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Linqua Velmarína
[linkwɐ velmɐɾiːnɐ]
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Language type A posteriori
Place & SpeakersVelmarin is spoken by a population of around 3,500,000 .
Species Human/humanoid
About Velmarin About 1800 years ago, a Sino-Roman expedition led to the joint colonization of a small volcanic archipelago in the South China Sea. Isolated from the rest of the Romantic world, and with heaps of influence from the Sinosphere (and a healthy dose of linguistic purism), the Velmarin language has since developed into a rather unique Latinate language (there is some debate as to whether the category “Romance” even applies) that trends both phonologically conservative and grammatically innovative.

Notable features include:
  • Retained long vowels and diphthongs
  • Pitch accent
  • Pro-drop
  • Reduced, but still extant, case system
  • Regularised four-conjugation verb system
  • Collapse of tenses into non-past and past
  • Loss of strict plural marking in nominals
  • Loss of strict gender agreement in nominals
  • Loss of strict person marking in verbs
Sample of Velmarin[view] Quacena ! Hai !

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Language treeItalic
 ⤷ Italic
  ⤷ Latino-Faliscan
   ⤷ Latin
    ⤷ Late Latin
     ⤷ Far Eastern Latin
      ⤷ Old Velmarin
       ⤷ Middle Velmarin
        ⤷  Velmarin
Nasal m   n          
Plosive p b   t d       k g  
Fricative   f v s ɕ       ɦ
Affricate       t͡ɕ d͡ʑ        
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
Flap     ɾ          
Close i i:   u u:
Close-mid e e:   o o:
Near-open   ɐ ɐ:  
Polyphthongs ɐo ɐi
Syllable StructureSyllables are maximally sCLVQ word-initially and CLVQ elsewhere, where L is /j, w, r, l/ and Q is a glide or a repetition of the preceding vowel, creating a falling diphthong or a long vowel, respectively; a liquid; a nasal, which assimilates to the following consonant if there is one; a voiceless fricative; or a stop (with a preference for voiceless stops).
Stress informationStandard Velmarin has a pitch accent, where tone of a word rises to a peak on the antepenultimate mora, whereafter there is a quick drop that holds through the rest of the word.
Below is the orthography for Velmarin. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
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    Typological information for Velmarin

    Morphological typologyFusional
    Primary word orderSOV

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