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Walyavalywa
Waľavaľwá
[waʎavaʎɥä̌]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 14 September 2020
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersSpoken in: Quaxin XunMinority
Species Human/humanoid
About Walyavalywa A child of  WWM, spoken in the islands of Quaxin Xun.

Phoneme inventory shamelessly ripped from Paiwan.

Ortho inspired by Fijian and Drehu.

Highlights include:
- 10 noun classes with highly irregular marking and pluralization (but quite regular prefixal case marking)
- irregular stems for imperatives & hortatives
- pitch accent shenanigans
- weird chain semshifts
- a monomorphemic word for "speak  Hlung" that isn't derived from "Hlung"
- buffalo milk cheese
- palm wine

Sample of Walyavalywa[view] Aʼàtay bama yarúma yaŋádra yaʼáya bàna wajay ľi rà.

Maybe it was her father's sister's husband's wife's aunt or something.
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Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Wa Ñi
  ⤷  WWM
   ⤷  Walyavalywa
[view] About NgerupicWith over one hundred languages and approximately 500 million speakers in total, the Ngerupic languages comprise one of the largest language families on Sahar, spoken predominantly in Akulanen, Soltenna, and the Terminian Dominion. Countries with Nge...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
VelarUvularGlottal
Nasal m   n       ŋ    
Plosive p b   t d ɖ c ɟ   k g q ʔ
Fricative   v              
Affricate     t͡s            
Lateral approximant         ʎ        
Lateral flap     ɺ            
Approximant         j w      
Trill     r            
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i î ǐ   u û ǔ
Mid   ə  
Open   ä ä̂ ä̌  
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Walyavalywa. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 WalyavalywaOrthography [edit]
Áá/ä̌/Aa/ä/Àà/ä̂/Bb/b/Cc/c/Dd/d/DR dr/ɖ/Ee/ə/Gg/g/Ìì/î/Íí/ǐ/
Ii/i/Jj/ɟ/Kk/k/Ll/ɺ/Ľľ/ʎ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Pp/p/Qq/q/Rr/r/Tt/t/
Úú/ǔ/Ùù/û/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/t͡s/Ŋŋ/ŋ/ʼ/ʔ/
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    Typological information for Walyavalywa

    AlienabilityAlienable/inalienable
    GendersOther
    Inclusive/exclusive pronounsDistinct forms
    Number of nominal casesSeven cases

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