open a  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Proto-Apu-Shunglafai. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-Apu-ShunglafaiOrthography
Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/ç/Dd/d/Ff/f/Gg/g/GH gh/ɣ/HW hw/ʍ/Ii/i/
Jj/ʝ/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/Pp/p/Rr/ɹ/Ss/s/
SH sh/ʃ/Tt/t/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/x/Yy/j/Zz/z/ZH zh/ʒ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Typological information for Proto-Apu-Shunglafai

    Animacy distinctionsFive distinctions or more
    Morphosyntactic alignmentHierarchical alignment
    Primary word orderTopic-Comment

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