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Proto-Archipelagic [PRARC]
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Tattïwii Taatsingi
[tat:ɨwi: ta:t͡siŋi]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 11 February 2021
Language type Proto-Conlang
Species Human/humanoid
About Proto-Archipelagic A language spoken by a displaced species of humanoids on a conworld I'm working on. This neolithic people mostly lived in a river delta through regions of savanna and rainforest, before they were found by another sapient species. Previously separated by a vast desert, a high mountain plateau, and dangerous coastal waters, the expansionist species deliberately displaced the local populations from their land, transporting them to an isolated archipelago, where their greater size and strength was to be employed in mining and preparing the land for colonial habitation.

However, the poverty of the mining operation and a number of environmental and nautical logistics issues caused the colony to be abandoned, leaving the surviving displaced people trapped. The decimation and displacement resulted in sudden linguistic shifts, as multiple populations were forced to adopt a common language to communicate with each other. The infiltration of vocabulary from the other species is minimal, due to taboo avoidance of words and objects associated with the "evil spirits", for fear of summoning them again.

Proto-Archipelagic is the result of this fusion, simplifying a formerly complicated and diverse family of mostly synthetic languages into a single fusional language sharing many of the most common cross-linguistic traits of its antecedents. Inflection patterns are more regularized and predictable as a result.

Proto-Archipelagic first splits into Southern Archipelagic and Northern Archipelagic, split along a large fjord in the largest island. Southern and Northern Trans-Alpine Archipelagic split from each respectively as new tribes follow the coastlines to reach the other side of the two main islands' central mountain ridges. Further subdivisions continue as the formerly glacier-covered terrain isolates tribes within specific mountain valleys, along fjords, and on habitable islands.
Sample of Proto-Archipelagic[view] sun Amoon A-gen say Aremember A

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[view] About Proto-ArchipelagicDescending from a wide variety of languages in the original homeland of the archipelago's people, the language family was severely curtailed by their displacement and decimation at the hands of a colonizing species. Proto-Archipelagic is the language...
Nasal m m: n n:     ŋ ŋ:  
Plosive p p: t t:     k kʷ kʷ: k: ʔ ʔ:
Fricative   s s:       h h:
Affricate   t͡s t͡s:        
Approximant     j j: w w:    
Flap   ɾ        
Close i i: ɨ ɨ: u u:
Close-mid     o o:
Open a a:    
Below is the orthography for Proto-Archipelagic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Proto-ArchipelagicOrthography [edit]
'/ʔ/Aa/a/Hh/h/Ïï/ɨ/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/KKW kkw/kʷ:/Mm/m/Nn/n/
NG ng/ŋ/Oo/o/Pp/p/Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/Tt/t/TS ts/t͡s/Uu/u/Ww/w/
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    Typological information for Proto-Archipelagic

    Adposition head-directionalityHead final
    Base counting systemSenary (6)
    Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long

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