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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: all words after rla in WWM are canonical (including the other word rla). also all homophones and words with notes.

Current status: fleshing out grammar and working on the lexicon. I sound changed all the words from  Wa Ñi in one giant load, and I'm now working on applying semantic shifts to the words, going backwards alphabetically by WWM.


-Australian-ish in phonology

-do you like morphophonology? I sure hope you do

-Stress 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 couple of exceptions

-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] Aúnnyitta aútthatnyarlwa inyúrl nanéa.

The bears come back every day.
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Latest vocabulary
realathantea plant
awéanganginger drink
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'.
Nasal m n ɳ ɲ   ŋ
Plosive p t ʈ c   k
Lateral approximant     l l̪ ɭ      
Approximant       ɻ j w  
Flap     ɾʲ ɽ      
Close i i: í   u u: ú
Open   ä ä: ä́: ä́  
Polyphthongs eä eä́ oä oä́
Below is the orthography for WWM. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
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.
    From WWM to written Yavodna
    sound changes
    07-Nov-18 11:25
    WWM Morphophonology
    covphopho, or 'why the sounds change sometimes'
    07-Nov-18 10:03
    Wanyima-Wanyuu Grammar
    synthesis tho
    06-Nov-18 09:59
    WWM Text #1
    nganliátrrutway umú ityárlama
    06-Nov-18 07:56
    From Wa Ñi to Wanyima-Wanyuu
    what it says
    08-Jun-18 08:47
    WWM Derivational Morphology
    make those words
    03-Jun-18 01:28
    WWM Compounding
    and sandhi
    16-May-18 02:42
    WWM Noun Class
    yep it kept those Wa Ñi classes
    14-May-18 08:17
    Typological information for WWM

    Morphological typologySynthetic
    Morphosyntactic alignmentSplit Ergative
    Number of nominal casesSix cases

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