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Rhodes Arabic
ραδιι
[rə.ˈði:]
Registered by Bartłomiej Kun on 30 April 2020
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About Rhodes Arabic A dialect of the Arabic language spoken by a minority of speakers on the Greek island of Rhodes, mostly in rural areas. It's speakers are predominantly Christian, although with sizable Muslim and Jewish minorities, the latter of which use a sub-dialect of their own. It's written in the Greek alphabet and features strong Greek and Ottoman Turkish influences.
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Latest vocabulary
ϝᾱħnoasis
μουσnpenknife
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarPharyngealGlottal
Nasal m [m̥]1     n [n̥]2            
Plosive (p) b             k g   ʔˤ
Fricative   f (v) θ θˤ ð ðˤ s sˤ z zˤ ʃ ʒ     x ɣ ħ  
Affricate         t͡ʃ          
Lateral approximant       l [l̥]3            
Approximant           j [ʍ]4 w      
Trill       r [r̥]5            
  1. allophone of /m/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /l/
  4. allophone of /w/
  5. allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i:       u:
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e:        
Mid     ə ə:    
Open-mid ɛ       [ɔ:]1
Near-open æ:        
Open         [ɑ]2
  1. allophone of /æ:/
  2. allophone of /ə/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Rhodes Arabic. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Rhodes ArabicOrthography
Ħħ/ħ/Ᾱᾱ/æ:/Αα/ə/Α' α'/ə:/ΑΙ αι/e:/Ββ/b/Γγ/ɣ/Δδ/ð/Δ' δ'/ðˤ/
Εε/ɛ/Ζζ/z/Ζ' ζ'/zˤ/Ζ̌ ζ̌/ʒ/Ηη/i:/Θθ/θ/Θ' θ'/θˤ/Ιι/j/, /ɪ/Κκ/k/
Λλ/l/Μμ/m/Νν/n/ΝΚ νκ/g/Οο/ʊ/ΟΥ ου/u:/Ππ/p/1Ρρ/r/Σσ/s/
Σ' σ'/sˤ/Σ̌ σ̌/ʃ/ΤΣ̌ τσ̌/t͡ʃ/Υυ/v/2Φφ/f/Χχ/x/Ωω[ɔ:]Ϙϙ/ʔˤ/Ϝϝ/w/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
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  2. loan words only
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