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North-West Norse
Visanmalfär
[vizanmalfɑr]
Registered by Cedric Trenkler on 23 November 2019
Language type Mixed
Place & SpeakersNorth-West Norse is spoken by a population of 41,802 in Visans Ratuslik.
Species Human/humanoid
Sample of North-West Norse[view] labrikurs ala värur gégnurín eki véra rémvur, véra áluðanurið frøy labrikuram

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Language family relationships
Language treeGermanic
 ⤷ Proto-Germanic
  ⤷ North Germanic
   ⤷ Old Norse
    ⤷  North-West Norse
[view] About GermanicThe Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of approximately 500 million people mainly in North America, Oceania, Western and Northern Europe. Proto-Germanic , which was spoken in approxima...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPalatalVelar
Nasal m [m̥]1 [ɱ]2 [ɱ̥]3 [n̪]4 [n̪̥]5 n [n̥]6   [ŋ]7 [ŋ̥]8
Plosive p b [p̪]9 [b̪]10 [t̪]11 [d̪]12 t d   k g
Fricative   f v θ ð s [z]13 (ç) (ʝ)14  
Affricate   p̪f (b̪v)   (t͡s) (d͡z)    
Lateral approximant       l [l̥]15    
Approximant         j [j̥]16  
Trill       r [r̥]17    
  1. around voiceless consonants, allophone of /m/
  2. around voiced labiodentals, allophone of /m/
  3. around voiceless labiodentals, allophone of /m/
  4. around voiced dentals, allophone of /n/
  5. around voiceless dentals, allophone of /n/
  6. around voiceless consonants, allophone of /n/
  7. before voiced verlars, allophone of /n/
  8. before voiceless velars, allophone of /n/
  9. around voiceless labiodentals, allophone of /p/
  10. around voiced labiodentals, allophone of /b/
  11. around voiceless dentals, allophone of /t/
  12. around voiced dentals, allophone of /d/
  13. on its own (or with nasals) between vowels, allophone of /s/
  14. around voiced consonants and between vowels, allophone of /ç/
  15. around voiceless consonants, allophone of /l/
  16. after voiceless consonants, allophone of /j/
  17. around voiceless consonants, allophone of /r/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Near-
back
Back
Close i     u
Near-close   ɪ1 [ʏ]2 ʊ3  
Close-mid e ø     o
Open-mid ɛ4 œ5     ɔ6
Open a7     ɑ
Polyphthongs ai ei œi
  1. short form of /i/
  2. allophone of /ʊ/, /u/, /ɪ/, and /i/ before /r/ unless /r/ preceeds vowel/diphtong
  3. short form of /u/
  4. short form of /e/
  5. short form of /ø/
  6. short form of /o/
  7. short form of /ɑ/
Syllable Structure(C)(C)(C)V(C)(C)(C)(C)
4 consonant codas only word final through affixing
Otherno /r/ following diphtongs unless /r/ is followed by another vowel/dipthtong
clusters of plosives almost always followed by a vowel/dipthtong, sometimes /j/ (clusters of plosives + affricates act pretty much the same)
clusters of dental plosives + bilabials/labiodentals occur very rarely, though /ft/ accounts for more than half of those (~60-65% are /ft/)
/j/ always in syllable onset and never preceeds another consonant
Orthography
Below is the orthography for North-West Norse. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 North-West NorseOrthography
Aa
anli
/a/1
Áá
áva
/ai/
Ää
änír
/ɑ/
Bb
/b/
BV bv
bvegu
/b̪v/2
Dd
dód
/d/
Zz
zuka
/d͡z/3
Ee
enli
/ɛ/4
Éé
éni
/ei/
Êê
êna
/e/
Ff
fa
/f/
Gg
gúl
/g/
Ii
ila
/i/
Íí
índa
/ɪ/5
Jj
jur
/j/
Kk
kur
/k/
Ll
/l/
Oo
omäl
/o/
Óó
óna
/oʊ/
Ôô
ôl
/ɔ/6
Mm
mal
/m/
Nn
núl
/n/
Uu
ulur
/u/
Úú
únda
/ʊ/7
Pp
pra
/p/
PF pf
pfóka
/p̪f/
Rr
/r/
Ss
/s/
Tt
/t/
Cc
cóika
/t͡s/8
Vv
va
/v/
Øø
øm
/ø/
Öö
ön
/œ/9
ØY øy
øyn
/œi/
Þþ
þóna
/θ/
Ðð
ðäna
/ð/
Hh
hal
/ç/10
✔ Shown in correct order
  1. short form of /ɑ/
  2. loan words only
  3. loan words only
  4. short form of /e/
  5. short form of /i/
  6. short form of /o/
  7. short form of /u/
  8. loan words only
  9. short form of /ø/
  10. loan words only
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