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Patapewan
Pátekpééwin
[páɾɜp:ê:wɪɳ]
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 13 April 2016
Language type Mixed
Species Human/humanoid
About Patapewan Patapewan is a distant cousin language to  Achiyitqan, built to be even more polysynthetic!!!, and featuring a... unique phonology.
Sample of Patapewan[view] Nutííc tuntsón. / Tum nutííctsón.

The bird saw the fish. / / The fish saw the bird.
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Latest vocabulary
tsékvgrow
emsipvfail
ŋiicvdemand
Language family relationships
Language treeMaakpauean
 ⤷  Makpauwean
  ⤷ Middle Makpauean
   ⤷  Glacial Maakpauean
    ⤷ Matakpewan
     ⤷  Patapewan
[view] About MaakpaueanA language family spoken in the northeast of Mahavia, unrelated to the neighbouring East Mirarian languages, typified by polysynthetic, nominative-accusative languages with animacy distinctions.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
RetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottalOther
Nasal m   n   [ɳ]1 [ɲ]2   ŋ    
Plosive p p: [b]3   t t: [d]4   [ʈ]5 [ʈ:]6     k kʷ k: [g]7    
Fricative   v s s: [z]8 ʃ ʒ       x h  
Lateral approximant     l   [ɭ]9          
Lateral fricative     ɬ              
Approximant           j w     [ɥ]10
Flap     ɾ   [ɽ]11          
  1. final, allophone of /n/
  2. fronting environments, allophone of /ŋ/
  3. intervocalic, allophone of /p/
  4. intervocalic, allophone of /t/
  5. final, allophone of /t/
  6. final, allophone of /t:/
  7. intervocalic, allophone of /k/
  8. intervocalic, allophone of /s/
  9. final, allophone of /l/
  10. where rounded, allophone of /j/
  11. final, allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralBack
Close i: î: í [ý]1   ɨ2 u u: û: ú
Near-close   ɪ ɪ̰ [ʏ]3    
Close-mid ê: é [ǿ]4     ô: ó
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̰ ɛ: [œ]5   ɜ6 ɔ ɔ̰ ɔ:
Near-open æ̂:      
Open     ɑ ɑ̰ ɒ:
  1. where fronted, allophone of /ú/, before labials, allophone of /í/
  2. pre-velar
  3. where fronted, allophone of /u/, before labials, allophone of /ɪ̰/
  4. where fronted, allophone of /ó/, before labials, allophone of /é/
  5. where fronted, allophone of /ɔ/, before labials, allophone of /ɛ/
  6. pre-velar
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Patapewan. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PatapewanOrthography [edit]
Ąą/ɑ̰/Áá/á/Aa/ɑ/Cc/ʃ/Ee/ɛ/, /ɜ/1, [œ]2Ęę/ɛ̰/Éé/é/, [ǿ]3Gg/x/Hh/h/Íí/í/, [ý]4Ii/ɪ/, /ɨ/5, [ʏ]6
Įį/ɪ̰/Kk/k/, [g]7Ll/l/, [ɭ]8Mm/m/Nn/n/, [ɳ]9Oo/ɔ/Óó/ó/Ǫǫ/ɔ̰/Pp/p/, [b]10Qq/kʷ/Rr/ɾ/, [ɽ]11
Ss/s/, [z]12Tt/t/, [ʈ]13, [d]14Úú/ú/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/ɬ/Yy/j/, [ɥ]15Zz/ʒ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/, [ɲ]16
✖ Unknown alphabetical order [change]
  1. pre-velar
  2. where fronted, allophone of /ɔ/, before labials
  3. where fronted, allophone of /ó/, before labials
  4. where fronted, allophone of /ú/, before labials
  5. pre-velar
  6. where fronted, allophone of /u/, before labials
  7. intervocalic
  8. final
  9. final
  10. intervocalic
  11. final
  12. intervocalic
  13. final
  14. intervocalic
  15. where rounded
  16. fronting environments
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Typological information for Patapewan

Animacy distinctionsThree distinctions
Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit-S
Noun incorporationCompound incorporation

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