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WWM [WWM]
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Typology Functional 1,339 words
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WWM
wanyima wanyóa
[wáɲima waɲóa]
Registered by dendana on 3 February 2017
+ shared with: Loglorn
Language type Other
Species Human/humanoid
About WWM This language wants you to call it WWM, since its full name, Wanyima-Wanyóa, which means 'the new language of you and I', is rather long. The name was given to it by its western neighbors, who thought of themselves as having a more archaic form of the languages, against which WWM was considered more innovative. It actually is fairly innovative as it has become more synthetic.

It was spoken around 1000 BCE in the pink area on the flag, in what is now  Magali, Sahar. Descendants are spoken across a large area of Akulanen, from northern Magali east through Shohai to northern Amerhan. The largest is Yavodna, spoken by about 30 million people in Magali.

latest news: semshifting finished after more than a year, all words are canonical!

Current status: finishing touches on grammar (completing morphophonology article and adding examples to grammar article mainly).

Features:

-Australian-ish in phonology

-do you like morphophonology? I sure hope you do

-Accent is usually initial (unmarked) or on second syllable (marked) unless there's a case prefix, but don't worry, any non-initial stress is marked. In some of the daughters it turns back into tone!

-there are prefixing cases, which are ergative in alignment

-However, verb marking is usually nominative-accusative, though there are a few very specific exceptions

-imperatives mark location and aspect

-transitivity marking on verbs: if a verb ends in -ma, it is transitive

-elevation and direction marking on verbs!

-an absurd number of words for tea
Sample of WWM[view] Ngarntakwámmaupay arta rli yaá yaárta akaw thanhi li.

I fed his three of those five black dogs.
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Language family relationships
Language treeNgerupic
 ⤷  Oã' Ñi
  ⤷  Wa Ñi
   ⤷  WWM
[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
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarRetroflexPalatalLabio-
velar
Velar
Nasal m n ɳ ɲ   ŋ
Plosive p t ʈ c   k
Lateral approximant     l l̪ ɭ      
Approximant       ɻ j w  
Flap     ɾʲ ɽ      
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i i: í   u u: ú
Open   ä ä: ä́: ä́  
Polyphthongs eä eä́ oä oä́
Orthography
Below is the orthography for WWM. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 WWMOrthography
Aa/ä/Áá/ä́/AA aa/ä:/ÁA áa/ä́:/EA ea/eä/ÉA éa/eä́/Ii/i/Íí/í/II ii/i:/Kk/k/Ll/l/LH lh/l̪/
Mm/m/Nn/n/NG ng/ŋ/NH nh/n̪/NY ny/ɲ/OA oa/oä/ÓA óa/oä́/Pp/p/Rr/ɻ/RL rl/ɭ/RN rn/ɳ/RR rr/ɽ/
RT rt/ʈ/RY ry/ɾʲ/Tt/t/TH th/t̪/TY ty/c/Uu/u/Úú/ú/UU uu/u:/Ww/w/Yy/j/
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    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    WWM Grammar
    synthesis tho
    21-Jun-19 06:42
    Ancestral Northern Akulanen Culture
    1000 BCE: NE Magali, Shohai, NE Amerhan
    29-Mar-19 21:38
    WWM Derivational Morphology
    make those words
    02-Mar-19 07:50
    WWM Morphophonology
    covphopho, or 'why the sounds change sometimes'
    14-Feb-19 08:18
    From WWM to written Yavodna
    sound changes
    07-Nov-18 11:25
    WWM Text #1
    nganliátrrutway umú ityárlama
    06-Nov-18 07:56
    From Wa Ñi to Wanyima-Wanyuu
    what it says
    08-Jun-18 07:47
    WWM Compounding
    and sandhi
    16-May-18 01:42
    Typological information for WWM

    Morphological typologySynthetic
    Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
    Number of nominal casesSix cases

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