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Poanapian
Poanape
[poanapə]*
Registered by argyle on 24 February 2020
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Poanapian Spoken in the northern portions of Edievia, east of the mountains, Poanapian tends to be lexically conservative while phonologically and grammatically innovative.

For many years, Poanapian was considered divergent variety of Laendish (and is still considered to be so by some, especially Laendish separatists who find that merging Poanapian with Laendish strengthens their independence argument), but it is best considered the northern edge of a dialect continuum that spans to 'standard' Laendish in the south.

Poanapian does not have number agreement in adjectives, and has lost the synthetic formation of comparatives and superlatives. It is the only Colian language to have redeveloped case-marking in pronouns, and uses the accusative for prepositions.

Current processes in the language:
  • Merger of the nasal and lenition initial mutations, with the nasal being used more and more
  • Colloquial varieties drop the present-tense copular particle "o", pushing the language further from VSO to SVO
  • Final /e/ is pronounced as [ə], with final /a/ increasingly appearing as [ə] as well
  • Initial /ʎ/ is shifting to [j]
Sample of Poanapian[view] O'n olaveuy etraco topau po'n orou.

The fat penguin falls into the water.
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Sound samples in Poanapian
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O'n olaveuy etraco topau po'n orou.
The fat penguin falls into the water.
O'l icu cam lye miey u pre e n'oa.
He sees a man with his dog by the stream.
Mi'ny ebrot leure do noat.
I've stolen a book before.
Ba e nyiu nav ye icay che'gh van la vi.
The eggs are white and that's why I will not eat them.
O e n'oren dov.
The orange is speaking.
Dodey o'n biu.
It is raining now.
Language family relationships
Language treeSoscarian-Colian
 ⤷  Proto-Colian-Soscarian
  ⤷  Proto-Colian
   ⤷  Colian
    ⤷ West Colian
     ⤷ Mainland
      ⤷ Laendian
       ⤷  Poanapian
[view] About Soscarian-ColianThe Soscarian-Colian family is named for its two constituent surviving language families, the Soscarian family and Colian family.

Under considerable construction as protolangs are being back-derived.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Nasal m   n   ɲ ŋ  
Plosive p b   t d     k g  
Fricative   f v s ʒ1     h
Lateral approximant     l   ʎ    
Approximant         j    
Flap     ɾ        
  1. Regionally [ʝ, ɟ͡ʝ]
VowelsFrontBack
Close i y u
Close-mid e ø o
Open a  
Polyphthongs ua ie
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Poanapian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PoanapianOrthography
A a 
Aa
/a/
Bb
Bb
/b/
Cc
Cc
/k/
Dd
Dd
/d/
Ee
Ee
/e/
Ff
Ff
/f/
Gg
Gg
/g/
Hh
Hh
//
Ii
Ii
/i/
Ll
Ll
/l/
Mm
Mm
/m/
Nn
Nn
/n/
Oo
Oo
/o/
Pp
Pp
/p/
Rr
Rr
/ɾ/
Ss
Ss
/s/
Tt
Tt
/t/
Uu
Uu
/u/
Vv
Vv
/v/
Jj
Yy
/j/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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    Typological information for Poanapian

    Animacy distinctionsAnimate/Inanimate
    Primary word orderVSO
    Pronoun dropping?No
    Verb agreementSubject only
    Marked aspect (verb)None

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