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Classification and DialectsEdit
A2i-a-12u7aa is descended from Proto-Western Vídabuȓan, like many languages spoken in the Vídabuȓ region. However, the mass migration of the people who would come to speak A2i-a-12u7aa (known in A2i-a-12u7aa as E-1a-2uu-1ee)from the Tsadańtsúdoúo and Xodea regions to their present location in I0i1i occurred so long ago and the language has since had so many outside influences that it is only identifiable as related to tongues such as ‘Ańxúxo via slight grammatical similarities and historical accounts.
In the way of dialects, A2i-2a-12u7aa is moderately prolific (having about thirty clearly distimguishable varieties) due to its speakers tendency to live in isolated groups on account of the mountanious terrain in which they live. However, Uu0u3ee, spoken in the heart of I0i1i, is considered the standard dialect (much as Mandarin is in China), and that is the dialect described in htis page.
For those of you who hate consonants (which is not to say anyone does), you're in luck, because A2i-2a-12u7aa doesn't have any.
For those of you who hate tones, though, you're out of luck, because A2i-2a-12u7aa has twenty-five. Forunately, they are relatively (in more ways than one) simple to learn. Each "tone" is actually a tone shift of a certain number of semitones (or hectocents, if you want to be techinical). The tone can shift up, down, or null a maximum of twelve semitones and a minuimum of zero. A table of all the possible tones and their orthographs is found below:
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Vowels in parentheses are common allophones and are not considered “correct” pronunciation.