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Bizaaje
Morphological Type: Agglutinative
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Tripartite (sorry Septillion)
Linguistic Head: Head Final
Word Order: OSV
Tonal? No
Made by: Maxseptillion77 and Th1nkja1lbreak

General informationEdit

For the February Conlang Challenge. This is a thing based-ish off of English's anti-Christ: Navajo (not Navaho... fools).


PhonologyEdit

Bold characters are the orthography.​

ConsonantsEdit

Alveolar Palatal Velar Labiovelar Glottal
Nasal n nː n nn ɲ ɲː ň ňň ŋ ŋ ŋʷ ŋːʷ ŋü ŋŋü
Plosive t~d tː t tt c~ɟ cː ť tť k~g c kʷ~gʷ  ʔ ʔ
Fricative s~z sː s ss ʃ~ʒ š x~ɣ xː x xx xʷ~ɣʷ
Lateral Liqu. l ʎ ʎː ľ lľ ʟ ɫ ʟʷ ɫü
Lateral Fric. ɬ ł ʎ̝̊ ʎ̝̊ː ł’ łł’ ʟ̝̊ ɫh ʟ̝̊ʷ ʟ̝̊ːʷ ɫhü ɫɫhü
Lateral Aff. t͡ɬ t͡ːɬ tł ttł c͡ʎ̝̊ tł’ k͡ʟ̝̊ cɫh k͡ʟ̝̊ʷ cɫhü
Liquid r j ɰ ll w

VowelsEdit

Short Long
Front Central Back Front Central Back
Normal Close ɪ ʏ i y ʊ u iː yː ī ȳ ū
Mid ɛ e
Back æː ā
Nasal Close ɪ̃ į ʊ̃ ų ı̵̃ː į̄
Mid œ̃  ø̃ː õː ǭ
Back æ̃ ą æ̃ː ą̄


OtherEdit

PhonotacticsEdit

C(G)(V)(G)

G= geminate/long of the previous.

Note that [ʔ] must be placed in hiatus between two vowels.

GrammarEdit

NounsEdit

Order of MorphemesEdit

DEF.CL-CS.NOUN-GENP-CL-CS.NOUN

def = definitiveness; cl-cs = class-case; genp = genitive linking particle

Class and CaseEdit

These prefixes can be mixed to change meanings. Also note that class markers are required.

Prefixes
-ŋüą - a being Ergative-Absolutive Prepositional-Dative Example
Text Meaning
Human General cu ŋū cuŋüą human [being]
Masculine tą̄ tąŋüą man
Feminine ȳ ťȳ ȳŋüą woman
Devine ttłe ťī ttłeŋüą God
Spiritual  ttłī Deity
Alive General tsų csų tsųŋüą living thing
General Animal cüe cüeŋüą animal
Safe Animal šu jǭŋüą safe animal
Dangerous Animal ňȳ tą̄ ňȳŋüą predatory animal; beast
Plant xüeŋẙ xüe xüeŋẙŋüą tree
Insect/Bug cɫheɫhe cɫheɫheŋüą bug
Ocean Creature ssu

cüe

ssuŋüą fish
Fish xüesu xüesuŋüą
Nature General
Landscape
Field
Forest
River
Lake
Ground
Sky
Celestial
Not Alive General
Surface
Tool
Pole/Stick
General Shelter
House
Water
Air
Fire
Ground
Cooking

DefinitivenessEdit

Definite = like the English definite article, "the;" Indefinite = like the English indefinite article, "a/an;" Plural = the plural of a noun not denoting a definite or indefinite connotation (though, the demonstratives "that" and "any" can mean definite or indefinite respectivally); Adjectivial = when none of the previous occur (definite, indifinite, or plural) and one just wants to determine diminutive or augmentive.  

Prefixes
Diminutive Augmentive
Definite Human
Alive
Nature
Not Alive
Indefinite Human
Alive
Nature
Not-Alive
Plural Human
Alive
Nature
Not-Alive
Adjectivial Human
Alive
Nature
Not-Alive














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