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Galavic
Galabh ba Diara
Type
Isolating
Alignment
Direct
Head direction
Mixed
Tonal
No
Declensions
Yes
Conjugations
No
Genders
Yes
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect



IntroductionEdit

This is my rough notes for a proto-Fayn language. This shows some early efforts at what would eventually develop into the Galav Language family. I may remove this page and replace it with the updated Proto-Galav language or else I may keep it around as a note and to see where some of the ideas and innovations behind the Galav [and perhaps eventually all of the Sphaeran languages] came from.

The rest of this article is unchanged;

General InformationEdit

HistoryEdit

A proto-language which might develop into a fuller conlang and then language family. For now, it's by best attempt to give the Fén langauge a plausible backstory and development. Galavic is now a largely dead language in the setting, supplanted by regional dialects that arose as they spread further over the continent. Fén is one of the four resulting langauges.

The Galavic language never developed its own writing system.

PhonologyEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Alveolar Post-Alveolar Palatal Velar Ulvular Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ
Stop p b t d c k g
Fricative f v s x χ h
Affricate ʒ j ɣ
Approximant w
Trill r ʀ
Lateral app. l ʎ


VowelsEdit

Front Back
Near-Close

ɪ

ʊ
Open-mid ɛ
Open a ɑ

Galavic does not distinguish vowel lengths.

Galavic MutationsEdit

Masc. Fem. Lent. Masc. Lent. Fem.
b b w v
k s x x
g d ɣ ʒ

ʀ

r ʎ l
ɲ n ɲ n
m m w w
p p f f
t c χ

h

PhonotacticsEdit

Smallest Syllables Possible, Diphthongs are avoided even in the construction of compound words.

Consonants can consist of C-V-V, C-V, V-V or V.

Masc/Fem DistinctionEdit

Long/Short vowels in Fén are used inGalavic to mark a consonant sound as masculine/feminine respectively. A consonant is always surrounded by vowels of the same type, though these vowels may be subordinated into a schwa and barely pronounced, particularly in cases of odd or difficult diphthongs.

a noun ending is always "i" if feminine, "a" if masculine.

Pluralization consists of adding a lentitioned "b" sound [v or w].

A verb ending will usually be "e" if feminine or "o" if masculine.

Pluralization [occuring due to the multiple occurances, not multiple subjects] consists of adding a lentitioned "b" sound [v or w].

Historical Shifts from Galavic to FénEdit

Long-Short Vowel distinctions were made, Long vowels assimilated the weaker sounds in diphthongs.

f because distinct as a softened sound.

Genders were dropped.

t-c, n-ɲ, d-g, ʀ-r, ʎ-l, χ-h became distinct as genders were dropped. Fén is in the process of separating s-k.

c, ɲ, ʀ, ʎ and χ were assimilated into t/k, n, r, l  and h respectively.

Object Preposition developed.

Noun/Verb distinct endings were dropped and the words were shortened.

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