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Walyavalywa
Waľavaľwá
[waʎavaʎɥä̌]*
Registered by protondonor 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
 ⤷  Oã' Ñi
  ⤷  Wa Ñi
   ⤷  WWM
    ⤷  Walyavalywa
[view] About NgerupicA large language family from the northern Big Continent of the Aay world / from former Sharkunen in Sahar.
Named for Wa Ñi ŋèrup(a) 'people'.
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
Aa/ä/Àà/ä̂/Áá/ä̌/Bb/b/Cc/c/Dd/d/DR dr/ɖ/Ee/ə/Gg/g/Ii/i/Ìì/î/
Íí/ǐ/Jj/ɟ/Kk/k/Ll/ɺ/Ľľ/ʎ/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ŋŋ/ŋ/Pp/p/Qq/q/Rr/r/
Tt/t/Uu/u/Ùù/û/Úú/ǔ/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/j/Zz/t͡s/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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