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Pu u Lamu
Pu u lamu
[pu u lamu]
Registered by fantomatrol15 on 20 October 2016
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About Pu u Lamu Pu u Lamu is the lingua franca of the main Tujuan islands and is one the official languages of the country alongside  Uňev Lãa.
It is often associated with government, law, and the military in Tuju. It is part of the Tujuan language family, a branch of the Sanju-Jutean language family and thus is distantly related to  Jutean.
It is written using a syllabary, pictured here: (outdated)

Grammatical features
- Topic-prominent
- Nouns are inflected for 3 cases (agentive, patientive and oblique) and for definitiveness
- 2 grammatical genders (animate and inanimate)
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd person pronouns with singular and plural forms
- Inclusive and exlusive "we"
- Several grammatical functions are marked using particles
- Counters
- Vowel harmony
Sample of Pu u Lamu[view] Ye Suparuta nu!

This is Sparta!
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Latest vocabulary
kipipyou
kipyou
tüpüymüyüvbe villainous
Language family relationships
Language treeTujuan
 ⤷  Proto-Tujuan
  ⤷ North Tujuan
   ⤷  Pu u Lamu
 
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarAlveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottalOther
Nasal m n [ȵ]1     [ŋ]2 [ɴ]3    
Plosive p [b]4 t [d]5       k [g]6      
Fricative [ɸ]7 [β]8 s [z]9 ɕ [ʑ]10 [ç]11 [ʝ]12     χ [ʁ]13 h [ɦ]14  
Affricate     t͡ɕ [d͡ʑ]15            
Lateral approximant   l [ȴ]16            
Approximant       j w       [ɥ]17
Flap   ɾ              
  1. allophone of /n/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /n/
  4. allophone of /p/
  5. allophone of /t/
  6. allophone of /k/
  7. allophone of /h/
  8. allophone of /h/
  9. allophone of /s/
  10. allophone of /ɕ/
  11. allophone of /h/
  12. allophone of /h/
  13. allophone of /χ/
  14. allophone of /h/
  15. allophone of /t͡ɕ/
  16. allophone of /l/
  17. allophone of /w/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i y       u
Near-close   [ɪ]1 [ʏ]2   [ʊ]3  
Mid     ə    
Open-mid [ɛ]4 [œ]5       [ɔ]6
Near-open æ        
Open     ä    
Polyphthongs æj əj äw ʌw ɪj ʊw [œj]7 ʏj ʏɥ äj
æɥ ʊj
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /y/
  3. allophone of /u/
  4. allophone of /i/
  5. allophone of /y/
  6. allophone of /u/
  7. allophone of /ʏj/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Pu u Lamu. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 Pu u LamuOrthography
Aa/ä/Cc/t͡ɕ/, [d͡ʑ]Ee/æ/Hh/h/, [ɸ], [β], [ç], [ʝ], [ɦ]Ii/i/, [ɪ], [ɛ]Kk/k/, [g]Ll/l/, [ȴ]Mm/m/Nn/n/, [m], [ȵ], [ŋ], [ɴ]Oo/ə/
Pp/p/, [b]Qq/χ/, [ʁ]Rr/ɾ/Ss/s/, [z]Šš/ɕ/, [ʑ]Tt/t/, [d]Uu/u/, [ʊ], [ɔ]Üü/y/, [ʏ], [œ]Ww/w/, [ɥ]Yy/j/
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    Typological information for Pu u Lamu

    GendersAnimate/Inanimate
    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Morphosyntactic alignmentFluid-S
    Primary word orderTopic-Comment
    Vowel harmonyFront-back

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