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Proto-Marianic
Kûsvwun
[kʰu::svʷun]*
Registered by Alcazar on 5 March 2018
+ shared with: Asuranesia
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Proto-Marianic One of the many daughters of  Proto-Littoro-Marianic, Proto-Marianic was a richly inflected language that likely formed a dialect continuum spanning much of Central and Eastern Asuranesia.
Sample of Proto-MarianicCan't find any yet.
Latest vocabulary
dūdûfę̄dnhusband
ūdąnbamboo
ndø̄gjïsansugarcane
Language family relationships
Language treeAsuranesian
 ⤷  Early-Proto-Asuranesian
  ⤷  Proto-Asuranesian
   ⤷  Proto-Littoro-Marianic
    ⤷ Littoro-Marianic
     ⤷  Proto-Marianic
[view] About AsuranesianAsuranesian is a family of languages spoken across the Asura Ocean, Nagu (where the family is believed to have originated) and around the edge of Upper Boroso.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m mʷ mʷ: m: m̩     n n: n:ʲ1 n̩     ŋ ŋʷ ŋʷ: ŋ: ŋ̩  
Plosive p pʷ pʰ pʰʷ ᵐbʷ ᵐb     t t:2 tʰ d:3 ⁿd     k kʷ kʰ kʰʷ ᵑgʷ ᵑg (ʔ)4
Fricative (ɸ)5 f fʷ v vʷ (ð)6 s z ç7 ʝ8   x xʷ ɣ ɣʷ [h]9
Lateral approximant       l l̩     ʟ ʟʷ ʟ̩  
Lateral fricative       ɬ        
Approximant         j w    
Trill       r r̩        
Blends pm pmʷ tn kŋ kŋʷ
  1. Also reconstructed as /ɲ/
  2. Also reconstructed as /t͡ʃ/ or /c/
  3. Also reconstructed as /d͡ʒ/ or /ɟ/, or prenasalised /ᶮd͡ʒ/ or /ᶮɟ/
  4. Phonemic status unclear as always accompanied by nasalisation
  5. Unclear quality; variously reflected as merging with /h/ or /p/
  6. Phonemic status unclear as mostly occurs as an allophone of /t/ between vowels
  7. Also reconstructed as /ʃ/ or /ɕ/
  8. Also reconstructed as /ʒ/ or /ʑ/
  9. Syllable initially or between vowels, allophone of /x/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i:: i:   u u:: u:
Close-mid e e:: e:   o o:: o:
Mid   (ə)1  
Open a a:: a:   ɑ ɑ:: ɑ:
  1. Phonemic status unclear; arguably just epenthetic and used to break up illegal clusters
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Proto-Marianic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-MarianicOrthography
ʔ/ʔ/1a/a/ā/a:/â/a::/ɑ/ɑ/ɑ̄/ɑ:/ɑ̂/ɑ::/b/p/bw/pʷ/d/t/
dd/d:/2ð/ð/3e/e/ē/e:/ê/e::/ə/ə/4f/f/fw/fʷ/ƒ/ɸ/5g/k/
gw/kʷ/ɣ/ɣ/ɣw/ɣʷ/h/x/, [h]6hw/xʷ//x/7i/i/ī/i:/î/i::/k/kʰ/
kw/kʰʷ/l/l//l̩/ł/ʟ/ł̥/ʟ̩/łw/ʟʷ/m/m//m̩/mw/mʷ/md/ⁿd/
mg/ᵑg/mgw/ᵑgʷ/mm/m:/mmw/mʷ:/n/n//n̩/nb/ᵐb/nbw/ᵐbʷ/nn/n:/ññ/n:ʲ/8
ŋ/ŋ/ŋ̊/ŋ̩/ŋw/ŋʷ/ŋŋ/ŋ:/ŋŋw/ŋʷ:/o/o/ō/o:/ô/o::/p/pʰ/pw/pʰʷ/
r/r//r̩/s/s/š/ç/9ś/ɬ/t/tʰ/tt/t:/10u/u/ū/u:/û/u::/
v/v/vw/vʷ/w/w/y/j/z/z/ž/ʝ/11
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. Phonemic status unclear as always accompanied by nasalisation, loan words only
  2. Also reconstructed as /d͡ʒ/ or /ɟ/, or prenasalised /ᶮd͡ʒ/ or /ᶮɟ/
  3. Phonemic status unclear as mostly occurs as an allophone of /t/ between vowels, loan words only
  4. Phonemic status unclear; arguably just epenthetic and used to break up illegal clusters, loan words only
  5. Unclear quality; variously reflected as merging with /h/ or /p/, loan words only
  6. Syllable initially or between vowels
  7. When /x/ doesn't surface as [h]; from older *kx variously reflected as [x] or [h]
  8. Also reconstructed as /ɲ/
  9. Also reconstructed as /ʃ/ or /ɕ/
  10. Also reconstructed as /t͡ʃ/ or /c/
  11. Also reconstructed as /ʒ/ or /ʑ/
Typological information for Proto-Marianic

Noun numbersSingular/Dual/Plural
Morphological typologySynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative

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