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Rhanakya [RHN]
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Registered by Robyn Kolozsvari on 23 September 2016
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Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Rhanakya Rhanakya is the only remaining North Zalintang language, and is spoken in Rhana, which was the northernmost province of the Akali Empire and forms a buffer between the area of the former Akali Empire and the northern Pasan peoples (which, in turn, form a buffer between Akali lands and Emisian lands).

Consonants: 47 (Including palatal/plain distinction)
Vowels: 8 (4 short, 4 long; no native diphthongs)
Gender: Human, Nonhuman
Number: SGSingular (number)
one countable entity
/DUDual (number)
/PLPlural (number)
more than one/few

1st inclusive/exclusive distinction
Mood/evidentiality on conjugated verb
Auxiliary verbs for progressive, perfect, interrogative, future, and negative
Distinct front/back declensions/conjugations (even within noun genders) from Proto-Hills vowel harmony.

In the early post-Akali years, Rhana was conquered by the Pasans, and held under brutal occupation for over a century. It keeps a notably large military, and many of its politicians are pushing to invade and destroy the Pasans, with backing from the Akateli, Ginai, and Nomanli.
Sample of Rhanakya[view] ƙyányeŋy nyi mí!

I love you!
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Latest vocabulary
cénnumfour hundred
Language family relationships
Language treeZalintang
 ⤷  Proto-Zalintang
  ⤷ North Zalintang
   ⤷ Hills
    ⤷ Old Rhanakya
     ⤷  Rhanakya
[view] About ZalintangMajor pre-Akalix languages of the West, still spoken in Rhana, Ginai, and large swaths of the Akalic South. Connected to the Gobi-Raimak languages in the Lintang-Raimak macrofamily.
Nasal m mʲ     n nʲ       ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive p pʼ pʼʲ pʲ     t tʼ tʼʲ tʲ       c cʼ   k kʼ q qʼ
Fricative   f fʲ v vʲ θ θʲ ð ðʲ s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ ç ʝ   x ɣ χ ʁ
Lateral approximant       l lʲ              
Approximant               j w    
Close i i: u u:
Close-mid [e]1 [e:]2 [o]3 [o:]4
Open-mid ɛ ɛ: [ɔ]5 [ɔ:]6
Open   ɑ ɑ:
  1. By uvulars, allophone of /i/
  2. By uvulars, allophone of /i:/
  3. By uvulars, allophone of /u/
  4. By uvulars, allophone of /u:/
  5. Free variation, allophone of /ɑ/
  6. Free variation, allophone of /ɑ:/
Below is the orthography for Rhanakya. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
Pp/p/PY py/pʲ/Kk/k/KY ky/c/Qq/q/QY qy/c/Tt/t/TY ty/tʲ/Ff/f/FY fy/fʲ/Vv/v/
VY vy/vʲ/Xx/x/XY xy/ç/Ẋẋ/χ/ẊY ẋy/ç/Þþ/θ/ÞY þy/θʲ/Ðð/ð/ÐY ðy/ðʲ/Ss/s/SY sy/ʃ/
Ll/l/LY ly/lʲ/Mm/m/MY my/mʲ/Nn/n/NY ny/nʲ/Rr/ʁ/RY ry/ʝ/Ŋŋ/ŋ/ŊY ŋy/ɲ/Aa/ɑ/, [ɔ]1
AA aa[ɔ:]2Ee/ɛ/Ii/i/, [e]3II ii[e:]4Jj/j/Uu/u/, [o]5UU uu[o:]6Ww/w/Áá/ɑ:/Éé/ɛ:/Íí/i:/
Úú/u:/Ǧǧ/ɣ/ǦY ǧy/ʝ/ʠ/qʼ/ʠY ʠy/cʼ/Zz/z/ZY zy/ʒ/Šš/ʂ/ŠY šy/ɕ/Žž/ʐ/ŽY žy/ʑ/
Ƙƙ/kʼ/ƘY ƙy/cʼ/Ƥƥ/pʼ/ƤY ƥy/pʼʲ/Ƭƭ/tʼ/ƬY ƭy/tʼʲ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Free variation
  2. Free variation
  3. By uvulars
  4. By uvulars
  5. By uvulars
  6. By uvulars
Latest 8 related articles listed below.
Rhanakya WALS Values
All the applicable WALS values for Rhanakya
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Typological information for Rhanakya

Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
Number of nominal casesFour cases
Primary word orderVSO
Noun-relative clause orderInternally headed
Valence increasing voicesCausative and multiple Applicatives

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