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Cinian [PVS]
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Typology Progressing 194 words
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Registered by [Deactivated User] on 10 March 2016
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Cinian Cinian, or Alpo-Cinian, is a hypothetical Romance language spoken in and around the southern Alps, as well as the Provençal coast. Its orthography, while normally very regular, still favours some etymological spellings. Classified as a Gallo-Romance language, it has also had extensive influence from Italian. Some notable features include the palatalisation of /t d/ as well as just /k g/ to /ʃ z s ʒ/, a system of unstressed vowel reduction and the development of a partitive case and hortative mood from the Latin ablative and subjunctive respectively.

Cinnen é na lengga rumena hipothezá, qu'é folada a e intorn i Alpi osrí, hú cossa Princel. La ça orthographa, mesem se c'é normament mu reguler, fav enchora graphuvi etimologí. Classifada comt una lengga gal-rumena, çu hav allú hu na influença vasa itallena. Charatterissuve nodavle incluzun la palatalisaçon de /t d/ hú /k g/ a /ʃ z s ʒ/, na sitema de riducçon di voquí curi, e la evoluçon di partitif e i hortatif za i avlatif e i soyunctif latin, in orden.
Sample of Cinian[view] N'oter mutton, e yu't futtirav enchor.

One word and I'll hit you again.
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Language family relationships
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 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷ Latin
    ⤷ Vulgar Latin
     ⤷ Western Romance
      ⤷ Gallic
       ⤷  Cinian
Nasal m   n        
Plosive p b   t d       k g
Fricative   f v s z1 ʃ (ʒ)      
Lateral approximant     l        
Approximant         [j]2 w3  
Trill     r        
  1. before dark vowels only
  2. before vowels
  3. before light vowels only
Close i   u
Close-mid ø   o õ
Mid   ə1  
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̃    
Open a   ɑ
  1. unstressed /ʌ ø o/
Below is the orthography for Cinian. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Aa/a/Bb/b/Cc/k/, [s]Dd/d/, [z]1Ee/ɛ/Ff/f/Gg/g/, [ʒ]2Hh//Ii/i/, [j]3
Ss/s/, [z]7Tt/t/, [ʃ]8Uu/ø/Vv/v/, [w]9Ww/w/10Xx/ʃ/Yy/ʒ/11Zz/z/12
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. before light vowels
  2. before light vowels
  3. before vowels
  4. loan words only
  5. loan words only
  6. as <qu> only
  7. intervocalic, before certain vowels
  8. before light vowels
  9. before dark vowels
  10. before light vowels only
  11. before dark vowels only
  12. before dark vowels only
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Cinian orthography
Orthographa cinyena
14-Jun-16 20:42
Typological information for Cinian

Primary word orderSVO
Morphological typologyFusional
Morphosyntactic alignmentNominative/Accusative
Adjective agreementNumber and class

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