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Proto-Abyssal [PBY]
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Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Uixo
About Proto-Abyssal Spoken long ago by deep-sea dwelling monsters called Oceanites, Proto-Abyssal is the distant ancestor of both  Nolwynn and  Uixian

I decided to create Proto-Abyssal because I wanted to have a better understanding of Nolwynn and to add believability to Uixian.

About Proto-Abyssal:
- Nouns are a closed class
- Uses lunemes, which are colorful flashes of light
- Lots of linguistic taboos
- Weird fun sounds: whistled sibilants, a sliding sound, some coarticulated consonants, creaky vowels, pharyngeals.
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Language treeAbyssal
 ⤷  Proto-Abyssal
[view] About AbyssalThese are languages derived from those spoken by the Oceanites, a non-human sentient species that lives in the deepest parts of the oceans. The Oceanites had many dialects. They were mostly intelligible with each other, but clans from different ocean...
[view]Phonological System: UixoWIP.

Two different but similar species use this phonological system: the Oceanites and their descendants, the Uixo.

The Oceanites are deep-sea dwelling monsters known for their strength and their vaguely humanoid appearance. They live in deep ocean trenches and rarely come to the surface.

Uixo are a slimy, cave-dwelling species known for being reclusive and shy. They live in near continuous dark or twilight condition, but they are able to see somewhat thanks to an organ on their head called a luminent. Their vision is not the best, but it works for what they need.

Both species have an organ called a luminent, which they use to produce flashes of light in various colors. Their vocal apparatus is not very different from humans; the main distinction comes from the use of lunemes, but neither species can make very loud sounds like humans can.
Lunemes blink
red dim ͻ
red bright ͻͻ
blue dim ѻ
blue bright ѻѻ
yellow dim ¤
yellow bright ¤¤
Voiced Consonants bilabial labiodental dental alveolar palatal velar labiovelar uvular pharyngeal glottal other
nasal m ɱ n   ŋ     
plosive   d̪͆1   g   ʡ ʔ 
sibilant fricative   z z̥        ɀ2
non-sibilant fricative  v      ʡʢ  
approximant    [ɹ ]3 j x  [χ] ɦ̥  
tap       w  ʔ̞  
trill    r     ʜ  
lateral approximant    l       
click           ȣ
  1. ʭ - bidental percussive
  2. whistled sibilant
  3. allophone of /r/ especially after l
Voiceless consonants labiodental dental post alveolar uvular other
plosive    q  q ͡1 
sibilant fricative  θ͡2 ʃ  ȿ3
non-sibilant fricative f    
  1. q͡ʡ
  2. s͢θ - sliding
  3. whistled sibilant
Vowelsfront central back
close mid e eʱ ḛ e:: e: eˤ  ɤ ɤʱ ɤ̰ ɤ:: ɤ: ɤˤ
open mid  ɐ ɐʱ ɐ̰ ɐ:: ɐ: ɐˤ 
Below is the orthography for Proto-Abyssal. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-AbyssalOrthography [edit]
ee/e:/eee/e:://eʱ//ḛ/f/f/g/g/h/ɦ̥/hq/ʜ/j/j/k/ʡ /kq/ʡʢ/
l/l/m/m/n/n/ng/ŋ/ngm/ɱ/qg/ʔ̞/qk/q /qkk/q ͡/2qx/qχ/r/r/s/z̥/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. ʭ - bidental percussive
  2. q͡ʡ
  3. s͢θ - sliding
  4. whistled sibilant
  5. whistled sibilant
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
2022 Goals 18-Dec-21 17:19
Nouns as a closed class 31-Jul-19 19:44
Historical changes
From Proto-Abyssal to Nolwynn
30-Jul-19 20:55
Typological information for Proto-Abyssal

Morphological typologyAgglutinative
Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Primary writing systemLanguage not written

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